Why does the United States have political parties? Why are certain colors and symbols associated with these parties? What is the origin and meaning of some common political terms.
Are Donald Trump's campaign promises pure vote-grabbing rhetoric? Or, like Populist Andrew Jackson, is this the start of another tragic Trail of Tears? When Populists speak, we better listen.
In this essay, the ideologies of liberalism and conservatism will be compared and contrasted in historical perspective by looking at these three areas: freedom, human nature, and the role of government.
There are many facts that people don't know or don't want to know about what has changed in America because of President Obama. This article sheds some light on those facts.
The Republicans claim that Democrats can't chew gum and walk at the same time, meaning they can't investigate Trump and legislate at the same time. Here's a look at what House Democrats have accomplished so far in the 116th Congress.
Donald Trump often professes to be a Christian, but what do his background, his words, and his deeds tell us about his religious beliefs?
This educational and uplifting book follows Doctor Ben Carson's rise from poverty to his fame as a world-renowned neurosurgeon. Raised by a single mother, the success of Carson's achievement stemmed from one specific practice his mother taught him.
Hillary Clinton is hoping that you’ve forgotten about some her wonderful past and her circle of friends which have been part of her and Bill’s political life over time.
The advantages and disadvantages of the democratic system of government in the form of pros and cons lists.
This hub provides an unbiased look at the political views of our 44th President, Barack Obama. What doe she think about the key issues currently being debated in Washington?
It's said Trump supporters shouldn't be laughed at. I say, not laughing at them will not change their minds. They've been bedazzled by a notorious swindler and bigot. His supporters are fine with that because, "he makes liberals heads explode". That's all they seem to care about.
The U.S. spends an obscene amount of money on the military, but fails to provide healthcare for all of its citizens.
In Donald Trump’s America, democracy is being eroded in many ways. His government exhibits elements of fascism, plutocracy, kakistocracy, and kleptocracy. Also chaos!
Now that Bernie Sanders has shown he'll believe a bridge in Brooklyn is for sale by believing anything Hillary says about the Democratic platform, and endorsing her, it is time to examine the issue: Who is really more dangerous, Hillary or Trump, as...
Because the Republican Party was founded to abolish slavery, the Democratic Party hijacked the issue, turning racism into a Republican problem by claiming that the parties switched sides on race.
USA Today reported in August 2018 that, "Overall, only 37 percent of Americans have a positive view of Socialism." They also reported 60% of Democrats, the people, not the party favor Socialism. You won't see those numbers reflected in corporate media or the party platform, or the ballot.
By any standard, it's difficult to find any president who did more harm in more ways and left the country in worse shape than this man did.
Learn what makes a state a swing state, why Independent voters in swing states make all the difference in a presidential election, and which states are considered swing states in 2012. Includes a map of the current political situation as to which states are swing states and which ones are likely to vote Democratic or Republican.
The Trump presidency is like a slow moving coup-d'etat against democracy and these "Trump-Words" illustrate how he is doing it. We all need to understand what "fake news," normalize," weaponize," "collusion," "kompromat" and other terms mean in this "post-truth" era of Trump.
Here's a list of pop, rock, and country songs for the American resistance movement about the bumbling, unhinged orange man who is our oldest President. Let's hope he's not our last.
With these uncertain political times, it's ever more important for us to vote for government officials who stand for us and our country. First you have to register to vote though. This article shows how to register and why to vote.
Seven Congressional committees have investigated the Benghazi terrorist attacks and uncovered many startling facts that would surprise most people.
Has the Democratic Party assisted in the current downfall in our country? The policies and actions of the party could be creating a trend in America which is leading us downhill. Can we recover?
This article looks at the results of an informal survey about important qualifications to become president of the United States of America. The survey was taken from November 2012 to November 2016.
Ideologues occupy the far end of the political spectrum, They judge all matters in absolute black and white terms. There are no shades of gray for them, no modifying distinctions, no nuances, no compromises. No reasonable flexibility.
Nancy Pelosi is a powerful woman among Democrats and in politics as a whole. Trump gave her the nickname Nervous Nancy because he feels threatened by her, and he very well should be. Powerful Pelosi seems a much better fit for this woman of many accolades.
The Media, the educational system, and the entertainment industry have always had the power to sway entire nations into following a government's agendas. The same tactics we see now are nothing new.
For almost 30 years, political historian Allan J. Lichtman's "keys to the White House" has been the most accurate advanced forecasting model of American presidential elections. So what about 2016?
Richard Nixon was a great man in a lot of ways. He was, if nothing else, a tireless worker, and very high achiever. That all said, the drug war is a disgrace, disaster, and Nixon played a huge role.
There are a multitude of examples that prove Republicans have been consistently wrong about virtually everything they've predicted over the past 30 years.
John Adams was a one of the founding fathers of America—an important leader who helped the colonies gain freedom from Great Britain. In the new republic, he served as a diplomat to European nations, the first vice president, and the second president of the United States from 1797 to 1801.
Horseshoe theory argues that the extreme left and the extreme right on the political spectrum resemble each other in many ways
Many mental health professionals have publicly noted their concerns about Donald Trump’s mental health. There appear to be many different, but overlapping conditions, to describe his behavior.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin lead two of the most powerful countries in the world. How will they get along in the next four years?
In a previous Hub (see "How Tax Cuts Work") I discussed how a supply side tax cut works. For the past quarter of a century tax cuts have been synonymous with supply side economic theory and Republican Administrations (Reagan in the 1980s and now...
This article will cover statistical data pertaining to deaths caused by a firearm, both violently and by suicide, and will also propose a gun reform that could potentially make America safer without taking guns from law-abiding citizens or disrespecting their rights.
The Hillary Clinton Scandals - Hillary Clinton has been involved in numerous scandals. These are related to Wikileaks, Benghazi, campaign donations, health care, Iraq, Iran, and Zionism.
Another mass shooting early this morning, Nov. 8th 2018. Gun nuts are already poised to deflect responsibility for this tragedy from copious availability of firearms, to mental health, or some other scapegoat issue. Anything to distract from the true culprit, promiscuous gun ownership.
People have worked very hard to rewrite the history of Ronald Reagan’s presidency, but objective historical facts dispute the wishful thinking of the 40th president's admirers.
This essay analyses the different types of obedience, both positive and negative types that are beneficial or destructive in our society.
Donald Trump is an American businessman, television personality, and politician who became president of the United States in 2016.
Interested in learning more about politics? Check out this guide to the best political blogs on the web, whether you're a conservative, liberal, or just interested in politics!
One's political views reflect one's belief system, and one's belief system reflects one's character. I could never date a conservative. Here's why.
Based on my background as a Christian, I discuss the reasons climate change and environmental concerns have been largely rejected by the political right which is dominated by Evangelical Christians.
The Mueller report contains damning information about Donald Trump and his campaign's involvement with Russians who were trying to help him win the presidential election. Here are 12 takeaways from the report that the president doesn't want you to know.
Where is your position on abortion? Why do you think that way? Is it a moral or religious issue? Should the government regulate it?
Some of the daughters of presidents were shy ugly ducklings while others were beautiful young ladies. Many First Daughters' accomplishments made their famous fathers proud.
This explains what name calling propaganda is. It provides examples and describes common propaganda techniques. It focuses on names used for foreign groups.
Is Donald Trump literally making us sick? According to mental health professionals, Trump Anxiety Disorder is real and it likely affects millions of Americans.
As part of his campaign, President Donald Trump promised the American public that he would build a wall over the U.S.-Mexican border. In an effort to show the futility of Trump's wall, I've provided a few satirical suggestions for improvement.
Nancy Pelosi is dead wrong about her reasons not to impeach Trump. How does Trump compare to previously impeached presidents Nixon and Clinton? Trump's actions are against American values and he's putting American lives in jeopardy with his policies.
Heated discussions in the U.S. Congress sometimes led to violence on the Senate floor in the form of fistfights, gun play and severe beatings.
Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. This is a remarkable accomplishment for any person – to become leader of the most powerful nation in the world. It’s even more of an accomplishment for a young...
Like nearly every president before him, the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has been marked by controversy, a few successes, and some failures.
State sponsored surveillance - necessary for your well-being, or an invasion of privacy? Find out how you are being watched, your conversations recorded and your communications intcercepted.
What is the Violence Against Women Act? How was it created, what does it do, and when has it been reauthorized in the United States?
This article suggests a list of the 10 best American Presidents in the history of the United States of America.
This presents four arguments for why some industries should be nationalised. It focuses on the social and economic case for nationalisation.
Like him or not, Donald Trump gets what he wants. His earliest influence was his father who began developing real estate. Trump made his mark in Manhattan & became one of the wealthiest men in the world.
Some of the very worst politicians in the history of the United States of America, and some heinous crimes against humanity can be laid squarely upon the head of Prescott Bush. There really can't be much in the way of apologies, as Mr. Prescott Bush...
Every time he speaks, Donald Trump shows how horribly unqualified he is to be President of the United States.
The POTUS is the leader of the free world. He is expected to be responsible, eloquent, intelligent, stable, and ethical. Fundamentally, this difficult job requires our trust. He can't violate that.
The values of Unitarianism were crucial in shaping the United States of America in her early years. The first six presidents (and many of the other founding fathers), were Unitarians or Deists.
Cheating investors, illegally hiring foreign workers, working with the mob, making illegal political contributions, housing discrimination and violating anti-trust laws to name just a few.
The media and the academy are confusing the public about the terms "patriotism," "nationalism," and "fascism." Is there a difference between these three "isms"? In this essay, I say "yes, there is" and that the distinction between these isms should be clarified.
Progressives, Conservatives and Libertarians cannot communicate with one another because they all speak in different dialects of the same language. Why is that?
President Trump has promised many good things about how well America will do under his leadership. Let's take a continuing look at the state of Trump's America, including graphs and tables.
Don’t be fooled by the name. It doesn’t exist in medical dictionaries , It’s just another annoying thing circulating throughout the chat-rooms and forums where politics is the subject. It needs to go.
America finally got to hear what Mueller had to say, and it was enough to send Donald Trump on a twitter marathon. The Trump machine is now trying to do everything it can do discredit Mueller, a war hero with an upstanding career.
On his last day in office President Bill Clinton granted 140 pardons to federal criminals, some of whom were Clinton's friends and relatives, resulting in worldwide criticism still discussed today.
The Republic of Iraq is a seething Pandora's box of conflicting ethnicities that was held together for 30 years by dictator Saddam Hussein. Saddam was evil, but is the world better off without him?
The President of the United States of America is the one of the top political positions in the world. What are the most important qualities to take into consideration when choosing a POTUS?
In the film, a monitor reports that almost half the ballots in the box of ballots she witnessed had been so altered, always against Sanders.
Why do so many people hate America? - Americans use patriotism as a means to bolster self-esteem in a culture where feeling special is a difficult task. The US government's history of interference and intervention in foreign countries is another primary focus of foreign hatred.
A review of Trump's campaign, what's in store for the United States and the world, is Trump really a fascist, which countries most align with a Trump presidency, and is this a zeitgeist of hatred?
GOP outreach to African Americans will be ineffective until the party stops doing the things that push them away.
Fake news is not a brief trend and it's not news that President Trump doesn't like. It's everywhere and found in all forms of media. How does one avoid being fooled by these stories? Let's find out.
Contrary to what you may have been told, refusing to vote for Hillary Clinton doesn't mean you support Donald Trump. Fight the partisans with logic!
Here is a convenient list of important facts about Donald Trump's presidency that you may have forgotten.
An unbiased look at the political positions of Mitt Romney, Republican Senator, Massachusetts Governor, and failed presidential candidate.
A popular self-delusion is that we know ourselves and others better than others know us and themselves. It’s why people constantly get libertarianism so wrong.
On August 31, 2010, the White House revealed that the Presidential Oval Office got a "not-so-extreme makeover" while the President was vacationing at Martha’s Vineyard. This article highlights some of those changes.
This article suggests a list of the 13 most impressive conspiracy theories in the history of the United States.
George W. Bush, the 43rd United States President, was well known for the "No Child Left Behind" educational program and was also the son of the 41st President.
Progressive Democrats and conservative Republicans are moving so far apart that there seems little hope of bridging the divide.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered as a courageous leader who used the tactics of non-violence to fight against racial discrimination. He is remembered for his achievements and his eloquence.
This article discusses the strengths and shortcomings President Barack Obama demonstrated during his tenure in the White House.
Americans need to hear the truth, but, how do we determine real news journalists from fake news journalists?
Everyone is familiar with the two famous sons of George and Barbara Bush. However, the other four Bush children are lesser known, especially the daughter that died as a child.
For beginner voters, it might be okay to have someone tell you who to vote for. But as you grow wiser and more observant about how politics affects daily life, you'll want to be more careful about the election choices you make. This article shows different ways to prepare for voting.
Few people are aware of the multitude of suspicious connections between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian president Vladimir Putin.