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How Super PACs and Candidates Legally (and Illegally) Coordinate Their Efforts

In its ruling in the Citizens United case of 2010, the Supreme Court decided that organizations that are wholly independent of candidates could spend unlimited sums of money to influence elections because, in the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy, “independent expenditures do … Continue reading

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On the Issues: How Each Presidential Candidate Plans to Defeat ISIS

With a number of severe terrorist attacks having occurred in the United States, Europe, and around the world in recent years, many Americans are concerned about how to prevent such attacks in the future. Given that the Islamic State in … Continue reading

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On The Issues: Where Each Presidential Candidate Stands on TPP

While it is debatable whether Americans largely approve of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the massive free trade agreement comprising 11 other countries — it is undeniable that the presidential candidates are responding to Americans’ concerns about economic insecurity in staking out … Continue reading

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Harvard Study Shows How Useless Mainstream Media Was in 2016 Primary

In early July, the Pew Research Center found that 65 percent of respondents said the campaign was not focused on important policy debates. A study released by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is now lending credence to that sentiment. The … Continue reading

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Just How Libertarian is the Johnson-Weld Ticket?

The unpopularity of the two presumptive nominees this November has left many voters looking for alternatives. Currently, the alternative candidate receiving the most support is former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, the recently chosen nominee of the Libertarian Party. Recent … Continue reading

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