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Analyzing Capitalism and Democracy

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

For a political science class, I was asked to investigate the relationship between democracy and capitalism; the quality of democracy is heavily influenced by capitalism, but to what extent? In “Democracy for the Few”, Michael Parenti discusses the relationship between “want” and “wealth” in a capitalist society. To Parenti, “want” is concerned with genuine human […]

Are the Government’s Programs Helping Foreclosure Victims or the Banks?

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

As the foreclosure crisis has only grown worse by the month, and large banks are in danger of collapsing, the focus of government appears to be focused on helping homeowners save their homes from foreclosure. The government has stepped in with a number of different policies and programs that are designed to help people suffering […]

Democracy Gone to America’s Aristocracy

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Two thousand-eight is upon us. We hurl into a whirlpool of political year that will have considerable bearing on how the course of human events will unfold at least through the end of the baby-boomer’s and well into generation X. A straightforward look at the true state of the union can help […]

Hitler’s Rise To Power – What We Can Learn To Prevent A Repeat

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Adolph Hitler mesmerized the people and he was a great public speaker and orator. Although he was not originally favored by the powers that be, they moved him up politically because the people loved him. The powers that be were getting older and needed a younger man to take over. Eventually, he grew in popularity […]

What Is The Filibuster All About?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The filibuster has been a tool available to U.S. Senators during Senate floor discussions on legislation and appointments since the U.S. Constitution was ratified. Both the Democratic and Republican parties have valued the filibuster as a means to bring compromise and bipartisanship to bitter and divisive debates. The word, filibuster, as it applies to the […]

Removing The Negative From Politics

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Our society needs qualified leaders, right? How do we get them? Our Constitution provides for a system to elect these people to operate our government. It was meant to help us choose the very best of us to be our leaders. But those who wrote the document had no knowledge of the power of TV […]

The Role of Media in Politics

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

What role does the powerful new media play in Politics? The short and long term effects cannot be denied. But does the new media offer us sound political information or simply entertain us for profit and ratings? The New Media Every so often, the mass media system in the United States experiments significant transformations that […]

Religion and Politics, Fear Of The Unknown!

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

There were no Catholics in our town before JFK. If there were, none of the kids in my gang knew about them. It was rumored that they had a church in town somewhere behind the local A & P, but I never found it. I was already in my teens before I saw my first […]

Give Us Barabbas!

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Well, American Citizens you have figured out where our power is in a Democracy. As the rest of the world looks on to see true democracy we the, American Citizens, have given the world a glimpse of what true democracy looks like. I am so proud to be a part of this moment in our […]

Politics and the 80-20 Principle

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

We all know by now that the 80/20 principle states that 80% of our business comes from 20% of our customers and 80% of our complaints come from 20% of them as well. So what do I mean when I refer to an 80/20 principle in politics? If seems to me, and this is just […]

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