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2014-06-20 00:20:32

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Small Business Association (NSBA) today released the 2014 Politics of Small Business Survey which provides detailed insight on the political opinions and activity of America's small-business owners. The survey illustrates the implications of growing partisan rancor with a less involved small-business community increasingly frustrated with their elected officials. "Today's small-business owner remains strikingly...

2014-05-20 16:29:28

Updated nonpartisan website guides voters this primary season SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two weeks from today California voters will cast ballots that will impact housing for veterans and public access to government meetings and records. They'll also choose the top two candidates for a handful of offices including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and others. The newly updated nonpartisan California Choices (www.californiachoices.org), a...

2014-05-01 04:21:57

The economy is most important, followed by healthcare and jobs NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are a lot of considerations that come into play when considering which candidate to vote for. Sometimes it is as simple as what party they belong to. Other times, it can be something a little more superficial, as in who sweat more during a televised debate. But often, it comes down to how a candidate stands on certain issues. Which issues matter isn't the same for every voter. A...

2013-10-01 15:36:18

In response to past economic crises such as the Great Depression, Americans demanded government policy solutions to widespread unemployment and rising income insecurity. But a new study in the October issue of the American Sociological Review found that public support for government efforts to address social problems actually declined in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis. "We found it surprising that as the Great Recession emerged, the American public moved quickly toward lower levels...

2013-04-29 16:04:16

Having to explain how a political policy works leads people to express less extreme attitudes toward the policy, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research suggests that people may hold extreme policy positions because they are under an illusion of understanding – attempting to explain the nuts and bolts of how a policy works forces them to acknowledge that they don´t know as much about the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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