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What political measures have proven effective around the world at reducing incidents of gun violence? Infringing on the "rights" of normal people to carry firearms whose primary function is to kill other people seems to work quite well for the rest of the world (sample: UK, Australia). Yes, single-shot hunting rifles can kill people, but they can ...


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I'm going answer half of the question, What did Obama do? This answer is mostly taken from his own archives. That document lists three key actions attributed to Obama: He helped pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This act was a combination of direct financial payments to individuals, tax cuts and investment projects. He helped introduce ...


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To a large extent, Obama's success was coincidental, in the sense that he took office soon after the start of a recession and would, unless he had been peculiarly incompetent, which he was not, be put in a good position to improve things from a low starting point. Which is precisely what he did. From The business cycle is dying: This is a fairly regular ...


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Actually almost all conservatives in the US, in fact almost all voters and politicians in the US, are perfectly OK with certain types of transactional sex, just not all types. Paying porn models and actors to have sex is legal, and personally I have never met anyone who thought it should be illegal. There's an inconsistency between that fact and the fact ...


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