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Great or Terrible Things That Happened on Facebook

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply (you really can do that now!), whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… © Rick Friedman/Corbis, 2004 1. Today is the big Facebook IPO. There are people who document [...]

Why Does New Hampshire Get to Hold the First Primary?

© Rick Friedman/Corbis Because the state wants it that way! New Hampshire’s primaries have informally been the earliest since 1920, but over the years, the state has passed laws to ensure that its primaries will remain the first in the nation. In fact, New Hampshire’s officials are bound by state law to hold the primary “on the [...]