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Death By Drone, And The Sliding Scale Of Presidential Power

Death By Drone, And The Sliding Scale Of Presidential PowerThe controversy over President Obama's targeted-killings-by-drone policy is a reminder that the default position of presidents in times of crisis is to side with national security over civil liberties. That instinct has been true throughout history, and has been acted on by liberal presidents and core conservatives.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Puerto Rico’s Battered Economy: The Greece Of The Caribbean?

Puerto Rico’s Battered Economy: The Greece Of The Caribbean?With the highest unemployment rate in the U.S. and a mountain of debt, the island is facing a declining population. But those who stay insist they're there for the long haul.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Viral Story About Free Wi-Fi Spotlights Mostly Hidden Policy War

Viral Story About Free Wi-Fi Spotlights Mostly Hidden Policy WarYou've heard of the war on women, the war on religion, and more recently even the war on the Second Amendment. Washington is full of so-called wars. But a war on Wi-Fi?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Alaska Statehood Pioneers – Series Starts Wednesday

Alaska Statehood Pioneers – Series Starts Wednesday An new 360 North series begins Wednesday at 8:00 pm.  Alaska Statehood Pioneers: In Their Own Words is a ten-part original television series of oral history documentaries.  It was produced in collaboration with the Alaska Film Archives at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which will house the final productions, along with the original interviews, as an educational resource. In 2004 extensive interviews were conducted with the remaining living delegates of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, those who worked at the convention, and other notable Alaska figures. These interviews were conducted by historian Dr. Terrence Cole of the University of Alaska and public television producers in preparation of the Creating Alaska project and the upcoming celebration of the 50th anniversary of statehood. Many of these stories have never before been told. The video interviews have never been broadcast.Most have only been seen by a few people. In these interviews, these great pioneer Alaskans tell about their contributions and involvement in forming the constitution and the state. They also tell about themselves, their families, their lives in Alaska, and the early days of Alaska as a territory and the journey to statehood. About half of the participants have passed on in the subsequent years… Judge Tom Stewart, Dr. George Rogers, Jay Hammond and Maynard Londborg. Funding for Alaska Statehood Pioneers: In Their Own Words was made possible by support from The Alaska Committee, The Alaska Humanities Forum and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The programs by episode: 1  The Constitutional Convention and Statehood 2  Vic Fischer 3  Tom Stewart 4  Jack Coghill 5  Maynard Londborg 6  George Rogers 7  Katie Hurley 8  George Sundborg 9   Jay Hammond part 1 10  Jay Hammond part 2

Alaska Statehood Pioneers – New Series Starts Wednesday

Alaska Statehood Pioneers – New Series Starts Wednesday An new 360 North series begins Wednesday at 8:00 pm.  Alaska Statehood Pioneers: In Their Own Words is a ten-part original television series of oral history documentaries.  It was produced in collaboration with the Alaska Film Archives at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which will house the final productions, along with the original interviews, as an educational resource. In 2004 extensive interviews were conducted with the remaining living delegates of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, those who worked at the convention, and other notable Alaska figures. These interviews were conducted by historian Dr. Terrence Cole of the University of Alaska and public television producers in preparation of the Creating Alaska project and the upcoming celebration of the 50th anniversary of statehood. Many of these stories have never before been told. The video interviews have never been broadcast.Most have only been seen by a few people. In these interviews, these great pioneer Alaskans tell about their contributions and involvement in forming the constitution and the state. They also tell about themselves, their families, their lives in Alaska, and the early days of Alaska as a territory and the journey to statehood. About half of the participants have passed on in the subsequent years… Judge Tom Stewart, Dr. George Rogers, Jay Hammond and Maynard Londborg. Funding for Alaska Statehood Pioneers: In Their Own Words was made possible by support from The Alaska Committee, The Alaska Humanities Forum and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The programs by episode: 1  The Constitutional Convention and Statehood 2  Vic Fischer 3  Tom Stewart 4  Jack Coghill 5  Maynard Londborg 6  George Rogers 7  Katie Hurley 8  George Sundborg 9   Jay Hammond part 1 10  Jay Hammond part 2

Obama’s Political Moneyball Could Be The Shape Of Campaigns To Come

Obama’s Political Moneyball Could Be The Shape Of Campaigns To ComeThe Obama re-election campaign was informed by its deep dive into data on millions of voters. Some Republicans worry they're way behind in modern campaigning; others note that political science isn't rocket science, and say they can do just as well or better in 2016.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

A Week Later, Pollster Says: ‘I Was Drinking That Republican Kool-Aid’

A Week Later, Pollster Says: ‘I Was Drinking That Republican Kool-Aid’If voters were surprised to watch TV networks call the election for President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney minutes after polls closed in California last week, perhaps it was because of earlier statements from some pollsters confident in a Romney romp. A few are now acknowledging mistakes.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Some Early Returns From First Post-Citizens United Election

Political observers are still working through the rubble of the unprecedented $6 billion presidential campaign, but we're getting a steady stream of reaction and analysis.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Will Fact Checks Always Be Ignored By Politicians?

Will Fact Checks Always Be Ignored By Politicians?As a stream of falsehoods and half-truths fell during the 2012 campaign, a swarm of fact checkers hustled to catch them. Fact checking hasn't stopped deception, but could it be more effective in interrupting politicians' narratives?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In Hindsight, Those Presidential Polls Looked Just Fine

In Hindsight, Those Presidential Polls Looked Just FineElection night results fell within the margin of error for many of the best-known national polls, including several that had faced regular criticism during the election season.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us