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On this day … a commitment to science, technology and space

And humanity. On this day, 55 years ago, President John F. Kennedy challenged Congress and Americans to think big, to look beyond the stirrings of conflict in the developing world, to “turn recession into recovery”, and to turn our eyes to the stars. Unemployment was 7.1%, the peak of the recession. And the recovery he led — […]

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Skewed US media, print and TV, makes biased campaign news

UPDATED. If you’re supporting any candidate for President other than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, here’s a chart from The Economist you can show your friends to support your claim of TV news bias. Because it’s real, not imaginary. The big three networks have given Trump more than eight times as much exposure on evening TV […]

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Super Tuesday is wimpy and red

Super Tuesday 2016 looks nothing like 2008 (24 states) or 2000 (16 states). There are only 13 states, and most vote red in presidential contests. The 2016 SuperTuesday electoral college count is 139 of 540. There is only one big ticket state, Texas (38 electoral votes). The other double-digit states are Georgia (16), Massachusetts (11) and Virginia […]