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The Los Angeles Times has a nice web feature that allows you to predict the outcome of the presidential election, state by state. So here’s my prediction: Obama 311, McCain 227. And Obama wins the popular vote by 5.5 points.
Karl Rove, incidentally, predicts a bigger margin for Obama: 338-200.
Try your hand at predicting the election here.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Number of free condoms handed out by the Brazilian government in advance of Carnival this year:
The best way to measure happiness is simply to ask people how happy they are.
Following three weeks of clashes between protesters and government forces that killed at least 17 people, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced a two-day extension of Carnival. “Happiness will conquer the embittered,” he said during an appearance at a recreation center.
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”