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About: Anne Sorock

Anne Sorock is a market researcher and co-founder of The Frontier Lab, a nonprofit organization that conducts cutting-edge research in the civic, consumer, and political spaces. She recently launched The Capitol City project, a news site with a mission to tell the stories of the Capitol City DC.

Follow her on twitter at @annesorock




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Upcoming school district primaries reflect Common Core’s growing stigma

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:52pm
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On June 24th of next week, 16 school district primaries will be held in Maryland and Utah, with 152 candidates vying for 44 seats. Alpine School District, the largest school district in Utah, has provided a glimpse into assessing the damage that support for Common Core State Standards–and in this case, alleged misconduct...

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Academic study: SPLC Hatewatch list biased

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:30am
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In the academic study “Watching the Watchers: The Neglect of Academic Analysis of Progressive Groups,” published in the January 2014 issue of Academic Questions, Professor John Yancey finds that Southern Poverty Law Center provides a concrete example of “irrational shortcomings” regarding the publishing of its “Hatewatch” list.

The academic paper was reported...

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Bridal magazine touts travel to Cuba, “it’s hot!”

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:30am
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Brides take note: apparently the cool thing to do right now is choose a honeymoon destination like Cuba where you can witness oppression “before there’s a Starbucks on every corner” and you can see all its “sexy, vintage style intact.”

At least, according to the free magazine Bloomgingdale’s is handing out to...

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Your Fall fashion: Revolution, Occupy, Uniforms?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 4:30pm
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Occupy Wall Street and its detritus may have left our city squares but our cultural propagandists are doing their best to resurrect their imprint.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion week , a twice-yearly event showcasing new fashions for the upcoming seasons, presented the latest collection from a series of new designers who are taking the...

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Bloomberg’s anti-gun money fails to get results in Congress

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Posted by    Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7:00am
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According to the left-leaning Sunlight Foundation, “Thanks in part to outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, gun control groups could match or outspend gun rights forces in 2013 electoral contests, and are heading into 2014 with formidable campaign war chests.”

It was Bloomberg, via his “Mayors against Illegal Guns,” who has injected millions...

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Ballotpedia: Real 2014 battlegrounds are not what media calls “competitive” districts

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:12pm
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Analysis by Ballotpedia of the upcoming 2014 midterms reveals that many of the congressional races deemed “competitive” by the news media are incorrectly labeled, leading to increased campaign costs and misperception by the public.

In its coverage Ballotpedia highlights a different trend, the overlooked narrative of incumbency and gerrymandering.

According to Ballotpedia, in 2012 34%...

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Media connection to Obamacare Navigator fraud videos

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 1:00pm
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Project Veritas published a video showing members of the nonprofit National Urban League (NUL) appearing to counsel applicants to lie on their Obamacare forms and “defraud the federal government.” Alarming and quite a preview of...

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Why we need a Capitol City Project today

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2:45pm
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A sobering day for those of us observing the GOP’s messages in the wake of Virginia and New Jersey elections.

The Wall Street Journal‘s editorial page provides all you need to know about how the establishment is posturing Christie for President, writing that he’s 1) not a moderate, but a conservative (!!)...

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Early childhood “Tools of the Mind” education more like “Mind Control”

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8:15am
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Navigate to the Hoboken, NJ, public schools website –a town just across the Hudson from New York City — and you’ll find a front-page announcement that since 2008, Hoboken has based its pre-school and kindergarten curriculum on “Tools of the Mind,” also known as “Cultural-Historical Theory.”

Based on the work of Russian...

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Gangster Disciple calls out Rahm, Jesse Jackson, on Chicago violence

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:00pm
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A former high-ranking member of “Gangster Disciples” street gang, “Noonie G,” has called out the Chicago machine for failing to address the root causes of Chicago violence: the illegal drug trade. Speaking to Breitbart’s Rebel Pundit, he referred to people like Jesse Jackson, Jr., and Al Sharpton as “sympathy pimps,” unle...

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McCaskill at WWII Memorial: Park Service has “a lot more common sense than the Tea Party”

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 2:15pm

After the Parks Service erected barricades at the World War II Memorial on orders from the Obama administration, Veterans showed up today to protest.

Claire McCaskill (D-MO) also showed up.  She decried people playing politics, but then launched into an attack on the Tea Party:

McCaskill: “The thing that’s a little confusing is...

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Axelrod’s Syrian Maneuver

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:00pm

Have you noticed another skirmish brewing, not in the Middle East but among Republicans over support for Obama’s Syrian debacle?

David Axelrod must be twirling his mustache with delight over his latest manipulation of the leaderless Republican party as they provide cover for Obama’s latest fail.

Of course, Obama’s Syrian problem isn’t about...

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National Right to Life hits home run where it counts, Buzzfeed

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 8:00pm

National Right to Life posted a wonderful, poignant, and likable defense of life today, and you can breathe a sigh of relief: it works, beautifully. Not only is it relevant and lighthearted while delivering an important message, it does so without trying too hard.

And — they did it in the heart...

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Another victory for Common Core with IL Catholic Church’s embrace

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 8:15am

Common Core has recently been referred to by a friend of mine who is deeply in-the-know as “the most successful astroturf campaign in the history of this country.” This friend is not prone to exaggeration.

The left has had a history of tip-toeing into, and taking over, those institutions most vital to...

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Illinois v. Texas: Ballotpedia analysis should have us all packing our bags

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Posted by    Monday, August 26, 2013 at 4:00pm

Internet encyclopedia of all things electoral, Ballotpedia, has published a study analyzing both the partisan makeup of a state based on new criteria — the “Trifecta” of control — as well as the state’s quality of life (the “SQLI”). The lead researcher on the study, Geoff Pallay, has constructed a fascinating...

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Anne Sorock radio interview: Why Republicans won’t call themselves Republicans

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Posted by    Friday, August 2, 2013 at 8:15am

The Frontier Lab’s Switching Behavior study, which identified four core events that preceded disaffiliation from the Republican label, has been picked up by everyone from Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity to Vicki McKenna

Yesterday morning, I joined Philadelphia’s Rich Zeoli show to discuss the study’s findings — and the implications for an ever-entrenched...

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Chicago officially a joke as Blagojevich’s sister-in-law crowned for Aldermanic throne

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Posted by    Friday, July 12, 2013 at 1:00pm

Liberal darling Robert Redford is planning a new documentary series on Chicago where he will showcase the city in all its glory. He will be filming the start of the freshwater sailing race, “Race to Mackinac,” but perhaps he ought to be training his cameras on a different race, although it’s...

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