Weighing up your votes.
The 2016 election made clear that the Electoral College does not weigh votes from all states equally. A new analysis suggests the power of your vote is closely linked to voter turnout in your state.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks by phone with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
Research on more than 50 government investigations reveals how partisanship can get in the way of finding answers we all agree on.
Russia has been accused of interfering in the recent US presidential election.
The prospect of foreign hackers interfering with democracy is not just an American story. It could happen in Australia too, and we need to guard against it.
What if this was our choice on Election Day?
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In this year's election, the system of majority voting didn't allow voters to express their opinions adequately. If they had, the choice would have been between Kasich and Sanders.
Nakedness has long been employed as a gesture of defiance, highlighting the plight of the oppressed.
Signs of satisfaction after Donald Trump was elected.
While research has long suggested that we like others who are like us, a new study offers insight into how we choose to support those who share our views of 'moral purity.' It may explain how we voted.
Pieter Brueghel the Elder, The Fight Between Carnival and Lent.
Hillary Clinton failed to unleash the power of the meme.
Californians are going to be seeing more messages like this because voters stood up to Big Tobacco and passed a $2 tobacco tax increase.
California Department of Health Services
Thanks to voters ignoring Big Tobacco, California may be the first smoke free society. Here's how it happened.
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This election season has brought more anger and name-calling than any in recent history, and it has affected many of us. Here are some ways you can ward off some of the stress associated with it.
Bernie Sanders at a recent rally in support of ColoradoCare, a universal health care initiative.
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Tired of escalating health care costs, health care policymakers in Colorado have put a vote for universal coverage on the ballot in that state. Could the other states learn anything from it?
A high school talks over a civics assignment in an advanced placement class.
Only about 40-45 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds turned out to vote in the 2012 election. Civic education can improve youth turnout. But civic education itself remains neglected in US schools.
The rising costs of EpiPens has led to outrage.
The rising cost of drugs is more worrisome to most Americans than problems with Obamacare. Could proposals in California and Ohio help?
Rising marketplace premiums have led to calls for changes in the marketplace.
Double-digit premium increases are leading to an outcry that the Affordable Care Act is not working, yet parts of it are. Here’s what works, and ideas on how to fix what doesn't.
Bernie Sanders fans gather at a recent rally in support of universal coverage in Colorado.
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As Obamacare premium prices rise, many are asking why the U.S. doesn't have universal health care in the first place. The reasons may surprise you.
Digital media has feasted off Donald Trump’s lies.
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Lies, Twitter bots and sensation reign in the era of for-profit digital media.
The candidates go in different directions, especially on Obamacare.
While it's hard to separate fact from hysteria when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, here are some expert voices to explain some of the candidates' proposals on the health care law.
U.S. middle class, R.I.P.?
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Finding a way to reduce inequality is key not only to solving a host of other problems but also to rescuing America's fast-disappearing middle class.
Trump’s tax returns would tell us a lot about who he is.
A 1995 tax return shows a net operating loss so large that it raises concerns about whether it was reported properly – and if Trump has been honest about his taxes.
Application for coverage under the ACA.
The Affordable Care Act increased the number of insured people, but skeptics have suggested the increase could be due to higher employment rates. That's not the case, a detailed study suggests.