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11 Things Most of Us Believe In
11 Things Most of Us Believe In

A new study from the Associated Press reveals surprising information about American values. >>

The Year in Trendy News Stories
The Year in Trendy News Stories

Here's one for anyone who's ever sent (or received) an article based mostly on its wacky-but-true… >>

The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes
The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes

The Electoral College remains a mysterious process for many Americans, and electoral math can… >>

The Six Apps You Need This Election Season
The Six Apps You Need This Election Season

With more Americans turning to mobile devices for political news, navigating the plethora of… >>

The Second Debate: An Eyewitness Account, Plus the Best Follow-Up
The Second Debate: An Eyewitness Account, Plus the Best Follow-Up

“Hey, do you want a ticket to the debate?” When I got this text from a friend (a pal of his who… >>

The Oval Office Effect: How Stress Ages Presidents
The Oval Office Effect: How Stress Ages Presidents

As Barack Obama embarks on another four years in what is arguably the toughest job on the planet… >>

The Only Fiscal Cliff Guide You'll Need This Holiday Season
The Only Fiscal Cliff Guide You’ll Need This Holiday Season

The news media is abuzz with talk of the impending fiscal cliff—a series of tax hikes and… >>

The Morning After: Joe & Paul Rock the House
The Morning After: Joe & Paul Rock the House

Now that was a debate. Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan gave America a great show… >>

The Morning After: Best Debate Follow-Up
The Morning After: Best Debate Follow-Up

The verdict is in, and Mitt Romney gets the win. As we noted in a previous post, for all the… >>

The Fiscal Cliff Explained... with LEGO Bricks
The Fiscal Cliff Explained… with LEGO Bricks

When explaining complex issues, it's important to not get mired in the details. And what better way… >>

The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever
The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever

The original hardcover edition. Every now and then a great writer finds his ideal subject. Herman… >>

Stopping Bullies is Everybody's Business
Stopping Bullies is Everybody’s Business

In the moving video below, news anchor Jennifer Livingston, of CBS affiliate WKBT  in LaCrosse… >>

Some Gave All: An Interactive List of Our Iraq & Afghanistan War Dead
Some Gave All: An Interactive List of Our Iraq & Afghanistan War Dead

To mark the passing of a grim milestone — the death of the 2,000th American service member in… >>

She's the One: Americans Name Their Most Admired Woman
She’s the One: Americans Name Their Most Admired Woman

And it's Hillary Clinton—again! For the 11th year in a row, Americans named Clinton as their… >>

Republican or Democrat: Clues From Your Brain
Republican or Democrat: Clues From Your Brain

Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, the science of what makes people lean… >>

Remembering 9/11: Amazing Stories in Pictures
Remembering 9/11: Amazing Stories in Pictures

With no shortage of ways to remember the terrible events of September 11th, 2001, I'd like to… >>

Relax, Earthlings, NASA Says the End is Not Near
Relax, Earthlings, NASA Says the End is Not Near

Apocalypse believers who fervently expect the world to end on December 21 are in for a surprise… >>

Read This, Feel Smarter
Read This, Feel Smarter

Prepare to be the most informed relative/coworker/friend in your circle this holiday season. New… >>

PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.
PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.

With Labor Day behind us, the race for the White House becomes a sprint, and the time has come to… >>

One Thing Everyone Can Learn From the Presidential Debates
One Thing Everyone Can Learn From the Presidential Debates

Regardless of whether or not last night's debate changed how you feel about the presidential… >>