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The Mom Vivant / The Psychology of Moderates

November 10, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

By Jason Marsh | November 7, 2012 | 7 comments How can both parties work together after President Obama's re-election? Psychologist Jonathan Haidt offers some hard advice for liberals and conservatives. Obama won. Romney lost. Now what? Now, of course, begins the hard work of actually tackling the country’s many social and economic problems—a task made even harder by intense partisanship. How can liberals and conservatives respond to...

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And about that healthcare reform …

November 10, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Where is the attribution for this article? Now comes another big hurdle: making it work. The election came just 10 days before a critical deadline for states in carrying out the law, and many that were waiting for the outcome must now hustle to comply. Such efforts will coincide with epic negotiations between Mr. Obama and Congress over federal spending and...

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Where do we go from here …

November 10, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Oh, well. I was hoping for a hanging chad controversy or some other indication that the 2012 election wasn't truly over. Some fluke by which Romney wins the popular vote and the Electoral College is turned on its head. The truth is it was over fairly early. Far earlier than anyone thought it would be. And as close as Mitt Romney got to the White House, at the end of the day, he never...

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Fine Fall Food

November 10, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

From Simplyrecipes.com Apple and Sausage Pie Recipe Add to shopping list INGREDIENTS 1 basic pie dough recipe, rolled out and lining a 9 or 10-inch pie dish, or 8x8 baking dish, chilled (or one frozen pie crust) 2 large tart Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 medium onion, chopped (about half a cup) 1 teaspoon sugar 3 Tbsp butter 3/4 lb sweet Italian sausage (bulk, or removed from...

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A rejection of the Christian right’s agenda?

November 10, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Christian Right Failed to Sway Voters on Issues By LAURIE GOODSTEIN Published: November 9, 2012 FACEBOOK TWITTER GOOGLE+ E-MAIL SHARE PRINT REPRINTS Christian conservatives, for more than two decades a pivotal force in American politics, are grappling with Election Day results that repudiated their influence and suggested that the cultural tide — especially on gay issues — has shifted against them. Enlarge This Image Win Mcnamee/Getty Images “Those voters turned out, and they voted...

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What’s ahead

November 10, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

By ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR After nearly three years of legal and political threats that keptPresident Obama’s health care law in a constant state of uncertainty, his re-election on Tuesday all but guarantees that the historic legislation will survive. Now comes another big hurdle: making it work. The election came just 10 days before a critical deadline for states in carrying out the law, and many that...

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The Daily Dose

November 4, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

Voter turnout could be lower than in 2008 and 2004 / Christie was Romney's first choice

The Imperfect Electoral College

November 4, 2012  |  No Comments  |  Share

By Washington Post Editorial Board Published: November 3 THIS YEAR, once again, Americans are confronted with the distinct possibility that the winner of a tight presidential race might not be the candidate who received the most votes. The reason for this, of course, is our electoral college system. It can lead and has led to elections in which the top vote-getter does not...

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