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My Turn: Your vote is free speech- think before you cast

...Statisticians tell us the more who vote, the more likely an accurate measure of the public choice. Philosophers and political scientists tell us the more who study the complex issues to inform their vote, the more likely a successful outcome for all...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-14/my-turn-your-vote-free-speech-think-y
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My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...from Houston and New York City, speaking to Alaskans with a feigned authority that resembles forked tongues. Political scientists call it strategic misrepresentation.Big Oil's favorite political weapon is television. With more money than...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/my-turn-maximum-benefit-people-or-fav
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Tea party attitude toward Obama influenced by race, researchers say

...reason they want him out of the White House, but political scientists argue their dislike of the president goes beyond...survey-based evidence published by several political scientists have documented racialized attitudes, stereotyping...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-11-01/tea-party-attitude-toward-obama-influenced-ra
Fall arts preview

...Library or in the Egan Lecture Hall. These talks showcase a wide range of speakers, from authors to artists to political scientists. A new series of talks will be presented in the spring.Sept. 14: "Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil" with...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-08-29/fall-arts-preview
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Romney's 47 percent blunder

...Romney's supporters - especially the elderly - don't pay federal income taxes and receive government benefits.As a political scientist, Romney is an excellent former governor of Massachusetts.On taxes, he was repeating a conservative talking...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-09-26/romneys-47-percent-blunder
Opinion
Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security

...cutter that every senior here is totally dependent on Social Security and Medicare," said Susan MacManus, a political scientist at the University of South Florida. "As the FDR generation has passed and generational replacement has occurred...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-09-28/older-voters-look-beyond-medicare-soc
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Vice pres. to succeed Chavez

...second, his positions in favor of popular measures," such as social programs for the poor, said Steve Ellner, a political scientist at Venezuela's University of Oriente.In his youth, Maduro drove a bus for the Caracas Metro transit system...

http://juneauempire.com/christopher-toothaker/2013-03-06/vice-pres-succeed-chave
Tribal leaders push for big Native voter turnout

...They require more engagement, more interaction, just to get them to the polls," Montana State University political scientist David Parker. Get-out-the-vote campaigns on reservations are particularly time-consuming, he said, because...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-11-02/tribal-leaders-push-big-native-voter-
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Ohio's job growth doesn't guarantee an Obama win

...That trend encourages Obama's supporters, but it might have scant influence on the Nov. 6 election.Several political scientists' studies have concluded that voters are less influenced by local and state economic trends than by national statistics...

http://juneauempire.com/charles-babington/2012-06-11/ohios-job-growth-doesnt-gua
Legislator is shunned by her party

...Rep. Bob Lynn of Anchorage, have lost committee placements for not voting along on procedural issues. A Juneau political scientist said legislators who have been in this position before find themselves tangled in irony: They respect their constituents...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061305/sta_20050613004.shtml
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