The QLess Blog

This November Vote QLess!

Jul 25 By Alex Bäcker | Categories: Insights, Government

One of the key issues in US elections today is the mechanics of voting. It’s a hot topic that pundits from all parts of the political spectrum are commenting on – and it often comes down to the fact that voters in many areas have to wait in line for hours to cast their ballots.

As filmmaker Michael Moore recently wrote, “People have to leave the house and get in line to vote. And if they live in poor, Black or Hispanic neighborhoods, they not only have a longer line to wait in, everything is being done to literally stop them from casting a ballot. So in most elections it’s hard to get even 50% to turn out to vote."

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Airport Lines: The Bane of Travel

Jul 12 By Amy Deavoll | Categories: Insights

There’s nothing more dispiriting than checking in only to find that the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) security checkpoint line stretches on forever, and may even cause you to miss your flight. It seems like the TSA is constantly warning travelers about unusually long wait times during the summer or holiday season. Sometimes the agency initiates a hiring splurge and beats the rush, but more often travelers are left waiting and waiting for the privilege of taking off their shoes, sorting their possessions into plastic bins, and standing in an awkward body scanner before rushing to (maybe) catch their flight.

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