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Clinton and Trump’s demographic tug of war

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THE WASHINGTON POST – The presidential contest is often compared to a horse race, with the candidates fighting to finish in first place on Election Day. We offer a bit of a different metaphor here. The campaign is also a…

The ungoverned world

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BLOOMBERG – The violence and chaos inside Syria, where Islamic State terrorists and other rebel groups control large portions of the country, is so dire that millions of people have fled and the U.N. has stopped trying to keep count…

Brexit – full result and data analysis

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THE GUARDIAN – Britain has voted by a substantial margin to leave the European Union. The picture that is emerging is of a heavily polarised country, with remain areas coming in more strongly for remain than expected, and leave areas…

Chicago’s Murder Problem

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THE NEW YORK TIMES – There was a time when it looked as if Chicago would follow New York and Los Angeles into a kind of sustained peace. Then progress stalled in 2004, and the city has been through some…

Obama’s 2013 Proposal

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THE NEW YORK TIMES – Chart shows $3.7 trillion authorized to be spent in 2013. (Total spending is estimated to be $3.8 trillion, including funds authorized in other years). Negative budget authority, which results from fees or other collections, is…

The president’s words

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THE WASHINGTON POST – Since 1900, there have been 117 State of the Union addresses, given by 20 presidents, with some presidents giving two addresses a year. Studying their choice of words, over time, provides glimpses of change in American…