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The Next America

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Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.
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Americans: Republicans in General, Democrats in Particular

Americans: Republicans in General, Democrats in Particular | American Government | Scoop.it
The U.S. is ideologically conservative, but ask voters about specific issues and they find it harder to discern the "correct" position.
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Lessons from the World's Most Tech-Savvy Government

Lessons from the World's Most Tech-Savvy Government | American Government | Scoop.it
An Estonian shares his country's strategy for navigating the digital world.
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Innocent man: How inmate Michael Morton lost 25 years of his life

Innocent man: How inmate Michael Morton lost 25 years of his life | American Government | Scoop.it
Cleared in the Texas murder of his wife, Michael Morton walked free after nearly 25 years and his prosecutor went to jail for withholding exculpatory evidence.
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Kenna Johnson's curator insight, February 27, 1:00 AM

This is amazing. The man was found guilty of murdering his wife, with absolutely no evidence and sentenced to 25 years of prison. Years later, he is found not guilty and released early. The prosecutor withheld crucial information. Anyways, this has to do with the law and court, thus it relates to gov and law.

Kyle Kohn's comment, March 2, 11:00 PM
I think it was very intresting that the man was found quilts of killing his wife. After 25 years in prison he was found not guilty and got realized early
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The "Wanted For Treason" Flyer Distributed in Dallas Before JFK's Visit

The "Wanted For Treason" Flyer Distributed in Dallas Before JFK's Visit | American Government | Scoop.it
This flyer, around 5,000 copies of which were distributed around Dallas in the days before President Kennedy’s November 22, 1963 visit, accused Kennedy of a range of offenses, from being “lax” on Communism, to “appointing anti-Christians to Federal...
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Hoyer Holds The Line

Hoyer Holds The Line | American Government | Scoop.it
The House minority whip doesn’t set the congressional agenda. He doesn’t get to offer carrots such as earmarks and he doesn’t wield back-room bludgeons to keep members in lock step.
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The Case Against High-School Sports

The Case Against High-School Sports | American Government | Scoop.it
The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide. And we wonder why we lag in international education rankings?
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Smaller States Find Outsize Clout Growing in Senate

Smaller States Find Outsize Clout Growing in Senate | American Government | Scoop.it
The disproportionate power enjoyed in the Senate by small states is playing a growing role in the political dynamic on issues as varied as gun control, immigration and campaign finance.
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Republicans Can't Win With White Voters Alone

Republicans Can't Win With White Voters Alone | American Government | Scoop.it

"An influential set of conservatives argues changing demographics won't doom the GOP, but the smart money -- and the math -- are not on their side.  This much is undisputed: In 2012, President Obama lost white voters by a larger margin than any winning presidential candidate in U.S. history. In his reelection, Obama lost ground from 2008 with almost every conceivable segment of the white electorate. With several key groups of whites, he recorded the weakest national performance for any Democratic nominee since the Republican landslides of the 1980s."


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9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask

9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask | American Government | Scoop.it
Yes, the first question is
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That guy with the bag's comment, September 6, 2013 4:27 PM
I was too embarassed to ask a question?
ruben renteria's comment, September 6, 2013 4:39 PM
this new helps you to know more about syria. the vision a long time is very bad, because they are going to kill people, more people are going to live in the refugees. but if U.S atacks, will be a new war betwen Russia and U.S. This topic is very delicate about what the U.N. need to do.
Wendy Thompson's comment, September 6, 2013 5:13 PM
It is delicate. The more information the better.
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The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It?

The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It? | American Government | Scoop.it
Young people are eager to serve and to change the world. They just have no faith that public service or elected office are the way to get it done.
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Justice Stevens: The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment - The Washington Post

Justice Stevens: The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment - The Washington Post | American Government | Scoop.it
Just add five words, says former justice John Paul Stevens.
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Satanists want a monument in Oklahoma’s capitol

Satanists want a monument in Oklahoma’s capitol | American Government | Scoop.it
A state-level push to erect Christian monuments in public spaces could open the door for other groups.

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How religion in the US today tracks closely with geography

How religion in the US today tracks closely with geography | American Government | Scoop.it
A bare majority of Americans still call themselves Protestant as other religions gain ground. But the millennial generation is more likely to reject any formal religion, and this could have political import.
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How Republicans Lost the Farm

How Republicans Lost the Farm | American Government | Scoop.it
The Tea Party has turned the GOP against the interests of rural Americans—alienating some of its most loyal constituents.
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Beyond Good Cop/Bad Cop: A Look At Real-Life Interrogations

Beyond Good Cop/Bad Cop: A Look At Real-Life Interrogations | American Government | Scoop.it
Douglas Starr's New Yorker article explores interrogation tactics and false confessions.
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The 50 states, redrawn with equal population

The 50 states, redrawn with equal population | American Government | Scoop.it
Are you a Big Thicket resident? Or do you live in Throgs Neck?
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Low fast-food wages come at high public cost, reports say

Low fast-food wages come at high public cost, reports say | American Government | Scoop.it
Reports say that while corporate profits soar, half of fast-food workers need public assistance to get by.
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Bring Back Social Studies

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The amount of time public-school kids spend learning about government and civics is shrinking.
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Redistricting Helped Republicans Hold Onto Congress

Redistricting Helped Republicans Hold Onto Congress | American Government | Scoop.it
Democrats and Republicans alike use legislative redistricting to keep and gain power, but it played especially well to Republican interests in this year’s elections.
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The Hidden History of the American Electorate

The Hidden History of the American Electorate | American Government | Scoop.it
An analysis of exit-poll results since 1980 shows how shifts in the electorate’s composition have altered the political balance at least as much as have changes in voters’ attitudes.
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Taxing hard-up Americans at 95%

Taxing hard-up Americans at 95% | American Government | Scoop.it
AFTER her son was born in 2008, Melissa Devilma—homeless, jobless and alone—needed help. The welfare system stepped in: she received $478 in cash and $367 in...
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