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Big Data meets civic engagement

As more and more information gets stored in large databases, knowing how to navigate it effectively is an important skill.

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Afternoon edition. Busy day.

Bully - Brainfreeze

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Phoniness, calculation, and palatable hypocrisy

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Vague populist appeals like Al Gore's in 2000 are leading indicators of insincerity, and candidates who lose votes because of it have only themselves - not third parties - to blame.

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Laying down markers for 2016

Some thoughts on what might make for a better nominating process in the next presidential election.

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Like the McCarthy era, except for everything

Jonathan Chait has been making parallels between the current discussion on race and the red baiting of the 50s. To say the least, it's an inapt comparison.

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Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission

Farewell Transmission by Songs: Ohia on Grooveshark

Jason Molina died last year of alcohol-related organ failure. He was 39.

The real truth about it is no one gets it right
The real truth about it is we're all supposed to try
There ain't no end to the sands I've been trying to cross
The real truth about it is my kind of life's no better off
If I've got the maps or if I'm lost
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Coates, Chait and the Iraq war understanding of gratitude

A debate between the two writers reveals what might be a bit of a blind spot for one of them.

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