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Can Volunteers Protect Communities?

Can Volunteers Protect Communities? | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

This article and video is about a community in CA where volunteers have taken on policing themselves...lowering crime (yes, violent crime, too) to save money for all.  

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Political Labels, Political Identity, and Bias | The Moral Sciences Club | Big Think

Political Labels, Political Identity, and Bias | The Moral Sciences Club | Big Think | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

Interesting article about how our own labels may impact our reactions to other viewpoints, currying opinions of others and group identity.  Imagine what happens when we label other people!!!  ~DM

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America, Fast and Slow: How Efficiency Is Making and Unmaking the Economy

America, Fast and Slow: How Efficiency Is Making and Unmaking the Economy | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
David Brooks is right: The U.S. economy is an uneven landscape, where highly productive sectors rub up against industries that are adding people more than technology. What's the fix? Reuters Between 1990 and 2008, the U.S.
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Santorum Suspends Campaign

Santorum Suspends Campaign | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Santorum abruptly suspended his White House campaign, clearing the way for front-runner Romney to claim the Republican presidential nomination.
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Get Ready for an Even More Divided Congress

Get Ready for an Even More Divided Congress | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

"Democrats are unlikely to take the House and Republicans will struggle to capture the Senate. Will that mean more gridlock, or new pragmatism?"  


What we really need are more moderates from both parties.  What changes need to happen in our primary system to allow moderates to be elected?  What we have now, isn't working.  ~DM

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Talk to a True Conservative: "Speaking of America" with Don Manning Tonight at 11 pm ET

Talk to a True Conservative: "Speaking of America" with Don Manning Tonight at 11 pm ET | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

SPEAKING of AMERICA with Don Manning

This Monday Evenings, 8 pm PST/11 pm EST

LISTEN LIVE or call in and add your voice: (646) 929-2495


Don Manning will chat with Michael Charney, award-winning author of "CHASING GLENN BECK; A Personal Experiment in Reclaiming Our Hijacked Political Conversation". Michael and Don will take your comments and questions. "What's on Your Mind?... Let's Talk About It!" on Speaking of America.

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To Most Americans, It Doesn't Feel Like an Economic Recovery

To Most Americans, It Doesn't Feel Like an Economic Recovery | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

In my column this week for CNN, I discuss the dark social effects of the continuing weak recovery:...6 million manufacturing jobs lost, unlikely to be recovered...a harsher world than pre-2008.  

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Why Big Government Is Offensive

Why Big Government Is Offensive | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
I was hoping to make it through life without hearing television
commentators repeatedly utter the word transvaginal.
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Is This The Recovery We Have Been Waiting For?

Is This The Recovery We Have Been Waiting For? | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

"Karl Smith -- Assistant Professor of Public Economics at UNC-CH & Blogger at Modeled BehaviorLast Summer, as the incoming data grew darker, many economic commentators predicted recession."  


Improvement due to a larger population and shrinking supplies.  Not exactly the robust consumer-driven recovery, eh?  ~DM

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Instagram Is Now Worth $77 Million Per Employee

Instagram Is Now Worth $77 Million Per Employee | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

"This morning, Facebook bought Instagram, the photo-sharing phone app, for a fat $1 billion. Instagram has more than 30 million signed-up users, but it doesn't make any money. It employs only 13 people, at last count."    Free markets rock!  ~DM

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Natural gas producers are being forced to scale back as prices fall, storage caverns fill up | Coffee Party News

Natural gas producers are being forced to scale back as prices fall, storage caverns fill up | Coffee Party News | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
by Associated Press The U.S. natural gas market is bursting at the seams.So much natural gas is being produced that soon there may be nowhere left to put the country’s swelling surplus.
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Poll Results: Romney VP Should Appeal to Moderates

Poll Results: Romney VP Should Appeal to Moderates | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Today we asked, "What's Romney's smarter VP move?
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Who are the Super PACs’ Biggest Donors? | Coffee Party News

Who are the Super PACs’ Biggest Donors? | Coffee Party News | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
by AL SHAW, ProPublica This chart shows the share of all contributions given by the top ten donors to each of the 12 largest super PACs, through Feb. 29.
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Colbert Report: Stephen Colbert's Lady Heroes - Glen Grothman | Coffee Party Feminists

Colbert Report: Stephen Colbert's Lady Heroes  - Glen Grothman | Coffee Party Feminists | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
The Colbert Report While a fictitious war drives women from the GOP, Wisconsin repeals their Equal Pay Enforcement Act that allows legal recourse for women who receive less pay for equal work.  [MORE] (Colbert Report: Stephen Colbert's Lady Heroes...
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GSA acts to halt wasteful spending

GSA acts to halt wasteful spending | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
The Government Services Administration has suspended an employee award program cited by congressional investigators for exceeding spending limits, the acting head of the agency said Tuesday.


I still can't believe anyone in the GSA thought this was appropriate...in the middle of a recession?  Now if they were trying to embarass Obama...they've succeeded mightily.

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The Two Economies

The Two Economies | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
To help facilitate today’s political arguments, there’s a need to understand the interplay between the productive, hypercompetitive sector of the economy and the more protected, job-generating sector.

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The Buffett Rule Won't Get You a Job

The Buffett Rule Won't Get You a Job | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

"Taxing millionaires might be smart politics, but not much more. It's definitely not a serious plan for lowing the unemployment rate."  


So while it sounds "fair," to middle-class America, what will the real impact be for tax revenues and for the economy?  ~DM

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'Big Data' Is Watching You

'Big Data' Is Watching You | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

"Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are running campaigns that know more about you than ever before -- and using that to turn up the partisanship."  This use of collected private information (often without our knowledge or permission) promotes citizenship as CONSUMERS of POLITICS and really irritates me.  Present me with the issues, your positions and let me decide who is the best candidate.  STOP MANIPULATING ME.

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The Liberal Attack on the Court

The Liberal Attack on the Court | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

Back in the 1960s, conservatives angry at the Supreme Court's rulings under its liberal chief justice put up billboards with the message: "Impeach Earl Warren." Today, you can order T-shirts and buttons with an updated demand: "Impeach John Roberts."      


We need to seek civility in our discourse.  No t-shirt for me! ~DM

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Poll: Google's More Popular Than Facebook, Twitter, and Even Apple

Poll: Google's More Popular Than Facebook, Twitter, and Even Apple | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Guess what? Most Americans still love the tech giants.
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4 Politically Controversial Issues Economists All Agree On

4 Politically Controversial Issues Economists All Agree On | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Adam Ozimek -- blogger at Modeled Behavior and associate at Econsult Corporation In reading the sometimes polarized debate in the economics blogosphere, the discipline often appears to suffer from an excess of disagreement and uncertainty.
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Picking Up the Pieces of No Child Left Behind

Picking Up the Pieces of No Child Left Behind | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

"The past decade has proven that teaching to the test doesn't work."   I'm looking for solutions whereever they may be.  This story talks about working with the unions to find answers.  Wow.  ~DM

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‘The Righteous Mind,’ by Jonathan Haidt

‘The Righteous Mind,’ by Jonathan Haidt | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
A psychologist argues that people base decisions on moral intuition, not reason.

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Coffee Connect Newsletter • April 2, 2012

Coffee Connect Newsletter • April 2, 2012 | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
2012 Strategic Plan, Submitted for Input and Collaboration by Eric Byler   The Coffee Party's first elected Board of Directors invites you to join a collaborative, organic, and transparent process to develop our Strategic Plan...
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Corporate Spy Switches Sides, Will Protest Grover Norquist "Pledge" on Tax Day, April 17

Corporate Spy Switches Sides, Will Protest Grover Norquist "Pledge" on Tax Day, April 17 | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
by Will Rice, Coffee Party Commonwealth
You may be surprised, considering how I spent Tax Day last year, that I have decided to take on the most powerful Rich Man's Lobbyist in U.S. history.
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