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The Swamp has assembled the best and worst of all things politics: political heroes, zeros, and instances of corruption from way back when 'til today.

  • Aly Ledene
    Published 6 months ago
    Four Uncomfortable Truths About “The Left”

    Four Uncomfortable Truths About “The Left”

    Before I get into this, I want to play my “minority card” granting me the power of immunity to personal attacks about my perceived privilege. I hope by the time you finished reading this post the following declaration will be redundant. I am a masculine looking gay woman, I grew up poor, and I am half native. I also live with a mental illness, but I mean who doesn’t these days? My point is while my stats indicate I am not a typical person of “privilege,” my education and my bank account would state otherwise. I graduated at the University of Calgary with a bachelor of social work. I basically have a degree in oppression. We were always encouraged to advocate for people in-need. While I do agree with many of the principals and philosophies of social work I've seen being a "social justice warrior" become bastardized, and hijacked by today's youth in the name of leftist politics. Here are four uncomfortable truths about "the left" that more conservative thinkers and politically centered folk find cringey and foolish.
  • Cato Conroy
    Published 8 months ago
    The 10 Best Online Courses for Mastering International Politics

    The 10 Best Online Courses for Mastering International Politics

    Recently, scientists moved the Armageddon clock closer to midnight than it's ever been. This clock, which shows us how close we are to the end of the world as we know it, has been around for decades.
  • Meghan Kotz
    Published about a year ago
    15 Essential New Year's Resolutions

    15 Essential New Year's Resolutions

    Let's be real. We're in the day and age where being "woke" is what's cool. Even if it feels good to repost something semi-controversial (in the eyes of your right-wing uncle), it's not doing a whole lot. Here are some actionable steps if you're legitimately fed up with the state of the world right now, particularly, the U.S. Already accomplished some of these? Give yourself a pat on the back and accomplish the rest.
  • Lauren Skopkowski
    Published about a year ago
    Drugs You Didn't Even Know Existed

    Drugs You Didn't Even Know Existed

    A recurring theme in the psychology of addiction is that the opposite of addiction is connection. That means that getting hooked on opioids is more about an inability to achieve emotional intimacy than it is about seeking pleasurable experiences. If this is the case, then one approach to dealing with the ongoing opioid crisis is crafting policy that seeks to lift the impediments to emotional connectivity. That way the feelings that separate us from others are excised in order to create a space for genuine human connection.
  • Angie Still
    Published 2 years ago
    40 Truths About 2017 America

    40 Truths About 2017 America

    1. Trump will never make America great again for anyone making less than $1 billion annually. And, let's face it, for billionaires — this place has always been great.
  • Kevin McClintock
    Published 2 years ago
    Political Characters

    Political Characters

    Winston Churchill
  • Cato Conroy
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Books Written By US Presidents

    Best Books Written By US Presidents

    Being the US president means that you need to have a lot of skills. You need to be a good negotiator, able to think critically, and also have to be able to use your words carefully.
  • Erik Skaarsgard
    Published 2 years ago
    10 People Who Should Replace Sean Spicer and Why

    10 People Who Should Replace Sean Spicer and Why

    After just a few months, the Trump administration has been a clown car of scandal. The mouthpiece for this, alongside the golden-skinned leader himself, is former Easter Bunny, Sean Spicer.
  • Mickey Finn
    Published 2 years ago
    Libertarians
  • Miranda O'Conner
    Published 2 years ago
    Most Racist American Laws

    Most Racist American Laws

    The law exists to protect people, to keep Americans safe – but the politicians who passed the most racist American laws must not have gotten that memo. These laws were not passed in order to better America or its people. Lawmakers had only one thing on their minds when these went through: keep black people down in the mud.
  • Miranda O'Conner
    Published 2 years ago
    Best Political Thriller Novels

    Best Political Thriller Novels

    Many people have different opinions as to what goes into the best political thriller novels. Some readers want to read about a mystery, a conspiracy that, upon unfolding, will leave the world forever changed. Some readers want to read about soldiers defending their country's interests by combatting foreign threats, either utilizing their wits or very large guns.
  • Anthony Gramuglia
    Published 2 years ago

    Modern Political Speeches

    Fewer things have changed the course of history more in the 20th century than the great modern political speeches – oratories that moved nations and people alike to action. The great speech makers became icons in their era, in part for their abilities to bring about great change with words alone.