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October 17, 2014 3 Comments

Colorado Considers Another ‘Personhood’ Amendment

Two previous measures were designed to ban abortion, but supporters of Amendment 67 say that’s not their goal this time around.

October 17, 2014 Comment

Senate Tracker: South Dakota No Longer A Shoo-in For Republicans

Republican candidate Mike Round’s is losing his safe margins in the race for South Dakota’s senate seat.

October 17, 2014 Comment

Toll Lanes: Coming Soon To Almost Every Major City In Florida

Reporting by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting found the toll lanes are developed without much public input, and without reliable knowledge of the cost.

October 17, 2014 10 Comments

Obama Names Ron Klain Ebola ‘Czar’

President Obama has been under pressure to name an Ebola “czar” to oversee health security in the U.S. and actions to help stem the outbreak in West Africa.

October 16, 2014 Comment

‘Alternate Routes': Tradition And Change In Utah

Rachel Rohr’s dispatches from Utah, where young people are confronting same-sex marriage and other conflicts between change and tradition.

October 16, 2014 2 Comments

The Best And Worst Of The 2014 Midterm Political Ads

This year, political ads are getting interesting with a couple of fear-mongering ads featuring Ebola.

October 16, 2014 18 Comments

CDC Director Faces Tough Questions At Ebola Hearing

CDC director Tom Frieden will face a Congressional committee over how the CDC has handled Ebola.

October 15, 2014 3 Comments

Political Wrap Up: Democrats Focus Energy On Most Likely Wins

The Democratic Party is pulling up stakes in Kentucky and focusing its efforts on races it feels a Democrat will win.

October 15, 2014 Comment

Anger In Hong Kong As Police Use More Force

The beating of a pro-democracy protester by the police has raised anger and tensions in Hong Kong.

October 15, 2014 Comment

Texas Reacts To Court Decisions On Voter ID, Abortion

The Supreme Court blocked a Texas law that would have severely restricted access to abortions while an appeals court reinstated the state’s voter ID law.

October 14, 2014 4 Comments

Stemming The Flow Of Central American Child Migrants

The U.S. has spent $800 million on programs to address the poverty and violence that triggered a massive wave of Central American children to the U.S.

October 14, 2014 Comment

First And Only Debate In Kentucky Senate Race

Both candidates in Kentucky’s closely watched Senate came out a bit bruised after the one and only debate.

October 14, 2014 18 Comments

Surveys Show Millennials Are Not A Patriotic Bunch

According to several recent Pew Research studies, the younger you are, the less likely you are to think that the U.S. is the best country in the world.

October 14, 2014 Comment

Spanish Government Faces Protests, Criticism Over Ebola Response

Spain’s government is scrambling to quell anger over alleged safety blunders in the case of an assistant nurse infected with Ebola.

October 13, 2014 14 Comments

Unions Pouring Money Into Tight Wisconsin Governor’s Race

Incumbent Governor Scott Walker made a name for himself after passing a law that stripped collective bargaining rights from unions representing public employees.

October 13, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Fight For Southern Arizona Seat Is 2012 Rematch

Incumbent Democrat Ron Barber faces a 2012 rematch with Republican Martha McSally.

October 13, 2014 Comment

The Politics Of Covering Ebola In Liberia

Rodney Sieh, a Liberian newspaper editor, discusses covering Ebola in Liberia and the politics that come with it.

October 10, 2014 Comment

District Profile: A Cast Of Characters In Louisiana’s Sixth

The race for Louisiana’s sixth congressional district features a cast of colorful characters.

October 10, 2014 Comment

New Hong Kong Protests As Officials Cancel Negotiations

Protests in Hong Kong continue after government officials cancel negotiations with student leaders.

October 10, 2014 Comment

From ‘The Girl Who Was Shot’ To Nobel Laureate

Malala Yousafzai today became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. We revisit our conversation with her last year.

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October 16 2 Comments

Kathy Gunst Thinks Fall Greens

Now that summer has turned to fall, we start bidding adieu to the summer corn and say hello to fall greens.

October 16 Comment

‘Alternate Routes': Tradition And Change In Utah

Rachel Rohr's dispatches from Utah, where young people are confronting same-sex marriage and other conflicts between change and tradition.

October 16 6 Comments

Larry Summers: Worry About Deflation Not Inflation

In light of the volatile stock market, we asked Larry Summers for some perspective.

October 15 Comment

Rebuilding Liberia’s Devastated Health System

The nonprofit Management Sciences for Health is setting up community care centers and medicine shops to move Ebola patients out of hospitals.