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New Year's Resolution: Become a Volunteer

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If your New Year's resolution is to get healthier and to lead a more satisfying life, consider becoming a volunteer. A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that volunteering may have positive health benefits for older adults. It’s probably true that volunteering provides value for people of all ages.

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IU Media School Reporting Project Raises Questions About Veracity of State Campaign Finance Data

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Since 2000, state-level political committees in Indiana have taken in nearly $1 billion in contributions to run campaigns and influence elections. A new reporting project by student journalists in The Media School at Indiana University raises questions about the quality of official data and the state's enforcement of rules and statutory limitations.

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New GW Battleground Poll: Public Opinion of Trump Improves; Voters Don’t Think He’ll Build a Wall at Mexican Border

Donald Trump’s public image has notably improved since winning the presidency in November, according to the latest George Washington University Battleground Poll.

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Despite His Past, Carson May Become America’s ‘Dismantler-in-Chief’

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Tulane University Releases Poll on Louisiana U.S. Senate Race

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Tulane University’s Department of Political Science released new survey results indicating a 19-point lead for Republican candidate John Kennedy going into next week’s runoff election for U.S. Senator from Louisiana.

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International Development Expert to Discuss “Trumpism, the Global Economy, and Silicon Valley”

Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, founder and president of the American Iranian Council and a former Iranian presidential candidate, to address the conflict between Trump and Silicon Valley values

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Fear of Trump’s Authoritarianism ‘Overblown’

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Vanderbilt Expert Predicted Rise of White Nationalism in 2002

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Vanderbilt University political scientist Carol Swain predicted the rise of the white nationalism, seen by many as the foundation of the alt-right movement, 14 years ago in her book, The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration. “The alt-right is not a new development. It is an effort to rebrand the white nationalism I described in 2002, as a more intellectual movement that uses social science data, rhetoric and civil rights laws to advance its agenda,” Swain, professor of political science and of law, says.

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Thanksgiving Conversation Survival Guide Post-Election

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Preparing dinner for a house packed with hungry family members on Thanksgiving Day can be stressful enough, but pepper it with conversation about politics and the 2016 election earlier this month, and the day could spoil easily.







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