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Archive for November 2014

Mid-Term Ballot Initiatives Cast an Interesting Spin on the GOP Wave

While no one can deny the historic GOP victory at the polls, some on the political Left are using ballot initiatives regarding raising the minimum wage, restricting abortion rights, and legalizing marijuana to call into question the GOP mandate. It… Continue Reading →

Problems Abound For Pollsters

However, the majority of wins were from races that were held in red states. This means that the significance of the morose news being reported is being highly exaggerated. The most significant losers were pollsters that once again misjudged the… Continue Reading →

Recreational Marijuana Legalised

A poll was organised in several cities. Following the examples of Washington and Colorado, which were the first to accept the plant as legal in 2012, 18 states have joined the list by accepting it. While support draws from its… Continue Reading →

Soda Busted Open With Tax Vote

With the drastic increase in obesity in recent years, it is becoming more and more important for consumer to be aware of what they are putting in their bodies. But, how far should this “awareness” go, and what should it… Continue Reading →

If GOP Gains Five Seats Instead of Six, Biden Wins

The Republicans seem on the verge, many agree, of seizing control of the U.S. Senate this mid-term election. They need to gain six seats to accomplish this feat, but if the fail by one vote, the Senate will stand at… Continue Reading →