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Tough Talk on China Ignores Some Economic Realities

The New York Times reminds us that protecting American jobs is a little more complicated than taking a tough stand on China.

The New York Times reminds us that protecting American jobs is a little more complicated than taking a tough stand on China:

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Lie Detector Meets Data Viz: This Typographic Web App Will Deconstruct Tonight's Debate Live

Part data visualization, part experimental typography, ReConstitution 2012 is a live web app linked to the U.S. Presidential Debates.


“Obama was listless up there,” “Ryan’s grasp of the facts is tenuous,” and “Biden was clearly unhinged." Just some of the quotes from talking-head political pundits in reference to the recently televised Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates. A lot of the ‘analysis’ coming out of the 24-hour news cycle is often little more than self-reinforcing hyperbole and subjective name-calling. But what if there was a way to cut through the candidates’ and news agencies’ partisan smoke screens and see what was really going on inside the minds of our would-be leaders? Was Obama really daydreaming during the first debate? Does Romney actually believe anything that comes out of his own mouth?

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Lucky for you, ‘The People,’ Sosolimited has built a better way to experience the Presidential debates. While the Secret Service declined our request to hook Obama and Romney up to polygraph machines, we’ve done the next best thing and installed our patented Bullshit Detector™ technology onto the internet. The result is ReConstitution 2012, your go-to resource for live Presidential Debate psychoanalysis. Using some real ‘science,’ a line or two of JavaScript, and a heavy dose of CSPAN-2, we’ve built a real-time forensic app, that cuts right to the chase and allows viewers to see deep into the psyches of the men competing to be Mr. U.S.A.

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