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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 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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Why the Congressional Budget Office’s Rating of the Health Care Bill Is So Crucial

The House just passed the new health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. It’ll now move to the Senate, but it’s already gotten a lot of opposition, and rightfully so: it’s pretty awful and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) didn’t even score it. Here’s what that means and why you should care.

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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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What Trump’s Tax Plan Proposes and Who It Will Benefit Most

We told you what to expect from Trump’s Tax Plan, which was released this Wednesday. While it wasn’t very detailed, the plan more or less includes what everyone expected. Here’s a breakdown of who stands to benefit the most.

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What Trump’s Tax Plan Proposes and Who It Will Benefit Most

We told you what to expect from Trump’s Tax Plan, which was released this Wednesday. While it wasn’t very detailed, the plan more or less includes what everyone expected. Here’s a breakdown of who stands to benefit the most.

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The FCC’s New Plan Dismantles Net Neutrality to Rely on the Free Market

Today, chairman of the Federal Trade Communications Commission, Ajit Pai outlined his new plan to loosen the FCC’s oversight of internet service providers. As expected, his dream plan effectively kills off many of the ideas of net neutrality.

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