7 Steps To Political Empowerment

political platformIf you feel overwhelmed and frustrated by our government leaders and apathetic about your own partisan destiny, there is a way out of your political malaise.

Here are 7 simple steps you can take to refresh yourself and participate in our democratic republic. [Read more…]

2016 Presidential Election Race: An Early Look

map ballot boxBy Johnny Whitfield  —

Despite being two years away, the 2016 Presidential election race is already heating up.

I predict a Rand Paul ticket to beat a Hilary Clinton ticket 53 – 43 – 4. Most of that 4 goes to Gary Johnson, who gains more support for the third largest party in the nation. [Read more…]

Civic Education, Politics, and an Uninformed Populace

youthBy Carol Josel

Certain dates are standouts, like February 14, October 31, and December 25. But what about September 17? It should be a standout, too, but it’s not. In fact, most of us don’t give the date a second thought; we certainly should, though. That’s because it’s not just another day; it’s Constitution day, set aside by Congress back in 1952 to foster civic engagement. [Read more…]

A Bit of Political Humor: The DOP – The Dogs Only Party – How to Elect a Dog to the Presidency

DOG for PresBy Jack Wilson

There are some real advantages to running a dog for president. It would help, of course, if the dog was a governor, or at least a senator first, but we could make a case for an all-American common mongrel. People like strays. Everyone knows that dogs are really good runners, so that says it all. They don’t care much which direction there are running in so the party can just let it off the leash and it will run toward the nearest reward. [Read more…]

Immigration Politics, Present And Future

SpeakingBy Larry M. Elkin −

Someday in the near future, when 4 million to 5 million immigrants illegally residing in the United States have temporary permission from a lame-duck president to live and work openly, what will really have changed?

These people are here anyway, and most are already working in the shadowy corners of our economy. They don’t have government organized health care now, and they won’t have it later either, because President Obama [Read more…]

An All-Female Presidential Race In 2016?

women politicianA lot of people expect the 2016 presidential campaign to include our nation’s first female nominee from a major party. Hardly anyone is predicting that the race might have two women at the top of their respective tickets.

It might happen, though I think the prospect is a long shot. So the next question is what sort of difference it might make. [Read more…]

Personal Freedom – Business Freedom (Veteran’s Day)

boots on  the groundIt seems appropriate to honor military veterans on this day here in America, because Veteran’s Day is about giving tribute to veterans of foreign wars. The military has long been the most admired political institution in American life, and for good reason: it’s the military we can thank for our freedom as Americans, for without the veterans who have fought to protect that freedom, it wouldn’t be there to enjoy. And why did they have to fight? [Read more…]

The Presidents of Mount Rushmore: Could Any of Them Win the Election Today?

mt rushmoreOne of the nation’s renowned historic sites is Mount Rushmore, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It took 14 years to carve Mount Rushmore, cost just under a million dollars, and has nearly three million visitors a year. The four presidents whose faces are carved in this famous mountain are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. [Read more…]

Senate Elections 2014: Democratic Seats To Watch

political disagreementEditor’s note: while this article is clearly pro-Democrat it has important information regardless of your party choice.

By Erin J   −

In this year’s senate elections, democrats have 34 seats that are not up for re-election. Of the 21 seats that are up for re-election, just 9 are considered uncompetitive. Here are some of the most competitive seats that require the party to work extra hard: [Read more…]

Midterm Elections 2014 Poll: Most Americans Say US ‘Out Of Control,’ Not Enthusiastic About Election

map ballot boxNearly two-thirds of Americans said they feel the U.S. is “out of control,” and less than a third are enthusiastic about the 2014 midterm elections, according to a Politico poll released Monday of likely voters in the most competitive U.S. House and Senate races. The survey also found that most Americans have a lot or some confidence that the government is “doing everything possible to contain the spread of Ebola.” [Read more…]