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.
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.
GOP outreach to African Americans will be ineffective until the party stops doing the things that push them away.
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.
It doesn't take much imagination to see the parallels between Trump's slicing and dicing of America's institutions and Stalin's Great Purge. Both seem to have the same goal: Power consolidation into a small inner circle.
The lead 1619 Project essay argues that the American Revolution was fought in part to maintain slavery. While the factual basis for acknowledging that some were motivated to join the rebellion by this desire is sound, the absence of a larger context gives that fact an illusory sense of truth.
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.
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.
The President of the United States of America is the one of the top political positions in the world, often referred to as the leader of the free world. What are the most important characteristics and experiences that should be taken into consideration with selecting an American President?
Donald Trump is an American businessman, television personality, and politician who became president of the United States in 2016.
Is Donald Trump literally making us sick? According to mental health professionals, Trump Anxiety Disorder is real and it likely affects millions of Americans.
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.
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.
Seven Congressional committees have investigated the Benghazi terrorist attacks and uncovered many startling facts that would surprise most people.
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...
California is implementing a voting system which converts and transmits a voter's choices in the form of a barcode, which the voter cannot read. The system is widely criticized by some election integrity activists as a giant step backward in honest elections.
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.
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.
I pity the poor Republicans. Judging by the effects of the Reagan, Bush, and Nixon administrations, I think the Republicans will fail once again under Trump.
In a heavily disputed photograph that Prince Andrew has suggested is inauthentic, a full view of the usually cropped image shows Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts with Prince Andrew, and Maxwell smiling in the background.
Few people are aware of the multitude of suspicious connections between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Progressive Democrats and conservative Republicans are moving so far apart that there seems little hope of bridging the divide.
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?
Donald Trump may very well be the worst president in American history. Here is a convenient list of important facts about Trump's presidency that you may have forgotten.
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.
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.
Although the teachings of Christ often refer to love, grace, and forgiveness, the Trump Era in American politics has seemingly inspired a large group of evangelicals to become fighters instead of lovers. Why is this behavior becoming the new norm, and how are evangelicals justifying such behavior?
Horseshoe theory argues that the extreme left and the extreme right on the political spectrum resemble each other in many ways
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...
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.
Andrew Johnson was sworn in as president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Johnson quickly made many enemies in Congress and became the first president to face an impeachment trial in the Senate.
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 US Constitution specifies exactly what behavior justifies impeachment. There are at least 10 specific reasons why Donald Trump should be impeached—including violations of campaign finance laws, personal ethics violations, conflicts of interest, obstruction of justice, and more.
Do you sometimes wonder what our past presidents did in their early years before becoming President of the United States? From George Washington to Gerald Ford, let's take a look at what 13 of our past presidents did before assuming office.
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.
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.
If we’ve learned nothing else from this presidential election circus it’s that politicians can’t be judged on the basis of their current political party labels.
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?
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.
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...
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.
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.
Both Republicans and Democrats are largely walking in lockstep with their parties for the 2020 election. The deciding vote is going to come down to the Independent voters. The Left is going to make it hard for Democrats to get those votes.
Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ message was riddled in divisive rhetoric even before he took office; his opinions on race, gender, religion and other social issues lacked good reasoning and intent. Interestingly, this message was able to resonate with 'Conservative and Christian' demographics.
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 presents four arguments for why some industries should be nationalised. It focuses on the social and economic case for nationalisation.
“A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.” ~ Teddy Roosevelt
This article suggests a list of the 11 best American Presidents in the history of the United States of America.
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.
This article suggests a list of the 13 most impressive conspiracy theories in the history of the United States.
Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan was a longtime Bush family friend at the time of 9/11. Was his role in the events downplayed? Does recent journalistic investigation credibly question Robert Mueller's involvement in covering up the truth?
I often wondered when I was a younger man why there were so many different music labels. The music stores would classify music as Hard Rock, Reggae, Heavy Metal, Hip Hop, Jazz, or Alternative. These are just a few examples of the cornicopia of music...
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?
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.
In order to do impeachment right, the Democrats need to expand their focus beyond the Ukraine to include allegations that Trump defrauded veterans and blue-collar workers, and that he has raped or sexually assaulted at least 23 women.
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 a multitude of examples that prove Republicans have been consistently wrong about virtually everything they've predicted over the past 30 years.
There has never been anything in modern times even close to the Cult-of-Trump in terms of being outright disturbing. People embrace and defend this cretin in ways that are reminiscent of actual cults.
Will the Republicans win back the U.S. House in 2020? This article will cover the House races through the election.
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.
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.
You’ve probably heard of the fictional Trump Derangement Syndrome, but did you know there’s Trump Fatigue Syndrome? While not a medical term by any stretch, the phrase does reflect the temperament of a growing number of individuals who are getting tired of the president’s rhetoric and actions.
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.
Libertarianism is not a feature of the Democratic Party; in fact, the Republican Party's ideology is more libertarian in nature, advocating smaller government and less regulation.
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!
Donald Trump: Love him or hate him, it's undeniable that he's good at self-promotion. He's also terribly reckless. Here are 5 reasons why Trump is dangerous for America and the world.
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.
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.
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...
There are not sufficient grounds to impeach President Trump. At worst, his conduct was inappropriate; at best, it was absolutely necessary. There is no legal basis for impeaching President Trump.
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.
Americans need to hear the truth, but, how do we determine real news journalists from fake news journalists?
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.
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.
This essay analyses the different types of obedience, both positive and negative types that are beneficial or destructive in our society.
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.
For President of the United States, most people want someone they can identify with and be proud of—a caring, hard-working, trustworthy person who can be held up as a role model for their children. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are both running for president, but are they that kind of person?
Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, was ill-prepared to lead a nation on the verge of civil war. His support of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill brought bloody turmoil to Kansas and opened the door to slavery in the West.
Democrats enjoy complaining that they are being insulted when Republicans and other opponents employ the term "Democrat" in place of "Democratic" when referring to that party, its officials, or its policies. The distinction is trivial, influenced primarily by dialect more than a desire to insult.
Donald Trump often professes to be a Christian, but what do his background, his words, and his deeds tell us about his religious beliefs?
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?
The advantages and disadvantages of the democratic system of government in the form of pros and cons lists.
The War on Poverty in Appalachia created different reactions and was the cause of a murder. Are we winning the war?
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.
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.
The 2016 presidential election is history. Part of moving forward is looking back to understand how we arrived at the present. Let's look at one of the election's primary influences, Evangelicals.
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.
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.
I'm sure most of you have heard the terms PAC and Super PAC. Read this article to find out what they really are and how they can donate unlimited, undisclosed funds because of the IRS ruling them as non-profit, tax exempt organizations. Find out how you can create your own Super PAC.
This explains what name calling propaganda is. It provides examples and describes common propaganda techniques. It focuses on names used for foreign groups.