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Brad Mielke

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Real Estate Developers Concerned About Sandy, Obama

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

They may have built the New York skyline, but the city’s real estate moguls are reeling from Sandy’s destruction.

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The Huge Ballot Measures You Forgot Existed

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Forget the presidential hubbub. Millions of voters could wake up tomorrow in a state where marijuana is legal. Not medicinal, not decriminalized — legal. Andrew Cohen, a contributing editor for The Atlantic, and a legal analyst for 60 Minutes has more on the down-the-ballot measures that could change the country.

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Can Superstition Predict Presidential Elections?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

So many dollars, so many votes, so much punditry. But does any of it really matter? It all just comes down to luck, right? Jacopo Della Quercia, a Cracked.com contributor, discusses election superstition.

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It's Time for Independents to Choose

Monday, November 05, 2012

If you haven’t made up your mind by now, there’s not much time left.  We're following up with AJ Dellinger from Wisconsin, Julia Pfaff from Virginia, and Rick Robol of Ohio, and asking them where their internal needle landed.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania: Retail Politics Up Close

Monday, November 05, 2012

In a state most pollsters considered off limits, Mitt Romney and the Republicans say they're playing Pennsylvania for keeps. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich headed back to one small corner, his home town of Hershey, in Central Pennsylvania, for one last battleground report.

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Rethinking Urban Design in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Friday, November 02, 2012

It’s easy to forget that Manhattan is an island, and that New York City is a coastal zone, but the truth is that climate change experts had long predicted that rising sea levels and a storm of Sandy's magnitude would produce massive flooding throughout the city. Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us," explains how to rethink New York's environment to make conditions for sustainable moving forward.

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The Popular Vote and the Electoral College

Friday, November 02, 2012

In an age of complicated statistical models managed by the likes of Nate Silver and others, where does the popular vote stand? Larry Sabato, professor and Director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, explains.

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Will Hurricane Sandy Change Your Vote?

Thursday, November 01, 2012

With much of the hurricane damage in the country’s largest media market, the plight of New Yorkers is sure to dominate the news cycle for weeks — if not months. But could the effects of the hurricane extend beyond the flood zones and power grids?  Could it decide a presidency?

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What Happens When We Leave Afghanistan

Friday, August 31, 2012

Little will be said at either of the national conventions about Afghanistan. But NATO forces have been fighting and dying for 11 years — and plan to leave within the next two. Is the job done?

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The Resurrection of Condoleeza Rice

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This year's Republican National Convention has been about the young new stars of the party and an obvious distancing from the Bush Era. The party's strategy did not, however, apply to former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who spoke last night in Tampa.

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How Effective Was Paul Ryan's Convention Address?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan headlined the Republican National Convention last night. Ryan is considered by many to be the face and brains of the party’s political course. His pick as VP was seen as an attempt to energize voters and a way to shore up conservative support for Mitt Romney, who some Republicans find too moderate.

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The Art of Procrastination

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Takeaway has been meaning to do a story on procrastination for a while — they just haven't gotten around to it. But philosophy professor John Perry assures us that this is not unusual. Not only that — Perry says procrastinating isn't as bad as we think.

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Republican Reaction to Christie's Keynote Speech

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich went down to the convention floor to get reactions from Chris Christie's RNC keynote address.

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Senator Rand Paul on Supporting his Father's Challenger

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Despite the unity a Republican National Convention is intended to garner, some Republicans have decided not to endorse Mitt Romney — including one of his challengers, Ron Paul. So some were surprised when his son, Senator Rand Paul, endorsed the Governor.

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A Family History, On Tape

Monday, August 27, 2012

Historians have made careers out of examining pieces of paper — letters, manuscripts, articles — to decipher just a little bit of history, to learn someone's story. But in an age of smartphones and digital file-sharing, why aren't we letting our family members' voices speak for themselves?

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How Sneakers Explain the World

Friday, August 24, 2012

Since Air Jordans debuted in 1985, the sneaker industry has been dominated by basketball's biggest stars. But how have shoes risen to this level of prominence? And where does fashion intersect with sports, race, and class?

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The Role of Religion at the RNC

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Republican National Convention will run from Monday to Thursday next week and attendees will hear from some of the biggest names in politics. They’ll also be hearing from some of the biggest names in religion. How will Mitt Romney's Mormonism be addressed?

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A Born-Again Preacher Becomes an Atheist Leader

Friday, August 24, 2012

Jerry DeWitt spent most of his adult life giving sermons, counseling, and serving as a city employee in DeRidder, Louisiana. That is, until May of last year, when he realized once and for all he was an atheist.

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'Compliance': A Controversial Tale of Authority

Friday, August 17, 2012

In 2004, a McDonald’s manager in Kentucky received a disturbing call from a man pretending to be a police officer. He told her one of her employees was under suspicion of stealing from customers, and that he needed her help. Several bizarre instructions followed.

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Social Media #Bragging: The Science of Ego

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Posing for a cover shoot is scary..." That's the beginning of a tweet by Katie Couric, and it's a perfect example of a new subsection of social media. It's called a "humble brag." You know, telling people why your life is so hard, while subtly reminding us why your life is so sweet.

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