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Past politicians, legislation and political movements have changed the course of history in ways both big and small. Welcome to our blast to the past.

How Social Media Would Have Destroyed Our Political Heroes
Social media has only held sway over three presidents in American history, and, in that time, it has reshaped the political landscape. Presidents have risen and fallen thanks to the internet's influen...
H.R. McMaster Has Researched The Balkans - How Will He Use His Knowledge?
H.R. McMaster, Donald Trump’s new National Security Adviser, not only has military field experience in Iraq but has done thorough research on quite a number of global regions. His study on the war in ...
Craziest Wire Taps in US History
Electronic communication has permeated modern society; it's no wonder that wire tapping has become almost expected in the US. The Patriot Project normalized wire tapping for an entire generation. It i...
Glenn Bushinski2 years ago
History of Political Cartoons
Political cartoons have surged in popularity. With more people talking about politics, and with the nation so deeply divided, it becomes apparent that everyone wants validation for their political opi...
We Are ALL Wonder Women
On International Women's Day, it's easy to think of the women with celebrity status who have been held up for us to admire. God knows, there's a range of them: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Pri...
What is a Joint Session of Congress?
As President Trump addresses his first Joint Session of Congress only months after stepping into the presidency, the American people are allowed an insiders look into a tradition which began in the 18...
What Would Happen if Trump Cracked Down on Marijuana?
On February 23rd 2017, Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's Secretary of State, took to the podium to declare that the government had every intent on cracking down on recreational marijuana use. This...
10 Pieces of Fake News and Their Sources from Before 1978
This current election has brought the idea of fake news from the dusty racks along supermarkets to the mainstream. For many growing up in the 80s and 90s, when one heard "fake news," they thought of t...
Michael Blair2 years ago
The Left Is Now the Right
In these unparalleled weird times, strange bedfellows are playing footsie with each other! The so called communist Russia and the ultra right fascist groups in Europe, are closely linked, as is the cl...
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Ian Stuart2 years ago
The Other Side of the Pond
It’s not the hair which worries me. It’s rather beautiful in a way - a candy floss creation of sweeping whirls and razor edges, re-created every day. It must take hours. It’s not the complexion either...
Lynne Shumaker2 years ago
Infamous Bill Clinton Scandals
Bill Clinton is by all accounts something of a political Houdini; it seems the politician, philanthropist, and almost first First Gentleman has more or less managed to escape punishment over the decad...
Glenn Bushinski2 years ago
Mysterious Political Decoy Cases
We have all seen that person on the street that strikes an eerie resemblance to someone we know. Wondrous appearance similarities have dazzled many minds throughout time, and the phenomenon has even c...
Frank White2 years ago
Donald Trump's Childhood
Even Donald Trump was once a child. The fact that he still behaves like one doesn’t mean he still is one. To understand the man, it is best to start at the beginning. A young, impressionable Trump was...
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Arthur M.2 years ago
The Disabled Hero
While the veterans of World War II were greeted as heroes, instead of parades, the veterans of the Vietnam War were welcomed by the American public in a very different way. Many veterans were mistreat...
Parag Patel2 years ago
Greatest US Presidents of All Time
Every election season, the US must reflect on what it actually takes for a candidate to become president, and a good one at that. After all, history has shown that when the greatest US presidents firs...
Patricia Sarkar2 years ago
Best Political Documentaries to Watch
In teaching us about their chosen subjects, documentaries prompt us to look within and draw conclusions about ourselves. With stories spanning from Los Angeles, California to Chengdu, China, these pol...
George Gott2 years ago
Top 15 LGBTQ Politicians
Around the world, LGBTQ politicians have been coming into office and, in doing so, shaping the policies of their countries. While in the past, many LGBTQ politicians would have to hide their sexuality...