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Maurice Webster – Machiavelli, Then and Now 2016 Reflections on The Discourses of Niccolo Machiavelli

Book One, Part One: Discourses 1 through 32 Part 1 of a Series of 6 articles for OpEdNews Over the last forty years public education has stopped teaching about the responsibilities required of citizens living in a republic. Voting has become a right that one can choose to exercise instead of a civic necessity and duty. The study of government …

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Steven Rosenfeld – Something Stinks When Exit Polls and Official Counts Don’t Match

Steven Rosenfeld: Let’s start by telling people about your involvement with election integrity and tracking exit polls. Jonathan Simon: I’ve been working in this field which we call election forensics for about 15 years, since the 2000 election. Certainly things kicked in with the 2004 election and the exit polls there. I was actually the person who downloaded the exit …

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KIRA LERNER – Bernie Sanders To Introduce Legislation Abolishing Private Prisons When Congress Reconvenes

Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will introduce legislation to abolish private prisons, one piece of his comprehensive racial justice reform package that has won praise from Black Lives Matter activists. “When Congress reconvenes in September, I will be introducing legislation which takes corporations out of profiteering from running jails,” the independent senator said at a campaign …