Five Things You Need to Know About Record Collecting
OurSounds

Five Things You Need to Know About Record Collecting

Outside of my professional interests/scholarly pursuits, I am a Record Collector. I have been collecting records a little over 10 years and have amassed thousands…

Andre Gunder Frank & Dependency Theory
Development

Andre Gunder Frank & Dependency Theory

In the book “The development of underdevelopment,” Andre Gunder Frank discusses the factors that have resulted in underdevelopment in certain areas of the world and…

US Policy Afghanistan,What You should Know
Essays

US Policy Afghanistan,What You should Know

Afghanistan, the United States, the Soviet Union, And Illegitimacy PS 401: Seminar in Political Science Fall 2016 Marco Palladino (Work In Progress citations not cited…

4 Reasons Why President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order is Wrong
American Law

4 Reasons Why President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order is Wrong

Almost two weeks ago, President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia),…

Ockham’s Razor
Philosophy

Ockham’s Razor

Ockham’s Razor is a well-known concept within philosophy and logic. It stipulates that in trying to understand something and to determine the solution to a given problem,…

Three Dominant Conceptions of God
Philosophy

Three Dominant Conceptions of God

Classical Theism is the belief in which God is an absolute and ultimate metaphysical being. Whereas most theists agree that God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and…

Social Contract Theory
OurDictionary

Social Contract Theory

Social Contract Theory is a concept that dates back to the Age of Enlightenment that explores the origins of society and the legitimacy of the…

Oh Henry!
Literature

Oh Henry!

Oh Henry! By: Thomas Duncan Walter was walking down the candy aisle of his local grocery store in a rural town in Eastern Ohio. He…

Noam Chomsky: Philosophy, Anarco-Syndicalism, and Truth to Power
Philosophy

Noam Chomsky: Philosophy, Anarco-Syndicalism, and Truth to Power

One of the most significant political theorists in recent memory is Noam Chomsky. Noam Chomsky is known for his contributions to linguistics, philosophy, history, and…

Government and Man
Philosophy

Government and Man

What gives government right to rule?Is it law? Or is it reason? Perhaps consent? All of these things have elements mixed in the current government(20…

Eleven Things You Need To Know About Islam
Cultural Studies

Eleven Things You Need To Know About Islam

Islam is the second largest religion in the world and is becoming increasingly prominent in the United States and parts of Europe. Even though Islam…

Rape Jokes- Feminists Say No
Literature

Rape Jokes- Feminists Say No

Tackling the topic of humor is a particularly difficult area because it can be extremely subjective. A joke might be funny to one person or…

Eight Essential Habits of Effective Thinkers
Philosophy

Eight Essential Habits of Effective Thinkers

  Within nearly every field of study, it is important to be a fair in one’s thoughts and actions. By being non-judgmental towards the thoughts, actions,…

“A Persian Requiem” Book Analysis
Literature

“A Persian Requiem” Book Analysis

A Persian Requiem is a 1969 novel by Iranian author Simin Daneshvar. A Persian Requiem is set in the Iranian city of Shiraz during the…

The Blind Mayor
Literature

The Blind Mayor

By Marco Palladino 4/4/17-Creative Writing It was the Mayor’s first day in office after a blurry campaign, his adversaries remained like specs in the eye…

Ali Shariati & Liberal Islamic Political Thought
Philosophy

Ali Shariati & Liberal Islamic Political Thought

One of the most important political theorists in Iran over the past century was Ali Shariati. Shariati was a well-known Iranian intellectual active during the…

Analysis of the 2017 Iranian Presidential Election
Elections

Analysis of the 2017 Iranian Presidential Election

This Friday, the 12th Iranian Presidential Election is set to be held. Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is running for a second term and faces opposing…

The Science of Snacking & Healthy Meals
Food

The Science of Snacking & Healthy Meals

“Healthy Meals for the hungry, in an easy way, as the mind devours the recipe, the stomach is filled.” Sauteed Spinach Takes 5 mins of Cooking,…

Samuel Huntington “Political Development and Political Decay” Summary
Comparative Politics

Samuel Huntington “Political Development and Political Decay” Summary

In the article, “Political development and political decay,” Samuel Huntington explores the conflict between political mobilization and institutionalization and the importance of institutional development concerning…

Traditional Conservatism vs Modern Conservatism & Neo-Conservatism
OurDictionary

Traditional Conservatism vs Modern Conservatism & Neo-Conservatism

Traditional Conservatism is based on the belief in a limited role for the federal government, traditional values such as religion and morality, and the implementation…

Another Misguided Video on ISIS and Middle East History
International Politics

Another Misguided Video on ISIS and Middle East History

  Kurzgesagt (YouTube Channel) – In a Nutshell – You are good at many things. But please stay away from Foreign Policy. The US invaded…

TrumpCare – Developing Slogans with the Donald
Public Policy

TrumpCare – Developing Slogans with the Donald

TrumpCare- Killing poor people, was never so easy TrumpCare- Poor or Black? Not our problem. TrumpCare- Rich people stay rich and the poor get less…

“Islamic Conquest of Persia” Video Response
History

“Islamic Conquest of Persia” Video Response

This video by Caspian Report discusses the Islamic conquest of Persia (Present-day Iran) during the 7th Century AD. The rise of Islam as a religion…

Satire on the Go: Bob’s Wish
Uncategorized

Satire on the Go: Bob’s Wish

We are coming to you live from Belmar New Jersey with some new money making slogans, of-course profit and charity mixed together for the perfect…

The Political System of Iran
Comparative Politics

The Political System of Iran

Since the 1978-79 Iranian Revolution, there has been much analysis by political scientists and political leaders as to what makes up the Iranian political system….

Thomas Hobbes and Leviathan
Comparative Politics

Thomas Hobbes and Leviathan

One of the most influential philosophers in recent history is Thomas Hobbes, who was active in Great Britain during the 17th Century. Hobbes was a…

John Dewey & “The Quest for Certainty”
Philosophy

John Dewey & “The Quest for Certainty”

One of the most influential American philosophers of the 20th Century was John Dewey. Dewey was a proponent of pragmatism and wrote numerous works on…

The Village in the Forrest
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The Village in the Forrest

Isene Dagelaish 4/12/17 The Village in the Forrest I live in a small village in India. Every day I walk two miles to provide fresh…

US Foreign Policy Middle East and Afghanistan
International Politics

US Foreign Policy Middle East and Afghanistan

Under the new Trump Administration, we seem to see a popular rise against the banning of Muslims from the United States. What does that mean?…

The Idea of the “Banking Concept in Education”
Philosophy

The Idea of the “Banking Concept in Education”

The Banking Concept in Education is a concept in philosophy originally explored by Brazilian philosopher Paulo Freire in his 1968 book “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.”…

Iran v. Saudi Arabia Rivalry and its Impact on Middle East Politics
International Politics

Iran v. Saudi Arabia Rivalry and its Impact on Middle East Politics

Within the Middle East, there are a number of different issues that will ultimately shape the future of the region. Some of the specific issues…

Pascals Wager
Philosophy

Pascals Wager

Pascal’s Wager is a philosophical concept developed by French philosopher Blaise Pascal during the mid 17th Century. The argument is rooted in the concept of game theory…

The Media and American Politics: An Overview
Essays

The Media and American Politics: An Overview

The relationship between the media and American politics is traced back to the earliest days of American political history. The press played a significant role…

Ideal US foreign Policy in the Middle East
International Politics

Ideal US foreign Policy in the Middle East

A major debate within public policy is the ideal foreign policy that the US should follow with regards to the Middle East. some argue that…

Breaking News NJ Democratic Election Winner
Satire

Breaking News NJ Democratic Election Winner

Breaking News the Democratic Primary winner is Phil Murphy. After a long tough race, Murphy outspending all of his appoints by millions managed to skate…

Ivanka Trumps SHOES!
American Law

Ivanka Trumps SHOES!

News Break folks, the newest fashions are in. Walking on poor people is the new style. In China, Ivanka Trump’s factory has been sighted for…

Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey: Recent Policy Proposals
Public Policy

Legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey: Recent Policy Proposals

Although Governor Chris Christie (R) is strongly opposed to legalizing Marijuana (arguing that it is a “gateway” drug despite the fact that it has been…

Analysis of the 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial Election
2017 Off-Year Elections

Analysis of the 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial Election

The 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial Election is set to be held on November 7. Incumbent Republican Governor Chris Christie (who was first elected in 2009…

The US Nuclear Attack on Japan was Immoral
American History

The US Nuclear Attack on Japan was Immoral

“I am a death, destroyer of worlds” J. Robert Oppenheimer quoting the Bhagavad Gita Traveling back to 1945, an era where World War II had wiped…

Are You Bad At Critical Thinking?
Philosophy

Are You Bad At Critical Thinking?

Within every academic field and in one’s personal life, it is important to recognize when an individual is acting as a Un-Critical Thinker and is giving…

What is Zionism?
OurDictionary

What is Zionism?

Zionism is an international movement that supports the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel (known as…

OurWeek in Politics #2 (8/5-8/12/17)
OurWeek

OurWeek in Politics #2 (8/5-8/12/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Tensions Between North Korea & The US Heat Up Over the…

The Man

He has words, not common words, but words meant to cut, cut the fabric of the soul. Words meant to entangle his victims in the…

Palestine Country Profile
Country Profiles

Palestine Country Profile

One of the most notable countries in the Middle East is Palestine. Officially known as the State of Palestine, Palestine is a Parliamentary Republic located…

Morocco Country Profile
Country Profiles

Morocco Country Profile

Arguably one of the most stable countries in the Middle East is Morocco. Officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, Morocco is a Constitutional monarchy…

History Of The Democratic Party
American History

History Of The Democratic Party

One of the two major political parties in the US is the Democratic Party. With its roots being traced back to the late 18th Century…

What is Politics?
OurDictionary

What is Politics?

Politics (meaning “affairs of the cities” in Greek) is the process of making decisions that apply to members of a group. It refers to achieving…

What Is Philosphy?
OurDictionary

What Is Philosphy?

Philosophy (literally meaning “love of wisdom” in Greek) is the study of general and fundamental queries concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind,…

Predictions for 2020-2030

Many people are asking if the Democrats will take back the House of Representatives in 2018? I suspect they will make significant gains. Upsets in…

2018 ARSC Conference Overview
OurSounds

2018 ARSC Conference Overview

Readers of the blog know that I am an enthusiast of recorded sound. Last month, I was excited to attend the annual conference for the…

Czech Republic Country Profile
Country Profiles

Czech Republic Country Profile

The Czech Republic is a unitary parliamentary republic located in Central Europe. It consists of the historical provinces of Bohemia and Moravia along with the…

The Flag of the Day
Satire

The Flag of the Day

Jingoism,Jangoism, Lingoism, Languoism The Flag of the Day The man had a flag, it was covered in red. He held it high, it pointed toward the…

Universal Basic Income a Conservative Idea?
Development

Universal Basic Income a Conservative Idea?

What is Universal Basic Income? The idea that every citizen of a state should receive a basic income to survive. Instead of work 9-5 regular…

“They Die Strangers” Book Analysis
Cultural Studies

“They Die Strangers” Book Analysis

The book They Die Strangers: A Novella and Stories from Yemen is a fiction book written by Mohammad Abdul-Wali and published in 2002. The book…

Notes to self

People to contact for Political ladder rise Whats relationship between racial hierarchies and class consciousnesses in America/in general? Do an art ski on international politics…

This I Believe
Literature

This I Believe

This I Believe in all the principles that make our country strong. The main principle that makes our country strong is freedom and democracy. Those…

Crtitque of the Electoral College System
American History

Crtitque of the Electoral College System

During the debate over the ratification of the Constitution in the late 1780s, a series of essays known as the Federalist Papers were written. Primarily…

OurWeek in Politics #1 (7/31-8/5/17)
OurWeek

OurWeek in Politics #1 (7/31-8/5/17)

Here are the major events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Court Revives Bridgegate Records Suit The Bridgegate scandal was back in the news on…

“Decline of the Ottoman Empire” Video Response
History

“Decline of the Ottoman Empire” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses the decline of the Ottoman Empire during the late 19th and early 20th Century. The Ottoman Empire was an empire…

“Democratization: A Critical Introduction” Summary
International Politics

“Democratization: A Critical Introduction” Summary

In the book “Democratization: a critical introduction,” Jean Grugel discusses how a range of global pressures and events combined to create a political opportunity for…

International Trade & Classic Liberalism
Economics

International Trade & Classic Liberalism

In recent centuries, many different economic theories have emerged to address pressing economic issues facing individual societies and the global economy. Diverse economic theories such…

My Response to Neo-Con Propaganda Video
Uncategorized

My Response to Neo-Con Propaganda Video

here is the propaganda video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJIHCczsbJo Fucking Neo-Con propaganda. The US lied about Nuclear weapons and the invasion was a war crime.You kill a million…

Socio-political Inequalities in the Middle East: How to Address Them
International Politics

Socio-political Inequalities in the Middle East: How to Address Them

A major issue facing the Middle East is the continued struggle to address the limited level of political freedom and high level of socioeconomic inequalities…

OurWeek in Politics #6 (9/2-9/9/17)
OurWeek

OurWeek in Politics #6 (9/2-9/9/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Trump Ends the DACA Program On September 5, President Donald…

Donald Trump Convention Speech Summary
2016 Presidential Election

Donald Trump Convention Speech Summary

Yesterday, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump gave his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. After thanking the delegates and the American people for giving…

Seven Must-Know Facts For Planning College Political Events

Have you ever tried to organize a college event? Did you get frustrated by issues of planning and attendance? College is a stressful environment often…

Satire on the Go: Trump’s New Appointment

President Trump has now appointed a new cabinet, member Bill Coal of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bill Coal is a former sex offender who was caught…

“10 Minutes: Trump One Year President” Video Response
American Economics

“10 Minutes: Trump One Year President” Video Response

This video by PressTV presents a review of President Donald Trump’s first full year in office. One year has passed since Donald Trump has been…

OurWeek In Politics (1/28-2/3/18)
OurWeek

OurWeek In Politics (1/28-2/3/18)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred this week 1. President Donald Trump Give First “State of the Union” Address On January 30,…

What is the Middle East?
Country Profiles

What is the Middle East?

The Middle East is the term for a region consisting of countries in Southwest Asia and the Northern part of Africa. The term “Middle East”…

Soldiers: Desertion, Rebellion, and the Philosophy of the Refusal to Fight
American History

Soldiers: Desertion, Rebellion, and the Philosophy of the Refusal to Fight

Throughout human history, war has often been a method for different governments, nation-states, as well as organizations, to control resources. These wars have become bloodier…

Classic Liberalism vs. Contemporary Liberalism and Neo-Liberalism
OurDictionary

Classic Liberalism vs. Contemporary Liberalism and Neo-Liberalism

The ideology that is identified as Classic Liberalism came out of the thinking of an economist and political philosopher named Adam Smith. Adam Smith was…

“Trump’s exit from the Iran nuclear deal” Video Response
International Politics

“Trump’s exit from the Iran nuclear deal” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement. On May 8, President Donald Trump pulled the…

“Trump’s Remarks on Andrew Jackson” Article Response
American History

“Trump’s Remarks on Andrew Jackson” Article Response

In the Truthout article “Trump’s Remarks on Andrew Jackson Was a Dog Whistle for White Nationalists,” Alexander Reid Ross discusses President Donald Trump’s praise for…