Politics

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Why National Voter Registration day is critically important

Introduction National Voter Registration Day was created ten years ago to make registering to vote easier. The day is set aside for folks to sign up for the voter rolls. It is a non-partisan day that specifically got started because voter registration can be complicated in some states. The date of September 25 has been selected because it was on this day ten years ago that Rock the Vote founder Bill Powers came up with the idea for National Voter […]

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Gerrymandering: The Anti-Democratic Blood Sport of American Politics

Gerrymandering is when politicians (or their gerrymanderers) manipulate voting districts to give themselves and their party an advantage. With gerrymandering, the only way that districts can change hands is if they are gerrymandered back into power by another politician- meaning democracy never has a chance. The history of gerrymandering in America dates back centuries. Still, it’s been gaining traction recently as politicians take advantage of new technology tools to warp electoral maps to maintain political control. Gerrymandering isn’t just unfair- […]

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Right Wing vs Left Wing: have you heard the differences?

In this article, we will look at right wing vs left wing politics. We’ll discuss their similarities and differences. The goal is to provide a clear understanding of what these two ideologies represent to help you make an informed decision when it comes time for voting! Right Wing vs Left Wing Differences Right wing politics is very similar to conservatism. While left wing politics holds the opposite values of the right wing, they both believe in maintaining traditions and preserving […]

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How Technocracy Works: An Exploration of the Definition, Examples & Notables

What is Technocracy? A technocrat is someone who favors the use of scientific, technological, or engineering knowledge and methods to solve problems. Technocracy has been around since the 1930s; it’s a system of governance where people make decisions with technical expertise instead of politicians. It can also be defined as an economic system that regulates production and distribution through direct technical control (setting quotas). Technocrats believe that if they apply their skills to society’s challenges, they will have more power […]

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Remain in Mexico Policy: Dissecting Donald Trump’s border legacy

With the most recent supreme court rule that declared President Biden must reinstate Trump’s old “Remain in Mexico” policy, we thought it appropriate to go through the history of the Trump administration’s foreign policy legacy. Donald Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy is the President of the United States’ proposal to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the country and making an asylum claim. The plan would require such immigrants to stay in Mexico while their claim is pending. It would also […]

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Afghanistan: Barack Obama’s legacy in 1,000 words

The U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan had been a major point of discussion in the run-up to the 2020 presidential elections. The majority of the candidates have expressed their opinion on this topic. It is not surprising that it continues to be a heated debate even after President Obama announced his decision to withdraw. This decision has also been met with some criticism by the Republican candidate, who believes that this decision will lead to a return of terrorism in […]

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7 protestors who are effecting change to this day

Who are the protestors who are effecting change? They’re not just politicians or activists, but everyday people. These 7 protestors have had enough, and they fought for justice in their own way. Read on to find out more about these amazing individuals. These people are known for their protests and their accomplishments afterward, which makes them truly inspirational figures in our world today. These seven have in common that they were able to use their voices to make change happen. […]

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5 ways to make political activism work in 2021

Political activism is here to stay, and who doesn’t love a good protest? The feel of the air, the sound of chants and speeches in unison, and rallying cries for justice. But what about when you’re not protesting anything? What are you supposed to do with that energy? How can someone who cares deeply about the world around them turn their passion into something constructive and productive? You could start by reading this article. Why Political Activism Matters Political activists […]

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Courageous Civil Rights Movement Activists: From Rosa Parks to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join us as we give a brief rundown of the most influential American civil rights movement activists of all time. The civil rights movement struggled for African American equality and justice that occurred in the United States. It started in the 1950s and ended with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The History of Civil Rights Movement Activists During slavery, African Americans were not allowed to be citizens, demonstrated in many ways. African Americans were not allowed […]

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Both Democrats and Republicans make every effort to win the US Senate

Georgia is holding Senate runoff elections as both Republicans and Democrats could not get more than 50% in the Nov 3rd elections. The outcome of the election planned to be held on Jan 5, 2020, will determine which party will control the Senate. For both seats of the Senate, Republicans Sen. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler will compete with Democrats Sen. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. To govern the Senate without any restriction, both Democrats need to win against Republicans. […]