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Close elections push voters to extremes

Close elections push voters to extremes

By Mark Burd Futurity When political races are competitive, both Democrat and Republican voters favor candidates who are more strongly conservative or liberal, new research shows. The findings contradict conventional thinking that holds close elections swing appeal to the center toward candidates with a moderate or centrist ideology and may explain why voters in the

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Report: For Women and Girls, the Common Core Is a Step Toward Greater Equity

Center for American Progress Women and girls continue to benefit from dramatically increased educational opportunities. Due in large part to the success of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, more than half of the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees awarded by U.S. colleges today are earned by women. Yet despite this progress,

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New federal data reveals there’s a reason why more Latinos and Blacks aren’t realizing the dream of home ownership

LatinaLista — Diversity is a concept everyone understands but it’s a practice that (surprisingly) is getting more pushback these days than ever before. From Silicon Valley to mainstream media newsrooms, diversity is increasingly having a polarizing effect on people rather than being seen as a stepping stone to a more inclusive society. In their series

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Labor unions need Latino members to survive

LatinaLista — Two weeks ago, at the annual conference of the William J. O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a group of economists, policy analysts, academic researchers and anthropologists gathered to talk about the impact of undocumented migration on the U.S. economy. The speakers didn’t come to

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Latinos’ threats to Democrats over immigration reform don’t make sense

LatinaLista — National polls have been showing that more and more Latinos have become disenchanted with President Obama. So much so that some Latino organizations have issued a warning to Democrats to not blame the Latino electorate if the GOP wins more elections this November, ousting the Democrat majority in the Senate. Perhaps it’s against

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Eligible Latino voters don’t yet make voting a priority

LatinaLista — Latino voters have the opportunity to, as they say, “rock the vote.” Unfortunately, in most elections, we can’t even accomplish a slight nudge. Though Latinos comprise 11.3 percent of all eligible voters, the civic duty of showing up at the polls falls low on the list of priorities for too many Latinos. In

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