24 Aug 2018

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When it's Woman (D) versus Woman (R), interesting things happen

When it's Woman (D) versus Woman (R), interesting things happenThe record number of women running for office this midterm election year has led to a record number of races in which both major-party candidates are women, creating an interesting real-world experiment in political science.


24 Aug 2018 2:51pm GMT

23 Aug 2018

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White House blocks bill that would protect elections

White House blocks bill that would protect electionsA bill that would have significantly bolstered the nation's electoral security has been held up in the Senate at the behest of the White House, which expressed its displeasure with the proposed legislation.


23 Aug 2018 5:34pm GMT

06 Aug 2018

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Can this Democrat crack the Trump-era election code?

Can this Democrat crack the Trump-era election code?Last month, Harley Rouda advanced to the general election after finishing 125 votes ahead of his closest rival. His goal for November is to unseat the only candidate who finished ahead of him: 15-term congressman Dana Rohrabacher, an eccentric, pro-Russia Republican.


06 Aug 2018 2:00pm GMT

23 Jan 2009

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Bettye LaVette's Journey To The National Stage

If you've never heard of Bettye LaVette, the soul singer who belted out "A Change Is Gonna Come" with Jon Bon Jovi at the Inauguration Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan 18., you may be wondering why.

23 Jan 2009 10:46pm GMT

Analyzing The Text Of Obama's Inaugural Address

Although many Americans heard Barack Obama's inauguration speech, they probably weren't listening for plyptotons and catachresis - but Geoff Nunberg was.

23 Jan 2009 2:10pm GMT

20 Jan 2009

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Natasha Trethewey: If My Mom Could See Us Now

Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book Native Guard. Her parents had an interracial marriage while it was still illegal in Mississippi, and Tretheway's poetry often draws on her childhood as a biracial child in the south.

20 Jan 2009 8:24pm GMT