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A nation can mean many things, and so can the notion of "national." It invokes a sense of patriotism and of place and history, culture and language, community and heritage. A national feeling is often called upon in times of great crises or challenges. For example, the financial crises and ensuing deepening recession in the United States in 2008 brought ... Read More »


Whether it’s the historic presidential contest between Barack Obama and John McCain in 2008 or a local school board, elections are and will always be a hot topic on the Internet, in the blogosphere, and social media realms. Elections can take many forms, from a simple majority rules format in which anyone can participate, to more complex primary run-off systems, ... Read More »