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Early voting provides a means for eligible voters to cast their ballots at a time and location other than in person on Election Day. EARLY VOTING COMES IN TWO BASIC FORMS: EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING   Voters can cast a ballot by appearing in person at a local elections office or other designated...
07/15/2013
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In Citizens United v. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court held that corporations were free to use money from the corporation’s treasury on political activity.1 Setting aside for a moment the many criticisms of the decision, Citizens United left open a number of questions about who at a corporation...
06/19/2013
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This Explainer explores how the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is used in measuring our economic growth and whether alternative measures are also needed to provide a more comprehensive outlook of economic progress. What is GDP and How Is It Used? GDP measures the output of goods and services...
01/29/2013
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This Demos Explainer explores the tension between political support for deficit reduction versus job creation and economic security policies. Most available research indicates a significant difference in priorities between the majority of Americans and the affluent that comprise the political donor...
12/07/2012
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Former U.S. Representative Lincoln Davis, of Tennessee, knows something about elections and government, yet this year when he went to polls in his hometown where he’d been voting since 1995, he was denied the right to vote. “We walked in and they told me I was not a registered voter. I had been...
11/06/2012
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A corporation is a legal structure that enables individuals to contribute and pool resources, capital, and labor in order to generate a profit. Corporations are created by state law in the state in which they are incorporated. The corporate legal structure receives a number of advantages and...
10/24/2012
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Ten years ago last November, a Republican-led Congress and a Democratic White House rolled out the red carpet for a new age of global, “full service,” too-big-to-fail financial institutions. The move repealed the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, a set of reforms responsible for the longest crisis-free...
11/10/2009
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