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When the democratic nomination for President began, many pundits and strategists saw it as a mere formality for Hillary Clinton, while others believed it would be a sort of coronation as the Democratic Party unified behind her. The truth has been far from what was predicted as Senator Bernie Sanders, from Vermont, has rallied young…

Our political system seems to be at a crossroads with insurgents, particularly from the right, making compromise an afterthought.  As a result, Congress has been largely ineffective and currently holds a nine percent approval rating from the public. With the two parties’ nomination process well underway, businessman and media personality Donald Trump seems destined to…

Despite a long record as the most favorably viewed branch of government, America’s judiciary has an equally long history of dynamic controversy. While presidents and members of Congress do their best to hog the spotlight—and the headlines of tabloids—the highest court in the country has still managed to capture the public’s attention, inspire indignation, and…

In 2013 it was revealed that the U.S. government had been spying on its own citizens as well as citizens of other countries around the world. It was then that many realized privacy was fast becoming a rare commodity. As technology continues to advance, slowly encompassing more and more of our lives, it’s becoming slowly…

Some nations are known for their neutrality, others are known for belligerence, and some even for chocolate. North Korea, on the other hand, is known simply for the madness of its institutions and the laws that govern its land. It has to be said that although the country’s treatment of its population is tragic, some…

Along with abortion, religion, and Donald Trump, gun control is one of the stickiest debating points in modern America. People are either rabidly for gun rights, or just as rabidly against them, and any shades of nuance are often lost in the resulting melee. But not everything is as simple as you might expect. Go…

Government spending is always topical. For every liberal decrying the paltry money begrudgingly dripped into the welfare state, there’s a libertarian begging for it to be reduced further. For every spectacularly wasteful government project, there’s some piece of essential infrastructure that benefits millions. Getting it right is tricky. Or, as in the cases below, you…

George W. Bush is arguably the most unpopular president in recent memory. He invaded Iraq, bungled Katrina and failed to stop the banking crisis that led to the latest Great Recession. Yet he did some other stuff too. Stuff that often gets overlooked. Stuff that’s even kinda awesome. Here are 10 reasons “Dubya” may have…

Nobody likes a blowhard, and Donald Trump may be the hardiest blowhard of them all. Since declaring his candidacy, the presidential hopeful has turned vacuous insults and jaw-dropping gaffes into a kind of booming cottage industry. Most recently, he ruffled feathers with his comments about how Muslims should be kept track of in a database,…

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