Articles of Interest
October 31, 2014, 1:00am

By Emily Badger, The Washington Post

What’s the big deal about getting an ID? You need one, after all, to participate in society in all kinds of other ways — to drive, to get married, to buy beer. Surely the … Read more »

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October 30, 2014, 12:00pm

By The Institute for Southern Studies

First they were supposed to vote early — in a nightclub. Then students, employees, and faculty at North Carolina’s Appalachian State University were supposed to vote early a mile from the farthest edge of … Read more »

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October 30, 2014, 12:00pm

By Jane Ayers, Reader Supported News

Oregon’s organic farmers and consumers won a major victory earlier this year, when citizens in Southern Oregon voted to stop the introduction of GMO seeds in their pristine growing valleys. Even though Syngenta and … Read more »

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October 29, 2014, 4:00am

By Barney Frank, Guardian UK

Changing congressional rules is a good idea. But that won’t fix a Congress run by people who seek to render government ineffective

I recently participated in a panel convened by Esquire Magazine, in which they … Read more »

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October 29, 2014, 3:00am

By Emily Atkin, ThinkProgress

In the six days that early voting has been underway in Texas, election judge William Parsley on Sunday said he has only seen one potential voter turned away at his polling location, the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center … Read more »

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October 29, 2014, 3:00am

By Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian UK

Industry giants are spending more than $25m to defeat campaigns for mandatory GM food labelling in the two states, in the runup to next month’s vote

Biotech and supermarket giants are spending more than $25m … Read more »

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October 28, 2014, 1:00am

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog

Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska’s Republican Congressman Don Young said suicide didn’t exist in Alaska before “government largesse” gave residents an entitlement mentality.

“When people had to … Read more »

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October 27, 2014, 4:00am

America used to be a country that built for the future. Sometimes the government built directly: Public projects, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, provided the backbone for economic growth. Sometimes it provided incentives to the private … Read more »

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October 25, 2014, 2:00am

Republican Officials in Texas Knew Voter ID Law Would Disenfranchise 500,000 Before Bill’s Passage
By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune
25 October 14

Republican state officials working to pass a voter photo ID law in 2011 knew that more than … Read more »

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October 23, 2014, 3:00am

What Women Want
Women’s Issues Dominate 2014 Campaigns

Women are big this election season. No group is more courted. It’s great! The issues are important. Plus, we all enjoy the occasional pander.

Candidates are re-interpreting their old arguments in a … Read more »

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