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The fifteen hundred

The fifteen hundred

There was an era in U.S. political life “that began with Ronald Reagan, where there was a conservative dominance powered by conservative voters and Southern whites,” said David Bositis, senior political analyst at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. “That era is over.” You know those news stories of religious cults, approaching a day of judgement where they are convinced that they will ascend to some form of heaven, leaving all the unbelievers behind? And they gather on…

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One year to the 2012 US presidential election

One year to the 2012 US presidential election

It’s exactly a year to the day till the next election for POTUS (President Of The United States). On November 6th 2012, millions of people will vote for who they want to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, as well as a load of other politicians at national and local levels. The presidential race, in particular, is exciting and interesting – in some ways because of the whole ridiculousness of the thing. Campaigns last for a significant part of the four…

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A very Irish (US) election

A very Irish (US) election

Genealogy is one of the main uses of the Internet. Not surprisingly, as before the net, research into family ancestory was difficult, slow and costly. Now, various software and many thousands of websites usually make the process a lot quicker. All manner of organisations provide such information online; for example, if you associated the Mormons just with the Osmonds and Mitt Romney, then think again – they maintain one of the largest online databases of ancestral information at www.familysearch.org, and helped me…

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