Browsing: Politics

In just a few short weeks, the 44th president will look around the White House for the last time, step outside, and close the door on an entire era. For some of you reading this, Obama will be the only president you’ve ever been politically aware of. For others, he’ll just be the latest in…

People are opinionated. The internet at times can seem little more than a maelstrom of porn, adverts, and outspoken viewpoints on everything from politics to fan fiction. Yet for all the multitudes of opinions swirling around in print and through word of mouth, we have yet to come up with a replicable, scientific, consistently reliable…

Abortion is one of the trickiest ethical issues out there. On the one hand, you have to ensure you respect the rights of the mother. On the other, you also have to respect the rights of her unborn child. Each country strives to strike a fair balance, with some leaning more towards the mother’s rights,…

Everyone has secrets. But while they may be terribly embarrassing or humiliating to the people who keep them buried year after year, their exposure rarely makes a ripple beyond the outer boundaries of their lives. But people aren’t the only ones who carry secrets. Powerful institutions like governments and business also sometimes have information they…

US politics is big news. As a global superpower, American elections are followed by people from as far afield as Australia, China, or Argentina. You and everyone you know probably have an opinion on what’s happening with any election, with the White House, with Congress. But here’s the thing: some of those opinions may be…

The birth of a new country is a crazy, exciting time. With all the world explored and all useable land claimed, new nations can only be forged by the merging or collapse of older states. This gives each one an emotional intensity to it rarely seen in world affairs. Look at the birth of South…

Lawmakers and civilians alike just cannot seem to agree on a universally accepted way to reconcile the gun issue rampant in the media right now. Is it a God-given right to carry a gun without restrictions, or should there be more preventative measures to regulate dangerous weapons? Everyone carries a loaded opinion and, especially after…

Dictator. We have very negative connotations of the word. It brings to mind oppressive regimes, the suffering of the masses, the power of one over all. But there’s nothing inherently wrong with dictatorships – in fact many will suggest that the best political system, for everyone, is a dictatorship. That is if, of course, the…

America’s political system is designed to always pull toward the center. You have two parties who can’t get much done without compromise, a rigorous primary system to weed out the fringe candidates, and an electorate which has more Independents than any other affiliation. Yet things don’t always work out that way. Sometimes, a controversial candidate…

Hear the words “crazy dictatorship” and most of us picture one country: North Korea. Under Kim Jong Un, the Communist throwback has scaled new heights of insanity that are somewhere between hilarious and terrifying. On the hilarious side, there’s stuff like Kim ordering every government vehicle, no matter how small, to be fitted with a…

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