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Adoption

Adoption  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0016
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What does adoption look like in the United States today? In the middle of the twentieth century, adoption became a widespread practice in the United States when thousands of ... More
After September 11

After September 11  

John Prados

in The US Special Forces: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
23 July 2015
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199354283.003.0006
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Brigadier General Stanley McChrystal stood near the door of a C-130J transport, ready for a practice parachute jump near Fort Bragg, when the air force jumpmaster leaned over to say ... More
Agribusiness, Supermarkets, And Fast Food

Agribusiness, Supermarkets, And Fast Food  

Robert Paarlberg

in Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
25 September 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199322398.003.0011
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What does the word “agribusiness” mean? The term “agribusiness” was coined in 1957 by two professors at the Harvard Business School, Ray Goldberg and John H. Davis, in recognition ... More
The Alt-Lite

The Alt-Lite  

George Hawley

in The Alt-Right: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
07 March 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190905194.003.0009
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What is Meant by Alt-Lite? In 2016, as it became obvious to more observers that the Alt-Right was, at its core, a racist movement dedicated to white identity politics above all ... More
The Alt-Right and Conservatism

The Alt-Right and Conservatism  

George Hawley

in The Alt-Right: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
07 March 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190905194.003.0007
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What does it Mean to be Right Wing? The Alt-Right is a right-wing movement, as is mainstream conservatism. Yet the two ideological camps do not overlap very much when it comes to ... More
The Alt-Right and Donald Trump

The Alt-Right and Donald Trump  

George Hawley

in The Alt-Right: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
07 March 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190905194.003.0008
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Can Donald Trump be Classified as Alt-Right? We cannot accurately describe President Donald Trump as part of the Alt-Right. He is a right-wing populist, whose rhetoric has appealed ... More
The Alt-Right and the Internet

The Alt-Right and the Internet  

George Hawley

in The Alt-Right: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
07 March 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190905194.003.0005
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Why is the Internet so Important to White Nationalists? The Internet is a valuable tool for anyone who wants to spread a message to a large audience quickly and inexpensively. It ... More
The Alt-Right Offline

The Alt-Right Offline  

George Hawley

in The Alt-Right: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
07 March 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190905194.003.0006
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Who Funds the Alt-Right? For the time being, the Alt-Right operates on a shoestring budget. Unlike conservatism, libertarianism, and other more mainstream ideologies, the movement ... More
Are Partisan Elites Polarized?

Are Partisan Elites Polarized?  

Nolan McCarty

in Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
05 December 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190867782.003.0003
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One of the signature achievements of Barack Obama’s presidency was the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. Because the bill received almost no Republican support, its passage ... More
Armed Drone Technology

Armed Drone Technology  

Sarah E. Kreps

in Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 April 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190235345.003.0002
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Over the last decade, the United States went from having unarmed surveillance drones to sophisticated armed drones capable of conducting prolonged surveillance and then killing the target. ... More
The Basic Terms

The Basic Terms  

Michael J. Gerhardt

in Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
30 August 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190903664.003.0003
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What does the term “impeachment” mean? At least as a concept, if not in practice, impeachment has been around for a long time. The word itself derives from a Latin root used to ... More
The Basics of Libertarianism

The Basics of Libertarianism  

Jason Brennan

in Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 January 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199933891.003.0001
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What is libertarianism? Libertarianism is a political philosophy. Libertarians believe respect for individual liberty is the central requirement of justice. They believe human ... More
Between Marijuana Prohibition and Commercial Legalization: Is There Any Middle Ground?

Between Marijuana Prohibition and Commercial Legalization: Is There Any Middle Ground?  

Jonathan P. Caulkins, Beau Kilmer, and Mark A.R. Kleiman

in Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
23 June 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190262419.003.0014
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Are there options in between prohibition and commercial legalization? Yes. It’s possible to move a meaningful distance away from prohibition without jumping all the way to the sort ... More
Beyond Hydrofracking

Beyond Hydrofracking  

Alex Prud’Homme

in Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 December 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199311262.003.0012
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The shale gas industry is still in its adolescence. And as adolescents are wont to do, it presents us with a dilemma: while the energy supplies in shale are too important to overlook, the ... More
Billionaires

Billionaires  

Robert E. Mutch

in Campaign Finance: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
23 June 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190274696.003.0007
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The rise of the super PAC was also the rise of the politically active billionaire. Dropping the old restrictions on who could give how much to whom did more than turn the attentions of ... More
Birthing, Breast-Feeding, and Reproductive Politics

Birthing, Breast-Feeding, and Reproductive Politics  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0019
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In what settings are babies born in the United States today? In 1900 more than 95 percent of American women gave birth at home. Fourteen years later, anesthesia, or “twilight ... More
Carving Out Legislative Districts

Carving Out Legislative Districts  

Dennis W. Johnson

in Campaigns and Elections: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
24 October 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190935580.003.0002
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Congressional districts are reapportioned every ten years. In recent years there has been a great deal of criticism of overt partisanship and even charges of racial ... More
The Case Against Hydrofracking

The Case Against Hydrofracking  

Alex Prud’Homme

in Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 December 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199311262.003.0009
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Hydrofracturing is not a gentle process. Sucking oil and gas from dense shale formations involves drilling, explosions, toxic chemicals, and millions of gallons of water pumped at crushing ... More
The Case for Hydrofracking

The Case for Hydrofracking  

Alex Prud’Homme

in Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
12 December 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199311262.003.0008
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Who Benefits? Many have profited financially from hydrofracking, from George Mitchell, who made billions of dollars by inventing “slickwater” fracturing, to truck drivers in North ... More
Civil Rights

Civil Rights  

Jason Brennan

in Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 January 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199933891.003.0005
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WHAT IS THE LIBERTARIAN VIEW OF CIVIL LIBERTY? Libertarians joke: Most people are libertarian toward those they regard as their equals; they are paternalistic toward those they ... More

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