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Understanding Non-Voters

John Rentoul, columnist for The Independent, identified seven “idiot left memes” expounded on Twitter and other social media sites, including the belief that “millions of non-voters would vote Labour if armed with a bold programme”. 847 more words

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TPP In Trouble

Boy, I hope the negotiators from the other countries end up showing more spine than Democratic senators did on fast track authority. Politico reports the encouraging developments… 305 more words

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Let’s talk about Debt, Baby: Student Loan Series Vol. I

What do student loans, the 2008 bank bailout and credit card debt have in common? They all have cost Americans dearly. What are their differences? In America, if you are a banker on Wall Street that crashes the global economy or a person who cannot pay off their credit card bill, we’ll bail you out and forgive you for your sins.  2,095 more words


A Mid-Summer Review of Current Issues

Senate Abolition or Reform

Now all three major political parties have a position on the Senate. The NDP wants to take the steps necessary for abolition. 702 more words


I Stand With Planned Parenthood

This. Every word. It’s not up for debate – you’re either on the right side or you’re part of the problem. Period.

Planned Parenthood is at the leading edge of providing the highest quality reproductive health care — including providing every new form of FDA-approved contraception and using technology to reach patients in underserved areas.

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PDP has started seeing things, and hearing voices and so can't think straight - Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the allegation by the PDP that the Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Mr. Lawal Daura, is a card-carrying member of the party (APC), calling the accusation absurd and frivolous. 251 more words

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San Diego Iran Nuclear Protest

San Diego Iran Nuclear Protest

Exactly what did the Iranian regime “give” the U.S. during these negotiations? There was no give and take– the U.S. conceded on every major point. 84 more words

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