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What Congress needs is more snowballs

Our lawmakers have wasted precious hours with words and reasoning when all they need is visual evidence. It’s not an ideological difference or partisan divide that is halting our lawmakers from getting things accomplished – it’s a simple misunderstanding of learning style.

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Breaking down the Keystone pipeline fight

The Keystone pipeline has became a symbol for both sides of the debate – one claiming the pipeline would surely destroy the earth as we know it, and the other talking about it as if it deliver America’s economic rebirth. But here’s the thing - it didn’t have to be that way.

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Can the GOP survive on white voters alone?

The Republican Party we know today can barely get 20 percent of the non-white vote in presidential elections. That kind of political party can’t survive precisely because it is the non-white population that is growing, much faster than the white population.

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