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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…


Bahrain: Iran’s Next Target?

by | March 30 2015

While the Middle East continues to fall into turmoil, Iran is the one country in the region that is rising like a phoenix from the ashes of its neighbors. As one Iranian member of parliament put it last September, Iran…


What are Michael Jordan’s Politics?

by Dan Glenn | November 11 2014

If you are in your thirties or forties and were not raised deep in the jungle far, far away from technology…then you not only know who Michael Jordan is, you’ve also probably been influenced by him. The man was an


Beyond the Student Loan Bubble and the True Cost of Tuition

by Jeanne Roberts | November 7 2014

The Student Loan Bubble is real. According to an article that appeared recently in, the cost of college tuition ranges widely, from a two-year degree at a community college for about $3,000 a year, to a four-year degree at…


Are The Common Core Standards Really That Bad?

by McCarly Belle | October 30 2014

Are the Common Core Standards really that bad? I believe not. The idea of having standards that are the same across the nation just makes common sense. I believe that no matter what state a student is educated, he/she should…

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