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Fun outside on election day
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A lot of American citizens don't bother to vote.  Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University, says "there's no such thing as not...More

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Baby
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If democracy means balancing everyone's interests, then why shouldn't children — and even babies — have a vote?  Political...More

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markets
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Economist E. Glen Weyl has invented a market-driven voting system that he believes is much fairer and more democratic than one-vote-per-...More

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Researchers at the Electoral Integrity Project analyzed elections in 153 countries. The US ranked below a lot of countries — Sweden,...More

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8:36
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The average American voter is NOT smarter than a fifth grader, doesn't understand basic political facts and should probably not be...More

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Targeted person
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Political microtargeters develop sophisticated and subterranean campaigns to win vulnerable voters. Cathy O'Neil, data scientist and author of the blog mathbabe.org, warns that politicians are perilously close to being able to tell voters only what they want to hear.More

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Walt Disney
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Cultural anthropologist Scott A. Lukas describes the history and cultural significance of theme parks such as Disney World.More

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Magic Kingdom
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John Jeremiah Sullivan reads an abridged version of his essay, "You Blow My Mind. Hey, Mickey!" about getting high at Disney World.More

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roller coaster
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Writer B.J. Novak imagines a roller coaster that's modelled after real life, and designed by the artist Christo. This story was adapted...More

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3:49
Fire eating
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For decades, Todd Robbins has been entertaining audiences with his sideshow act, first at Coney Island and later with several off-...More

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