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The military coup in Zimbabwe, explained

November 3, 2019 at 3:24 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

On November 14th 2017, Zimbabwe military troops drove tanks into the capital city, Harare. “Military police on tank, this is happening in Harare. ” “Wow! It’s real guys, it is real.” They patrolled the streets, blocked access to government buildings, and took over the state television station to insist…. This is not a military takeover

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“The military coup in Zimbabwe, explained”

The man who rigged America’s election maps

October 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

But in North Carolina, the election results were really weird. These squares represent all the voters in North Carolina. They were voting for these 13 seats in Congress. About half voted for Republicans. And about 48 percent voted for Democrats. So you might think, of the 13 Congressional seats, maybe Democrats would’ve won 6 seats,

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“The man who rigged America’s election maps”

The George H.W. Bush promise that changed the Republican Party

October 22, 2019 at 7:25 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Presidents give hundreds of speeches. But, for better or worse, we tend to remember a few one-liners. There you go again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman. Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. You know if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon. For President George H.W. Bush it’s: Read

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“The George H.W. Bush promise that changed the Republican Party”

How to break the two-party hold on American politics

October 11, 2019 at 9:24 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

The American system, really in a lot of ways, discourages participation. Elections for Congress in the United States are based on a plurality winner system where you live in one district. Candidates from two or more parties go run in that district, and then whoever gets the most votes wins. Right now many of our

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“How to break the two-party hold on American politics”

Scientists really aren’t the best champions of climate science

October 4, 2019 at 6:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

But Bill, isn’t it a problem when science guys attempt to bully other people. It’s not working with the public. … That’s the same with tornados….   This is how conversations about climate change often go down. Scientists say climate change is real, but people still doubt them. So, why isn’t the science enough?  

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“Scientists really aren’t the best champions of climate science”

What happens when women win elections

September 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

The 2018 midterms were huge for women candidates. In Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn became the state’s first woman senator. Over in Massachusetts, Ayanna Pressley is the first African-American woman elected to the House from any state in New England. In Maine, voters chose Janet Mills to be the state’s first woman governor. Sharice Davids and Deb

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“What happens when women win elections”