Does Polling For 2016 Even Matter Right Now?

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Forget the hype, polls about the 2016 presidential race are basically useless right now.

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International Politics — The Architect’s Opportunity

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Rather than social architectural systems based on paternalistic world views or endless bureaucracy or loudest-voice-in-the-room sensibilities, let’s create something new.

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Let’s Change Politics: The Politician Random Accountability Test

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Time for a change in American Politics? Mark Goulston gives us an idea.

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The Obama Popularity Surge

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Barack Obama is hardly the nation’s most popular president, but his approval rating is on the up and up.

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An Open Letter to the Virginia State Republican Senators Re: SB988

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SB988 would have stopped reparative therapy for minors in Virgina.

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‘My, Oh My, President Obama, I Do Declare!’

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Mark Goulston, on leadership and President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

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There Will Never Be A Republican Alternative To Obamacare

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Republicans clearly don’t like the President’s landmark health care law, but they aren’t going to come up with anything to replace it with any time soon.

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The Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes (1877 to 1881) May Be a Reflection of Modern Times

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Current events are usually a repetition of the past. News is almost never new.

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Mitt Romney Is No Ronald Reagan

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Romney’s third run for the presidency bears little resemblance to The Gipper’s three.

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Events in Paris—It’s Time To Stand Up For Freedom

We must choose what world we want to live in. We must decide what we are willing to tolerate. We must have boundaries around what we hold sacred.

We must choose what world we want to live in. We must decide what we are willing to tolerate. We must have boundaries around what we hold sacred.

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How Will History Treat Obama?

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In all likelihood, history will treat Obama pretty well.

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Can We Learn Anything From Losers?

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Matthew Rozsa looks for lessons in the lives and legacies of the presidential “Also Rans.”

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Americans Aren’t Becoming More Politically Independent

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The recent Gallup poll saying more Americans identify themselves as political independent doesn’t mean much.

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We Don’t Need New Blood In Congress

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Structural factors, not a lack of “new blood”, is what’s driving American politics right now.

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Will There Be Criminal Justice Reform in 2015?

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It may be desperately needed, but the structural realities mean that it’s unlikely that we’ll get major reform in 2015.

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