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Will Increasingly Libertarian-Leaning Voters Sway the 2016 Presidential Election?

Aug 10 2014 11:48am CDT | Source: Big Government

Recent polls indicate that libertarian ideas are gaining traction among voters, especially with "Millennials" under the age of 33, a group whose strong support was critical to the election of Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. According to a February 2014 Pew Research Poll, only 31 percent of Millennials believe there is much difference between the Democratic and Republican parties (compared to 49 percent of Baby Boomers.) Even mor ...
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Mitch McConnell’s Wife Sits On Bloomberg Board, Major Funder Of ‘War On Coal’

Aug 8 2014 1:10pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell with his wife, Elaine Chao. CREDIT: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is part of the important effort to end dirty mining practices and shut down dirty coal plants in Kentucky and nationwide. What’s awkward about this is that her husband, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), is locked in a tight Senate race with challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes — whom he has tried to link to t ...
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Professor Quits FiveThirtyEight Blog After Anti-Global Warming Article Backlash

Jul 29 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Environmental studies professor Roger Pielke, Jr. has quit Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog over a controversy that arose after he wrote a post denying that global warming is responsible for the increasing costs of recovery from natural disasters. Pielke, a professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), reported to Discover Magazine that over the last mon ...
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Arrest warrant against Pakistani leader
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) A non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued for Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahir-ul-Qadri and 71 activists of his party, Dawn online reported Saturday. | by IANS
 
Terrorism a diplomatic asset: Fair is foul, foul is fair (Comment: Special to IANS)
The ISIS threat has been around for months. Why was it not nipped in the bud? Obama's response in the course of a conversation with Thomas Friedman of the New York Times is revealing. "We did not start airstrikes all across Iraq as soon as the ISIS came in because that would have taken the pressure off Nouri al-Maliki", the then Shia prime minister in Baghdad. | by IANS
 
Two US residents arrested for posting selfie with friend's corpse
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, two US citizens were arrested for clicking a selfie with the corpse of their deceased friend who died of a likely drug overdose. | by IANS
 
 

The Tradeoff Between Inflation and Unemployment: What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us

Jul 28 2014 9:38am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

To assert that economists are having trouble figuring out the relationship between inflation and unemployment is like saying chefs can't figure out what to do with salt and pepper. It's that fundamental. Yet, we're befuddled, and that has powerful policy implications. For example, a prominent macro economist recently suggested to me that we must have been at full employment for the past 20 years, because inflation has essentially hovered aroun ...
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Why You Should Care About The Most Esoteric And Confusing Fight Going On In Congress

Jul 16 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Sec. Kerry addresses the Ex-Im Bank in April CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Congress is at the precipice of another ‘cliff’: The Export-Import Bank of the United States must be reauthorized by September, or it will have to close for the first time since it was created in 1934. The fight over the bank is an esoteric one with confusing and shifting battle lines. While the Tea Party is cur ...
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