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  • 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.

    What Is a Swing State?  Why Independent Voters Rule

    What Is a Swing State? Why Independent Voters Rule

    by C E Clark38

  • 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.

    How Many Kinds of Crazy Is Donald Trump?

    How Many Kinds of Crazy Is Donald Trump?

    by Catherine Giordano86

  • 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.

    What's the Difference Between Patriotism, Nationalism, and Fascism?

    What's the Difference Between Patriotism, Nationalism, and Fascism?

    by William R Bowen Jr3

  • 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.

    Trump's War on the Deep State Is a Stalinist Power Grab

    Trump's War on the Deep State Is a Stalinist Power Grab

    by Don Shepard33

  • 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.

    The 1619 Project: Facts, Truth, and the Limits of Debate

    The 1619 Project: Facts, Truth, and the Limits of Debate

    by Scott Vehstedt0

  • 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.

    America Is Shifting to the Political Left

    America Is Shifting to the Political Left

    by Duane Townsend16

  • 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.

    Richard Milhous Nixon: Founder of the Drug War

    Richard Milhous Nixon: Founder of the Drug War

    by Wesman Todd Shaw15

  • 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.

    The Hillary Clinton Scandals

    The Hillary Clinton Scandals

    by Thomas Swan74

  • 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...

    Democrat vs Republican Tax Cuts

    Democrat vs Republican Tax Cuts

    by Chuck Nugent65

  • 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.

    Will Bernie Sanders Be Stopped by Barcode Votes in California?

    Will Bernie Sanders Be Stopped by Barcode Votes in California?

    by Ralph Lopez0

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  • 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.

    What Do We Expect From Our President?

    What Do We Expect From Our President?

    by Christopher Peruzzi19

  • 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?

    The Trump Era Has Turned a Lot of Evangelicals Into Fighters

    The Trump Era Has Turned a Lot of Evangelicals Into Fighters

    by Jason Reid Capp23

  • 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.

    The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

    The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

    by Doug West1

  • 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.

    10 Crimes for Which Donald Trump Should Be Impeached

    10 Crimes for Which Donald Trump Should Be Impeached

    by jeff61b8

  • 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.

    What Did US Presidents Do Before Assuming Office?

    What Did US Presidents Do Before Assuming Office?

    by Melvin Porter11

  • 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.

    I'm Being Spied On: What Can I Do?

    I'm Being Spied On: What Can I Do?

    by Bev G6

  • 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.

    Republicans and Democrats Did Not Switch Sides on Race

    Republicans and Democrats Did Not Switch Sides on Race

    by Linda Sue Grimes10

  • 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...

    Why Hillary is Far More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

    Why Hillary is Far More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

    by Ralph Lopez17

  • 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.

    Why I Would Never Date a Republican

    Why I Would Never Date a Republican

    by Tessa Schlesinger9

  • 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.

    Why Democrats Aren't Swaying Enough Independent Voters for 2020

    Why Democrats Aren't Swaying Enough Independent Voters for 2020

    by M S Beltran4

  • 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.

    A Christian and Conservative in the Age of Trump

    A Christian and Conservative in the Age of Trump

    by AL9

  • This article suggests a list of the 11 best American Presidents in the history of the United States of America.

    11 Greatest American Presidents

    11 Greatest American Presidents

    by Kelley Marks10

  • 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...

    How Do Political Labels Define and Divide Us?

    How Do Political Labels Define and Divide Us?

    by Howard Schneider68

  • 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?

    Is The Democratic Party Destroying America?

    Is The Democratic Party Destroying America?

    by Mr Archer18

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  • 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.

    Opinion: Democrats Need to Expand Their Focus to Impeach

    Opinion: Democrats Need to Expand Their Focus to Impeach

    by The Un-PC Progressive0

  • 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.

    "The Cult-of-Trump" or "How Stupid Can People Be?"

    "The Cult-of-Trump" or "How Stupid Can People Be?"

    by Beyond-Politics18

  • 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.

    President Trump by the Numbers (Updated 01-10-20)

    President Trump by the Numbers (Updated 01-10-20)

    by Scott Belford139

  • 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.

    The Hope and Dangers of Trump Fatigue

    The Hope and Dangers of Trump Fatigue

    by Dean Traylor10

  • 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.

    Democrats Are Not Libertarians

    Democrats Are Not Libertarians

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • 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.

    6 Signs You’re Reading Fake News

    6 Signs You’re Reading Fake News

    by Dean Traylor13

  • 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...

    Prescott Bush: His Life and Deeds

    Prescott Bush: His Life and Deeds

    by Wesman Todd Shaw11

  • 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.

    Opinion: President Trump Should Not Be Impeached

    Opinion: President Trump Should Not Be Impeached

    by Jason L Petersen6

  • 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.

    To Trump Voters: Yes We're Still Laughing at You

    To Trump Voters: Yes We're Still Laughing at You

    by Duane Townsend56

  • 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?

    Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren—Who Are They as People?

    Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren—Who Are They as People?

    by Sustainable Sue4

  • 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.

    Franklin Pierce: 14th President of the United States

    Franklin Pierce: 14th President of the United States

    by Doug West1

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  • 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.

    "Democrat" as an Insult

    "Democrat" as an Insult

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • Donald Trump often professes to be a Christian, but what do his background, his words, and his deeds tell us about his religious beliefs?

    What Is Donald Trump's Religion?

    What Is Donald Trump's Religion?

    by Catherine Giordano58

  • The advantages and disadvantages of the democratic system of government in the form of pros and cons lists.

    Pros and Cons of Democracy

    Pros and Cons of Democracy

    by Paul Goodman45

  • 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.

    The Other Children of George and Barbara Bush

    The Other Children of George and Barbara Bush

    by Thelma Raker Coffone38

  • 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.

    Ideology: How America Lost Its Mind to Propaganda

    Ideology: How America Lost Its Mind to Propaganda

    by Duane Townsend7

  • 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.

    What Are PACs and Super PACs and Their Connection to the IRS?

    What Are PACs and Super PACs and Their Connection to the IRS?

    by Mike Russo23

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