Sources PBS NewsHour. "The Primary versus the Caucus." December 15, 2003 (April 24, 2012) http://www.pbs.org/newshour/vote2004/primaries/sr_primary_caucus.htmlPraetorius, Dean. The Huffington Post. "What Is a Caucus? How the Iowa Caucus Works." January 3, 2012 (April 24, 2012) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/03/what-is-a-caucus-iowa-2012_n_1181069.htmlRedlawski, David P.; Tolbert, Caroline J.; and Donovan, Todd. Why Iowa? Why Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process. "Iowa Caucus Rules." University of Chicago, 2011. http://www.whyiowa.org/Why Iowa Chapter 3.pdfSeelye, Katherine Q. The New York Times. "Romney's Victory in the Maine Caucuses Is at Risk." February 16, 2012 (April 23, 2012) http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/romneys-victory-in-the-maine-caucuses-is-at-risk/The Takeaway. "What's the Difference Between a Caucus and a Primary?" February 7, 2012 (April 22, 2012) … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between a Caucus and a Primary?
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The Buddha himself rejected the notion that his monks should be vegetarians, even though it seemed to go against the core Buddhist teaching of "do no harm" (ahimsa). Traditionally, monks ate only what was given to them by lay members of the community, a practice that continues in many Theravada Buddhist monasteries. The Buddha taught that giving generously to monks was a great way to earn karmic merit. And if a monk refused to take a donation of meat, he was essentially blocking the giver from receiving blessings and potentially messing with his next life [source: Buswell and Lopez]. … [Read more...] about 10 Big Questions About Buddhism, Answered
If voting is the cornerstone of American democracy, then why does it have to be such a pain? Election Day in the U.S. is always a Tuesday, smack in the middle of the work week. If you move to a new state or county, you need to re-register. State voter ID requirements change all the time, so you could show up to a polling station, wait in line and still get blocked from voting. … [Read more...] about Homeless Americans Can Vote, But It Isn’t Easy