Well He’s Better Than The Other Guy, I Guess

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Florida girl, would-be world traveler and semi-permanent expat. Her main strategy of life is to throw out the nets and hope something useful comes back, but many times it's just an old shoe. She also really, really hates winter and people who are consistently late.
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We are in the middle of midterm election season and if you’re like me, you were sick of the political ads months ago. I was overseas during the last presidential election and was spared the inundation of ads for political candidates who have approved this message and are supported by super PACs with more money than probably all the P-Mag … Read More

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News in Africa: 12/06/2012

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Bilingual (and a half) white girl who spent thirteen of her formative years in Africa. She is a writer, mentor, coffee drinker, wife, cat owner, language lover, photography dabbler, aspiring speaker, and a lifetime student. She keeps her writing going over at ellayneshaw.com.
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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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Glass artisan by day, blogger by night (and sometimes vice versa).SaraB has three kids, three pets, one husband and a bizarre sense of humor. Her glass pendants can be found at www.etsy.com/shop/AngryOwlStudio if you're interested in checking it out.
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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. 

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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

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News In Haiku Launch a Coup

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My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.
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Because reading all the news takes too much time, I’ve put it into easily digestible haiku.

[E] Sally LawtonNews In Haiku Launch a Coup

Badass Ladies of History: Kate Sheppard

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Cesy grew up in a sheep farm in New Zealand. Accordingly some of her views are a bit strange.
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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.

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Does Electability Matter?

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Political hack.Word nerd.Stays crispy in milk.Oxford Comma user. Blogger since 2001.
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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 Final Vote

[E] Selena MacIntosh*Middlemarch Madness19 Comments

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Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.
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It was another record setting night for votes, and both races were so close I didn’t know who was going to win until the last possible minute.  Tonight we’ll vote in the final Sweet Sixteen battle, then tomorrow at this time I’ll reveal the Elite Eight.

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