My, what a difference two years make! Namely, a 50% jump in the unemployment rate, a tripling of the federal budget, and a tenfold increase in the annual deficit. But who's counting? Behold the 10 most remarkable outcomes from yesterday's historic midterm elections:
The Patriot Act was passed into law on October 24, 2001, just 45 days after the September 11 attacks. It threatens your fundamental freedoms by giving the government the power to access your medical records, tax records, information about the books you buy, and the power to break your door down at y
Can you believe that government money is being spent to determine the effectiveness of how other government grants were spent? According to federal officials, $600,000 has been made available through a cooperative agreement to provide funds to support a research center that will focus on secondary a
Proof of service by mail is a form signed by a third party not connected to a legal action who is mailing the documents for someone else, perhaps an employer or friend. The third party will be sending the documents using the U.S. Postal Service instead of a courier or process server. There is more t
To cry "I lost because I did not have enough money" is the easy way out. True, the candidate with the most money usually wins.But quality candidates, through smart money management, astute strategy, and cost effective use of the media can overcome this gap.
Pit bulls are very aggressive dogs that have allegedly been involved in a larger number of bite-related injuries. Many breeds are regulated when they become too aggressive, with bans often put in place until breeders can gradually weed out the most aggressive members of the breed. Also, some breeds
America is in a position to fail as a nation. If you look deeper than issues such as over-spending and over-regulating, there is a sickness which tolerates corruption that will destroy our country unless it is dealt with. If America fails, no one will bail her out. She is not too big to fail.
Over the past few years every American Citizen at one time or another has heard the debate raging all over the country on whether torture should be legal. Recently congressional hearings have dominated the television asking all kinds of governmental officials if they see water boarding as a form of
I don't know what is going to happen over this election in Zimbabwe, the world knows Robert Mugabe lost the election; he now wants to have a recount in over 20-districks, this is democracy at its worse, matter-of-fact a mockery of democracy. Leaders and countries of leaders use the word loosel
In October 1981, the U.S. Supreme Court achieved a historic first, beginning its annual session with its first female associate justice, Sandra Day O'Connor of Arizona. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, Justice O'Connor served on the court for nearly 25 years, where she developed a reputation as
During election cycles in the United States' democratic political system, caucuses and primaries become prevalent topics in conversation. Both the caucus and the primary are important events in the initial stage of an election. These procedures are held at the local and state level. Candidates and c
The article examines the reason why nothing can get done in government in Washington and looks at the effects of the gridlock between the Congress and the President. Both institutions are controlled by different parties and because of Republican obstructionism are unable to compromise like what happ
Politicians occupy a very special place in our society. As voters, we choose them to make the rules that we all have to live by, and as taxpayers, we trust them to take some of our money and spend it in a way that benefits us all. It's perhaps unsurprising then, that being a politician is not l
For years Senator McCain had a tenuous relationship with the conservatives.Sure, we supported him when we could and we respected and honored the great things he had done such as serving his country honorably in Vietnam and for which he suffered immensely.But when it came down to it most of us kept h
For a society to function, there must be some sort of organization. Without that organization, a society would descend into chaos and confusion.
Supporters of the Democrats' health care bill offer the following take on Tuesday's special election in Massachusetts between Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Martha "Kennedy" Coakley, a plea they hope will draw on voters' sense of fairness and magnanimity: If Brown wins,
Well, by now it's obvious that the alternative energy future is not going to provide us with all the energy we need in this decade or the 4 million jobs that were promised by the Obama Administration. In fact, I almost believe that it was somewhat unethical to make those promises, because there
The Statue of Liberty may be the most famous American landmark. Greeting immigrants entering the country through New York since 1886, the monument was a gift from France. The inscription on the tablet is July 4, 1776, written in roman numerals. The famous quote often associated with the statue is ac
Sometimes drawing attention to your political campaign or your candidate means coming up with an attention-grabbing idea. Political campaigns often are seen as boring to many, so coming up with ideas that get these individuals involved in the process can be rewarding. Here's how to get started with
In the next 10 years the deficit was set to nearly double. Now I know that the big theme right now is that most Americans are calling for spending cuts. The thing I don't think most people realize is, the spending cuts needed to come anywhere near balancing the budget are much more than what&ap