Why Is Iowa a Purple State?

(KCRG-TV9 News Staff)

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Standing Up for Dave Chappelle

(Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

“Comedy is one of the world’s oldest arts because it appeals to our common, imperfect humanity: we all have flaws, and the best thing we can do about such a tragedy is to laugh about it.”

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Pinna: Ocasio-Cortez on the Road

“In the face of all of this evidence, let’s give Cortez another shot and ask one more question: why does it even matter if she was hypocritical? Aside from her being an elected official that people are supposed to trust, it’s because she made it matter.”

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The Future of Political “Gotcha” Moments

The nail in a candidate’s political coffin, if not hammered in during their impromptu improv session, can also be found after the fact in what generally ends up being the ‘meatier’ section: the Q&A.”

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Pinna: A Partial Defense of Standardized Testing

Image via The New Republic

“Real change has to be made with how standardized testing companies operate, but at its core, the standardized test is an excellent resource for universities and shouldn’t be removed.”

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Analysis: Why Is Iowa a Purple State?

(KCRG-TV9 News Staff)

What factors make Iowa in play for both Republicans and Democrats?

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New Jersey Should Not Be Funding Local Journalism

(Bryan Thomas for The New York Times)

“I agree that without local news, communities suffer from a dearth of necessary information, but this bill opens up way more problems than it fixes.”

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Anderson Cooper Is Wrong; Journalists Should Vote Too

(Evan Agostini/AP)

“I hope that on Tuesday, Anderson Cooper—and all journalists wrestling with the same question—show up to the polls.”

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Jordan Peterson, Women, and Who Really Makes 80% of Consumer Decisions

“The debate about gender and the market can’t be won with a single sentence—or with a single disputed statistic like the 80% figure. It is a nuanced discussion.”

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