Tag: election 2016

Bernie Sanders & Hillary Clinton

Facing the Democratic divide

We are seeing another polarization within a polarization featuring all the same dynamics we’ve come to see between the American left and right: contempt, ridicule, purity tests, an assumption of bad intentions, and blame.

South Dakota voters approve interest rate cap on payday loans

The Associated Press declared a win for Initiated Measure 21 around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, with around 75 percent of voters approving the measure. It caps interest rates on payday and car title loans at 36 percent. Under current laws, there is no limit on how much interest lenders can charge on these loans.

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gun safety

California voters approve gun control measure Proposition 63

The initiative outlaws the possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, requires background checks for people buying bullets, makes it a crime not to report lost or stolen guns, and provides a process for taking guns from people upon their conviction for a felony.

California approves statewide plastic bag ban

Californians now face a new grocery-store reality: No more plastic bags. Voters approved Proposition 67, the statewide ban on carry-out plastic bags, 52 percent to 48 percent.

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Mass transit wins big in ballot initiatives

Smart Growth America, the pro-transit and urbanism advocacy group, compiled a list of the biggest transit initiatives on Tuesday’s ballots. Of the 27 measures tracked, 19 passed.

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Donald Trump giving a speech

Why Trump gives me hope

Growing support for Trump’s ideas is not that they are becoming more popular. It is because those who hold them most dearly now feel more threatened – and therefore are getting louder – than ever.

Faces

How we’re all politicians

We deserve to be angry about corruption in politics. It’s how we harness our anger that counts. It’s how we harness our anger that could really change everything.

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