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Getting out the vote

Tova Wang on how young people can affect democracy, in advance of National Voter Registration Day

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“Winning an election is fine, but losing one is painful, at least in the short run,” said the authors of a Harvard Kennedy School study.

Woe to the losers

Partisans in election defeat face a week of psychological distress, research says

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Even with a major Republican sweep, "It will be difficult for either party to enact major changes, because Democrats in the Senate are perfectly capable of stopping bills from passing," according to David King, a senior lecturer in public policy. "Procedurally, it is unlikely that President Obama will be signing many Republican 'stand-alone' bills, and he’ll be ready to use his veto pen."

Power shift

Kennedy School’s King assesses the post-midterm landscape

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