An unbiased look at the political views of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. How do his views stack up to the politicians currently running the country?
Here are four great reasons to not vote for Donald J. Trump during the 2016 Presidential Election. If these reasons don't convince you that Trump is dangerous, nothing will.
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.
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.
It's long past time to make the case for banning the AR-15. This article will give the reasons for doing so.
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.
The free rider “problem” isn’t just a politico-economic issue but a personal and social issue as well. It’s time to discuss the noneconomic aspects of free riding.
This explains what name calling propaganda is. It provides examples and describes common propaganda techniques. It focuses on names used for foreign groups.
This article is about the way US President Barack Obama defended the way he handled the crisis in Ukraine following the annexation of Crimea. What should the US do in the future with Russia?
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.
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!
How to help others understand the beauty of the libertarian philosophy of peace, freedom and compassion for everyone without leaving the comfort of your armchair.
Judge Neil Gorsuch joins his Republican appointees and votes in favor of consecutive executions within 11 days due to the looming expiration date of a lethal drug for Arkansas death row inmates.
Jefferson County Director of Elections, Carrie Kellogg, says digital ballot images "are not being saved."
Americans need to hear the truth, but, how do we determine real news journalists from fake news journalists?
(Note: Many states have post-election audit laws. How closely they are followed varies greatly. #AuditTheDemocraticPrimaries ) Raising the stakes in an already contentious Democratic primary season, a citizens' group in Chicago, in an official...
If you took 1,000 Republicans and generalized about what all of them believe as a group, this is that list of beliefs. In other words, the quintessential Republican believes these things.
George Washington and John Adams were the first two presidents of the United States. Both men were committed patriots, but their contribution to the new republic couldn't be more different.
The liberals in America are up in arms over Trump’s orders on immigration. We must keep things in perspective. The media must learn how to treat the Trump administration fairly, if they are to survive
The White House as it appears from the north. Photograph by David Lat. The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States, located in Washington, D.C. It is on Pennsylvania Avenue facing north onto Lafayette Square. The...
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.
Horseshoe theory argues that the extreme left and the extreme right on the political spectrum resemble each other in many ways
Busting the myth of the "wasted" third party vote and exploring why a third party vote may be the best solution to the two party duopoly.
After facing criticism over her handling of a complaint of sexual abuse by a campaign staffer, Hillary Clinton has appeared on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden.'
This presents four arguments for why some industries should be nationalised. It focuses on the social and economic case for nationalisation.
The Trump presidency is changing America in many ways, but the manner in which America is ultimately being transformed is not what some observers expected----the pendulum is swinging to the left.
Every time he speaks, Donald Trump shows how horribly unqualified he is to be President of the United States.
Summary: Was it a false flag attack? Is there a huge conspiracy within the US government still being played out to push US citizens into a certain mindset? Are stupid "Truthers" just seeing things that aren’t there? Here’s the way I look at it.
Although, many people may find that owning a pistol only creates and increases crime in the country, I find that they are a means for self protection.
Knowing what astroturf lobbying is doesn't mean we always recognize it. After all, that is the goal of astroturfers--to conceal some combination of who they are, what they represent, and their motivations. As a former astroturfing firm employee, I have some insight.
If you could change five things about America, what would they be? Here are my personal top five. At least for now.
Donald Trump is an American businessman, television personality, and politician who became president of the United States in 2016.
The article summarizes the many issues regarding the possible secession of California from the United States. Highlighted in the story is Marcus Ruiz Evans and his book, California's Next Century 2.0.
On July 6, 1854, a crowd that numbered as high as 10,000, crowded into Jackson, Michigan in what has often been considered the founding of the Republican Party. In just six politically charged years, the coalition of radicals, conservatives, former Whigs, Free Soilers and Know-Nothings, anti-slavery Democrats, nativists and foreigners, were able to form a cohesive party. By 1860, the Republicans would have the presidency with the election of Abraham Lincoln. Slavery is the key to all of this.
Even Presidents of the United States have swayed from marital bliss and had affairs on the side. Some of them just have not had has much publicity as others.
Everyone knows about the Democratic and Republican Party’s but how about the Libertarian Party? This is a smaller party but it is quickly growing. What are some of the differences of these party’s?
After bilking investors for $200 million, pleading guilty to fraud, and spending 22 months in jail, Jordan Belfort continues to live a life of luxury. Who is 'The Wolf of Wall Street'?
The Deep State is determined to dethrone Donald Trump before his first term is even over. Will they be successful? Or does the Donald have enough ammo to fight back? This is a dangerous game...
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.
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.
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 cross-examining energy, weight, speed, forces and buckling forces of Tower 1, it is clear that natural full collapse is impossible, without introducing an unknown force. What force? I'll show you.
“Socialism is inherently immoral unless it becomes voluntary – Capitalism is potentially dangerous unless it is bound by the Non-Aggression Principle.”
Few people are aware of the multitude of suspicious connections between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The ninth governor of Alaska has kept busy, as an author, parent, and political activist. Sarah Palin supports Donald Trump and her book, 'Going Rogue,' has sold more than two million copies.
Challenges to intelligence collection and the roles of security service organizations, police officers/patrolmen, and members of the public are discussed. It is argued that these challenges can be tackled by providing adequate information about intelligence collection, and by emphasizing the importance of intelligence sharing for all parties concerned, specialists and non-specialists alike.
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.
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?
What is nationalism? This article will look at two concepts, patriotism and national interest, with the intention of defining nationalism. Is it a positive term?
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.
The federal government is growing at a rate that will crush the American people in the rapidly approaching future.
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 is a great article about the reasons why Donald Trump will never be as great as Franklin Delano Roosevelt was as President.
So many people have Conceptual-Reality Undifferention Disorder (CRUD) that it needs its own entry in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Cognitive Disorders.
The U.S. spends an obscene amount of money on the military, but fails to provide healthcare for all of its citizens.
Our attempts at civil online discourse frequently devolve into insults, mockery and ridicule along with endless mutual charges of “Contrived Social Constructs.”
Blue vs. red politics, archaic systems ordained by the elite, and hate-filled sentences of segregation are illusions that many unconsciously perpetuate to support agendas not their own.
Republicans idolize Ronald Reagan as a great leader. He lived in an era of slower news and made some significant mistakes that would not have gone unchecked today.
Labeled a "valiant flop" by the Guardian's Carol Rumens, Blanco's poem puts on display the lack of literary acumen of the disastrous Obama administration.
Remixing America’s Map: 51st states, seceding states, disjointing states, recombining states, re-entering states, 124 states – how many stars on Old Glory? (Humor)
Rich entrepreneurs and the American dream. John D Rockefeller was a great public benefactor as was Andrew Carnegie, and now Mitt Romney.
Donald Trump wants to protect American Jobs with Tariffs on foreign goods - the left is freaking out citing a possible trade war, even though Obama has been regularly doing it but quietly.
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?
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.
A look at the political views of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton. What does Bill really think about the key issues of our time?
Politics and relationships are a volatile combination. It wasn't always this bad, so what is going on today that is different from the past?
After decades of progress towards freedom and the right of people to govern themselves there seems to be a bit of a hiccup the growth of democracy.
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.
This February, President Trump and his administration have declared war on the mainstream media that enjoys falling trust throughout the public. Is Trump on solid ground? Or will his tactic backfire?
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...
I recently read an article wherein the author compared gun control to restricting access to cars and alcohol. Here is my opinion about those comparisons.
Here is a convenient list of important facts about Donald Trump's presidency that you may have forgotten.
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.
Donald Trump was not the favorite to win the 2016 election. However, against all odds and to the surprise of many Trump beat Hillary Clinton and became the President of the USA. How did this happen and what have been the consequences of Trump being elected as the President?
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.
Hacking, cyber-warfare, and clandestine operations....are they really impacting the American way of life, or is it an elaborate excuse?
When thinking of the worst president in US history, many Americans think about the recent past and name George W. Bush or Barack Obama. However, most historians look back to a run of really bad presidents around the Civil War era, with the notable exception of Abraham Lincoln. Who do most post polls of historians and laymen name as the worst president of all time? Note: it's not Bush, Obama, or the guy in this picture.
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 is a comprehensive list of the pros and cons of nominating Senator Kaine for President of the US in 2020. He is both an asset and a liability for the Democratic Party.
What does freedom mean in America and what do we need to do to make sure we don't loose it? We are going to lose America if we don't change the path we are on.
The Commonwealth of Virginia has an upcoming election. Virginia voters should avoid electing Jill Holtzman Vogel as their next lieutenant governor at all costs. She is a liability to that state.
Unwilling to wait for change in the Democratic Party that may never come, volunteers and organizers of Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign have formed a new third party.
The United States has a model they can look to when it comes to dealing with school shootings. Let's explore the issue together and then have a civilized conversation about it.
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...
Yes if you were alive that day November 22 1963 you remember where you were at and what was going on when you heard that the President had been shot. I was with my family at Winn Dixie in Jacksonville Florida at the time. They announced over the loudspeaker that the President had been shot and then just a few minutes later as we were standing at the check out they announced that the President had died in Dallas. I remember looking across the check out aisles and people were crying in line. The l
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.
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?
Has ideological "mental-murder" caused Americans to blindly accept the current two-party political system? Will our disillusionment with the status quo lead to change, or is it business as usual?
Most of us use the internet every day, but have no idea that it's the site of a secret battle. Here's a closer look at the history and controversy surrounding net neutrality and what you need to know.
Bernie Sanders, without his knowledge, has been used by the Democratic Party to energize the youth, something Hillary could never do, now look for the big Pivot.
Ban all guns or have a weapons free-for-all? There is a middle ground that will help keep us safe without trashing the constitution.
Karen Pence is second lady of the United States as wife of the Vice President. Learn more about her family and her platform to make the public aware of the benefits of art therapy.
A coalition of powerful women groups of all backgrounds and races are organizing to change the gender and color of Congress in 2018. Pollsters expect a historic election cycle.
Reality TV has consumed us and Donald Trump has brought it into our politics. Bernie Sanders has shown another way where active citizens are more important. Our future hinges on which model wins out.
With the beyond shocking results of the 2016 Presidential election now behind us, there's only one thing left to do, and that's delve into where it all went so terribly wrong for Hillary.
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.
While liberals and conservatives may differ in certain beliefs, the harm they do to the American public is still just as cruel.
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.
State Capture, otherwise known as lobbying in the USA, is responsible for the increasing corruption of politicians, the breakdown of services, and the destruction of our world.
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.
A review of facts about Trump's accusation that Obama spied on him and his campaign in the 2016 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.
Progressives, Conservatives and Libertarians cannot communicate with one another because they all speak in different dialects of the same language. Why is that?
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.
Media outlets wonder why evangelical Christians support Donald Trump. Here are the top five reasons, listed in a matter of importance, for supporting a Trump presidency.
Unlike any election before it, the stampede of high profile personalities from the opposing Party who not only won't vote for their Party's nominee, but actually will vote for the opponent.
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...
"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything." - Josef Stalin
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.
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.
Like him or not, in this age of outsider politicians a potential Libertarian swing vote in the Senate might help offset the emerging Democratic Socialists.
GOP outreach to African Americans will be ineffective until the party stops doing the things that push them away.
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...
I don't support Donald Trump and I await the day he finally goes, but I can't deny that I'm grateful for his presidency. Here's why...
In just a few days, it will be the 4th of July. Scenes of picnics, parades and fireworks will be everywhere. This is how we celebrate the holiday. It is the day we set apart from all others, to honor the anniversary of the birth of our nation. It...
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.
An unbiased look at the political positions of Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate. Could he find himself back in Washington in 2018?
There is an interesting allegory between Machiavelli's role in the ever-changing Florentine Republic and the role of the modern-day Republican in the Age of Trump. Two very different political situations joined together by a common theme: Survival.
What can the Americans With Disabilities Act offer a person suffering from depression? It depends on how that depression is defined and how it affects one’s ability to function in daily life.
Progressive Democrats and conservative Republicans are moving so far apart that there seems little hope of bridging the divide.
The presidential election of 1840 turned out to be a sea change in the way campaigns were run. All the modern tricks, such as avoiding the issues, telling the people what they wanted to hear, and of course parades, parties, and cheap whiskey, would become the norm.
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.
Seven Congressional committees have investigated the Benghazi terrorist attacks and uncovered many startling facts that would surprise most people.
Trump has a real chance to change the trajectory of American foreign policy. Will he be able to resist the generals and neoconservatives telling him to increase America’s military presence even more?
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.
A member of the United States House of Representatives may be removed from office using two different methods: ethics hearings or a recall election.
a summary of the debate held at Hofstra University on September 26 with observations on the 2016 Presidential campaign
This essay analyses the different types of obedience, both positive and negative types that are beneficial or destructive in our society.
While abortionists claim that abortion is the "law of the land" the fact is that the status of abortion is much more uncertain. Abortion has lost on every front including the areas of ethics, morals, and science.
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.
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.
A website asks "Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?” Libertarians will ask, ”Is this a trick question?”
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!
How quickly the narratives can shift following an unforeseen occurrence. The media discussed an inevitable Clinton victory that never came while Trump worked hard to dominate the electoral college.
President Trump has promised many good things about how well America will do under his leadership. Let's take a continuing look at how well he is doing.
Despite being a Hillary Clinton supporter, the election of Donald Trump shook me to my core for so many deeper reasons than just politics.
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 bold, sweeping plan to fight climate change is noble, but the focus should be on tangible results instead.
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 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.
Former U.S. Senator Al Franken resigned on January 2, 2018, after more than a half-dozen women lodged complaints of sexual misconduct against him. What is Al Franken doing now?
The graphic novel "Clinton Cash" is an entertaining condensation and update of the longer "Clinton Cash" political book. What are the pros and cons of this political comic book?
Throughout the 2016 election cycle it became more apparent just how divided our Nation has become. How did we get to this point? Has it always been this way?
Most criticisms against libertarianism are based on false assumptions or strawman arguments, but these five legitimate critiques get five legitimate “Short Answers.”
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?
Melania Trump is the current First Lady of the United States and wife of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.
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.
Daniel Richman has announced that he is serving as James Comey's attorney. The former FBI director is also slated to teach ethics at William & Mary College and has spoken at Howard University.
In April of 2004, graphic images surfaced of U.S. soldiers abusing prisoners being held at the Abu Ghraib prison just outside of Bagdad in Iraq during the U.S led war on terrorism. The abuse in the Abu Ghraib prison showed comparable actions similar to the experiments of Zimbardo and Milgram in ways that people are not willing to stand up to authority figures.
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.
It's against US law for charities to act in the interests of individuals, except it seems, if your name is Hillary Clinton.
One of the most revealing and dramatic moments in the award-winning HBO documentary "Hacking Democracy" occurs when a team of election integrity activists witness a vote hack. The machine is the kind of paper ballot vote tabulator which is common...
Is the nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate a fluke or the result of long, simmering American electoral frustration? Or is it neither?
Are we living in a post-truth world? Has truthiness supplanted truth? Is the truth the truth? How can we know what is true? Has America become Fantasyland?
Is Donald Trump literally making us sick? According to mental health professionals, Trump Anxiety Disorder is real and it likely affects millions of Americans.
My first step in exploring the history of my country. Okay, beyond the standard stuff I learned in school.
Since the end of the 80s, international relations have been a disaster in the eye's of America's new president.
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.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, the wife of President Bill Clinton, served as the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. This is a short biography of her time in that office.
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?
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.
This article suggests a list of the 13 most impressive conspiracy theories in the history of the United States.
This article is an interesting yet detailed analysis of 5 way that the United States can be a better place to live in. A must read for people of all backgrounds.
Do you know what makes a person a Progressive Democrat? Is it their views on the economy, foreign affairs or social issues at home; maybe it is all of the above?
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 hub provides an unbiased look at the political views of former Senator and Vice President Joe Biden. It includes a summary of his positions on key political issues.
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.