Peter Rose4 hours ago
Modernizing Emergency Services
Whilst this essay is about England, the principles can be applied to any nation. A consultation paper on local plans to transfer responsibility for clearing road traffic accidents, from police to the ...
The Constitution
The Constitution as we know it today first sprang into being September 17th, 1787. It was ratified June 21st, 1788. This document is what the United States knows as law, having been amended 27 times. ...
Dr. Williamsa day ago
Toys
So this is Christmas. A time of year when children everywhere wait in anticipation for Santa to deliver toys and games to every boy and girl. When we really think about though the kinds of toys that a...
Dielle Ciescoa day ago
Meme-Busting: It's Half the Story
This morning, while purusing one of my favorite Facebook groups, I encountered one of those very political posts that sparks heated debate. It was started by one of the members concerning the Gilet Ja...
David Wylda day ago
Grand Theft Government
In my experience as a management consultant and professor, I have found that there really are three types of executives. Whether in the private or public sectors—and in the largest and smallest of org...
Separation of Church and State
The United States has always been the first country to be about the separation of Church and State. Thomas Jefferson used the term “wall of separation between church and state,” in a letter to the Dan...
WatchMojo 12 days ago
Top 5 Surprisingly Badass Facts About George H.W. Bush
Many know him as the famous father of a more recent POTUS, while others only remember him from that time he moved across the street from The Simpsons. Either way, we’re here to set the record straight...
Them Furious Days
At 3:39 AM of November 28, 2018, Harry Leslie Smith died. He was 95. He spent his twilight years in turning to writing and championing public services such as the NHS to see that the generations of hi...
Chris Ricksa month ago
Here Is Why Many Minority Communities Are in Financially Troubling Situations
Let’s begin by asking, why do minority communities lack the financial training and understanding that many other communities seem to possess? Where is the disconnect? Over my lifetime, I have seen man...
US Bills Introduced Nov. 2 - Nov. 9
The biggest problem with the U.S. political game is that a lot of us are left in the dark about what's really going on in our country. We get the highlights, sure, and the media will bring to our atte...
WatchMojo 2 months ago
Top 10 Mistakes That the Human Race Keeps Repeating
They say that the definition of “insanity” is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10...
Robert Wells2 months ago
What's Wrong with Voter ID Laws
Voter ID laws sound reasonable on the surface. We should want to protect our democracy, which means guaranteeing one vote per citizen. Since most people already have a state-issued driver’s license, w...
Dear Donald
Open letters to the President of the United States from the people of the world. Submit your own grievances, praises, and suggestions through Vocal today.
Political Humor
Where political gaffes become comedy fodder.
Dear Theresa
Open letters to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; do it like they do on Downing Street.
Sophia Aquilar5 days ago
Saudi Arabia and Human Trafficking
Human trafficking in Saudi Arabia has a major role internationally, women from Asian and African countries are trafficked here as well. Men and women for both forced labor and prostitution purposes, e...
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Such A Geek9 days ago
The Peterson 'Paradox'
If you, like me, follow gender politics, we both may need a moment and some cannabis. If anything exemplifies, for me, the current situation in gender, it's the idea of a Thanksgiving dinner in a larg...
Trump and the Apostles' Creed: Should He or Shouldn't He?
Much has been made in recent days of President Trump not having recited the Apostles' Creed during former President George H.W. Bush's funeral on December 5. Comments have ranged from questions regard...
Joel Eisenberg5 days ago
When Is Enough, Enough? Some of My Best Friends Are Conservative. You, Sir, Are No Conservative
As we say in Brooklyn, “It’s bullshit already.” Shut down the damn government, then, Mr. Trump. We’ve had a temperamental, impulsive con man in the White House for the past two years. It’s not as if w...
Paula Macena5 days ago
Trump vs Bolsonaro
Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician and now the new president of Brazil. He has made a reputation as the “Trump of the Tropics.” He has been known to be outspoken about his homophobic and misogynis...
Kieran Fuller14 days ago
Dear Donald
Dear Donald, I am a humble Brit. I followed the 2016 presidential election with great interest because the whole process is far more exciting than a British parliamentary election. Here, we have two p...
Dr. Williams15 days ago
High Level Deception
It is Christmas time once again and all through-out the land so many people are now filing unemployment claims. So much for good fellowship and joy this holiday season. The cries of thousands continue...
Michael Duonga month ago
Sweden's Recycling Revolution
Years ago, Sweden has started its "Recycling Revolution." The Recycling Revolution is where Sweden recycles 99 percent of all it’s trash almost to were it’s waste-free. Everyone produces waste, especi...
Dr. Williamsa month ago
Divided We Fail
In this the 21st century we still have to remember lessons learned from history are valuable tools to secure the future. Too often, though, mankind hasn't learned many of the lessons that history is s...
Joel Eisenberg2 days ago
To Dream an Impossible Dream?
Since the beginnings of his candidacy, I’ve excoriated Donald Trump on a regular basis, but I do not hold the same ill will towards conservatives in general. And, many conservative friends (yes, I hav...
Michael Blair4 days ago
Brexit and Bad Manners
One could not make this up. Seriously. I have never witnessed such political stupidity from so many politicians at the same time. They seem to be on some kind of crusade of destruction, or under the i...
Carson David5 days ago
Who Is Cherif Chekkat?
The silence at a Strasbourg, France Christmas Market was broken when a gunman opened fire into a crowd, killing two and injuring dozens more. The mass shooting, which is one of many attacks that have ...
Dielle Ciescoa day ago
Meme-Busting: It's Half the Story
This morning, while purusing one of my favorite Facebook groups, I encountered one of those very political posts that sparks heated debate. It was started by one of the members concerning the Gilet Ja...
Ash Welsh2 days ago
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Where Did It All Go Wrong?
The average American listens to four hours of music per day (Stutz). Assuming the average American gets eight hours of sleep per night, they spend 25 percent of the time they are awake listening to mu...
Rae'Lee Klein6 days ago
What Are We Doing Wrong?
We the People—Three simple words that define one of the world's strongest countries. We the People, are the forgotten "4th" branch of government, and hold the power to make our young country succeed o...
David Wylda day ago
Grand Theft Government
In my experience as a management consultant and professor, I have found that there really are three types of executives. Whether in the private or public sectors—and in the largest and smallest of org...
Peter Rose12 days ago
Climate Change and a New Conspiracy Theory
What facts are indisputable, if not widely known, about climate change? Climate change has been happening since planet Earth was first formed. Geologists, historians and archaeologists, can show that ...
Glenn Bushinski17 days ago
10 Pieces of Evidence Used in Paul Manafort's Trial
Paul Manafort's trial—or trials—is finally drawing to a close. His first trial kicked off on July 31, 2018. The man was indicted on a number of charges, including conspiracy against the United States,...
Separation of Church and State
The United States has always been the first country to be about the separation of Church and State. Thomas Jefferson used the term “wall of separation between church and state,” in a letter to the Dan...
Northern Ireland Conflicts
The Northern Ireland Conflicts took place between 1969 and 1994, but their effects are still felt today for many of the people in Northern Ireland. The armed conflicts started over whether Northern Ir...
SKYLERIZED 10 days ago
Delaware: The Rodney Dangerfield of States
On a date that occurred over 231 years ago today (December 7, 1787), Delaware (my birth state) came into being. Because of figures like George Reed, Gunning Bedford, Jr., John Dickinson, and Richard B...
Elizabeth R.a month ago
What It's Actually Like to Intern on Capitol Hill
Several years ago, I spent a semester interning in the House of Representatives. A lot happened in those five months as an intern on the Hill (colloquially known in D.C. as a "Hilltern"), and it wasn’...
Tricia Gives It to Her Congressman!
TNP co-host, Tricia Smith, asks her Congressman, Blaine Luetkemeyer, seemingly difficult questions in response to his newsletter lauding his and his party’s “accomplishments.” Read below and judge for...
Ariadne Romanos5 months ago
Writing to a Government Official
Do you feel strongly about something going on in politics right now? (I'm sure your answer is, "Yes," like many other of the millions of Americans). Do you express your political beliefs/feelings to f...
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Patrick Hollis20 days ago
Martial Law Imposed in Ukraine as Tensions with Russia Increase Once More
The latest and most significant upscale of tensions between the Ukraine and Russia has had such major repercussions around the Ukraine that President Peter Poroshenko has imposed Marshall Law on the s...
Garrison Spangler2 months ago
Cold War II?
Donald Trump wants the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), signed by President Reagan and then-future President Gorbachev of the Soviet Union. There is a lot of sp...
Edward Anderson2 months ago
Live from the Scene: CNN NYC Evacuated
This is the first time that I have been a part of the story that I am covering, so here goes nothing. While working on a project at Argo Tea Cafe in Columbus Circle, there was a noticeable uptick in p...
Meghan Kotz2 months ago
15 Essential New Year's Resolutions
Let's be real. We're in the day and age where being "woke" is what's cool. Even if it feels good to repost something semi-controversial (in the eyes of your right-wing uncle), it's not doing a whole l...
Lauren Skopkowski6 months ago
Drugs You Didn't Even Know Existed
A recurring theme in the psychology of addiction is that the opposite of addiction is connection. That means that getting hooked on opioids is more about an inability to achieve emotional intimacy tha...
Angie Stilla year ago
40 Truths About 2017 America
1. Trump will never make America great again for anyone making less than $1 billion annually. And, let's face it, for billionaires — this place has always been great. 2. All human beings deserve good,...
Who Led the Blue Wave?
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity. – Nancy Pearcey
Shandi Pace9 days ago
1968: The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Francis Kennedy was a family man and an open-minded politician who strived for change within the United States. Shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the Californian preside...
WatchMojo 12 days ago
Top 5 Surprisingly Badass Facts About George H.W. Bush
Many know him as the famous father of a more recent POTUS, while others only remember him from that time he moved across the street from The Simpsons. Either way, we’re here to set the record straight...
US Bills Introduced Nov. 2 - Nov. 9
The biggest problem with the U.S. political game is that a lot of us are left in the dark about what's really going on in our country. We get the highlights, sure, and the media will bring to our atte...
Michael Jared2 months ago
Trump's Recent War on Transgender People and What It Means to the LGBTQ+ Community as a Whole
The Trump administration recently had a document leaked that implicated they wanted to make a change to Title IX (9). Title IX protects against discrimination in educational environments so long as th...
Rob T2 months ago
Only 11 States Have Laws that Require the Safe Storage of Firearms
Last May, when a 17-year-old student of Sante Fe High School in Texas shot and killed 10 people and wounded 13 others in 30-minute shooting spree, he was using legally purchased guns that he had taken...
A.O. Monk9 days ago
Ariana Grande and Blackfishing
Ariana Grande recently came under fire for using a "blaccent" in a promotional video for her newest single, "thank u, next." Grande, who is Italian-American, spoke with an over-the-top ghetto accent i...
Joel Eisenberg10 days ago
I’m an Artist. Your Offense Is Not My Problem
A song from The Little Mermaid has been cut from a Princeton performance for being offensive. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been removed from certain radio rotations due to being offensive. “Rudolph th...
Bravo, 'SNL'
I don't report much on media these days because... well, I'll be honest, I don't care. The last few years have been dismal to say the least due to the rhetoric spewed every five seconds about Republicans, Donald Trump, and the right being the worst since Hilter and the Nazi party. The amount of hatred and slander that has been shoved into every form of media has been poisonous to say the least. Division among political beliefs is nothing new, but as of late, it has been reaching all-time highs w...
CC King7 days ago
Meghan Markle Fans Have Committed Crimes in Her Name
The self-dubbed "Megulators" or "Sussex Squad" have now officially crossed the line. Two days before news broke that fans of Meghan Markle threatened to kill a woman, hacked into her bank account, and...
Them Furious Days
At 3:39 AM of November 28, 2018, Harry Leslie Smith died. He was 95. He spent his twilight years in turning to writing and championing public services such as the NHS to see that the generations of hi...
Bill Hicks Is Not Alex Jones
I'm a big fan of Bill Hicks. I have read two of his biographies, sat through three documentaries, and watched his specials so many times to the point that I can recite chunks of his material—usually i...