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
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From The Vault: Five Selections From My Record Collection

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
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…

Killing Petroleum, From the Most Unlikely Sources;Water

Everyone is shocked oil has gone down in the last few years when it was close to $4 a gallon now under $3. Why has…

“Origins of the crisis in Yemen” Video Response
International Politics

“Origins of the crisis in Yemen” Video Response

This video by CaspianReport discusses the background of the current political crisis in Yemen. Yemen is located in the Southwestern part of the Middle East…

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…

OurWeek In Politics (10/14/10/21/17)
OurWeek

OurWeek In Politics (10/14/10/21/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. NJ Gubernatorial Elections Heats Up In The Final Stretch The ongoing…

Feminist Political Philosophies
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Feminist Political Philosophies

Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share the common goal to achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of…

What is Libertarianism?
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What is Libertarianism?

Libertarianism is a political theory that upholds individual liberty as the key to a good and proper society. Libertarianism seeks to highlight the importance of…

Our Week In Politics #9 (10/8-10/15/17)
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Our Week In Politics #9 (10/8-10/15/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Donald Trump Decertifies The Iran Nuclear Deal On October 13,…

OurWeek in Politics #8 (9/16-9/23/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #8 (9/16-9/23/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Trump Gives First Speech Before The United Nations On September…

OurWeek in Politics #7 (9/9-9/16/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #7 (9/9-9/16/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Push to Repeal “Obamacare” Resumes in the Senate On September 13,…

OurWeek in Politics #6 (9/2-9/9/17)
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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…

OurWeek in Politics #5 (8/26-9/2/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #5 (8/26-9/2/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. President Donald Trump Puts Forward Tax Reform Proposal In a speech…

Social Contract Theory
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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…

Palestine Country Profile
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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…

OurWeek in Politics #4 (8/19-8/26/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #4 (8/19-8/26/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. Trump Impeachment Talk Begins to Gain Traction in Congress This past…

Satire on the Go: Bob’s Wish
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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 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…

OurWeek in Politics #3 (8/12-8/19/17)
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OurWeek in Politics #3 (8/12-8/19/17)

Here are the main events in Politics that occurred over the past week: 1. NJ Congressional Members Lead Push for Legislative Changes After the Charlottesville Incident…

Nigeria Country Profile
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Nigeria Country Profile

One of the most notable emerging countries is Nigeria. Officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria is a Federal presidential republic located in…

My Response to Neo-Con Propaganda Video
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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…

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

“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…

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

Five Things You Need to Know About Record Collecting
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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…

What is Zionism?
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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…

Grassroots Organizations for Collective Policies
Media

Grassroots Organizations for Collective Policies

` Organizations and Links helpful to good Grassroots policy idea and website links.Along with Information General + Organizations  Eventbrite  -Post Events on here to get…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“Venezuela’s Political Crisis” Video Response

This video by Capsian Report discusses the current political crisis in Venezuela. Venezuela is now experiencing a protracted political crisis that threatens to tear apart…

Theories of Democratic Transitions
International Politics

Theories of Democratic Transitions

In the study of Democratic Transitions and regime collapse at the international level, there exist many theories that can be used to help explain the…

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…

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…

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…

Classic Liberalism vs. Contemporary Liberalism and Neo-Liberalism
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Traditional Conservatism vs Modern Conservatism & Neo-Conservatism
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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…

Political History of Iran 1900-Present
Country Profiles

Political History of Iran 1900-Present

*(This article was originally posted on December 30, 2016, but was updated in response to President Trump’s visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel and the…

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,…

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…

The Political System of Belgium & its Role in the UN
Country Profiles

The Political System of Belgium & its Role in the UN

Officially known as the Kingdom of Belgium, Belgium is a constitutional monarchy located in Western Europe. Belgium is bordered by Germany, France, the Netherlands, and…

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…

The UN & Human Rights
International Law

The UN & Human Rights

A key area of interest among political scientists is the promotion of human rights and democracy at the international level. Over the past century, many…

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…

Marco Palladino for Public Office

Idea to add categories Criminal Justice Environmental Social Economic Educationally Liberty Green energy/infrastructure development http://www.jill2016.com/plan Income inequality https://talkpoverty.org/2015/06/10/solutions-economic-inequality/ Marco Palladino is a 22-year-old running for…

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,…

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,…

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…

“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…

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.”…

“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…

“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…

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…

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…

Does the US care about human beings killed in Gas Attack?
International Law

Does the US care about human beings killed in Gas Attack?

The short answer to the question is maybe, the shorter answer is fuck no. Why do I say that? Well, lets look at the record….

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 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…

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…

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),…

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…

Evolution of War Over the Past Century
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Evolution of War Over the Past Century

The 20th and early 21st centuries are considered to the bloodiest periods of conflict in history. During this period, human society was characterized by conflicts…

Bonnie Steinbock “Most Abortions are Morally Legitimate” Textual Analysis
Philosophy

Bonnie Steinbock “Most Abortions are Morally Legitimate” Textual Analysis

In the 2005 article “Most Abortions Are Morally Legitimate,” Bonnie Steinbock puts forward an argument stating that abortion is in fact morally justified in most…

Don Marquis “Abortion Is Immoral” Textual Analysis
Philosophy

Don Marquis “Abortion Is Immoral” Textual Analysis

In the 1989 essay “Abortion Is Immoral,” Don Marquis argues that abortion is morally wrong. Marquis feels that most contemporary philosophers ignore the issue of…

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…

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…

“Divided We Fall” Documentary Analysis
Cultural Studies

“Divided We Fall” Documentary Analysis

In the film “Divided We Fall,” Valarie Kaur looks at the issue of religious intolerance and religious violence in the US post 9/11 and explores…

The Concept of Victimization in the Books “Noonday” and “War Porn”
Cultural Studies

The Concept of Victimization in the Books “Noonday” and “War Porn”

A common theme evident in nearly all pieces of literature that focus on the notion of war and the effects of warfare on civilians and…

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…

What Is Utilitarianism
Philosophy

What Is Utilitarianism

In the 1861 essay “What Utilitarianism Is,” John Stuart Mill defines the theory of utilitarianism and addresses the common misconceptions people have regarding it. Utilitarianism…

Lipsett and The Modernization Theory of Democracy
Development

Lipsett and The Modernization Theory of Democracy

The theory on democratization by Seymour Lipsett focuses on the relationship between economic development and the likelihood of a country to become and remain a…

The Elite Variable in Democracy
Comparative Politics

The Elite Variable in Democracy

John Higley and Michael Burton argue that the decisions by societal elites play a role in democratic transitions regime breakdowns in their 1989 article “The…

“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…

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….

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…

South Korea & Structuralist Development Theory
Development

South Korea & Structuralist Development Theory

In the realm of economic development at the global level, there are a multitude of theories that can be used to explain the development policy…

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…

Political Communication Theory in “Wag the Dog”
Media

Political Communication Theory in “Wag the Dog”

“Wag the Dog” is a 1997 film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman. The films follow an unnamed President,…

“Journeys With George” Political Documentary Summary
Elections

“Journeys With George” Political Documentary Summary

“Journeys With George” is a 2002 political documentary directed by Alexandra Pelosi. The film chronicles the 2000 Presidential campaign of George W. Bush from the…

“One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern” Political Documentary Synopsis
Elections

“One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern” Political Documentary Synopsis

“One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern” is a 2005 political documentary directed by Stephen Vittoria. The film examines the political career…

“Mitt” Political Documentary Synopsis
Elections

“Mitt” Political Documentary Synopsis

“Mitt” is a 2014 political documentary directed by Greg Whiteley that chronicles Mitt Romney’s run for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008 and his candidacy…

“Street Fight” Political Documentary Summary
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“Street Fight” Political Documentary Summary

“Street Fight” is a 2005 political documentary directed by Marshall Curry. The film documents the 2002 Newark mayoral election between 16-year incumbent Sharpe James, and…

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…

Ali Shariati & Islamic Political Thought
Philosophy

Ali Shariati & 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…