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20 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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It's time for women to take a lead in British politics

Women! British politics needs us. A boy's club? Photo:Flickr/ juliaboynard It is 2015. Yet out of the 650 MPs in Parliament, only 148 are women. Perhaps what is more shocking is since the first female MP was elected in 1918, there have only been 370 female MPs in Parliament, despite there being more women than men in Britain. Even if ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Ted Cruz's Favorite Senator

This story originally published on Ozy. Leaping into the 2016 presidential fray, Ted Cruz proclaimed it a time for truth, a time for liberty and “a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.” It also, apparently, is Jesse Helms time in America again. Cruz, the controversial Texas senator, has long and very ardently admired Helms, the late North ...

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MAR 25, 2015 - Politico

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MAR 25, 2015 - The Nation

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A Rare Victory for Black Voting Rights in the South

Representatives from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund standing outside the Supreme Court in Washington awaiting a decision in Shelby County v. Holder on June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) In 2010, Republicans gained control of the Alabama legislature for the first time in 136 years. The redistricting maps drawn by Republicans following the 2010 election preserved the 35 ...

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MAR 24, 2015 - American Prospect

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7 Reasons Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing

Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society's ground rules, while the rich get even richer—yet this situation doesn't translate into a winning politics. If anything, the right keeps gaining and the wealthy keep pulling away. How can this possibly be? Let me suggest seven reasons: 1. The ...

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