What is Trumpism?
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What is Trumpism?

Ever since he first announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in June of 2015, US President Donald Trump has given the world a new…

OurWeek In Politics (April 9, 2019-April 16, 2019
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OurWeek In Politics (April 9, 2019-April 16, 2019

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested on…

Anaysis of the 2019 Israeli Election
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Anaysis of the 2019 Israeli Election

With the vast majority of votes counted in Israeli elections by the end of April 9, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked set to clinch a…

OurWeek In Politics (April 2, 2019-April 9, 2019)
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OurWeek In Politics (April 2, 2019-April 9, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. The Trump Administration Places the IRGC, A Branch of the Iranian Military, on…

Supreme Court Holds Hearings On Congressional Gerrymandering Case
American Law

Supreme Court Holds Hearings On Congressional Gerrymandering Case

The Supreme Court returned to the subject of partisan gerrymandering on March 26, appearing divided along ideological lines as it considered for a second time…

OurWeek in Politics (March 26, 2019-April 2, 2019
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OurWeek in Politics (March 26, 2019-April 2, 2019

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Announces Intentions To Close The Southern Border, Citing Increases In…

What Does The Release of the Mueller Report Mean For The Trump Presidency
2020 Presidential Election

What Does The Release of the Mueller Report Mean For The Trump Presidency

The two-year long investigation led by Robert Mueller found no evidence that President Donald Trump or any of his aides coordinated with the Russian government’s…

OurWeek in Politics (March 19, 2019-March 26, 2019)
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OurWeek in Politics (March 19, 2019-March 26, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. The Long-Awaited Mueller Report Is Released, Finding No Direct Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion…

Why President Donald Trump’s Rhetoric Caused the New Zealand Mosque Shooting
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Why President Donald Trump’s Rhetoric Caused the New Zealand Mosque Shooting

On March 15, 2019, at least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in…

Joe Biden’s Path to Winning the 2020 Presidential Election
2020 Presidential Election

Joe Biden’s Path to Winning the 2020 Presidential Election

According to a Wall Street Journal report, former Vice President Joe Biden contacted a group of his supporters on March 19 to ask for help…

OurWeek in Politics (March 12, 2019-March 19, 2019)
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OurWeek in Politics (March 12, 2019-March 19, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. At Least 49 People Killed in Terrorist Attack At Two New Zealand Mosques…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Rules Out Impeaching President Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi set a high bar for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is “just not worth it” even as some…

Analysis Of President Donald Trump’s 2020 Fiscal Year Budget
Politics

Analysis Of President Donald Trump’s 2020 Fiscal Year Budget

On March 11, President Donald Trump sent to Congress a record $4.75 trillion budget plan that calls for increased military spending and sharp cuts to…

OurWeek In Politics (March 5, 2019-March 12, 2019)
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OurWeek In Politics (March 5, 2019-March 12, 2019)

Here are that main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Proposes Record $4.75 Trillion Budget  On March 11, President Donald…

Concepts In Criminal Law: The Death Penalty In The US

One of the most hotly-debated concepts within the fields of Criminal Law is the death penalty. The US is the only western nation that has…

Why the Michael Cohen Testimony Spell Serious Trouble for President Trump
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Why the Michael Cohen Testimony Spell Serious Trouble for President Trump

On February 27, 2019, Michael Cohen, who acted as President Donald Trump’s attorney from 2006 to 2018, appeared before the House Oversight Committee for questioning…

OurWeek In Politics (February 26, 2019-March 5, 2019)
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OurWeek In Politics (February 26, 2019-March 5, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s Personal Attorney, Gives Explosive Testimony Before Congress On…

Nigerian Presidential Election Analysis 2019
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Nigerian Presidential Election Analysis 2019

On February 25, Nigerian election officials declared that Muhammadu Buhari had won a second term as president of Africa’s most populous country, where voters rejected…

OurWeek in Politics (February 19, 2019-February 26, 2019
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OurWeek in Politics (February 19, 2019-February 26, 2019

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. A Coalition of 16 States Files Suit Against Trump Administration for its National…

Why the Trump National Emergency Creates a Mixed Precedence

#StateofEmergency #BorderWall On February 15, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on the border with Mexico to access billions of dollars that Congress refused…

“Geopolitical analysis for 2019: Americas” Video Response
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“Geopolitical analysis for 2019: Americas” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses the political, economic, and trends in the Americas for the year 2019. Home to one of the worlds most powerful…

OurWeek in Politics (February 12, 2019-February 19, 2019)
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OurWeek in Politics (February 12, 2019-February 19, 2019)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund Border Wall #StateofEmergency #BorderWall On February…

Criminal Law: Theories of Punishment
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Criminal Law: Theories of Punishment

One of the major debates within the American Criminal Law system is what for of punishment will do the most to deter crime and rehabilitate…

OurWeek in Politics (2/5-2/12/19)
OurWeek

OurWeek in Politics (2/5-2/12/19)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Gives Second “State of the Union Address” #Trump #StateoftheUnion On…

Theories of Property Law
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Theories of Property Law

1)Property law is the area of law that governs the various forms of ownership and tenancy in both real and personal property. In the civil…

What is Copyright Law?
American Law

What is Copyright Law?

A Copyright is a form of legal protection automatically provided to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works….

OurWeek in Politics 1/28/19-2/5/19
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OurWeek in Politics 1/28/19-2/5/19

Here are the main events that occured in Politics this week: 1. Senator Cory Booker Announces His Intention to Run for the 2020 Democratic Presidential…

OurWeek in Politics (1/22-1/29/19)
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OurWeek in Politics (1/22-1/29/19)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week:   1. Bowing into Pressure, President Donald Trump Caves in Regarding Government Shutdown #GovernmentShutdown…

What Will 2020 President Election be about?
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What Will 2020 President Election be about?

The article highlights some of the major issues and ideologies in 2020. 2020 will likely be the most important election in American history, what do…

Bowing into Pressure, President Trump Ends Government Shutdown
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Bowing into Pressure, President Trump Ends Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump agreed on January 24 to reopen the federal government for three weeks while negotiations continued over how to secure the nation’s southwestern…

Tensions Between US, Venezuela Increase
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Tensions Between US, Venezuela Increase

\ The already tense relationship between the US and Venezuela took a turn for the worse this past week. On January 23, Venezuela’s National Assembly,…

OurWeek in Politics (1/15-1/22/19)
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OurWeek in Politics (1/15-1/22/19)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. 2020 Democratic Primaries Heat up as Senators Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Enter into Race…

OurWeek in Politics (12/31/18-1/7/19)
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OurWeek in Politics (12/31/18-1/7/19)

Happy 2019! Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Senator Elizabeth Warren announces Presidential candidacy, becoming First Major Democratic candidate….

OurYear in Politics: 2018
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OurYear in Politics: 2018

Here are the main political events that occurred throughout the past year. From Trump’s bizarre antics to foreign policy triumphs and tragedy to political scandals…

Preliminary “Black Friday” Sales Reports Reveal that Online Sales Brought in a Record $6 Billion in the US

More shoppers turned to the internet for deals to kick off the holiday shopping season as opposed to shopping at traditional retail stores, data released…

Trump Administration Authored Report Says that Climate Change Damage is “Intensifying Across the Country”

On November 23, the US government released a long-awaited report stating the effects of global warming and climate change in the US are worsening and…

Russia, Ukraine Conflict Heats Up After A Year of Relative Calm

After a year of relative calm, the ongoing territorial disputes between Russia and Ukraine heated up late this week. On November 25, the Ukrainian navy…

President Donald Trump Reportedly Said He Wanted Justice Department to Prosecute His Political Opponents 

According to a New York Times article published on November 20, President Donald Trump told the White House counsel in the spring that he wanted…

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration’s New Immigration Policy

A federal judge on November 20 ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter how they entered the US, dealing…

OurWeek in Politics (11/20-11/27/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (11/20-11/27/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration’s New Immigration Policy A federal judge on…

OurWeek in Politics (11/6-11/13/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (11/6-11/13/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. In Stunning Rebuke of Trump Administration, The Democrats Retake House of Representatives Democrats…

OurWeek In Politics (10/30-11/6/8)
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OurWeek In Politics (10/30-11/6/8)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Trump Administration Reimposes Sanctions Against Iran Described as the “biggest series of sanctions…

OurWeek In Politics (10/22-10/29/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (10/22-10/29/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Florida Trump Supporter Charged With Attempting to Assassinate Democratic Party Leaders With Pipe…

OurWeek In Politics (10/15-10/22/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (10/15-10/22/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Russian Woman Indicted for Attempting to Interfere in the 2018 Midterm Elections A Russian…

OurWeek in Politics (10/8-10/15/18)
OurWeek

OurWeek in Politics (10/8-10/15/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Diplomatic Rift Emerges Between Saudi Arabia and Turkey Regarding the Possible Assassination of…

2018 US Senate Race List
Elections

2018 US Senate Race List

Elections to the US Senate will be held November 6, 2018, with 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested in regular elections…

“Geo-economics of Saudi Vision 2030” Video Response
Development

“Geo-economics of Saudi Vision 2030” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses “Saudi Vision 2030,” a plan proposed by the government of Saudi Arabia that seeks to reduce the countries dependence on…

OurWeek in Politics (10/1-10/8/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (10/1-10/8/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to the Supreme Court By a Close Senate Vote The…

OurWeek in Politics (9/25-10/1/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (9/25-10/1/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. In Explosive UN Speech, President Donald Trump Denounces Globalism, Praises Nationalism In his September…

OurWeek in Politics (9/18-9/25/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (9/18-9/25/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. North and South Korea Hold Summit, Commit to “Era of No War” In…

Saudi Arabia Country Profile
Country Profiles

Saudi Arabia Country Profile

Saudi Arabia (officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)) is a Unitary Islamic absolute monarchy located in the Middle East constituting of the bulk of the…

History of US Policy In The Middle East
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History of US Policy In The Middle East

Ever since its founding as a nation nearly 250 years ago, the US has pursued a destructive, imperialistic, and aggressive policy towards the Middle East….

OurWeek In Politics (9/11-9/18/18
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OurWeek In Politics (9/11-9/18/18

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Former Trump Aide Paul Manafort pleads guilty and agrees to cooperate with Mueller…

OurWeek in Politics (9/3-9/10/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (9/3-9/10/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Begin The Senate confirmation hearing of President…

OurWeek In Politics (8/27-9/2/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (8/27-9/2/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Myanmar Government Accused By UN of committing Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims Myanmar’s military…

OurWeek In Politics (8/19-8/26/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (8/19-8/26/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Two of President Trump’s Aides Convicted For Various Crimes On August 21, Michael…

OurWeek In Politics (8/5-8/13/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (8/5-8/13/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US Re-imposes Sanctions On Iran Three Months After Withdraw From Nuclear Agreement On…

“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…

OurWeek In Politics (7/15-7/22/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (7/15-7/22/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week 1. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Meet in Helinski For Controversial Summit…

OurWeek In Politics (7/8-7/15/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (7/8-7/15/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Selects Brett Kavanaugh As His Supreme Court Nominee In a…

What Is Wahhabism?
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What Is Wahhabism?

Wahhabism is a Sunni Islamic doctrine and religious movement that originated in Saudi Arabia in the 18th Century. Religious scholars have described Wahhabism as an…

What Is The “Socratic Method”?
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What Is The “Socratic Method”?

One of the more interesting concepts found in Philosophy is the Socratic Method, a teaching method typically utilized by professors in American law schools, as well as…

OurWeek In Politics (6/25-7/1/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (6/25-7/1/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Supreme Court Upholds Trump Executive Order Banning Travel & Immigration To/From Six Muslim…

“Gaza Strip border crisis” Video Response
International Politics

“Gaza Strip border crisis” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses the ongoing border disputes between Israel and the Hamas-based government in the Gaza Strip (one of the two territories of…

OurWeek In Politics (6/18-6/24/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (6/18-6/24/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Signs Immigration Executive Order Meant to Curtail the Separation of…

“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…

OurWeek in Politics (6/2-6/10/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (6/2-6/10/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Alienates American’s Allies at G7 Summit Due to Erratic Behavior,…

2018 ARSC Conference Overview
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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…

OurWeek In Politics (5/20-5/27/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (5/20-5/27/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Puts Forward New Trump Administration Policy Towards Iran…

Czech Republic Country Profile
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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…

“Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge” Video Response
International Politics

“Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses the recent anti-corruption purge undertaken by the government of Saudi Arabia. On November 4, 2017, several Saudi Arabian business leaders,…

George Herbert Mead & Pragmatic Philosophy
Philosophy

George Herbert Mead & Pragmatic Philosophy

George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) is a major figure in Philosophy and (along with Willam James and John Dewey), is one of the founders of Pragmatism,…

OurWeek in Politics (4/7-4/14/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (4/7-4/14/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US, UK, and France Bomb Syria Over “Suspected” Chemical Weapons Attack The US…

Immanuel Kant & Dentological Ethics
Philosophy

Immanuel Kant & Dentological Ethics

One of the most influential figures on Western philosophical thought was Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), a German philosopher active during the 18th Century. Kant’s contributions to the fields…

OurWeek In Politics (3/25-4/1/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (3/25-4/1/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US Expels 60 Russian diplomats in Response to UK nerve agent attack On March…

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…

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…

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…

OurWeek in Politics (3/11-3/18/18)
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OurWeek in Politics (3/11-3/18/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On March 13, President…

What Is Philosphy?
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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,…

Iraq Country Profile
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Iraq Country Profile

Iraq (officially known as the Republic of Iraq) is a Federal parliamentary republic located in the central part of the Middle East. Iraq bordered by…

What is Politics?
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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…

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…

OurWeek In Politics (2/11-2/18/18)
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OurWeek In Politics (2/11-2/18/18)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Florida School Shooting Leave 17 Dead, 15 Wounded On February 14, a mass…

“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)
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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,…

Bertrand Russell & “Appearance and Reality”
Philosophy

Bertrand Russell & “Appearance and Reality”

One of the most well-known and influential philosophers of the 20th Century was Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and…

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…

OurWeek In Politics (12/24-12/30/17)
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OurWeek In Politics (12/24-12/30/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred this week: 1. Major Protests Break Out in Iran On December 28, a series of protest…

Lebanon Country Profile
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Lebanon Country Profile

One of the most unstable countries in the Middle East is Lebanon. Officially known as the Lebanese Republic, Lebanon is a parliamentary republic located in…

OurWeek in Politics (12/9-12/16/17)
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OurWeek in Politics (12/9-12/16/17)

Here Are the main events in Politics that occurred this week: 1. Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Special Election Race In a major upset, Democratic…

OurWeek in Politics (12/2-12/9/17)
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OurWeek in Politics (12/2-12/9/17)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as the Capitol of Israel On December 6,…

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…

From The Vault: Five Selections From My Record Collection (#1)
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From The Vault: Five Selections From My Record Collection (#1)

As a follow-up on my post regarding record collecting as a hobby, here are five 78 RPM records from my extensive Record Collection These recordings…

What is the Middle East?
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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”…

OurWeek in Politics (11/5-11/11/17)
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OurWeek in Politics (11/5-11/11/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Democrats Sweep Virginia and New Jersey Gubernatorial Elections Voters in Virginia…

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…

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…

Morocco Country Profile
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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…