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NPR: Rethinking the Tuesday Vote

Sunday, July 13th, 2008


This month, Weekend Edition Sunday is exploring what it means to be an American by way of American history. I contributed an essay about why we vote on Tuesday for today’s program, and this is the blog post which goes along with my essay.

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