Postmortems of voting woes, disenfranchisement, and how countries around the world elect government officials.
Protests in Venezuala
From February 12th, 2014, protests against the government have been nearly constant in the streets of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. Recently, they're kicking off once again in 2017.
Does Religion Affect Politics?
Religion. No doubt. No questioning. Politics. Always Oppose. Always Question. So why do these always seem to go together, why is it that many voters vote in favour of their religion rather than the policies. Why do Americans prefer a Christian, Jew, Sikh or Muslim to represent their state rather than an Athiest? If they do at all. Does a person of religion make a better politician?
To Jeff Sessions, With Love
Dear Mr. Sessions, I was born and raised in the great state of Alabama and most of my, if not all of my life you have been a senator or political figure in the state. I grew up on a farm in rural north Alabama, going to a small school with only roughly 68 people in my graduating class. I obeyed the states laws and I attempted to bet he best citizen I could be.
3 Reasons the People Voted Brexit
Although there were advantages and disadvantages on both sides I would like to explore the figure that truly suggests the real reason people voted leave on Thursday, 23rd of June 2016.
The Inconclusive GOP ‘Autopsy’
Nothing blunts the inconvenient discomfort of failure like the narcotic of success. Achieving victory has a way of obscuring the pre-existing conditions that could have otherwise led to defeat. The Republican Party avoided defeat in 2016, but the GOP had fundamental, deeply structural problems brewing long before the 2016 election. Those problems didn’t vanish when Donald Trump raised his right hand in January.
Why Did We Elect a TV Star?
I know, I know, you assumed this was another hit piece aimed at President Donald Trump. Why not, right? Everyone else does. I'm sorry to disappoint the 'Never Trumpers' but someone else caught my attention. Another television star turned politician. After watching the congressional hearings to confirm SCOTUS nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, I noticed that Senator Al Franken (D - MN), was going after him extremely hard. Some of his questions weren't really questions but accusations. "You've said that politics is still a little foreign for you," he told Gorsuch. "It turns out that's not entirely correct."
Scottish Nationalism. Living In a Tartan Bubble
During the debate on whether Scotland should be put through the torment of another independence referendum, the news that there had been a terrorist attack in London, close to Westminster came through the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament.
Is the US Constitution In Desperate Need of an Update?
Trump's win in his race for president of the United States is a victory that says volumes about American politics in general. For conservatives, it signaled the end of the ACA, an end to business regulations, and the end of politically correct speech.
Why The UK Needs Electoral Reform
The 2015 General Election came and went, delivering a Conservative majority government with Labour failing to engage the electorate as a credible alternative and ended up having less seats than they did after the 2010 General Election, which must have been disappointing and shocking in equal measure to the Labour leadership. The Scottish National Party (SNP), as predicted, swept through Scotland gaining a landslide, winning 56 out of 59 seats. Nicola Sturgeon's bold conviction and a presentation of a new progressive form of politics tuned in to the social beating heart of Scotland. The Liberal Democrats faced the wrath of the electorate, getting pulverised with only 8 seats being won with heavy ministerial losses such as Vince Cable (Business Secretary) and Danny Alexander (Treasury). In many constituencies they were behind both the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and the Greens. The explosion of the UKIP movement failed to make an impact on the Commons with only one seat being won whilst Nigel Farage failed to win South Thanet. This, in particular, brought the issue of electoral reform back into the public consciousness.
Living Blue in a Red State
So I am sure you're completely sick of reading about this past election or you feel your voice was never heard in the past election season. For that there is an easily understandable reason. Have you ever lived somewhere where everyone around you believes you live your life in darkness and the opposition of what they feel is "right"?