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.

President Trump's Revised Travel Ban Gets Trumped
It's unlikely that President Trump is feeling the love from the Aloha state this morning. A federal judge in Hawaii ruled last night, mere hours before the Trump administration's latest travel ban was...
Biden Believes That President Trump Deserves A Chance
You have got to give credit to former Vice President Joe Biden - he believes everyone deserves a fair chance, even the new president. Biden was not President Trump's biggest fan during the run up to t...
Zach Foster2 years ago
So You Want to Do Physical Removal
The alt-right and their bosom buddies, the Cantwellian Helicopter Libertarians, want to throw people out of helicopters like Pinochet's regime did to dissidents. Those that aren’t excited to commit ma...
Kieran Atkins2 years ago
Confronting Men's Issues From A Transgender Perspective
I've always called myself a feminist, and I've always been proud of it. Having known so many strong women in my time, how could I not be a feminist? My Oma came to Australia from Russian occupied West...
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...
For Whom the Dictionary Trolls
The idea of “the resistance” has taken on many forms since Jan. 20th. Much of its new power and identity has been a product of visible protest in the streets, on blogs and in the airwaves since Donald...
Supreme Court Moves Gavin Grimm Case To Lower Court
Virginia high schooler Gavin Grimm has had his day in court neatly sidestepped by the Supreme Court. After two different legal battles, the Supreme Court was supposed to hear the case March 28. It has...
Sir Patrick Stewart Going For United States Citizenship?
Make it so. The man behind such characters as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Captain Jean-Luc Picard and, more recently, Professor X of the X-Men franchise wants to become a permanent United States ...
Michael Blair2 years ago
Trump On The Slide?
Is today the beginning of the end of the political career of Donald J. Trump? The news that the Russian involvement in the run up to the Presidential election was far more serious than first reported,...
Parents Of Transgender Kids Request Meeting With President Trump
Parents of eight transgender children from across America want a meeting with President Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other key government officials sooner, rather than later. As might be...
Zach Foster2 years ago
Women, the Anti-Trump March, and Gun Rights
** As an instructor trained by the NRA and licensed by the BSA, I professionally teach children how to shoot, and what their responsibilities with guns are. I've turned teenage girls into sharpshooter...
Raphael Kiyani2 years ago
Why The UK Needs Electoral Reform
The 2015 General Election came and went, delivering a Conservative majority government with Labour failing to engage the electorate as a credible alternative and ended up having less seats than they d...
D D2 years ago
Trump vs. The Mainstream Media: The Two Sided Issue
From the election to Trump's inauguration, there has been a growing conflict between Donald Trump and the mainstream media. Trump supporters complain that media outlets such as CNN and the New York Ti...
Trump’s Dark Triad, and Ours
A month ago we could only suspect what Donald Trump would do to lead a nation to the suspicion — voiced more and more often since his installation as president of the United States on January 20th — t...
Who Is Joe Trudeau?
It seems that Press Secretary Sean Spicer can't catch a break. Between insisting that the turnout for President Trump's inauguration was at record levels (it wasn't) and Melissa McCarthy's over the to...
Michael Blair2 years ago
Big Structures, Small Politicians
How many times have heard politicians say?...."We would love to have more....(fill in your own subject) but we just don't have the finances to spend at the moment!" This is used for anything which mig...
The Swamp Staff2 years ago
Write For The Swamp Today
The Swamp has now joined the Vocal platform, allowing politics lovers and citizens from around the globe to amplify their voice, views, criticisms, and experiences to a politically inclined community ...
Rich Monetti2 years ago
In 1976, ‘Network’ Warned America about the Dangers of Fear Anger and Politics
Back when George Bush was enjoying a 22% approval rating and the world's disdain, I hijacked the living room TV to subject my mother to Keith Olbermann of MSNBC. Having to endure Fox News daily, I was...