10 reasons there should be a maximum age limit to run for president

Why the effects of aging are detrimental to being the U.S. president.

  • As there's a minimum age, there should be a maximum one.
  • Aging causes decline in numerous cognitive skills as shown in numerous studies.
  • Older candidates are less likely to support new ideas, technologies and societal changes.
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  • Russians protesting for a free election process now have a new image to rally behind.
  • 17 year old Olga Misik sat in front of riot police reading the Russian constitution.
  • She read aloud the passage, which affirms the right to peaceful gatherings.
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Loss of local newspapers is making America more politically polarized

Less local newspapers are making the populace more uninformed.

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  • As of 2016 there are roughly 1,300 daily newspapers in the United States.
  • Only 45 percent of counties in the United States contain a daily newspaper headquarters.
  • National news is influencing local politics and make citizens vote blindly along party lines.
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Fall is a bad time to hold elections. Here's why.

Millions of Americans didn't vote during the midterms — excuses there are many. Some are valid.

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  • Usually, only about 40 percent of eligible voters participate in midterm elections.
  • Political philosopher John Stuart Mill believed it would be for the collective good if everybody voted.
  • Because of logistics, we may need to change the time of year we vote.
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Map of political book sales shows a polarized nation

The states with golden stars on them are extra intriguing.

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  • Barnes & Noble reported a 57% increase in political book sales compared to 2017.
  • The top three best-selling political books of 2018 have been mostly critical of President Donald Trump, though each state varies in which political books it buys most.
  • Despite the boost in sales, Barnes & Noble could put itself up for sale in the near future.
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