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.

Peter Rose10 months ago
The Search for a Perfect Economic System
The search for the perfect economic system. How can we construct a good economic system that will provide for the material needs and give purpose, to a whole planet? Definitions: Work: Paid for physic...
Tim Bryce10 months ago
The Political War of 2018
BRYCE ON POLITICS Into the breach we go. Click for AUDIO VERSION. Back in January, I previewed the midterm elections and predicted this will become a "bloody" political war. Unfortunately, I was right...
Peter Rose10 months ago
The Rise of Right Wing Political Parties in the 21st Century
I often see on TV and media “experts” expressing surprise at the increasing support for right wing political parties all over Europe. Why surprised? If the experts are knowledgeable and actually think...
Tim Bryce10 months ago
Mayhem in the White House?
BRYCE ON POLITICS - Fact or fiction? Click for AUDIO VERSION. The Democrats have a dilemma. They are rapidly approaching the 2018 midterm election and have nothing to offer the American voters other t...
Patrick Hollis10 months ago
Tory Infighting Continues to Plague Brexit Efforts
As it has been since the referendum result in 2016, Brexit is constantly in the peripheral vision for the UK. The end of year deadline to secure a deal is fast approaching, but the way in which the ta...
Peter Rose10 months ago
What Is the Best Way a Democracy Can Provide the Nation's Needs?
What is the best way a democracy can provide the nation's needs? How do we get the best out of democracy? The basic requirements that any government should provide for its indigenous people are: secur...
Iria Vasquez-Paez10 months ago
Why Should People Pay More?
Every health care system requires a patient, the company that pays for the patient, and a health care provider. Single payer simply means that there would be one payer, the government. People currentl...
The Party Swap
There was something very disturbing about seeing Chuck Schumer (the Democratic Senate Minority Leader) and Dick Durbin (also a sitting Democratic Senator) sitting with Republican Senate Majority Leade...
Michael Eric Ross10 months ago
Florida's Gubernatorial Primary Colors
FLORIDA FLORIDA FLORIDA: it’s the ultimate swing state, crazy from the heat of the weather or its own legislative invention, a lawless free-fire zone with guns more abundant than in the wild wild West. And with roughly nine weeks left before the November elections, the Sunshine State’s gubernatorial race is shaping up as the one to watch, thanks to an upset no one thought possible, a racist dog-whistle everyone knew was probably inevitable, and the reliable intrinsic potential for surprise commo...
Two Separate Worlds
Scottish Independence is on the cards again, raising many questions, but truly there is only one that matters: Are Scotland and England really different countries? Of course, geographically speaking, ...
Drew Lindseya year ago
Flowers & Thistles
Flowers, Thorns and Thistles—Lessons from 1968 By: Andrew L. Hogue It is a fact in history as well as a promise from biblical scripture that “whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” In taking...
SKYLERIZED a year ago
Pulling Rank: Best Strategies for Preventing Gun Tragedies in America Listed From Pick up a Tablet to Lift up the Nation
When shots rang out during a video game conference, the jovial, buoyant atmosphere turned to dread. Yet another shooting had rocked a sector of the United States. The Jacksonville, Florida NFL Madden Championship Series gaming tournament became the scene of carnage. Police sirens blared and officers patrolled the premises as medical professionals carted off the wounded and the dead. What stands as stark is the fact that more and more quotes from people at the scene reverberate about more gun con...
Peter Rosea year ago
Opinion Polls—Are They Sound Advisers for Policy?
Opinion polls—are they sound policy advisers? Why is so much money and attention given to them? Definition of an opinion poll: obtaining the opinion of a selected sample of people regarding a specific...
Tim Brycea year ago
Mr. Trump's Economic Playbook
Click for AUDIO VERSION. At a recent Trump Rally in Tampa, the president put on a clinic for Republican candidates going into the midterm elections. Basically, he is selling prosperity, or, to paraphr...
Tim Brycea year ago
It's Mudslinging Season
Click for AUDIO VERSION. Here in Florida, as it is in many other states, it is primary season where political parties select their candidates to run in November. Unlike the general election, I tend to...
Tim Brycea year ago
Why Are Traditional Democrats Fading Away?
BRYCE ON POLITICS - The more Democrats resist President Trump, the more working people move to the GOP. Click for AUDIO VERSION. The Democrats are on a collision course with disaster. They used to be ...
Tasia Kieffera year ago
Can Federalism Survive?
The ideas introduced though new doctrines can at first seem wonderful, such as federalism. The Founding Fathers’ idea that there could be a document that has a set of guidelines for government to foll...
Poverty Becomes Cyclical in Canada
The old saying is the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I reflected on this in my everyday life and realized the privilege that people experience when they have money. The options are greater a...