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  • Without Paper Ballots, Fear of Vote Rigging Clouds 2016 Primaries

    By Ben Ptashnik, Truthout | News Analysis

    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks during a primary campaign appearance at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2016. Rigging may not have occurred in the 2016 Iowa caucus - but without paper ballots, counted in public, and recounted or audited when necessary, there are no means to verify the will of the voters. (Photo: Doug Mills / The New York Times)Hillary Clinton speaks during a primary campaign appearance at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, January 30, 2016. Rigging may not have occurred in the 2016 Iowa caucus - but without paper ballots, counted in public and recounted or audited when necessary, there are no means to verify the will of the voters. (Photo: Doug Mills / The New York Times)

    In Iowa, the Democratic caucus process, which did not provide voters with paper ballots, left many questioning whether Hillary Clinton really won. To protect the integrity of any election, officials should use paper ballots, counted in public and recounted or audited when necessary.

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  • Ladydrawers: The Gresham Experiment, Part 1

    Ladydrawers: The Gresham Experiment, Part 1

    By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Sheika Lugtu, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

    In this installment of the Ladydrawers' "Growing Season" series, the comics journalists explore an issue that hits close to home for them: food access in the Chicago neighborhood of Auburn Gresham, and how a scarcity of healthy food options relates to street violence.

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  • Regulating Banks vs. Displacing Them: Where Clinton and Sanders Disagree on Wall Street

    Regulating Banks vs. Displacing Them: Where Clinton and Sanders Disagree on Wall Street

    By Geoff Gilbert, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Amid the campaign rhetoric, it can be hard to decipher how the Democratic presidential contenders would handle Wall Street differently. Bernie Sanders wants to radically change US financial institutions, while Hillary Clinton wants to largely leave them be, but regulate them more stringently.

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