voting

Postmortems of voting woes, disenfranchisement, and how countries around the world elect government officials.

Michael Blair2 years ago
Vote For Sanity
The general election campaign is in full swing and the insults are flying around like seventeen monkeys throwing their own excrement at the visitors to their zoo cages. There are some very unpleasant ...
Mickey Finn2 years ago
Rush Limbaugh is a Liberal
When you here the terms “Liberal” and “Conservative” you attach good and bad connotations to them. That’s partly because the root word of “liberal” is “liberty” so it gets associated with freedom and ...
Cato Conroy2 years ago
Unethical Things Politicians are Doing to Keep Their Voters Supporting Them
A wise man once said that politicians need to be replaced as often as diapers - and the average voter might agree to that statement. However, it's hard to explain why congressmen still get voted in de...
Cato Conroy2 years ago
What Makes States Turn Red?
If you were to ask most Americans, they'd tell you that they would have thought that Hillary Clinton was poised to win the election. The actual polls, though, showed a different outcome - despite her ...
Michael Blair2 years ago
Pie Falls from Sky
The truth is simple. Everything which was once flavour of the month, will eventually leave a bitter taste in the mouth. Popularity is a fickle creature which gives with one hand, while taking away wit...
Michael Blair2 years ago
Oh No, It's an Election!
Yesterday, as Prime Minister Theresa May signalled the beginning of the campaign for a general election, there was a loud screaming sound heard in Edinburgh. This was First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, ...
Cameron Puckey2 years ago
Protests in Venezuala
From February 12th, 2014, protests against the government have been nearly constant in the streets of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. Recently, they're kicking off once again in 2017. These protester...
Cameron Puckey2 years ago
Does Religion Affect Politics?
Religion. No doubt. No questioning. Politics. Always Oppose. Always Question. So why do these always seem to go together, why is it that many voters vote in favour of their religion rather than the po...
Drew Bradford2 years ago
To Jeff Sessions, With Love
Dear Mr. Sessions, I was born and raised in the great state of Alabama and most of my, if not all of my life you have been a senator or political figure in the state. I grew up on a farm in rural nort...
Cameron Puckey2 years ago
3 Reasons the People Voted Brexit
Although there were advantages and disadvantages on both sides I would like to explore the figure that truly suggests the real reason people voted leave on Thursday, 23rd of June 2016. For many Britai...
The Inconclusive GOP ‘Autopsy’
Nothing blunts the inconvenient discomfort of failure like the narcotic of success. Achieving victory has a way of obscuring the pre-existing conditions that could have otherwise led to defeat. The Re...
Scott D.2 years ago
Why Did We Elect a TV Star?
I know, I know, you assumed this was another hit piece aimed at President Donald Trump. Why not, right? Everyone else does. I'm sorry to disappoint the 'Never Trumpers' but someone else caught my atte...
Michael Blair2 years ago
Scottish Nationalism. Living In a Tartan Bubble
During the debate on whether Scotland should be put through the torment of another independence referendum, the news that there had been a terrorist attack in London, close to Westminster came through...
Cato Conroy2 years ago
Is the US Constitution In Desperate Need of an Update?
Trump's win in his race for president of the United States is a victory that says volumes about American politics in general. For conservatives, it signaled the end of the ACA, an end to business regu...
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...
Drew Bradford3 years ago
Living Blue in a Red State
So I am sure you're completely sick of reading about this past election or you feel your voice was never heard in the past election season. For that there is an easily understandable reason. Have you ...