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When Hillary Clinton Needs Advice, She Turns to Maya Harris

Hillary's senior policy advisor on social justice, activism, and leaving work to go get her kid.<p>Maya Harris was seen as an unexpected choice when Hillary Clinton HQ announced in April that she would be joining the campaign as a senior policy advisor. While many team members at 1 Pierrepont Plaza …

How technology is making American politics more accessible

This week’s article comes from Sean Bielat, former congressional candidate (2010/2012) and founder of OneClickPolitics.com and BuildQuorum.com. Large organizations and lobbyists have access and resources to mobilize popular support, but the general populace struggle to have their voices …

Either way, no more NSA collection of US phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — However Congress resolves its impasse over government surveillance, this much is clear: The National Security Agency will …

Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

When the Supreme Court returns for its next term in October, among the cases it has agreed to hear is a challenge to a fundamental practice that has governed American elections for generations.<p>When public-policy makers talk about a state's population, they generally mean the number of human beings …

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Why Are There So Many Shuttered Storefronts in the West Village?

At the end of this month, the House of Cards & Curiosities, on Eighth Avenue, just south of Jane Street, in the West Village, will close its doors after more than twenty years in business. It was, admittedly, not a store whose economic logic was readily apparent. Along with artistic greeting cards, …

The NSA is preparing to turn off mass surveillance programs

After a late Senate vote after midnight on Friday, the NSA is starting to take moves to shut down its bulk surveillance programs. With the legal foundation of those programs, the Patriot Act, set to expire at the end of the month, lawmakers have been working to agree on which parts of the mass …

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Mad Max: Fury Road Director George Miller Demanded Black and White Version for Blu-ray

Less is more.<p>The Blu-ray release of Mad Max: Fury Road will feature a black and white option, according to George Miller.<p>In an interview with /Film, …

Fantastic Four: Michael B Jordan responds to criticism he can't play a 'white character'

Despite the sci-fi world’s attempt to cast more ethnically diverse actors in its big movies, hard core fans are struggling to embrace the possibility …

A look at the nation's leftward shift on social issues

With the nation's political discourse seemingly as polarized as ever here in the early going of the 2016 presidential campaign, a new Gallup poll finds that people who self-describe their attitudes on social issues as liberal or conservative have reached parity at 31% each. It's the first time …

Political Science

Women peace activists cross Korean DMZ amid heavy security and criticism

A group of 30 women peace activists from 15 countries around the world crossed the Demilitarized Zone into South Korea on Sunday amid heavy security and criticism over their trip to North Korea, a country with a dangerous nuclear weapons program and an extensive record of human rights abuses.<p>The …

'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Explains Series Finale, Character Surprises and What's Next

"The people who find that ad corny, they're probably experiencing a lot of life that way, and they're missing out on something," he said in his first …

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Story Structure: The Inciting Event

<b>By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy</b><p>The inciting event is probably one of the easier things to write (because it's usually a lot of fun), and also one of …

'Frank' gives you something to wrap your head around

Every so often it's time for something completely different, and if you're feeling that way right now, it's the time for "Frank." Odd, offbeat, somehow endearing, this bleakly comic film has its own kind of charm as well as some pointed, poignant things to say about the mysterious nature of …

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