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Matt studies and analyzes politics at all levels. He is the creator of OurPolitics.net, a scholarly resource exploring political trends, political theory, political economy, philosophy, and more. He hopes that his articles can encourage more people to gain knowledge about politics and understand the impact that public policy decisions have on their lives. Matt is also involved in the preservation of recorded sound through IASA International Bibliography of Discographies, and is an avid record collector.

Despite Decline In Coronavirus Cases, New Jersey Struggling To Manage Pandemic

New Jersey Health officials say the state is still "struggling" to manage the pandemic since the latest data shows New Jersey remains...

President Joe Biden Unveils Infrastructure Reform Proposal

President Joe Biden unveiled a more than $2 trillion infrastructure package on March 31 as his administration shifts its focus to bolstering the post-pandemic economy. The...

OurWeek In Politics (March 10, 2021-March 17, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.Former President Donald Trump To Decide On...

Biden Administration Crafting Plan To Reset US Ties With Palestine

According to an internal draft memo, the Biden administration is crafting a plan aimed at resetting US ties with Palestine that all...

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Announces School Reopening Plan

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy urged more New Jersey schools to return to in-person learning on March 17, just days after rallying parents placed...

Former President Donald Trump To Decide On 2024 Presidential Run After Midterm Elections

Former President Donald Trump said on March 16 he would decide whether to make another run for the Presidency after congressional elections...

OurWeek In Politics (February 24, 2021-March 11, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics over the past two weeks: 1. Congress Gives Final...

Amid Surge In Border Crossings, Biden Administration Reinstitutes Program To Help Migrant Minors Reunite With Families

President Joe Biden moved to help children fleeing violence in Central America on March 10 even as he grappled with a surge...

Congress Gives Final Approval Of Coronavirus Relief Bill

The US House of Representatives gave final approval on March 10 to one of the most significant economic stimulus measures in American...

US Economy Adds 379,000 Jobs In February, Unemployment Drops To 6.2%

The US Economy added 379,000 jobs in February, roundly beating economists’ estimates of 210,000, and indicating that one year into the Coronavirus...

Former President Donald Trump CPAC Speech Analysis

In a February 28 speech to close out the Conservative Political Action Conference, former President Donald Trump teased his political future and repeated...

OurWeek In Politics (February 17, 2021-February 24, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Supreme Court Sets Stage For Release...

New Jersey Ratifies Legislation Legalizing Marijuana

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on February 22 making New Jersey the latest state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but...

Supreme Court denies election appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans

The US Supreme Court on February 22 brought a formal end to eight lingering disputes pursued by former President Donald Trump and...

Supreme Court Sets Stage For Release Of Trump Tax Returns

Former President Donald Trump suffered a major setback on February 22 in his long quest to conceal details of his finances as...

President Joe Biden Draws A Sharp Contrast With Trump Era In Presidential Debut On World Stage

US President Joe Biden, on February 19, drew a sharp contrast with the foreign policy of his much-derided predecessor, Donald Trump, and...

Monmouth County, NJ 2021 Scorecard

The results are in! Local politics affects us all. For greater transparency in county politics, we will analyze New Jersey's County System...

OurWeek In Politics (February 10, 2021-February 17, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.Former President Donald Trump Acquitted In Second...

Biden Administration Begins Exploring The Concept Of Slavery Reparations

President Joe Biden supports a study on whether descendants of enslaved people in the United States should receive Reparations, White House spokeswoman...

With Trump’s impeachment trial over, President Joe Biden Discusses His Ambitious Agenda In CNN Town Hall Address

President Joe Biden expressed optimism on February 16 that most US schools would be open by late spring and vowed to continue...

Former President Donald Trump Acquitted In Second Impeachment Trial

On February 13, the US Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection despite significant...

President Joe Biden Begins Process To Close Down Guantanamo Bay Military Prison

President Joe Biden’s aides have launched a formal review of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, reviving the Obama-era...

Iranian Government Demands ‘Action’ From Biden Administration To Revive Nuclear Deal

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded “action, not words” from the US if it wants to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan...

OurWeek In Politics (January 26, 2021-February 3, 2021)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Democrats Being Formulating Coronavirus Relief Package

Dozens of Former Bush Administration Officials Leave Republican Party, Calling It A “Trump Cult

Dozens of Republicans who served in former President George W. Bush’s administration are leaving the Republican Party, dismayed by a failure of...

CDC Implements Sweeping Order Mandating Masks On Public Transportation AS Coronavirus Cases Surge

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a sweeping order late on January 28 requiring the use of face...

President Joe Biden Begins Rollback Of Hardline Trump-Era Immigration Policies

US President Joe Biden on February 2 ordered a review of asylum processing at the US-Mexico border and the immigration system as...

Democrats Being Formulating Coronavirus Relief Package

Democrats in Congress on February 2 took the first steps toward advancing President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion Coronavirus aid plan without...

OurWeek In Politics (December 30, 2020-January 6, 2021)

Happy 2021! Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. 117th Congress Sworn In

Pro-Donald Trump Rioters Storm Capitol In Attempted Coup

Pro-Donald Trump rioters overwhelmed the Capitol Police and stormed Congress on January 6, interrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College win...

Georgia Senate Runoff Election Analysis

Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats, and with them, the US Senate majority, as final votes were counted on January 6, serving...

117th US Congress Sworn In

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was reelected to lead the chamber as the 117th Congress convened on January 4, with the California Democrat...

Nancy Pelosi Re-elected House Speaker Despite Democratic Congressional Losses

Nancy Pelosi has been reelected speaker of the House by her caucus for Congress's next session, marking her fourth term with the...

2020 US Senate Race List

Elections to the US Senate will be held November 3, 2020, with 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested...

OurWeek In Politics (October 21, 2020-October 28, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. 2020 Election: Supreme Court Rules In...

2020 Election: Promising Early Vote Numbers Boost Joe Biden’s Chances In Texas

Less than a week before Election Day, Joe Biden is tantalizingly close to a prize that has eluded generations of Democratic presidential...

Trump Administration Sets Record Low Limit For New US Refugees

The Trump Administration has slashed the number of refugees it will allow to resettle in the US in the coming year, capping...

2020 Election: Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Democrats Regarding Vote-By-Mail Challenges In North Carolina, Pennsylvania

The US Supreme Court on October 28 dealt setbacks to Republicans by allowing extended deadlines for receiving mail-in ballots in next Tuesday’s...

2020 Election: Backers of QAnon On Path To Congress

More than two dozen candidates for Congress in the November 3rd elections have endorsed or given credence to QAnon or promoted QAnon...

OurWeek In Politics (October 14, 2020-October 21, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. 2020 Elections: Republicans On Offense In...

2020 Election: Early Voting, Absentee Votes, Exceed 2016 Total In Majority Of States

Early Voting counts show a record level of civic participation before Election Day. The tens of millions of ballots already cast show highly...

Coronavirus Relief Negotiations Stall As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Comes Out Against Proposed Relief Bill

Congressional negotiations on a substantial Coronavirus relief bill took a modest step forward on October 20, though time is running out and...

In Victory For Voting Rights Advocates, US Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Pennsylvania’s Mail-In Ballot Counting Procedures

The Supreme Court turned down an appeal from Pennsylvania’s Republican leaders on October 19 and left in place a ruling that says...

2020 Elections: Republicans On Offense In Senate Elections

Republicans are running short of time, money, and options to stop Democrats from winning a majority of seats in the US Senate...

OurWeek In Politics (October 7, 2020-October 14, 2020

Here Are the main events that occurred in Politics this week 1.Amy Coney Barrett Addresses Various Constitutional Issues,...

Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Hearings Analysis

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, said on October 14 it was an “open question” whether President Donald Trump...

In Major Victory For Pro-Choice Advocates, Supreme Court Reject South Carolina’s Bid To Cut Public Funding For Planned Parenthood

The US Supreme Court on October 13 turned away South Carolina’s bid to cut off public funding to Planned Parenthood, the latest...

Ethics Groups Call For The Impeachment Of Attorney General William Barr

Two private groups focused on US government ethics on October 12 accused Attorney General William Barr of misusing his office to support...

US Imposes Sweeping New Sanctions On Iranian Financial Sector

The Trump Administration unilaterally imposed sweeping Sanctions on Iran's financial sector in a move that critics say could have unintended consequences, including...

Our Week in Politics (September 30, 2020-October 7, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. September Jobs Report Reveals Slowing Economy...

2020 Vice Presidential Debate Analysis

On October 7, Vice President Mike Pence and California Senator Kamala Harris met for the only Vice Presidential Debate. In contrast to...

2020 Election: Joe Biden Leads President Donald Trump by 16% In Recent Polling

A CNN poll released on October 6 found Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump by 16 points, his most comprehensive lead of the election cycle....

DHS: White Supremacists ‘The Most Persistent and Lethal Threat’ Within the US

White Supremacists "remain the most persistent and lethal threat in the homeland," the Department of Homeland Security concluded in its inaugural threat assessment...

September Jobs Report Reveals Slowing Economy Ahead of Presidential Election

Nonfarm payrolls rose by a lower than expected 661,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was 7.9%, the Labor Department said on...

OurWeek In Politics (September 23, 2020-Sepetember 30, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.President Donald Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barret...

First 2020 Presidential Debate Analysis

President Donald Trump decided on September 29 to bring his chaotic and confrontational style directly to the Presidential Debate stage at his...

2020 Election: US Intelligence Reports Warn Of Extremist Threat Around Election

US security officials warn that violent domestic extremists pose a threat to the presidential election next month, amid...

President Donald Trump Announces Economic Empowerment Plan For African Americans

President Donald Trump unveiled a plan to win over the African American vote on September 25, less than two months before Election...

President Donald Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barret To The Supreme Court

President Donald Trump announced September 26 that he will nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, a...

“The Allegory of the Cave” Textual Analysis

            Throughout human history, philosophers have attempted to determine the best way to promote intellectual freedom and allow individuals to break free...

OurWeek In Politics (September 16, 2020-September 23, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Justice Department Threatens To Cut Funding...

Why President Donald Trump’s Refusal To Peacefully Tansfer Power May End Democratic Governance In The US

President Donald Trump declined on September 23 to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Presidential election to...

Joe Biden Condemns President Trump’s, Senate Republicans, Push To Quickly Confirm Supreme Court Justice Before Presidential Election

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Senate Republicans on September 21 not to vote on any candidate nominated to the US Supreme...

Justice Department Threatens To Cut Funding To Cities Allowing “Anarchy”

The US Justice Department on September 21 threatened to revoke federal funding for New York City, Seattle, and Portland, saying the three...

OurWeek In Politics (September 9, 2020-September 16, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1.In A Sign Of A Shifting Middle...

US Median Income Hit Record Level In 2019, Census Data Shows

US Median Household Income hit a record high in 2019, and the poverty rate fell, according to a government survey released on...

In Major Victory For Coronavirus Lockdown Opponents, Federal Judge Rules Unconstitutional Lockdown Measures Put In Place In Pennsylvania

On September 14, a federal judge ruled as unconstitutional some of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s orders to control the Coronavirus outbreak, including...

US Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of President Trump’s Plan To Phase Out Immigrant Humanitarian Protections

A US Appeals Court on September 14 sided with President Donald Trump over his administration’s decision to end humanitarian protections for hundreds...

In A Sign Of A Shifting Middle East Dynamic, Israel & Bahrain Sign Agreement Normalizing Diplomatic Ties

President Donald Trump announced on September 11 that Bahrain would establish full diplomatic relations with Israel, following the United Arab Emirates, in...

OurWeek In Politics (September 2, 2020-September 9, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. US Economy Adds 1.4 Million Jobs...

According To Whistleblower Complaint, US Intelligence Officials Told To Halt Russian 2020 Election Meddling Threat Assessments

Acting US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told a former top aide to stop providing assessments of the threat of Russian interference...

2020 Election: President Donald Trump Raises $210 Million In August, Well Short Of Joe Biden & The Democrats

President Donald Trump and the Republican Party jointly raised $210 million in August, a robust sum but one dwarfed by the record...

2020 Election: Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump By 12% In Latest Polling

Democrat Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 12 percentage points nationally among likely US voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll...

US Economy 1.4 Million Jobs In August, Unemployment Rate Drops To Single Digits

The US Economy added around 1.4 million jobs last month, reflecting a slow return to labor market growth, according to data released...

OurWeek In Politics (August 26, 2020-September 2, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. In Republican National Convention Speech, President...

President Donald Trump Threatens To Cut Federal Funds To “Lawless” Cities

President Donald Trump has ordered the Office of Budget Management to look into cutting federal funding to cities where he says "weak...

2020 Election: Joe Biden Campaign Raises $364 Million In August

Joe Biden's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee announced it raised $364.5 million in August, an astonishing haul that Democrats believe...

In Pittsburgh Speech, Joe Biden Accuses President Donald Trump Of Encouraging Civil Unrest, Political Violence

Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden on August 31 issued a forceful rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s claim that the former Vice President...

President Donald Trump Republican National Convention Speech Analysis

President Donald Trump warned that Joe Biden would usher in violence and chaos if elected, making the case for his own re-election...

OurWeek In Politics (August 19, 2020-August 26, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Former President Barack Obama Assails President...

Vice President Mike Pence Republican National Convention Speech Analysis

US Vice President Mike Pence on August 26 cast the re-election of President Donald Trump as critical to preserving America’s safety and...

US Officials See No Evidence Of Foreign Meddling With Mail-In Ballots

US officials charged with protecting the 2020 election said on August 26 they have "no information or intelligence" that foreign countries, including...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Republican National Convention Speech From Jerusalem Sparks Criticism, Investigation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised President Donald Trump’s foreign policy record in a Republican National Convention speech on August 25...

House of Representatives Introduces Bipartisan Measure Condemning QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Organization

Two lawmakers introduced a bipartisan measure on August 25 condemning the ring-wing conspiracy theory QAnon a week after President Donald Trump said the theory's followers "like...

Joe Biden Democratic National Convention Acceptance Speech Analysis

Former Vice President Joe Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on August 20, beginning a general-election challenge to President Donald Trump that Democrats cast...

Former President Barack Obama Democratic National Convention Speech Analysis

Former President Barack Obama delivered an unsparing attack on President Donald Trump at the virtual Democratic National Convention on August 19, accusing his successor...

OurWeek In Politics (August 12, 2020-August 19, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. Israel & United Arab Emirates Sign...

Senate Releases Final Report On Trump-Russia Connections

The Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian intelligence services during the 2016 presidential election posed a “grave” counterintelligence threat, a Senate panel concluded...

2020 Election: Trump Campaign Sues New Jersey Over Vote By Mail Plan

Accusing New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy of a “brazen power grab,” President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has asked a federal judge to overturn New...

On The First Night Of Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama Steals Show With Scathing Indictment of President Donald Trump

Michelle Obama delivered a scathing indictment of President Donald Trump's policies and character August 17 on the first night of the all-virtual Democratic National Convention accusing...

In Powerful Democratic National Convention Speech, Former Republican Candidate John Kasich Denounces President Trump, Endorses Joe Biden For President

Former Governor John Kasich of Ohio, the last candidate standing against then-candidate Donald Trump for the Republican nomination four years ago, crossed the partisan divide on...

Israel & United Arab Emirates Sign Landmark Peace Agreement

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached a landmark accord sealed by President Donald Trump on August 13 that could presage...

OurWeek In Politics (August 5, 2020-August 12, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. 2020 Election: Joe Biden Selects Kamala...

2020 Election: NAACP Announces Initiative to Boost African-American Voter Turnout in Key Swing States

The NAACP, the largest US civil rights organization, is launching a drive ahead of November's presidential election to boost African-American voter turnout...

2020 Election: Joe Biden Selects Kamala Harris As Running Mate

Joe Biden has selected California senator Kamala Harris as his Vice-Presidential running mate, a historic choice he believes will bolster his chances...

President Donald Trump Signs Four Executive Orders Providing Economic Relief Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

At his Bedminster, New Jersey golf resort on August 10, President Donald Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid...

July Jobs Numbers Reveal Mixed Outlook For US Economy

The US Economy added another 1.8 million jobs in July, a sharp slowdown from June and a small step for an economy...

OurWeek In Politics (July 29, 2020-August 5, 2020)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week: 1. President Donald Trump Proposes Delaying Presidential...

2020 Election: Joe Biden To Accept Democratic Nomination Virtually As DNC Scales Back 2020 Convention

Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to formally accept the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination at his party’s convention due to concerns...

Trump Campaign Sues Nevada Over Mail-in Voting Plan

The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit on August 3 against the state of Nevada over its plan to send absentee ballots to all...

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