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Why Is Donald Trump So Popular?

by Mister X | March 22 2016

Why is Donald Trump so popular with a large number of Republican voters? Donald Trump is the frontrunner in the race for the Republican nomination, yet he started off as something of a joke. Everybody laughed at him throwing his…


What is a Superdelegate?

by Dan Glenn | March 21 2016

Fun Fact from the 2008 Democratic Primary. Hillary Clinton finished with more votes than Barack Obama but he had more delegates than her. Neither had a majority of the popular vote nor the delegates. It was the superdelegates who broke…


Powerball Lottery Gives False Hope

by Dan Glenn | January 15 2019

I had never purchased a lottery ticket in my life. As an adult with a college education who earned a part-time MBA while working a stressful job, I believe that success is several parts hard work with a touch of…


What are Ariana Grande’s Politics?

by Dan Glenn | July 8 2019

If you are like me you are in your thirties, you dig politics, you don’t live under a rock, and you had to ask yourself this week “Who the heck is Ariana Grande?”  For those of you who do live…


What is the Electoral College?

by Dan Glenn | July 30 2019

I was in high school during the 1996 Election. I remember being caught up in how great Bob Dole seemed. I totally bought into the storyline that he was a hero, a World War II veteran who had his arm…


2016 Presidential Power Rankings: Republican Primaries

by Wonk Report | May 8 2015

2016 Presidential Power Rankings: Republicans Let us preface these 2016 Presidential Power Rankings by saying we are not Charlie Cook. Our official Wonk Report 2016 Presidential Power Rankings are not based on any science or historical trends; they are simply…


What is a Congressional District?

by Dan Glenn | September 3 2015

When I first started becoming interested in politics, I used to hear the term “Congressional District” used by political junkies all the time. I figured it had something to do with the Congress and the territories each member of Congress…


2016 Republican Presidential Candidates Pressing

by Al Mayo | April 23 2015

So now there are three announced 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Marco (Heartthrob) Rubio, Rand (Goldilocks) Paul, and Ted (Carnival) Cruz. The only acknowledged Democrat front-runner so far is Hillary (Bad News) Clinton. Clinton is thus far the only one of…


Turkey is the ISIS Revolving Door

by | February 10 2015

The ability for the US and other coalition forces involved in Operation Inherent Resolve to truly degrade and destroy ISIS has been limited by the ambivalence of the Turkish government. Turkey is key to victory against ISIS primarily based on…


House or Senate? Trends in Legislation Since 1973

by Ariel Robinson | November 19 2014

Who legislates more, the house or senate? Does legislation suffer if one party controls either the house or senate but not both? After reading Alex Ryde’s article “Does the ‘Big Win’ Matter?”  last week, I decided to take a closer…

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