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  1. Voter bass

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    What do we look for in a leader? Political vision? Sound policies? Compassion? Well, no. A deep voice appears to be the answer, says Casey Klofstad of Miami University. His research indicates that a mellifluous bass tone is the perfect credential for a true leader. The deeper the voice the...
  2. The best case for the Union

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    There used to be a pithy phrase about Unionists “killing Home Rule with kindness.” Yesterday, in the course of his first substantial speech on the constitutional question, the Prime Minister attempted to kill Scottish independence with emollience and a heavy dose of charm. It was, in short, the best articulation...
  3. Have you met Adam?

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    Adam Boulton, the political editor of Sky News, was disturbed on a commercial Virgin flight across the Atlantic by some strange electronic noises from another part of the plane—buzzing, bleeping and what sounded like explosions. Not one to shy away from a confrontation, Boulton went over to find the commotion’s...
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    Sarah Palin: politician, commentator, poet You need to be logged in to see this part of the content. Please either subscribe or Login to access.
  5. Thoroughly modern carve up

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    “People ask me,” said writer Jonathan Coe last night at a Guardian event looking back on his masterpiece, “why don’t you write another What a Carve Up!? It’s all still so relevant. But that’s exactly why I’m not going to write another one.” What a Carve Up! did to the...
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    Has Mark Zuckerburg read Evgeny Morozov’s Prospect article on why dictators love the web. If not, he should. So says Democrat politician, Dick Durbin. You need to be logged in to see this part of the content. Please either subscribe or Login to access.