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03/14/2016 - Food For Thought: 3/14/2016

After 2016, Will The Political Parties Ever Look The Same?

– Washington Post

The Washington Post’s opinion page suggests that no matter who wins in November, the successes of Trump and Sanders have sewn the seeds of a potential partisan realignment not seen in generations.

 

Which Side Are You On, Hillary?

– The New York Times

The New York Times details Hillary Clinton’s uncomfortable relationship with the labor community and outlines the reasons for their general skepticism of her and how that is impacting the Democratic primary race.

 

This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind

– Bloomberg News

Bloomberg News takes a look at how the process of social change has sped up dramatically over the last ten years and suggests that there is a new pattern for this type of change: a few pioneer states get out front before the others, and then a key event (often a court decision or a grassroots campaign reaching maturity) triggers a rush of state activity that ultimately leads to a change in federal law.

 

Is Twitter Making Us More Productive?

– FiveThirtyEight

The very same computer at your desk (or in your pocket) that lets you look up information in seconds that would have taken hours to find 20 years ago is also the same device that makes it easy to waste time. With that example as a backdrop, FiveThirtyEight looks at a major debate in economics right now – how to truly measure technology’s effect on productivity, the economy, and our overall well-being.