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Political lobbying in Australia

Good overview of lobbying in Aust (during 2013 election campaign)

Analysis of US gun deaths

Maps positive & negative correlations (Note: statistical links, not causation)

Nixon’s biggest crime was far worse than Watergate

http://hnn.us/articles/nixons-biggest-crime-was-far-far-worse-watergate

Nixon’s actions to ensure no peace deal before the 1968 election and then ordered a burglary prior to watergate:

“There was a lot to anger Americans, including (1) interference with a U.S. presidential election (2) by a foreign government (3) that more than 30,000 Americans had died defending (4) and in whose defense hundreds of thousands of other American soldiers were then risking their lives. This interference (5) involved sabotaging peace talks aimed at producing a settlement that would allow those American soldiers to come home. Add to that the evidence that (6) this sabotage had the secret encouragement of the presidential candidate (7) who profited from it politically in an election he won by less than 1 percent of the vote. This was a scandal that could have changed history, had it the government not kept it secret.”

Wow!

The Perils of Internet Research: LBJ & Equal Opportunity

http://hnn.us/articles/perils-internet-research-case-lbj-and-affirmative-action

Two important points for this:
1. Look up Executive Order 11246 (Affirmative Action re Equal Opportunity in workplace) and you get amended version, not original, even at US Archives.
2. Great LBJ domestic policy case study for DPHIS Democratic States

What is the UK Constitution?

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/research/uk-constitution

Short, clear explanation.

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