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Taking your kid to the polls

Is there anything quite like election day? For me, it has always been something of a holiday. As a young cub reporter I stayed up all night, waiting for returns and even, some years, writing out the results by hand in a grid that ran on the front pag...

The positive side of presidential politics

Welcome to Red Mom Blue Mom, ParentDish's special coverage of the 2008 Presidential election. Each Tuesday through November 4, columnists Rachel Campos-Duffy (Red Mom) and Ada Calhoun (Blue Mom) will take on issues relevant to parents on both sid...

Will obesity in a pregnant woman sway her kid's vote?

I gotta tell ya, after reading this article, it's doubtful. Possible, sure--anything is--but doubtful. I love Olivia Judson, the biologist and oft-contributor to the New York Times. She brings out the science nerd buried not so far within me. Her ...

Obama wins Scholastic Kids Election poll

Every four years since 1940, Scholastic Magazine has asked young readers to pick the next president. In all but two of those 'elections', the kids have chosen the candidate who went on to win the presidency (they failed to predict Harry Truman in 194...

If kids voted, Bush wouldn't be in office

This, according to Dina -- a 12 year-old from Colorado -- in response to a questionnaire from New Moon magazine. Sorcha, age 10, thinks kids would "throw their vote away for a candy bar". Monica, age 11, worries that kids might get grounded for votin...

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