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Survey: Democrats and Republicans want different kinds of leaders

Which two of the following characteristics best describes the kind of leader that you would want for the country? [You must select two]: A warrior, fearless and strong An intellectual who is knowledgeable and who reasons well A person who is thoughtful and caring with who he or she is Someone who will not back…

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What Hillary Clinton might say to help herself

Hillary Clinton finds herself on the defensive, doing rope-a-dope, against certain charges from both the media and Bernie Sanders. Where Sanders is concerned, Clinton’s Achilles heel is her relationship with Wall Street. Specifically, Clinton is vulnerable with her contention that she has never been influenced by the money from Wall Street that has been paid…

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Survey: Does our economic system favor the rich?

Conventional wisdom holds that Republicans are the party of the wealthy. But as Donald Trump’s campaign has clearly revealed, there are plenty of Republicans out there who are not particularly wealthy. In a recent Occasional Planet poll*, we asked, “In your opinion, what do you think is the primary reason that some people in America…

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Addressing hunger: Republicans say charity; Dems say government

If charity was the answer to our problems, then there would be no homelessness in America, no poverty in general. We would have a much better health care system and school systems that truly met the needs of children and society’s common good. But this is not the way that it is, much to the…

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For Republicans, it may not be about being conservative

Surprise, surprise, those Republican candidates who drone on about Donald Trump not really being a conservative may be right. But the perplexing question for them becomes, “So what if Republican voters really don’t care about that?” Trump is popular, much more popular that any of the candidates pleading for conservative purity in their nominee. This…

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