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Donald Trump’s Revision of the Monroe Doctrine

Critics of Donald Trump’s behavior as president have said he follows no long-term strategies. Frenetic tweets and constant media distractions from serious issues make it appear he views each day as an episode in a reality television series. Nevertheless, he has been extremely successful at undermining a host of norms …

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Testing the Will of the American People

The congressional elections of 2018 and 2020, along with the presidential election of 2020, will be the most consequential since the end of the Cold War. Will the American electorate defend basic values and constitutional principles, or will accelerating factionalism undermine the concerted action needed to defend our constitutional system? …

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SCOTUS: Interpret Constitution, Or Politics/Rhetoric? 5 Factors

The vast majority of people, today, seem to realize, and/ or believe, there is a considerably greater degree of polarization, than, we have witnessed, in recent memory. American politics, and politicians, often, emphasize, pitting one component of our society/ electorate, versus another, and often, avoiding seeking, and/ or discussing relevant, …

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Our Political Decisions And Choices Have Ramifications: 7 Recent Examples

The political system, and the way, we conduct elections, in the United States of America, have several distinct, unique differences, from most of the rest of the world. Historically, for perhaps, several reasons, we continuously witness, a far lower turnout, statistically, than the rest of the free world. Whether it’s …

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Public Officials Options: Adversarial, Cooperative, Policy, Or Politics?

Most Americans, historically, proudly pointed to the many freedoms and liberties, we take for – granted, which most of the rest of the world, lacks. Unfortunately, with that assuming it is, a given, we also have the lowest voter participation rate, in the free world. For many years, this percentage hovered …

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Hispanic Culture In America – The Positive Impacts Seen Around the Country

-THE HISPANICZATION OF NORTH AMERICA- North America Sociological Transformation It is the opinion of various learned political analysts, that North America is going through an unprecedented deep sociological transformation; not only in its traditional moral and social mores, but politically as well. Not long ago, as closed to 30 years …

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Manipulative Aphorisms Used By The Media In Politics

Much to our chagrin, the world, and most specially in the United States, a perverse and very manipulative nomenclature, based on a number of tricky aphorisms, have been coined and used for some time now by the Media. It is something that not only confounds and distorts, but misinforms and …

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Quality Public Officials Make Decisions Based On Facts: 7 Examples

We seem to be living, in a time, when many public officials, often, seem challenged, by, the truth and/ or facts, and rather than focusing on service, and the public good, simply, proceed, using empty rhetoric, fake claims, and making promises, rather than on relevant, sustainable solutions, based on reality, …

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Critical Thinking: Was Everything Fine Before Trump Became President?

Due to Trump’s visit to England, he has received more media coverage than usual, and this has also meant that certain people have spent more time talking about him than they usually would. It is as though some people can’t stop thinking about Trump; their whole like appears to revolve …

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So, You Don’t Get What You Want – Here’s How

When you were a child did you ever wish for something? Maybe a puppy, a kitten, a bike, or a pony? Did you ever wish upon a star? Did you get what you wanted? Probably not. Does the late Peggy Lee’s song “Is that all there is?” hold sway over …

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