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Advances in hand washing aren’t as sanitary as we thought

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Posted by    Monday, April 18, 2016 at 10:30am 4/18/2016 at 10:30am

You know those hot air hand dryers found in almost all public restrooms? Time-consuming, don’t really dry your hands thoroughly — and now we discover that they throw a bunch of viruses into the air, particularly the newer design called the Dyson:

Researchers have long known that warm hand dryers can launch...

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How Ted Cruz might win a general election

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Posted by    Monday, April 11, 2016 at 10:00am 4/11/2016 at 10:00am

Here’s one plausible scenario for Cruz’s prospects in a general election. It’s worth reading the whole thing, but here’s an excerpt:

…[T]he assumption is that Cruz cannot improve his image among the broader electorate, but that’s hard to know for sure, because he’s never had to do it. While opinions on Clinton...

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Trying to explain the Wisconsin results

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:00pm 4/8/2016 at 1:00pm

On the face of it, answering the question as to what happened in the GOP primary in Wisconsin seems like a no-brainer. As Edward Morrissey writes, Trump shot himself in the foot—dissing popular governor Scott Walker, and flubbing abortion questions—and ended...

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Freedom from Boko Haram for some of the kidnapped girls

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8:30am 4/5/2016 at 8:30am

Some of the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been freed, but their vale of tears has not ended with their liberation. There are tragedies so deep, suffering so vast, that it’s hard...

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Election 2016 Features Unpopular Frontrunners in Both Parties

https://twitter.com/TheFix/status/678688616931921921
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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 12:00pm 3/28/2016 at 12:00pm
https://twitter.com/TheFix/status/678688616931921921

I cannot recall a campaign season even remotely like this one, where the majority of American voters dislike both frontrunners.  This was hinted at following the Florida primary and is confirmed by a recent CBS News/New York Times poll:

Compared to frontrunners in previous presidential primary races, Trump and Clinton’s unfavorable ratings...

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Europe is shifting to the Right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx0ifj4_Rqw
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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00pm 3/19/2016 at 2:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx0ifj4_Rqw

Candidates of the so-called “right” or even so-called “far right” are gaining support all over Europe. Because Europe’s political parties tend to be skewed somewhat to the left of ours, these terms don’t mean exactly what they would in this country, but the trend is clear.

Here’s how an article from Vox...

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We need a better primary system

https://twitter.com/FBNStossel/status/634417166943678465
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Posted by    Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:00am 3/13/2016 at 7:00am
https://twitter.com/FBNStossel/status/634417166943678465

I’ve been trying to design a good primary system. Or at least a better one.

The more I think about it, though, the harder creating a good design seems to be. The Founders didn’t offer much guidance, because they didn’t envision the party system in its present form, and the nomination process ...

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Cruz and Rubio playing game of Chicken

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:30am 3/2/2016 at 11:30am

Even before yesterday’s Super Tuesday primaries, it seemed that Cruz and Rubio were locked in a game of Chicken, and it promised to be a bumpy ride. The same holds true now:

The game of chicken, also known as the hawk-dove game or snowdrift game, is an influential model of conflict for...

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Is there any support for Mitt Romney’s Trump tax return suspicions?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6:00pm 2/27/2016 at 6:00pm

On Wednesday Mitt Romney said some interesting things about Donald Trump and his tax returns, and they got picked up by a lot of news outlets and pundits, including Legal Insurrection. This is the way his remarks were generally reported:

He also called on the entire GOP field to release their...

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2004 Time Mag Report – Trump was in Chicago on 9-11? Unlikely

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/23/politics/donald-trump-9-11-twin-towers/
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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:45am 2/20/2016 at 3:45am
http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/23/politics/donald-trump-9-11-twin-towers/

[See the UPDATE at the end of this post, which indicates that the information published in the Time article was most likely incorrect.]

Donald Trump has said repeatedly that on the morning of 9/11 he watched the burning World Trade Center towers from h...

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Limiting free speech about refugees in Scotland

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Posted by    Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:30am 2/18/2016 at 11:30am

This is potentially disturbing and seems to be part of a trend in Western Europe:

Following a report of a series of alleged offensive online posts relating to Syrian refugees living in Rothesay on Bute, Police Scotland confirmed on Tuesday that a 40-year-old man, understood to be from the Inverclyde area, had...

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The Coming Fight Over Justice Scalia’s Replacement

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Posted by    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:23pm 2/13/2016 at 8:23pm

Let’s set the scene: it’s nine months to the election, about eleven till the inauguration. The GOP controls the Senate, but there’s a Democratic president (in case you hadn’t noticed). The Supreme Court has been split between four liberal and four conservative justices and one swing justice. One of the conservative...

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Sweden’s Troubles With Refugee Assimilation

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Posted by    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:00am 2/13/2016 at 7:00am

James Traub writes in Foreign Policy on the situation facing Sweden in its attempt to absorb the recent wave of Syrian/Iraqi/Afghan newcomers.

At the outset of the article, the author may seem to be leaning towards blaming Europe for not being more magnanimous, and to be making a false analogy to WWII...

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Forecasting the GOP primary results in New Hampshire

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00am 2/6/2016 at 7:00am

Iowa and New Hampshire could hardly be more different in the composition of their Republican voting population.

For example, evangelicals make up a huge percentage of the Iowa GOP voters—well over half. Although there are some evangelicals in New Hampshire, it’s a lot smaller group than in Iowa:

Four years ago, just 22%...

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Trump’s use of government power against the less powerful

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 9:00pm 1/31/2016 at 9:00pm

As a large-scale real estate developer, Trump has sometimes sued in his efforts to use government to condemn houses belonging to people of modest means whose homes—which Trump considers insufficiently attractive—have stood near his big developments and have chosen to exercise their liberty by refusing to sell to him.

That’s one...

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Trump on Trump

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Posted by    Monday, January 25, 2016 at 8:30am 1/25/2016 at 8:30am

By now, word has gotten around that Donald Trump has said quite a few things—either in the past or quite recently—indicating support for many liberal positions and politicians. As a result, the arguments have gone back and forth between his supporters and his opponents as to what Trump’s actual belief system...

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Is Trump really winning over black voters as claimed?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/23/2016 at 7:30pm

A recent Politico article talks about how Trump might defeat Clinton. The article’s lede focuses on potential support among black voters:

If Donald Trump becomes the next president of the United States, there will be plenty of surprises along the way. One of the biggest will be the help he gets from...

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