The Political Roundup

on Friday, Jul. 15th

The Political Roundup delivers a mix of political content from around the web, curated for the Turnstyle reader.

Public Opinion Forms Around Debt Ceiling Issue

Opinions are beginning to shape around the issue of raising the debt ceiling. Americans are just about equally concerned about increasing government spending as they are about the potential blow to the economy by refusing to raise the debt limit.

Young Adults Stepping Up To The Political Plate

Young college grads, some who can’t even legally consume alcohol, have got the politics bug — they are stepping up to challenge well-funded incumbent politicians.

Update On Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal

Governor Nathan Deal of Atlanta condemns the 178 teachers and principals that cheated by changing their students’ test scores. He says you just don’t cheat students.

Duncan And Obama On Education: Dream Act Can Reduce Deficit

Obama responds to questions about America’s schools during his Twitter Town Hall discussion, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says the DREAM Act is a must for the future of education and our country’s economy.

Voter ID Requirements Affect Youth Voters

At least 34 states have recently introduced bills that would require a government-issued, photo ID for voting– this law will soon go into effect in Wisconsin.

Robyn Gee and Chris McCoy contributed to this article.

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These Game Controllers Will (One Day) Read Your Mind

A version of this story airs on NPR/WBUR’s Here & Now.

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Virtual Reality’s Future Hinges on Presence and Patience

There are two reoccurring themes in the reports out of this past weekend’s Oculus Connect developers conference in Hollywood.

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The Dumbest Case Against Games Journalists You’ll Ever Hear

WARNING: Contains Opinions.

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The Good And Bad Memes In #Ferguson Race Conversations

A friend of mine launched a depressing conversation recently, and asked me how much I think he is worth.

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Amazon Joins Mobile Payment Game, But Have They Lost The Magic Touch?

Once upon a time it seemed that Amazon could have been destined to be that rare company that could do no wrong.

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