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The Race for the Run-Off: The Brazilian Elections Part 2

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As the last votes were counted on Sunday evening, the Brazilian people unable to chose a clear winner have sent into motion a runoff election for the Office of the President. The two winners, President Dilma Rousseff and Senator Aecio Neves, will advance to the next round of elections to be held on October 26th.…
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The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives? They Smell Different

There are three kinds of people: Conservatives, liberals, and people who make a living describing the differences between the two. One example is Experian Marketing Services, which, according to the Wall Street Journal, does a rolling survey of different establishments to determine where their patrons stand on the ideological spectrum. The WSJ doesn’t describe the…
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Next Up on America’s Hit List: The Khorasan Group

Early this week, the US lead military coalition expanded the scope of its counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East by carrying out a series of airstrikes into Syria. But instead of solely targeting ISIL, the extremist Islamist group that has ravaged most of Iraq and now Syria within the past few months, the US also…
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Dwindling Expectations of American Democracy

American democracy was once hailed as the holy grail of government. It still is preached as such, but reality offers a murkier picture. Candidates selected by popular vote represent the interests of their constituency. That was the idea. Now in many states, citizens only get to choose from two candidates who have made it out…
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Why American Media Outlets Should Open Their Eyes

American media outlets seem to prefer squinting to, pardon the trite expression, keeping their eyes peeled. What’s going on in the world right now? ISIS and Ukraine with plot lines as simplistic as a Michael Bay film. We good. They bad. Got it. This is the type of narrative American media outlets are drawn to.…
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