Amy Stoller
Amy Stoller
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How Many People Watched the Presidential Debate: Mediocre TV Ratings, But New Records on Twitter

Preliminary results show that last night’s presidential debate was the highest rated debate of the election so far, with a 19% increase in viewers over 2008.

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Reality Check: RNC 2012 Bump Does Not Mean Romney Will Win

The Republicans are gearing up for a national convention in pursuit of the coveted post- convention bump, but research has shown that these jumps in the polls don't also equal an election win.
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Pakistani Koran Burning Accusations Send Young Christian Girl to Prison

An adolescent girl was arrested and imprisoned in Pakistan on charges of burning the Koran, the latest in a series of abuses committed under the blasphemy law.
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Romney and Ryan Wrong to Praise For Profit Universities

Higher education may be broken, but for-profit colleges are not the way to fix it, and the fact that Ryan and Romney hold it up as a solution shows a profound misunderstanding of the situation.
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Paul Ryan Foreign Policy is a Murky Mess

Amid the controversy over Romney’s vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s foreign policy experience, very few people have discussed what Ryan’s foreign policy positions actually are.

Saudi Women in Olympics: Nothing More Than a PR Stunt by Misogynistic Government

The participation of two Saudi Arabian women in the Olympics is not a sign of increasing rights in the country, but it does open the door to progress for women athletes.

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Invasion of Privacy: Arizona State to Use ID Cards to Track Students

Tracking students’ movements and purchases on campus could show which students are at risk of dropping out, but it raises major concerns about privacy and how much guidance is to much.
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Ted Cruz Wins: Texas GOP Senate Runoff Gets Nasty On Twitter

Supporters of both Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst battled on Twitter on the last day of the hotly contested Texas primary, but the Cruz supporters seemed to be far more vocal.
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Joseph Kony Manhunt: Why the US Should Not Be a Global Human Rights Police

Kony must be caught, but we should be careful about using Special Forces as the human rights police.
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London Olympics Terror Attacks: Israel Says Iran Plotting After Carrying Out Bulgaria Bombings

Israel is broadcasting its accusations against Iran because it is trying to reassure its citizens and it wants to hammer out some security agreements with Europe.