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Funny story: in 2005, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee signed a law mandating Arkansas insurance plans provide contraception coverage, including church-affiliated organizations such as hospitals and universities. 9 years ago, Huckabee thought that the govt should ensure that everyone had access to contraception. In fact, as the LATimes detailed in 2012, all sorts of Republicans were happily embracing contraception coverage mandates in the days of Bush and Clinton. Then Barack Obama became…

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A hundred years of American politics, in one GIF

Data can be used in all sorts of interesting ways. Check out this great map from ASU alumnus Jonathan Davis depicting political shifts over the past 100 years.

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Congress is about to vote to keep out refugees. But it still hasn’t voted on the war.

Congress is about to vote to keep out refugees. But it still hasn’t voted on the war. - The Washington Post

Last Thursday, Pope Francis and former Israeli President Shimon Peres met for an extended 45 minute private conversation.  The focus of this discussion was a

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31 states have heightened religious freedom protections

How many states already provide heightened protection for the exercise of religion? The answer? Thirty-one, 18 of which passed state laws based on the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The protections in an additional 13 states came through court rulings. Here's a map of which states have added protections and which do not:

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Let this be a sign

Simon Roberts - looking at the modern political climate. Often presents his images as typologies like this.