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Charlene Houchins, seen here as she was about to cast her ballot on Election Day in 2012, has been voting for more than 60 years. Dedicated voters like her make up the majority in the midterms making a “swing” vote unlikely. Photo by...
A Tunisian woman waves her national flag as she shows her ink-stained finger after voting in the country’s first post-revolution parliamentary election in Tunis on Sunday. Tunisians voted in an election seen as pivotal to establishing...
California has increased certain sales taxes to invest in state schools like the University of California – Berkeley. Photo by Charlie Nguyen. State funding for higher education isn’t what it used to be. The fact that most public colleges and...
A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and a recipient of the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship, David Roderick has published two books of poetry. “Blue Colonial,” his debut collection,” won the APR Honickman Prize. Poems from his newest...
Rep. John Barrow (D) touts his NRA endorsement in a campaign ad. Barrow must court conservative voters this cycle, distancing himself from the national Democratic Party and President Obama, if he hopes to hold onto his seat. Editor’s Note: All...
Photo by Flickr user Woodleywonderworks. For 29 years now, Paul Solman’s reports on the NewsHour have been trying to make sense of economic news and research for a general audience. Since 2007, our Making Sen$e page has striven to do the same,...