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Matthew Rose

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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 November...

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 took...

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 ever...

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)

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 woman...

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

“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...

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 Senate...

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 25...

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 their...

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...

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...

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)

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 Donald...

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 government...

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 Cohen,...

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 August...

“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...

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 Amid...

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 prime-time...

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

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   In...

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...

“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...

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...

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 and...

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...

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 26,...

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 Donald...

What Is Philosophy?

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 shooting...

“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...

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, President...

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...

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 broke...

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...

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 candidate...

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, President...

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...

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...

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 and...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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 gubernatorial...

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...

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...

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, President...

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 19,...

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, the...

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 Trump...

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 in...

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...

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...

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 week,...

Will They Impeach? Part One

1. Trump Impeachment Talk Begins to Gain Traction in Congress

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 Last...

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...

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 past...

“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...

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 August...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

“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...

“Venezuela’s Political Crisis” Video Response

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H97DM48XjDg This video by Capsian Report discusses the current political crisis in Venezuela. Venezuela is now experiencing a protracted political crisis that threatens to tear...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Iran Country Profile

*(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...

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