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It Doesn’t Matter Who Wins The Battle, It’s Who Wins The Social Media War

It Doesn’t Matter Who Wins The Battle, It’s Who Wins The Social Media War

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We live in a world of perpetual stimulation. It’s rare to walk through any room these days in which someone is not on a mobile phone, or a laptop or an iPad. Consequently, we are constantly inundated with information, some of which can be difficult to process. In this environment, media outlets are under continuous […]

Obama Responds To Republicans Suing Him By Telling Them To ‘Stop Hatin’

Obama Responds To Republicans Suing Him By Telling Them To ‘Stop Hatin’

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Obama wants Republicans to ”stop just hatin’ all the time.” He’s referring to congressional Republicans who voted to sue him for allegedly unconstitutional enforcement of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have previously complained loudly about Obama’s “king-like” decisions regarding extending benefits to same-sex partners, raising the minimum wage of federal contractors, and more, but this lawsuit focuses […]

Russian Troop’s Selfies Seem To Reveal The Russian Army Lied About Not Being In Ukraine

Russian Troop’s Selfies Seem To Reveal The Russian Army Lied About Not Being In Ukraine

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The carelessness of one social media user may be what eventually proves the extent of Russia’s involvement with the separatists battling the Ukrainian army. Russia has denied sending troops across the border to fight alongside rebels, but Instagram pictures taken by Russian soldier Alexander Sotkin suggest otherwise. Daily Mail reports that several of these photos […]

How America Stopped Being The Land Of Opportunity A Long Time Ago

How America Stopped Being The Land Of Opportunity A Long Time Ago

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For centuries, people have been coming to America from all corners of the world in pursuit of a better life. Since 1607, when the first permanent English settlement was established at Jamestown, the United States of America has grown into a vast and powerful entity. From a tiny colonial settlement that barely survived, a superpower […]

This Video Explains How Politicians Skew District Lines And Rig Votes

This Video Explains How Politicians Skew District Lines And Rig Votes

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It’s no secret that sometimes, it’s hard to trust politicians. But this video, which discusses the concept of gerrymandering, shines a spotlight on that truth even more. Gerrymandering is when politicians manipulate electoral boundaries to favor a certain political party. There are 435 congressional districts in the US that need to be divided up — […]

Obama Responds To Republicans Suing Him By Telling Them To ‘Stop Hatin’
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Obama Responds To Republicans Suing Him By Telling Them To ‘Stop Hatin’

Obama wants Republicans to ”stop just hatin’ all the time.” He’s referring to congressional Republicans who voted to sue him for allegedly unconstitutional enforcement of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have previously complained loudly about Obama’s “king-like” decisions regarding extending benefits to same-sex partners, raising the minimum wage of federal contractors, and more, but this lawsuit focuses […]
Russian Troop’s Selfies Seem To Reveal The Russian Army Lied About Not Being In Ukraine
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Russian Troop’s Selfies Seem To Reveal The Russian Army Lied About Not Being In Ukraine

The carelessness of one social media user may be what eventually proves the extent of Russia’s involvement with the separatists battling the Ukrainian army. Russia has denied sending troops across the border to fight alongside rebels, but Instagram pictures taken by Russian soldier Alexander Sotkin suggest otherwise. Daily Mail reports that several of these photos […]
How America Stopped Being The Land Of Opportunity A Long Time Ago
Politics

How America Stopped Being The Land Of Opportunity A Long Time Ago

For centuries, people have been coming to America from all corners of the world in pursuit of a better life. Since 1607, when the first permanent English settlement was established at Jamestown, the United States of America has grown into a vast and powerful entity. From a tiny colonial settlement that barely survived, a superpower […]
This Video Explains How Politicians Skew District Lines And Rig Votes
Politics

This Video Explains How Politicians Skew District Lines And Rig Votes

It’s no secret that sometimes, it’s hard to trust politicians. But this video, which discusses the concept of gerrymandering, shines a spotlight on that truth even more. Gerrymandering is when politicians manipulate electoral boundaries to favor a certain political party. There are 435 congressional districts in the US that need to be divided up — […]
Why Millennials Can’t Possibly Fit Into The Two-Party System Gen-X Set Up For Them
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Why Millennials Can’t Possibly Fit Into The Two-Party System Gen-X Set Up For Them

A couple weeks ago, Reason published its latest poll numbers on Millennial politics, and the data contains some interesting numbers that are generally supported by recent Pew and Gallup polls.   Millennials are considered socially liberal, yet fiscally conservative. These findings aren’t anything new; in fact, they have only solidified over the past few years, as any […]

For The First Time Ever, The House Is Suing The President Of The United States
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For The First Time Ever, The House Is Suing The President Of The United States

President Obama will become the first president to be sued by a chamber of Congress, as the Republican-led House of Representatives has authorized Speaker John Boehner to pursue a lawsuit against Obama for inadequately enforcing the Affordable Care Act. According to the Los Angeles Times, the House voted 225-201 in favor of Boehner filing a […]

Israel Calls Up 16,000 Troops And Vows To Destroy Hamas With Or Without Cease-Fire
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Israel Calls Up 16,000 Troops And Vows To Destroy Hamas With Or Without Cease-Fire

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced earlier today that Hamas’ underground tunnels will be destroyed regardless of whether a cease-fire is reached and that 16,000 more Israeli troops have been called up to strengthen Operation Protective Edge. According to ABC News, Netanyahu said, We have neutralized dozens of terror tunnels and we are committed to complete […]

The Solution To Peace In Israel May Be Getting Rid Of Hamas
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The Solution To Peace In Israel May Be Getting Rid Of Hamas

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of Elite Daily Last week I wrote about the need for Islamic nations to join the peace process and bring a closure to the fighting. So far, no one seems interested in helping. Ceasefires […]

A Congressman Tried To Live On Minimum Wage, Soon Realized How Impossible It Is
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A Congressman Tried To Live On Minimum Wage, Soon Realized How Impossible It Is

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) has been living on $77 since last Thursday as part of a campaign to get congress to raise the minimum wage. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Il) and former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland are also participating in the challenge organized by 66 advocacy and research organizations, MSNBC reports. Ryan knows he won’t actually […]