3 reasons why American politics have become so divisive – study

Partisan division has reached its peak, shows an alarming new study that identifies three crucial components.

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  • American political polarization has reached alarming heights, shows a new study.
  • Democrats and Republicans hate the other side more than they love their own party.
  • The polarization grows worse despite the fact that differences between the sides are not so dramatic.
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New study shows which states make it easier (or harder) to vote

States set their own voting laws, so where does this make voting easiest?

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  • A new report out of Northern Illinois University lists how easy it is to vote in each state.
  • The report can be compared to previous indexes, showing where it is getting easier and more difficult to vote.
  • The authors also note that dramatically improving the ease of voting is simple and cost effective.
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Americans under 40 want major reforms, expanded Supreme Court

Younger Americans support expanding the Supreme Court and serious political reforms, says new poll.

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  • Americans under 40 largely favor major political reforms, finds a new survey.
  • The poll revealed that most would want to expand the Supreme Court, impose terms limits, and make it easier to vote.
  • Millennials are more liberal and reform-centered than Generation Z.
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Can sending a postcard to eligible voters increase turnout?

A simple postcard can improve voter registration rates. Who knew?

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  • An experiment in getting more people to register to vote in Pennsylvania shows that a simple postcard can get big results.
  • Just mailing a reminder to those who were eligible to register increased registration rates by 15 percent.
  • The study is one of the first to seriously look at registration drives.
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10 quotes from great minds on why you should vote

Don't feel like going out to vote? These ten thinkers have something to tell you.

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  • Everybody occasionally wonders if they should bother to vote.
  • To help out, we have quotes from 10 great minds explaining why voting, and participation in politics in general, is the right thing to do.
  • Some of them will inspire you, some will scare you, and some are pretty funny.
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