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…]

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…]

Politics, Elections and the Law of Attraction

map ballot boxBy Philip Harris –

Politics and the Law of Attraction definitely mix. When people think of the Law of Attraction (LOA) they tend to focus upon money, health, relationships, employment and generally personal issues. However, the basic tenet of the LOA is that it operates all of the time, in every situation and at every level of society. There is no time or place or issue that is not under the LOA. Gravity works on the planet for the rich and the poor, for the young and the old, for Republicans and Democrats as doe the LOA. [Read more…]

When Politics Become a Personal Career

We want youTo give you a simple definition, a career politician is someone who makes politics his/her main source of his/her income – it’s the bread and butter for the survival of their family, clan, or dependents.

This is the picture of modern Philippine politics wherein the vast majority of those who are currently holding elected posts consider the entry into politics a profitable, lucrative venture. [Read more…]

American Politics Primer, Political Left and Right

political disagreementDid you know that the term political left originated in France during the French revolution? After the King and Queen had been executed, France became a republic. The terms left and right arose from the seating in the new parliament. They are still used when discussing politics today although they are rather simplistic given our complex political landscape. [Read more…]

Politics – Why Politicians Disagree Too Much on Too Many Things

political disagreementWhen it comes to politics there is a very important reason why too many politicians disagree too much on far too many subjects. Having an opinion is positive, but the financial crisis we have just come through should have taught these politicians a few lessons. [Read more…]

Politicians Versus The Politics Industry

map ballot boxBy Larry M. Elkin –

Elected government officials, at one point or another, have to govern. It’s their job.

But the political industry, represented by groups all over the political spectrum, is just an industry. Its job is to motivate its fervent supporters (the notorious “base”) and attract contributions, and then to generate results – [Read more…]

Impact of Information Technology on Politics and the People

mass mediaThese days, people regularly engage in the political scene through “new media” to make their presence felt and influence politicians and the political process. Technology has made it easy for anyone and everyone with an internet connection to indulge in armchair politics – with or without acumen or an understanding of the issues at hand. [Read more…]

Why I Love Politics – My Wife Can’t Stand It!

political partiesPolitics is dirty. Politics is filthy. Yes. Politics is ruthless and not for the faint hearted. It is a game that drains your heart of any grace and soul. It fills it instead with rage and unspeakable maladies. That is precisely the point. Calm and congenial fellows hardly vote – the angry and passionate do! [Read more…]

Perception, Persuasion, and Politics in Media – A Look at How Politicians Can Legally Rig Elections

Ads 2It’s amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity, and incumbency. George W. Bush, June 14, 2001, speaking to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Perrson, unaware that a live television camera was still rolling. [Read more…]