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2012 National Conventions

Mentions of 'God,' 'Troops,' 'Afghanistan' in Party Platforms and Conventions: Does it Matter?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Since Republicans have decided to count words, the New York Times just happens to have kept track of how often speakers at both conventions used certain words and phrases. Some of the numbers are interesting.

Embracing Bigotry

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This bigotry is not based on what color your skin is, what religion you happen to believe, or even what sports team you root for; it is instead based on the eternal American self-confidence that your political opinion is the right one.

'Pedal Buses' Coming to Charlotte, Tampa For Conventions

Posted 08.03.2012 | Travel

Apparently a bicycle built for two just wouldn't do. Fleets of "pedal buses" that seat up to nine will descend on Charlotte and Tampa ahead of the ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Votes To Defund 'Hallelujah' Party Conventions | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Thursday to shut off public funding for the two biggest taxpayer-backed parties in the country, the Democratic and Repu...