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Second Term Presidents: Obama’s Legacy

November 5, 2012

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American’s are finalizing their decision on who will become the next President but it is worth considering what this election means for Obama. Can he achieve a second term and what does it mean if he does not? Incumbents have an inherent advantage when it comes to re-election and Presidents have a fairly high success […]

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The Uncertain Future of News: The News we Ask For

August 21, 2012

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News is the lifeblood of society and news is everywhere. Yes, readership of daily newspapers is down but our connected selves have so many channels for accessing the news that the decline in the newspaper appears irrelevant on the surface. The more important decline is in the believability of the news. Think of how you […]

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Values, Beliefs and Politics: The Changing Tide of POR about Guns in the U.S.

July 25, 2012

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The most recent shootings in a Colorado movie theatre by a man armed with an automatic weapon has hardly caused a ripple in terms of public demands for gun control. In one way, this is strikingly surprising because we expect dramatic events such of this to focus public opinion on the negative consequences of gun […]

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By 2015 Half of US Won’t have a Landline

June 10, 2011

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Projecting on a straight-line basis suggests that by 2015 more than half of American households won’t have a traditional landline phone in their house. This is a staggering possibility but not far-fetched. In fact the landline could be even less relevant if the trend accelerates. Imagine new buildings and subdivisions that don’t even install this […]

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Wireless Substitution Continues Apace in U.S.

July 14, 2010

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Recently the Centre for Disease Control released updated information on the proportion of the United States who rely on wireless or cell phones for their telephone access at home. The research found that at the end of 2009, 25 per cent of American households (up from 23 per cent six months ago) only had cell phone. […]

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