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Matthew McKnight



Jan. 8 2009 7:40 AM
OK, so it's Inauguration Day and you're standing back 10 rows deep along the parade route. You've lost your family members who stopped somewhere a block or so away. Is your cell phone going to work? 
May 25 2016 12:50 PM
Many people are having trouble believing the polls that say Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is leading. These doubts—a borderline conspiratorial uneasiness—have to do with race, and whether white voters will actually vote for a black man. Can someone say Bradley Effect? If you're wondering what the B. E is all about, no worries, The Root Explainer to the rescue...