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The great debate...

I’ve noticed that one of the major news networks is advertising tonight’s debate with the same style commercials that are usually reserved for the UFC fights or boxing matches. 230 more words



Presidential debates, and actually electoral debates in general, serve a specific purpose in American politics.  While their reach and format has changed over time, their essential value to the voters continues on.  444 more words


Murders up 10.8% in biggest percentage increase since 1971, FBI data shows

Murders in the US rose 10.8% last year, the biggest single-year percentage jump since 1971, according to data released Monday by the FBI.

The rising violence was driven by an increase in the murders of black men, and by an increase in the number of gun murders.

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Faced With a Dilemma Aish is a Vicious Cycle

Today's daily word prompt is Dilemma

What I live on Aish is a government assisted program, and it stands for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped.

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Texas’ Strategy to Slash Much-Needed Special Education Services

Texas seems burdened by a terrible state government. Charles Ornstein in ProPublica takes a look at how Texas is moving against another group of citizens now that their efforts to shut down medical services for women’s health have suffered a setback. 584 more words

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