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8 Reasons You Should Care a Lot About the 2020 Census 

Do you care about the 2020 census? You should. We all probably should care more about the 2020 census, because John Thompson, the director of the Census Bureau and the man in charge of running the 2020 census, stepped down last week. It’s hard to overstate what huge news this is, and yet the story isn’t getting a ton…

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How to Be a Whistleblower

Whistleblowing is in the news this week: Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates is preparing to testify in front of a Senate panel on May 8th, and CNN reports that she will say she warned the White House about Michael Flynn’s connections with Russia almost three weeks before Flynn was fired.

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How to Call Your Members of Congress When You Have Social Anxiety

If you have phone phobia, you’re not alone. (I’m a recovering member of the club myself.) If the situation in this country is making you anxious, calling your reps is both a step toward a solution, and a way to give yourself a small amount of control over something. But you have to be able to actually make the call.

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How to Get Your Friends to Go Along With a Bad Idea

Sometimes you have a really bad idea, but you need friends to help you pull it off. Maybe it’s something that will benefit you but not them; or maybe you’ve all talked yourself into believing that this obviously stupid idea has some kind of upside.

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How to Get Your Friends to Go Along With a Bad Idea

Sometimes you have a really bad idea, but you need friends to help you pull it off. Maybe it’s something that will benefit you but not them; or maybe you’ve all talked yourself into believing that this obviously stupid idea has some kind of upside.

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Here are the Biggest Costs and Cuts in Congress’s Spending Plan

Back in March, Trump proposed a pretty wild budget outline that would end a number of important programs. Here’s where that’s landed now, as Congress is set to approve the spending plan this week.

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What You Need to Qualify for the U.S. Green Card Lottery

Today, over 14 million people are finding out if they won the 2018 U.S. green card lottery, also known as the diversity visa lottery. Only about 50,000 people will win a green card, here’s what they needed to qualify for the lottery in the first place.

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What You Need to Qualify for the U.S. Green Card Lottery

Today, over 14 million people are finding out if they won the 2018 U.S. green card lottery, also known as the diversity visa lottery. Only about 50,000 people will win a green card, here’s what they needed to qualify for the lottery in the first place.

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How to Comment on the FCC’s Proposal to Kill Net Neutrality

The FCC has released its plans to kill off net neutrality, and it doesn’t look great for consumers. Good news though, just like last time, the FCC is opening up the proposal for a public debate.

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How to Comment on the FCC’s Proposal to Kill Net Neutrality

The FCC has released its plans to kill off net neutrality, and it doesn’t look great for consumers. Good news though, just like last time, the FCC is opening up the proposal for a public debate.

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