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Mysterious Political Decoy Cases
We have all seen that person on the street that strikes an eerie resemblance to someone we know. Wondrous appearance similarities have dazzled many minds throughout time, and the phenomenon has even coined its own phrase, doppelgänger; a German phrase that translates to “double goer.”
Most Narcissistic Politicians
The definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which is no longer used as a diagnosis because too many people have it, is, “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this make of ultra confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.”
Best Political TV Shows
Political TV shows have become one of the most popular genres of dramatic and comedic television. They give us insight into the cutthroat, farcical, and sometimes hopeful lives of political bodies, all of which are the ingredients for must watch TV. So let’s countdown the list of the best political TV shows.
Donald Trump is the New Herbert Hoover
I didn’t like the Obama presidency. I never respected the man. I thought he was a tyrant who started a global terrorist campaign to assassinate people who he thought might be guilty of a crime, a warmonger who went along with whatever the neoconservatives the Democratic Party put in his administration wanted, and that he generally didn’t care about the lives of the foreigners he killed. I thought his administration brought the economy more toward the favor of corporations than to an actual laissez-faire system. His healthcare plan was a complete failure which was acknowledged by both parties until the last two weeks. I thought his social policy was terrible. He didn’t fight for gays until it was politically feasible which shows that he is a coward. He did not fight for drug users. He tried to pressure Congress to take people’s gun rights away while not actually addressing the major crime problems of gang violence caused by drug prohibition. He never even addressed the link between SSRI’s and the people who commit mass shootings in our nation.
Donald Trump's Childhood
Even Donald Trump was once a child. The fact that he still behaves like one doesn’t mean he still is one. To understand the man, it is best to start at the beginning. A young, impressionable Trump was one of five children. Neither the baby nor the eldest, he did not immediately inherit a title other than “one of the other three middle children.” That is not to say he did not show some interesting prowess at a very young age. Never backing down from a rivalry was a part of his DNA. Unafraid of authority, he never saw teachers as a threat and was not afraid to make his points physically. A closer look at the following childhood attributes of the iconic mogul reveals a great deal about the egomaniacal adult.
Voices of Dissent
I stood in the cold in February 2003 and voiced my mind against an ensuing war. The NYPD pushed us into barricades, to let the horses come through, and then they released us into horse manure-covered streets. My friends and I reveled in the glory of it.
The Disabled Hero
While the veterans of World War II were greeted as heroes, instead of parades, the veterans of the Vietnam War were welcomed by the American public in a very different way. Many veterans were mistreated—called rude names and even spat upon. The public was sick of the War and took out their hatred of the highly unpopular conflict on the patriots who were unlucky enough to return alive.
Greatest US Presidents of All Time
Every election season, the US must reflect on what it actually takes for a candidate to become president, and a good one at that. After all, history has shown that when the greatest US presidents first set foot in the oval office, their work was just beginning. These presidents worked across party lines, changed policies, and made the American people proud to live in their country. We've had bad leaders and good leaders, but this list suggests that it's something very different to go down as one of the very greatest US presidents.
Best Political Documentaries to Watch
In teaching us about their chosen subjects, documentaries prompt us to look within and draw conclusions about ourselves. With stories spanning from Los Angeles, California to Chengdu, China, these political documentaries are essential to watch in the face of an uncertain global future.
Most Powerful Women in the Political World
The powerful women in the political world are changing our worldview in more ways than one. Gone are the days when only men were in charge. Women are finally taking the reins and have already gone where no man has gone before. They build empires, regulate economies and, for better or for worse, inform the future of their sectors and the entire world. Given that the road for women in the politics is often thorny and sometimes treacherous, their achievements appear even more impressive. No doubt these powerful women are fighting to make their presence known in the political world. We see you, Ladies.
Top 15 LGBTQ Politicians
Around the world, LGBTQ politicians have been coming into office and, in doing so, shaping the policies of their countries. While in the past, many LGBTQ politicians would have to hide their sexuality in order to gain public acceptance, politicians in the US can now be out and still celebrated and respected as leaders. In other countries, too, we're seeing an increase in LGBTQ politicians and candidates that use their public platform to work progressively to change public perceptions and the law. Here are 15 people who made the list of top influential LGBTQ politicians.
Best Presidential Books
Throughout history, there have been some fascinating people in the Oval Office. For some, the interesting parts of their journeys took place well before they were elected President; for others, life after they left Washington was worth examining. All in all, it's a very selective group of people that help the position of most powerful leader of the free world. Here is a list of the best Presidential books.