politics

Politics does not dictate our collective cultural mindset as much as it simply reflects it; We've got to look in the mirror sometimes, and we've got one.

Patrick Hollis2 months ago
Theresa May Pushed to Brink as Her Brexit Deal Suffers Commons Vote Defeat
The United Kingdom’s European Union departure took yet another hit last night as Theresa May’s Brexit deal received its expected heavy defeat in the MP’s vote. Before this vote, the Prime Minster sugg...
Patrick Hollis3 months ago
NHS 10 Year Plan—Has It Ticked the Boxes?
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Theresa May announced the Conservative Party’s 10-year plan for the NHS. It pledged to save seven million lives by tackling dangerous diseases through earlier diagnos...
Tim Bryce3 months ago
The 116th Congress Is Off and Running... But Where To?
BRYCE ON POLITICS - Do not expect too much as we will be embroiled in gridlock. Click for AUDIO VERSION. The 116th U.S. Congress was sworn in on January 3rd. As expected, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA) was el...
Patrick Hollis3 months ago
How the UK Poverty Problem Caused by a Faltering Government Is Being Overlooked
There is an issue in UK society which only tends to come into the spotlight when there is little else in the news. It is usually mentioned more around the festivities but with many political heads tur...
Dr. Williams3 months ago
The Bell Tolls at Midnight
For all that is good in the world, there continues to be so much sorrow, anguish, and misery. All across the land, millions anxiously await when their fortunes will turn around. It is always this time...
Gabriella Novello3 months ago
Who Is Affected by a Government Shutdown?
"We're totally prepared for a very long shutdown," President Donald Trump told reporters today. The looming shutdown in the federal government is less than 12 hours away, but not all federal agencies ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
What Is a Bill?
A bill is a piece of legislation that is passed through Congress and voted on. Bills are introduced in the House by putting a piece of paper in a wooden box called a hopper while in the Senate the bil...
Joel Eisenberg3 months 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 Blair3 months 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 David3 months 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 ...
Rae'Lee Klein4 months ago
A Young Experiment Failing Too Soon
When thinking of America, many ideals come to mind. Freedom, independence, liberty, and democracy prove as the standout values that the country holds dear. Just as any other country, a deep history ho...
Tim Bryce4 months ago
Time to End the Mueller Investigation
BRYCE ON POLITICS - But not for the reason you may think. Click for AUDIO VERSION. It's time to wrap-up the Mueller investigation, not because they haven't found anything of substance yet, but because...
Cecilia Cain4 months ago
What AMLO's Election Means
I'm trying to think of a way to start this that doesn't sound like the usual white-girl-studies-abroad-and-becomes-enlightened story, but I don't know if there is one. Last year, I had the opportunity...
John Heckenlively4 months ago
How Evers Beat Walker
In 2014, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker beat bicycle entrepreneur Mary Burke by 136,793 votes. In 2018, Walker lost to State Superintendent of Education Tony Evers by a margin of 30, 576. What factor...
Patrick Hollis4 months ago
Why Hilary Clinton's Comments on Immigration Show the Weaknesses of the Centre Left
Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton this week suggested a plan for Europe to prevent the rise of right wing populists; by essentially taking a leaf out of their book. Talking with ...
Tim Bryce4 months ago
Understanding Nationalism
BRYCE ON POLITICS - Creating "Win-Win" situations. Click for AUDIO VERSION. I find the vilification of nationalism to be appalling. It is being depicted as some sort of Fascist, racist, unpatriotic in...
Patrick Hollis4 months ago
Brexit Secretary 3.0: Who Is Next to Sip from the Most Poisoned Chalice in British Politics?
The role of Brexit secretary is perhaps the most talked about position in European politics these days. Stephen Barclay is the third MP to be given the seemingly impossible task of leading the UK into...
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Doro Thea4 months ago
Unity or Disorder
One hundred years ago, the end of World War I was declared on a railroad carriage. On the occasion of the event, political leaders met in Paris to celebrate cooperation and unification. But are the co...