What he talked about

From sports to threats to for­eign coun­tries, here are seven years of Obama’s pre­oc­cu­pa­tions in the speeches he gave—charted.

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Michael Dukakis’ final campaign

Throughout Michael’s nearly three decades in elected office, he was the star of the couple. He served a record three terms as gov­ernor of the com­mon­wealth of Mass­a­chu­setts; his one […]

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How Congress sees the world, in charts

This week is a big one for America’s global rela­tions. While Con­gress started hashing out whether to hand the pres­i­dent authority to finish the largest trade deal in his­tory, Obama […]

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Can members of congress change your mind?

In pol­i­tics, it’s become con­ven­tional wisdom that talking seri­ously to reg­ular Amer­i­cans doesn’t really pay off. Numerous studies have found that cit­i­zens appear to dig in their heels, resisting information […]

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The birth of a new civil rights movement

Sarah Jackson, a pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity whose research focuses on social move­ments, said the civil rights estab­lish­ment embraces the “Martin Luther King-​​​​Al Sharpton model”—which empha­sizes mobi­lizing people for rallies […]

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Morning Education: Teens to cast their ballots

Gen­er­a­tion Z is headed to the polls for the first time this pres­i­den­tial elec­tion and the youth vote will likely prove crit­ical. So North­eastern Uni­ver­sity sur­veyed more than 1,000 young […]

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Morning Education

FINANCIAL ANXIETIES PLAGUE GEN Z: A new survey out of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity sug­gests the large majority of 16– to 19-​​​​year-​​​​olds believe a col­lege degree is impor­tant, but they worry about […]

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All Ebola is local

The widely varying responses between New York and Dallas tell us a lot about the nation’s uneven pre­pared­ness for a deadly dis­ease out­break. So far, with Ebola, we seem to […]

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