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I Am An Outsider And So Can You!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The victories of Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary are being hailed as a coup for "outsiders." But what does that mean?
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Howard Dean's Scream, Revisited

Friday, February 05, 2016

A "Dean Scream" is shorthand for a campaign disaster. But did Howard Dean's 2004 shriek even happen the way it's remembered? And did it really doom him? FiveThirtyEight investigates.

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Vote First or Die

Friday, February 05, 2016

In the race to the ballot box, the citizens of New Hampshire have long been first, and proud of it. Brooke traveled north to investigate.

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Dark Arts

Friday, February 05, 2016

Political dirt-digging, the real story of the "Dean Scream," and remembering the life of James Foley. 

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The Dark Art of Political Dirt Digging

Friday, February 05, 2016

Isn't it incredible how political dirt tends to materialize at exactly the worst possible time for a candidate? Actually, not at all. A look into the dark art of opposition research. 

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Detecting Terrorism Online Raises Legal Questions

Friday, January 29, 2016

The US government is in talks with Silicon Valley about creating tools to identify potential terrorists on social media. Is that legal?

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Conservative Talk Radio's Election

Friday, January 29, 2016

What listening to conservative talk radio can teach us about this election. 

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A Trump-less Debate

Friday, January 29, 2016

Donald Trump sat out this week's debate because he feared moderator Megyn Kelly would be unduly hard on him. Those who did attend might wish they had done the same.

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Moving Pictures

Friday, January 22, 2016

Conventional wisdom among political scientists has long held that popular cinema only had “minimal effects” on viewers’ political attitudes. But a recent study upends that view.

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Bernie Sanders Is Running For President!

Friday, January 22, 2016

FOIA requests shed light in Flint and Chicago; Michael Bay's Benghazi blockbuster; and the media's blind spot for Bernie Sanders.

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Why The Media Missed Bernie Sanders

Friday, January 22, 2016

Since he launched his campaign, Bernie Sanders has been called many things. Until recently, "serious candidate" wasn't one of them. Dylan Byers on the media's Bernie problem.

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Has There Been A Bernie Sanders Blackout?

Friday, January 22, 2016

We return to our collaboration with FiveThirtyEight to look at the ongoing question of Bernie Sanders and the media.

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The Pentagon's Law of War Manual, Revisited

Friday, January 15, 2016

Five months after our initial conversation, we follow up with the Pentagon on the way their contentious Law of War Manual applies to journalists. 

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The Untold Story of Guns

Friday, January 08, 2016

Though it might seem like ancient history, there was a time when the NRA supported gun control, and the staunchest supporters of "gun rights" were on the radical left. 

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Thoughts, Prayers, and Lots of Cash

Friday, January 08, 2016

A journalist reminds the public of the cozy and lucrative relationship between members of Congress and the seemingly all-powerful gun lobby.

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Stopping Gun Violence Without New Laws

Friday, January 08, 2016

Mass shootings have catalyzed the conversation about gun reform, but inner-city violence has been left out of the discussion. A California pastor is trying to change that.

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The Gun Policies Americans Agree On

Friday, January 08, 2016

A popular poll asking Americans to choose whether gun "rights" or gun "control" are more important indicates a schism in public opinion on guns.  But does it ask the right question?

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Common Sense

Friday, January 08, 2016

President Obama's plea for gun reforms relaunches a national conversation about America's relationship with firearms. We examine the tensions and myths that surround potential reform.

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Does It Matter What You Think About Gun Policy?

Friday, January 08, 2016

A recent, thorough study found no correlation between public opinion and what policies get enacted in the U.S. So what does that mean for popular gun safety proposals?

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Why the CDC Can't Research Gun Violence

Friday, January 08, 2016

A nearly twenty-year-old ban effectively prevents the CDC from researching gun violence, even though the Congressman who sponsored it, Jay Dickey, has called it a mistake.