News in Africa: 12/06/2012

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It’s another week, and Africa’s been hopping. From conflict development to genomes to billionaires, there’s a bunch to cover, so let’s dive right in, shall we?

DormouseNews in Africa: 12/06/2012

Election Open Thread

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I had a top five list all ready for tonight, but it’s going to have to wait till next week. The truth is, it’s election night and I am glued to the television, watching the results. 

[E]SaraBElection Open Thread

A Twenty-something Looks at Politics

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As if you guys couldn’t get enough political articles to read, here’s my two cents (or less if you bargain with me) on the matter. As the title suggests, I am a twenty-something (25-soon-to-be-26 to be exact) who lives in Florida with my husband. Yes, we are a hetero white couple who live in a major city (Orlando) and both … Read More

AmandaA Twenty-something Looks at Politics

Badass Ladies of History: Kate Sheppard

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In 1893, New Zealand was the first country in the world to grant universal suffrage for women over 21. The woman who led the way for this to occur was Kate Sheppard, who is a true Badass Lady of History.

CesyBadass Ladies of History: Kate Sheppard

Does Electability Matter?

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I recently came across a very interesting post on YouGov, a polling data site, that analyzed whether electability makes a difference in Republican voters’ candidate preferences. Political scientists usually agree that in a two party system, there’s a sophisticated pattern of strategic decision-making that happens when people vote, whether consciously or unconsciously. The prevailing idea is that when the winner … Read More

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Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Voting, Day One

[E] Selena MacIntosh*Middlemarch Madness15 Comments


Welcome back! It’s Monday, and we’re about to embark on a week of really harsh decisions.  To make the pain of having to pick a little less, we’ll only be voting on two pairs each day this week, with the Elite Eight revealed on Friday.  Next week, we’ll create the Final Four on Monday and Tuesday, vote on the two … Read More

[E] Selena MacIntosh*Middlemarch Madness: Sweet Sixteen Voting, Day One