The downfall of Lincolns party has been in the works for decades, and may very well be concluding before our very eyes.
Donald Trump often professes to be a Christian, but what do his background, his words, and his deeds tell us about his religious beliefs?
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?
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.'
An unbiased look at the political positions of Mitt Romney, Republican Senator, Massachusetts Governor, and failed presidential candidate.
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.
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?
Libertarians have long called government the root of all evil since the egomaniacs who run it use coercion, intimidation, and fraud to gain their power and wealth.
Few people are aware of the multitude of suspicious connections between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
This article suggests a list of the 10 best American Presidents in the history of the United States of America.
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?
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.
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.
Joe Biden was the 47th Vice President of the United States between 2009 and 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party and represented Delaware in the U.S. Senator for six terms.
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.
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.
Is Donald Trump literally making us sick? According to mental health professionals, Trump Anxiety Disorder is real and it likely affects millions of Americans.
A short biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton covering the years from her birth up through her years in Arkansas.
Donald Trump ran his Presidential campaign as a narcissistic populist demagogue and barely won. I will show the signs to look for if he is going to become a leader for all the people or just his own.
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.
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 Hub is aimed to make a statement to the now popular slogan that I believe is without merit to our America's every generation past and present. It's about Progressing forward without negativity
Some libertarians won’t touch Social Security, Medicare or other government graft; others say everyone has a moral right to loot the government looters.
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.
The U.S. spends an obscene amount of money on the military, but fails to provide healthcare for all of its citizens.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
This article discusses the legitimacy of the war on terror with arguments based on evidence and logic.
American Presidents have blocked immigration from nations throughout history to ensure the safety and security of our nation. This is the first time the courts have stopped any of them.
This explains what name calling propaganda is. It provides examples and describes common propaganda techniques. It focuses on names used for foreign groups.
Getting people to want to vote for politicians is a tricky job, what with politicians being generally unlikable people. Luckily, they've figured out the tricks that, inexplicably, work every time.
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.
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.
This article explores the idea of the Edward Snowden story as being part of larger overall strategy of exposure to censorship through a network of whistleblowers, intent on creating a silent coup.
It's against US law for charities to act in the interests of individuals, except it seems, if your name is Hillary Clinton.
The recent Stoneman Douglas High School shooting has been the final straw for a lot of US citizens. However, the faces we see representing the fight back might not be what they seem.
Mrs. Clinton keeps trying to downplay the Federal Investigation into her E-Mail server and its handling. After all these months it won't go away.
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 Ronald Reagan - the conservative icon who reshaped American politics and laid the groundwork for the end of the cold war.
The federal government is growing at a rate that will crush the American people in the rapidly approaching future.
#NYHandCount Apparently giving contrite public officials a way to prove their sincerity about restoring the public trust in elections, many New Yorkers are demanding a 10% hand count audit of all the ballots cast during the New York presidential...
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.
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.
Americans need to hear the truth, but, how do we determine real news journalists from fake news journalists?
Let’s stop shouting at each other. Let’s stop making stories up to support one’s own side of the aisle. The truth is all that matters. The truth will set you free. Pursue it!
In October of 1962, we came the closest ever to nuclear war and the destruction of the Northern Hemisphere. President John F. Kennedy stood toe to toe with Soviet leader Nikita Kruschev.
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.
A simple idea to perhaps break the two party system at the state level in the hopes that it changes the way we view politics.
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 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
Trump was dealt a big blow by the Ninth Circuit. Will he be able to overcome the resistance from an activist judicial branch? Or will he moderate his positions moving forward?
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.
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.
An editorial cartoon based on Dr. Blasey Ford's testimony has shaken many women. It's not just about the Kavanaugh hearing, though.
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton an Donald Trump are contestants on a special edition of Jeopardy - Political Jeopardy.
As we read that the FBI seems to be approaching some sort of decision point about Hillary Clinton's "EmailGate," whom are we to believe? Some say it wasn't a good thing to do, but it wasn't as bad as the Republicans make it out to be. Others say...
Jefferson County Director of Elections, Carrie Kellogg, says digital ballot images "are not being saved."
This article discusses the strengths and shortcomings President Barack Obama demonstrated during his tenure in the White House.
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.
Horseshoe theory argues that the extreme left and the extreme right on the political spectrum resemble each other in many ways
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.
This presents four arguments for why some industries should be nationalised. It focuses on the social and economic case for nationalisation.
Gerald R. Ford, the 38th United States President, is known for helping our country heal after Nixon was impeached.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 Second Amendment only makes sense in the context of the 18th century militia. Because the militia is now obsolete, so is the Second Amendment.
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.
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...
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.
Some may believe the Barr memo cleared Trump of involvement in the Russian Probe. And others may have a favorable view of the president. However, the polls suggest that little has changed in terms of overall opinion of him and the investigation.
It is common to hear America touted as the greatest country in the world. But how is such greatness defined? By military might? Wealth? Is America being made great again?
Will the Clinton camp be able to fend this latest scandal? With Bernie refusing to drop out and take it easy on Hillary, will this email business ultimately end her?
Since her departure as acting U.S. Attorney General, on January 30, 2017, Sally Yates has appeared before several audiences and stayed true to her message, 'I wouldn't have done anything differently.'
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.
The President of the United States of America is the one of the top political positions in the world. What are the most important qualities to take into consideration when choosing a POTUS?
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
A look at the political views of Hilary Clinton, former Secretary of State, Senator, and 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate. How does she stacks up to Donald on the issues?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Gun control and confiscation are not the same thing. We can have common sense gun control measures without endangering people's second amendment rights.
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.
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.
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...
George H. W. Bush, the 41st United States President, was in office during the Cold War and also the father of the 43rd President.
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.
Startling parallels between what's happening now in the United States and the end of the Roman Empire.
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.
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.
Abraham Lincoln is widely recognized as one of the United States’ greatest presidents, and maybe even the greatest president this country has ever experienced. Despite Lincoln’s great accomplishments, though, he was not without faults. ...
With Donald Trump securing the Republican nomination, it seems like an appropriate time to discuss the weaknesses of democracy. In the United States, it is sacrilegious to say anything negative about something as fundamentally American as democracy....
This article suggests a list of the 13 most impressive conspiracy theories in the history of the United States.
Remixing America’s Map: 51st states, seceding states, disjointing states, recombining states, re-entering states, 124 states – how many stars on Old Glory? (Humor)
There are 441 members of the United States House of Representatives. Why are only 435 allowed to vote? Who are the congressmen that are barred from voting?
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.
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?
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.
Donald Trump is an American businessman, television personality, and politician who became president of the United States in 2016.
How many libertarians have encountered a socialist online who disdainfully presumes to know more about libertarianism than libertarians know about libertarianism?
First the Republicans were outraged with the FBI. Now the Democrats are. Both are playing politics, and disregarding rule of law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In his “Contract with the American Voter,” Trump promised to take steps to set term limits for members of the U. S. Congress. Could this be a positive move that would give power back to the people?
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...
If you could change five things about America, what would they be? Here are my personal top five. At least for now.
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 been spared the nightmare of being stuck with Jill Holtzman Vogel as their lieutenant governor for the next four years. Her state just doesn't want her.
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'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.
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.
This article describes the Trump/Saudi Arabia Arms deal. It explores potential job opportunities and the conflict of interest with our efforts to defeat ISIS.
As of the first of August 2017, Donald Trump has been in office as president of the United States Of America for one hundred and ninty-two days.
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.
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 advantages and disadvantages of the democratic system of government in the form of pros and cons lists.
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'?
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.
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.
Most criticisms against libertarianism are based on false assumptions or strawman arguments, but these five legitimate critiques get five legitimate “Short Answers.”
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...
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.
Despite the news stories and conspiracies, we are left with questions regarding the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
The Clinton loss of 2016, along with the chaos that defines the Trump Administration, could portend a major shift and backlash in American politics. Opinions vary, but there is optimism that a diverse political coalition could usher a woman into the Oval Office in 2020.
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!
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
Will the DNC dispense even with the veneer of elections? What happens if Clinton's health prevents her from proceeding?
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.
Seven Congressional committees have investigated the Benghazi terrorist attacks and uncovered many startling facts that would surprise most people.
Dueling libertarian economists: When one asks why any libertarian would take Universal Basic Income seriously another sarcastically tells why some actually will.
This article describes how symbolism plays a large part in cultures and how symbols can be misinterpreted when people lack knowledge of the original intent.
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?
This essay analyses the different types of obedience, both positive and negative types that are beneficial or destructive in our society.
Infighting keeps libertarianism viable, vital, vibrant, vigorous, virtuous and ultimately victorious. Infighting is libertarianism’s strength, not its weakness.
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.
Nearly half of paper ballot vote-counting machines in US precincts scan all ballots into digital images which can be viewed by citizens.
Donald Trump could only be elected if there were sufficient people who believed the things he did. What is the Trump culture?
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?
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?
A writer believes that Trump's temporary immigration plan is not a ban on Muslim Ban. And, he has a bone with anyone who disagrees. But his argument is flawed. Here is reason why he got it wrong.
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.
Comrades - today we discuss gun control and how the left uses it as an overall control tool - we'll look back at early American history to see how the 2AD stopped them cold. Warm up those safe spaces
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.
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.
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.
There are a multitude of examples that prove Republicans have been consistently wrong about virtually everything they've predicted over the past 30 years.
While the two terms, Democracy and Republic, are often used interchangeably, they, in fact, refer to very different forms of government.
During this Election cycle the phrase Alt-Right was dredged up from the SPLC by Hillary and flung into mainstream America’s face like a zoo monkey flinging feces.
Because of deeply held philosophical, psychological and emotional differences libertarians rarely become groupthinkers and groupthinkers rarely become libertarians.