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Sonia Sotomayor: How Do You Know I’m Not A Conservative?

[credit provider=”via The Colbert Report” url=”http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/423505/february-04-2013/sonia-sotomayor”] A lot of Americans think the U.S. Supreme Court’s justices make their decisions based on their own political leanings.However, Justice Antonin Scalia flipped out in September at the notion that the court pays homage to political parties when handing down rulings.
Sonia Sotomayor: How Do You Know I’m Not A Conservative?
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Italy Could Soon Be Governed By The ‘Bunga Bunga’ Movement

[credit provider=”AP”] When Italians start voting on 24–25 February 2013, they will have no less than 169 parties to choose from, perhaps a few more! One of the parties in the running is the Bunga Bunga Movement.Yesterday, the party logos, actually logos for electoral lists, numbering a grand total of 219, were […]
Italy Could Soon Be Governed By The ‘Bunga Bunga’ Movement
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Statistically, People Are Not Very Good At Making Voting Decisions

[credit provider=”statigr.am/kimbo_ks13″ url=”http://statigr.am/p/342773198670355943_21184438″] A study by three scientists in the American Political Science Review finds that voters are not competent at accurately evaluating incumbent performance and are easily swayed by rhetoric, unrelated circumstances and recent events.Gregory Huber, Seth Hill, and Gabriel Lenz constructed a 32-round game where players received payments […]
Statistically, People Are Not Very Good At Making Voting Decisions
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Conventions Are Now Just Empty Events To Keep Crazy Zealots Occupied

[credit provider=”flickr/jurvetson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2816735522/”] Party platforms are worthless mounds of drivel that have no impact on what U.S. leaders of either party actually do.Here’s what we wrote on the occasion of the GOP’s platform being the hot topic of discussion among our media elites:
Conventions Are Now Just Empty Events To Keep Crazy Zealots Occupied
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The EU Is Planning To Give Europe’s Far-Right Parties $382,000 In Subsidies

[credit provider=”Alina Zienowicz, Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2007_07_16_parlament_europejski_bruksela_26.JPG”] The European Parliament leadership has for the first time agreed to award subsidies to a pan-European coalition of 13 far-right parties, The New Statesman reports.The European Alliance of National Movements (EANM) will receive a subsidy of €289,266 ($382,375), drawn from EU-taxpayer money, from the […]
The EU Is Planning To Give Europe’s Far-Right Parties $382,000 In Subsidies