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.
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.
Very little time remains for Virginians to decide who will be their next lieutenant governor. Jill Holtzman Vogel is NOT the candidate to elect to that office, because she will ruin her state.
The Non-Aggression Principle is not a philosophy, not a textbook, not a user manual, not the Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything. It’s a principle!
Dueling libertarian economists: When one asks why any libertarian would take Universal Basic Income seriously another sarcastically tells why some actually will.
Few people are aware of the multitude of suspicious connections between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Every U.S. citizen was affected in some way or another by the 2016 Presidential election. This is a personal account--a public diary of sorts--of how I've been affected. Why? Because I have to.
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.
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 is a quick summary of candidates who will appear on most of our State ballots when we go to the polls in November 2016. We will have more than the usual two choices.
Three people are dead and several are injured, in the wake of violent clashes between the alt-right, Nazis, white supremacists, and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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.
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.
“Enhanced interrogation methods” were authorized by the U.S. for use on suspected terrorists but experience suggests it delivers low-quality information.
Trump is one of the most controversial presidents ever elected. He has a long list of accomplishments including being an author, a business owner, and father.
Alex Jones is still trying to convince his followers that his support for Trump is genuine but Jesse Ventura tore strips out of him in this recent interview.
Are you a voter with a disability? Have you wondered what your rights are regarding access to polling places and the election process? This article will provide a brief overview of those very rights.
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...
It’s hard for libertarians to take the high road in response to fake news and hate speech when the road that Salon and AlterNet obsessively take is the sewer.
A member of the United States House of Representatives may be removed from office using two different methods: ethics hearings or a recall election.
The world must understand that Hillary's claim to the nomination is not legitimate. Her victories in a half-dozen key states are tainted by fraud.
An unbiased look at the political positions of Mitt Romney, Republican Senator, Massachusetts Governor, and failed presidential candidate.
While the United States is coming to grips and congratulating their president-elect, there are people struggling to merely escape the violence currently gripping their country.
Because research into the 2016 Presidential voting totals indicated the distinct possibility of a rigged election, Jill Stein of The Green Party has initiated recounts in three states; WI, MI, and PA
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...
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.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of mental disorders lists Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) as a cluster B mental disorder and President Donald Trump appears to have strong symptoms.
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.
Some simple solutions that might actually help the United States government be perceived as being more effective.
Trump presents himself as the inheritor of the Jacksonian tradition. But while he uses populist rhetoric, to what extent is Trump's agenda genuinely aligned to the principles of Jacksonian Democracy?
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.
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.
The War on Poverty in Appalachia created different reactions and was the cause of a murder. Are we winning the war?
The downfall of Lincolns party has been in the works for decades, and may very well be concluding before our very eyes.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Seven Congressional committees have investigated the Benghazi terrorist attacks and uncovered many startling facts that would surprise most people.
Formed in January 2015, the conservative group is seen being responsible for President Donald Trump's failed proposal to 'repeal and replace' Obamacare.
I'm no expert in constitutional law. What I do know is the English language. This is my attempt to break down the second amendment to be understandable to us common folk.
When thinking of the worst president in US history, many Americans think about the recent past and name Donald Trump 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.
When asked about the effectiveness of tactics such as waterboarding, U.S. President Donald Trump said “absolutely I feel it works.”
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...
How many libertarians have encountered a socialist online who disdainfully presumes to know more about libertarianism than libertarians know about libertarianism?
Violent crime and massacres are becoming a deadly habit in the United States. Can our nation turn from violence and return to God?
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?
Regardless of whether one loves Donald Trump, hates him, or is playing the lesser-of-two-evils game, Trump recently said a true thing. Of the upcoming general election vote in Pennsylvania, he said “She can’t beat what’s happening here. The...
James Carter, the 39th United States President, more commonly called Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize due to his peaceful efforts in international conflicts.
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?
Libertarians are individualistic by nature and political parties are collectivistic by nature. Trying to shoehorn individuals into a collective will always fail.
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.
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
Ronald Reagan, the 40th United States President, was well known for his acting career before he became President.
The state election in the Commonwealth of Virginia is almost here, and voters will decide who will be their next lieutenant governor. Justin Fairfax is this state's only hope to a better future.
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.
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.
This article suggests a list of the 10 best American Presidents in the history of the United States of America.
George H. W. Bush, the 41st United States President, was in office during the Cold War and also the father of the 43rd President.
The U.S. spends an obscene amount of money on the military, but fails to provide healthcare for all of its citizens.
In the rush to ridicule those suggesting President Trump is creating hurricanes, Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson at Infowars forget they did the exact same thing and Blamed President Obama in 2012
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.
Americans need to hear the truth, but, how do we determine real news journalists from fake news journalists?
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...
Conservative voters have been convinced that the term "liberal" is something so vile and scary that they are willing to go to extremes to combat electing one to government. Here are some examples.
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.
VP Mike Pence voted to defund Planned Parenthood, now, republicans in many states scramble to do the same. Millions could lose access to affordable healthcare.
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.
People on the centre left of politics strive for a society of equality and stress the importance of the community over the individual.
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.
Horseshoe theory argues that the extreme left and the extreme right on the political spectrum resemble each other in many ways
Now that Donald Trump has settled in as President of The United States of America, the world is beginning to speculate who might be the one to run for president in 2020.
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?
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.
While liberals and conservatives may differ in certain beliefs, the harm they do to the American public is still just as cruel.
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.
Modern American conservatism is a logical, practical and theoretical failure on all three major realms of public policy: social policy, economic policy and foreign policy.
The 2018 midterm election season is upon us. Democrats continue with their tone deaf corporatist platform. The Republicans are literally insane fascists. Don't limit your choices to those two evils.
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.
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.
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'?
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.
Does it make any sense? Does it matter? All you need to know about Donald Trump’s foreign policy ideas and how he views America’s role in the world.
Despite being a Hillary Clinton supporter, the election of Donald Trump shook me to my core for so many deeper reasons than just politics.
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.
The advantages and disadvantages of the democratic system of government in the form of pros and cons lists.
GOP outreach to African Americans will be ineffective until the party stops doing the things that push them away.
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.
This article suggests a list of the 13 most impressive conspiracy theories in the history of the United States.
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.
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.
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.
Those who claim to be “former” libertarians are simply those who never fully grasped libertarianism; they never really got beyond their old left-right politics.
American hegemony since the collapse of the USSR has relied largely on soft power politics related to the benefits of democracy. Under Trump hard power has become America's only weapon.
This presents four arguments for why some industries should be nationalised. It focuses on the social and economic case for nationalisation.
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.
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.
Donald Trump is an American businessman, television personality, and politician who became president of the United States in 2016.
This explains what name calling propaganda is. It provides examples and describes common propaganda techniques. It focuses on names used for foreign groups.
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.
Who knows. In a truly fair, largely hand-counted election, even Jill Stein or Gary Johnson might have a small chance.
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.
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.
When Americans face a true constitutional crisis, can they unite to restore integrity and honesty to democracy in tatters?
A look at the many candidates running for the GOP Presidential nomination in 2016. How do they stack up on the key issues that will decide the election? Can any of them beat Hilary?
An unbiased look at the political views of Vermont Senator and former Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. Could he make another run at the White House in 2020?
The Commonwealth of Virginia has an upcoming election in November of 2017. Virginia voters should avoid electing Jill Holtzman Vogel as their next lieutenant governor at all costs. She is a liability to that state.
Infowars' Alex Jones has been caught out telling terrible lies in his support for Donald Trump. Jones' fans and guests aren't happy at all!
No matter how rude, crude, imbecilic and wrong anti-libertarian mockery gets on the internet it still means this: modern American libertarianism is here to stay!
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 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.
Nearly half of paper ballot vote-counting machines in US precincts scan all ballots into digital images which can be viewed by citizens.
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.
After reading this article, you will understand that it was not just one event or one group of people that created the forces for the GOP takeover of government, but it was a long line of individuals who were able to create the proper conditions for takeover.
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.
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.
In Donald Trump’s America, democracy is being eroded in many ways. His government exhibits elements of fascism, plutocracy, kakistocracy, and kleptocracy. Also chaos!
“Socialism is inherently immoral unless it becomes voluntary – Capitalism is potentially dangerous unless it is bound by the Non-Aggression Principle.”
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.
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...
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...
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...
Hillary Clinton and her campaign overlooked the Midwest and assumed she would get similar turnout that Obama got in 2008 and 2012. Well, they were wrong and now we have President Trump. Get ready!
Is Donald Trump literally making us sick? According to mental health professionals, Trump Anxiety Disorder is real and it likely affects millions of Americans.
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?
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 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.
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?
Ivanka Trump currently serves in the presidential administration as an advisor to the President of the United States. She is also a TV personality, author, businesswoman, and fashion designer.
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!
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.
If you could change five things about America, what would they be? Here are my personal top five. At least for now.
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?
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.
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?
The day of “Reckoning” for the Democratic Party has left President Obama’s Legacy tarnished and the party in shambles. The American People fed up with corruption and unethical behavior in Washington.
(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...
This essay analyses the different types of obedience, both positive and negative types that are beneficial or destructive in our society.
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.
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.
The recent turn of events steming from the Virginia protests has put a dismal cloud of hate over the stars and stripes with President Trump carrying the tiki torch.
After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook is set to come clean about its misuse of personal information. Over the next few days, the social media platform will inform over 87 million users that their personal data was sold for third party use.
This is an article about Trump's promises to the "forgotten ones" and how and why they will not be fulfilled.
Former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell’s 1992 essay, "Reflections on the Quincentenary" gives a useful glimpse of the history of the native and European clash of cultures. He does not put a happy face on the situation, but neither does he try to make it worse than it was.
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.
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
Progressive Democrats and conservative Republicans are moving so far apart that there seems little hope of bridging the divide.
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.
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?
Startling parallels between what's happening now in the United States and the end of the Roman Empire.
In towns where ballots are still counted by hand, Sanders won by an average of 18%, while in districts where Diebold's AccuVote are used, Clinton won by roughly 1.4%.
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.
Every time he speaks, Donald Trump shows how horribly unqualified he is to be President of the United States.
Because of deeply held philosophical, psychological and emotional differences libertarians rarely become groupthinkers and groupthinkers rarely become libertarians.
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...
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.
Another mass shooting involving a school in Florida has raised the all-too-familiar topic of gun control
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Trump recently recounted a story about how his support for Alaskan oil drilling was spurred by an industry 'friend.' Where is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
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.
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.
Remixing America’s Map: 51st states, seceding states, disjointing states, recombining states, re-entering states, 124 states – how many stars on Old Glory? (Humor)
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.