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Tight, Negative US Presidential Campaign Expected: Analysts Tight, Negative US Presidential Campaign Expected: Analysts
Less than six months before the U.S. presidential election, new polls show a deadlocked race between President Barack Obama and his expected Republican opponent, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.The intense verbal jousting between the Obama and Romney campaigns has begun early and political analysts predict a long and largely negative campaign between now and November.Frank Newport is a pollster with one of the most respected monitors of U.S. public opinion, the Gallup Organization."You put it...
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Innovators in Action: Osceola County, Florida Commissioner Frank Attkisson Innovators in Action: Osceola County, Florida Commissioner Frank Attkisson
In the latest installment of Reason Foundation's Innovators in Action series, I interview Osceola County, Florida Commissioner Frank Attkisson. Osceola County policymakers faced few choices when, admist ongoing county-wide budget woes, the library system alone faced a $3 million budget deficit. In response, the Commission voted to approve the first-ever public-private partnership for libraries in Florida. They ultimately signed a five year contract that netted $6 million in savings with...
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Author: harris.kenny@reason.org (Harris Kenny)
144 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 4/13/2012 6:00:00 AM

Troops And Tanks Remain, But Truce Begins In Syria Troops And Tanks Remain, But Truce Begins In Syria
The early word from Syria is that "flashpoints of the 13-month uprising against President Bashar Assad were quiet Thursday ... suggesting a U.N.-brokered truce was starting to take hold and the regime was keeping a pledge to halt its assault on opposition strongholds," The Associated Press reports. 'Morning Edition': Syrian Cease-Fire Appears To Be Holding April 12, 2012 Still, NPR's Grant Clark reports from Beirut that some activists inside Syria say government forces did fire at least a few shells...
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Why Gas Prices Are Rising Even As Demand Is Down Why Gas Prices Are Rising Even As Demand Is Down
Enlarge Frederic J. Brown /AFP/Getty Images The prices at a gas station in Los Angeles earlier this month. Frederic J. Brown /AFP/Getty Images The prices at a gas station in Los Angeles earlier this month. On Morning Edition this week we looked at "What's Making Americans Less Thirsty for Gasoline?" Now let's examine another important question: "If our demand for gasoline is falling, why are prices in the U.S. rising?"   Well, there are lots of reasons why the price you pay at the pump might rise;...
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144 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 3/23/2012 8:45:00 AM

Considering Causes of Recessions vs. Rates of Recessions Considering Causes of Recessions vs. Rates of Recessions
High school economics wunderkind Evan Soltas put an interesting chart (see below) on his blog yesterday that The Atlantic's Matt O'Brien pointed out to me, asking for a libertarian response. I lightly and respectfully undertake an attempt below. Evan writes that he pulled the chart together from FRED and NERB data showing that recessions have slowed down considerably since the 1850s. This is not incredibly new information—it is widely understood that since the 1930s that volatility is much more...
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Author: anthony.randazzo@reason.org (Anthony Randazzo)
145 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 4/27/2012 12:14:00 PM

Evolving Urban Form: São Paulo Evolving Urban Form: São Paulo
São Paulo is Brazil's largest urban area and ranks among the top 10 most populous in the world. Between 1950 and 1975, São Paulo was also among the globe’s fastest growing urban areas. For two decades starting in 1980 São Paulo ranked fourth in population among the world's urban areas, but has been displaced by much faster growing urban areas like Manila and Delhi. São Paulo became Brazil's largest urban area, displacing Rio de Janeiro, in the middle 1960s. There has been no looking back. By 2025, the...
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'End Of Men' Heralds New Era Of Female Dominance 'End Of Men' Heralds New Era Of Female Dominance
Audio for this story from Morning Edition will be available at approx. 9:00 a.m. ET September 10, 2012 The End of Men And the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin Hardcover, 320 pages | purchase Parenting & Families Nonfiction History & Society More on this book: NPR reviews, interviews and more Read an excerpt Women have fought tirelessly to establish equal footing for themselves in relationships, politics and the workplace, and according to writer Hanna Rosin, they've finally...
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145 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 9/10/2012 12:30:00 AM

Top Stories: Charges Coming In Colorado; Olympic Swimming Records Smashed Top Stories: Charges Coming In Colorado; Olympic Swimming Records Smashed
What Is 'The Two-Way'? This is NPR's news blog. It's a place to come for breaking news, analysis and for stories that are just too interesting — or too entertaining — to pass up. It's also a place for conversation about the news; we're counting on you to keep us honest. But please read the discussion rules before diving in. Learn More You can find out more about The Two-Way, including the origin of its name, on the "Welcome" page. Contact 'The Two-Way' You can drop us a line via our contact form. ...
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Nothing To Report Yet, 'Disappointed' Amelia Earhart Searchers Say Nothing To Report Yet, 'Disappointed' Amelia Earhart Searchers Say
The team of searchers and scientists who were hoping to find pieces of aviator Amelia Earhart's plane off an island in the mid-Pacific report being "disappointed that we did not make a dramatic and conclusive discovery." But Ric Gillespie and his comrades from the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) add that while "we saw no objects that we recognized as aircraft debris ... we have volumes of sonar data and many hours of high-definition video to review before we'll know the...
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Teacher Pension and Healthcare Reform Extends to Michigan Teacher Pension and Healthcare Reform Extends to Michigan
Building on the national momentum from Wisconsin and California cities, today the Michigan legislature is posed to pass a pension and healthcare reform package that will save school districts money and still offer teachers reasonable and even generous benefits. As Michigan Live reports: State House members signed off on a pension reform bill that Republics said “saves” the system, but Democrats said breaks promises made to public employees. The 57-47 vote sends the bill back to the state...
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Author: lisa.snell@reason.org (Lisa Snell)
145 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 6/14/2012 10:12:00 AM

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