Predictions for 2020-2030

Maybe people are asking will the Democrats take back the house in 2018? I suspect they will make significant gains. Upsets in Pennsylvania and elsewhere…

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

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

In human history, war has often been a method for different governments, nation states or organizations to control resources. These wars have become bloodier and…

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “Democratization: theory and experience”
Comparative Politics

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “Democratization: theory and experience”

In the third chapter of the book “Democratization: theory and experience,” Laurence Whitehead looks at the concept of civil society and its relationship to democratization….

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “The Civic Culture”
Comparative Politics

Theories of Democratic Transitions: “The Civic Culture”

In the book “The Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations, An Analytic Study,” Gabriel Almond and Sidney Verba present a study of…

“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…

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…

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…

History of the Republican Party
American Economics

History of the Republican Party

The Republican Party is one of the two main political parties currently active in the United States. Founded by anti-slavery activists, economic modernizers, and liberal…

“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…

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…

“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…

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…

Political Communication in President Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Address
American History

Political Communication in President Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Address

One of the most significant tools in political communication is the use of public addresses and statements by the President of the United States. In…

“The political economy of democratic transitions” Response
American Economics

“The political economy of democratic transitions” Response

In the article “The political economy of democratic transitions,” Stephen Haggard and Robert Kaufman explore the effects of socioeconomic factors on democracy. Since the early…

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…

“FDR’s Folly” Book Review
American Economics

“FDR’s Folly” Book Review

Throughout the 2003 book FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression, Jim Powell argues that the policies of U.S. President…

Hamas: Political Heroes or International Terrorists?
Comparative Politics

Hamas: Political Heroes or International Terrorists?

In the Islamic world, there has been much debate over the relationship between Islam and politics. Some Muslims argue in favor of increased secularism, whereas…

“The Elusive Republic” Book Review
American Economics

“The Elusive Republic” Book Review

Throughout the 1980 book The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America, Drew McCoy attempts to explore the competing economic visions in the U.S. during…

ISIS: How and Where they Came From
American History

ISIS: How and Where they Came From

One major foreign policy issue facing the world over the past few years is the rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). ISIS…