Republicans and Democrats Switch Stances on Trade, Syria, Immigration

While there can certainly be a lot of ideological diversity among members of the same political party, Republicans and Democrats generally share the same stances on key issues as their fellow party members. So when ideas switch parties entirely, things can get interesting. Today, issues...
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Illegal ballot harvesting caused a do-over House election in North Carolina. What are the pros and cons?

A U.S. House special election in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district on Tuesday is essentially a do-over after a candidate’s 2018 victory was negated by allegations of illegal ballot harvesting . The election could flip a longtime Republican district, and has shifted national...
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Easter Worshippers or Christians? Obama, Clinton and Other Democrats Accused of Bias

In the aftermath of the horrific Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 321 Christians and others who were observing the holiday and wounded 500 others, some commentators and media figures criticized statements from prominent Democrats as being biased (subconsciously or not)...
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Political Polarization in America, in Two Fascinating Charts

Polarization in America is something I've been able to get a clear sense of when reading the news or checking social media, but ever since I saw these two charts illustrating the problem, I haven't been able to get them out of my head. The first, from The Economist (Lean Left media bias...
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Democrats Take Control of House as Nancy Pelosi Assumes Speakership

As Democrats took control of the House of Representatives on Thursday, Nancy Pelosi won the speakership, vowing to focus on climate change, health care, and LGBTQ equality. Some criticized Pelosi and the Democrats for their agenda, characterizing it as fiscally irresponsible, weak on...
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Trump and Democrats Blame Each Other as Government Shutdown Drags On

The partial government shutdown had no end in sight on Thursday as President Trump and Democrats remained at an impasse over funding for Trump's border wall. Both sides of the aisle have depicted the shutdown as needless and preventable. Some have accused Democrats of being obstructionist...
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Political Bias Fools Us

Republicans are wrong about Democrats. Democrats are wrong about Republicans. It turns out that Americans are not so good at determining how many people with certain characteristics belong to either of the major political parties. A study by scholars Douglas Ahler and Gaurav Sood that was...
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