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The Political Spectrum- Part 2: Musical Chairs

Where to sit? Part 2 offers a reassessment of the traditional approach to the political spectrum

The Last Best Hope |  Region: United States |  Subject: Multi. Political Parties |  7/22/14 |  Views: 19 |  

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The Political Spectrum- Part 1: A Place to Sit

Where to sit among the warring ideologies of our time?Part 1 gives an overview of the traditional political spectrum

The Last Best Hope |  Region: United States |  Subject: Multi. Political Parties |  7/22/14 |  Views: 24 |  

TheSmartVoter

New Obamacare Ruling Today

What's wrong with expanding affordable access to healthcare

BleedBlue |  Region: United States |  Subject: General Interest |  7/22/14 |  Views: 14 |  

TheSmartVoter

The War on Work Revisited

I recently saw a video by the CATO institute called "The War on Work." This is my reaction

DonnsBlog |  Region: United States |  Subject: Family & Children |  7/22/14 |  Views: 9 |  

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Sit Before You Stand

How is it that the realm of politics can be the focus of so much animosity in a country where the power is held by we the people?

The Last Best Hope |  Region: United States |  Subject: General Interest |  7/18/14 |  Views: 58 |  

TheSmartVoter

Has the American dream died with millennial's?

90's last true period of unquestioned prosperity

BleedBlue |  Region: United States |  Subject: General Interest |  7/16/14 |  Views: 18 |  

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BleedBlue |  Region: United States |  Subject: General Interest |  7/15/14 |  Views: 6 |  

TheSmartVoter

Drugs are bad for you.

This is just a rant about drugs and how stupid people talk about it way too much.

DonnsBlog |  Region: United States |  Subject: General Interest |  7/13/14 |  Views: 33 |  

TheSmartVoter

The debate over Syrian Rebel Aid

I toy around with why foreign aid to rebel factions has not historically been in our best interest.

DonnsBlog |  Region: United States |  Subject: Foreign Policy |  7/04/14 |  Views: 12 |  

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Wait, Which One was Iran Again?

The neocon pro-war crowd has done a sudden about face on Iran...

The way I see it |  Region: United States |  Subject: Foreign Policy |  6/17/14 |  Views: 80 |  


Political Discussions

Should We Have Stricter Gun Laws?

Stricter gun control laws enter the public debate every time we witness a major gun violence incident but then slowly fizzles out of our daily conversation. How do you feel about the issue? Can these...

By: PoliticalNovice |  Region: United States |  Subject: Gun Rights |  Views: 2,699 |  Replies: 5

Intro Post

This post will be where we introduce ourselves and tell a little about our service. I'll kick it off.

I joined the Navy in 1998 so that I could become a submarine driver. Following college at...

By: dillon.allen |  Region: United States |  Subject: Groups |  Views: 758 |  Replies: 0

Why aren't we using voter ID cards?

Why haven't voters been required to have a voter identification card? This would help to ensure that people are voting for themselves only and that they are register to vote. I do not understand why we...

By: mattc1323 |  Region: United States |  Subject: Elections & Voting |  Views: 1,494 |  Replies: 16

Are "Covered Jurisdictions" Still Needed in the Voting Rights Act?

After the civil war, many states implemented laws and procedures that continued to disenfranchise African Americans. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed voting qualification requirements that would...

By: PoliticalNovice |  Region: United States |  Subject: Elections & Voting |  Views: 2,445 |  Replies: 0

Lowering The Voter Age

I came across an interesting article from the National Youth Rights Association making the argument for lowering the legal voting age from 18 to 16. After seeing the headline, I was curious about how...

By: PoliticalNovice |  Region: United States |  Subject: Elections & Voting |  Views: 5,709 |  Replies: 8

Personhood Initiatives

As an attempt to ban abortion, embryonic stem cell research and human cloning, several states have either had or will have voter initiatives to define "personhood" at the moment of fertilization. While...

By: PoliticalNovice |  Region: United States |  Subject: Abortion |  Views: 3,473 |  Replies: 6

What To Do About Underfunded PERS

The Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) is underfunded by more than $12 billion which is about 62% of what is needed to fund its liabilities. This threatens both retiree benefits and costs to taxpayers....

By: PoliticalNovice |  Region: Mississippi |  Subject: Budget, Spending & Taxes |  Views: 2,173 |  Replies: 0

Are There Too Many School Districts?

Mississippi has 82 counties and 149 school districts (plus three agriculture schools). In certain districts, administrative costs account for over half of the money spent which means less than 50% of...

By: PoliticalNovice |  Region: Mississippi |  Subject: Education |  Views: 1,016 |  Replies: 0

What's Next For Personhood In Mississippi?

With 58% of Mississippians voting against Initiative 26 on November 8th, what's next for Personhood in Mississippi? There were a lot of conflicting arguments in the final days leading up to the vote with...

By: PoliticalNovice |  Region: Mississippi |  Subject: Abortion |  Views: 6,372 |  Replies: 3

How Will The Pardons Affect Barbour's Legacy?

In his final days in office, Barbour pardoned an unprecedented 208 convicts after pardoning only 8 during his first seven years in office. Controversy surrounds many of these due to the nature of their...

By: PoliticalNovice |  Region: Mississippi |  Subject: General Interest |  Views: 1,472 |  Replies: 0


Political News

House, Senate talks over VA fix in chaos as recess looms

Fox News |  7/25/14 1:12 PM

A massive and costly package meant to address the litany of problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs was getting caught in the congressional grinder Thursday, as House and Senate lawmakers clashed over how to iron out differences in their competing bills.

Fight heats up over EPA sabotage of Alaska gold mine

Fox News |  7/25/14 10:15 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for a preemptive strike against a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska, where hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake.

Cruise ship horror stories

CNN |  7/25/14 9:56 AM

Travelers tell of raw sewage, rape and death aboard cruise ships at a hearing for a Cruise Passenger Protection bill.

Cruz: FAA ban was political

CNN |  7/25/14 9:56 AM

Sen. Ted Cruz talks says that the Obama administration stopped flights to Israel to push a foreign policy agenda.

Hillary's liberal problem

CNN |  7/25/14 9:55 AM

To prove she wasn't just an opportunist hoping to use a U.S. Senate seat in New York as a ticket to bigger things, then-first lady Hillary Clinton tried to show voters that she cared about their values and views -- she listened.

Congress hears cruise ship horror stories

CNN |  7/25/14 9:12 AM

Travelers tell of raw sewage, rape and death aboard cruise ships at a hearing for a Cruise Passenger Protection bill.

Architect undermines ObamaCare foundation

Fox News |  7/25/14 9:00 AM

Video of health law architect contradicts administrations' argument in critical ObamaCare subsidies lawsuit.

‘Unchecked’ Putin puts pressure on Obama to take ‘decisive action’

Fox News |  7/25/14 8:29 AM

Fresh evidence that Russia is directly shelling Ukrainian military targets is stoking concerns that Vladimir Putin feels increasingly comfortable running roughshod over his neighbors in defiance of the U.S. and Europe, putting pressure on the Obama administration to draw a red...

Bill Clinton: If she runs, Hillary needs time to craft message

CNN |  7/25/14 8:21 AM

Former President Bill Clinton says that Hillary Clinton, his wife and the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, needs time to not only decide whether she will run, but what she would bring to the race if she did.

Containing The Crisis (The Note)

ABC Politics |  7/25/14 7:59 AM

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES MEETING OF THE MINDS: President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will meet today with President Molina of Guatemala, President Hernandez of Honduras, and President Ceren of El Salvador to discuss the influx of migrant children...

DHS anticipated 60,000 illegal child border crossers in January

Fox News |  7/25/14 7:23 AM

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration in January anticipated a surge of some 60,000 illegal children crossing the Southwest Border.

Why many progressives don't trust Hillary Clinton

CNN |  7/25/14 7:22 AM

To prove she wasn't just an opportunist hoping to use a U.S. Senate seat in New York as a ticket to bigger things, then-first lady Hillary Clinton tried to show voters that she cared about their values and views -- she listened.

Bill Clinton: If she runs, Hillary Clinton needs time to craft her message

CNN |  7/25/14 7:14 AM

Former President Bill Clinton says that Hillary Clinton, his wife and the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, needs time to not only decide whether she will run, but what she would bring to the race if she did.

2016: Clinton vs. Warren?

CNN |  7/25/14 7:13 AM

On Inside Politics, John King and his panel compare statements from Clinton and Warren on income equality.

Poll: Obamacare approval rating at 40%

CNN |  7/25/14 7:05 AM

John King analyzes a new CNN/ORC poll on how Americans feel about the healthcare law.

Obama fundraises in crises, irks critics

CNN |  7/25/14 7:05 AM

Facing dual crises in Ukraine and the Middle East, Obama's continued fundraising efforts have angered his critics.

Dinging the Democrats: New York Times takes on a governor and senator over ethics

Fox News |  7/25/14 4:00 AM

Plenty of people believe that the New York Times leans left. Hell, I think the New York Times leans left, at least when it comes to social and cultural subjects.

Border crisis: Central American leaders convening at White House

Fox News |  7/25/14 3:16 AM

President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.

WWII Veteran Waited 70 Years for His Medals

ABC Politics |  7/25/14 3:01 AM

Tony D'Abrosca is finally getting proper recognition for his service.

World War II Veteran Waited 70 Years for His Medals

ABC Politics |  7/25/14 3:01 AM

Tony D'Abrosca is finally getting proper recognition for his service.

Fast food workers to escalate wage, union demands

Fox News |  7/25/14 12:17 AM

Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities...

Christie, Haley Challenge White House Handling of Migrant Children

ABC Politics |  7/24/14 9:33 PM

Govs. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Chris Christie of New Jersey had harsh words for the White House’s handling of the border crisis during a Republican governors’ panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival Thursday night. Haley worried about the potential costs of temporarily...

Border crisis: US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

Fox News |  7/24/14 8:01 PM

The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.

Krauthammer: General perception world going to hell while president plays golf

Fox News |  7/24/14 7:17 PM

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that Americans’ opinions on increased  U.S. involvement in Ukraine show, “there's a general perception the world is going to hell and the president's out there playing golf. There's a disconnect...

Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala: US Partly to Blame for Border Flood

ABC Politics |  7/24/14 6:30 PM

Before they meet with President Obama tomorrow on the border crisis, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are out making their positions known today. The two presidents come to the U.S. to address the flow of migrant children at the southern border, taking to Capitol...

US Says Russian Military Has Fired Artillery Into Ukraine

ABC Politics |  7/24/14 5:23 PM

Russian activity is "a clear escalation" of the conflict, U.S. officials said.

Watch: Obama Admits His Basketball Game Is 'Broke'

ABC Politics |  7/24/14 4:54 PM

The president's got "chicken wing" - but that may be because he's "just getting old."

Obama Admits His Basketball Shot Is 'Broke'

ABC Politics |  7/24/14 4:38 PM

President Obama's basketball game isn't what it used to be...

The Koch Brothers Want To Scare The Obamacare Out Of You

ABC Politics |  7/24/14 4:00 PM

Some people have an unnatural fear of clowns, particularly creepy clowns.

Watch: Why NYC's Top Crisis Manager Says the NYPD Has Changed

ABC Politics |  7/24/14 3:39 PM

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Anthony Shorris, the first deputy mayor, said the NYPD is different this time around.


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