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“Could non-citizens decide the November election?”

by Rick Hasen on October 24, 2014

Jesse Richman and David Earnest at the Monkey Cage with some provocative findings on the extent of non-citizen voting. I will be very interested to hear what others think of the methodology in this forthcoming article in Electoral Studies. … Continue reading →
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Why the Ukraine Crisis Isn’t the West’s Fault

by Demdigest on October 24, 2014

John Mearsheimer (“Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault,” September/October 2014) fails to properly consider the Ukrainian people themselves, Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy. In his telling, the Ukrainians are passive pawns in the struggle between an aggressive West and a reactive Vladimir Putin, he Continue →

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Russia’s ‘halfway house’ on governance

by Demdigest on October 24, 2014

Russia is a halfway house, says Maxim Trudolyubov, the opinion page editor of the business newspaper Vedomosti. It has private companies, markets and all kinds of consumer wares, but it lacks crucial institutions that help us enjoy all those material goods. There are no such things as impartial courts, honest Continue →

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Largest City In South America Could Run Out Of Water In 100 Days

by Joaquim Moreira Salles on October 24, 2014

The Cantareira System, responsible for half the water supply of South America's largest city, is now at 3.2 percent capacity.

Joaquim is an intern at ThinkProgress.

The Cantareira System, responsible for half the water supply of South America’s largest city, is now at 3.2 percent capacity.

CREDIT: (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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In just 15 months, NextGen Climate Action has grown into one of the mightiest spenders of the midterm election.  And with the latest round of pocket money from founder Tom Steyer, it now has $19 million to spend within two weeks of the November 4 election.

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Post Ferguson October Reflections

by Hillary Gaston on October 24, 2014

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A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas, Sept. 24, 2013. With fresh water not as plentiful companies have been looking for ways to recycle their waste.

A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas, Sept. 24, 2013. With fresh water not as plentiful companies have been looking for ways to recycle their waste.

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Power shifts to outsiders in U.S. Senate fight

by Michael Beckel on October 24, 2014

The days of candidates dominating their own political campaigns are over.

In the most competitive U.S. Senate races this year, big-money special interests that proliferated after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision are routinely out-muscling and out-messaging the candidates themselves.

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“Analysis: A Missing Piece in the Voter ID Debate”

by Rick Hasen on October 24, 2014

Ross Ramsey in the Texas Tribune: “Republican state officials working to pass a voter photo ID law in 2011 knew that more than 500,000 of the state’s registered voters did not have the credentials needed to cast ballots under the … Continue reading →
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