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Why the United States is Not a Democracy

The United States is not a Democracy? What an outrageous claim to make! Or so it would seem… In fact, the United States of America is actually a Republic. The other terms bandied about amongst political scientists are “Representative Democracy” and “Constitutional Republic”. And this isn’t just a dictionary-zealot splitting hairs here; there are very […]

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Where the Candidates Stand on International Politics

When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990’s bringing the Cold War to and end, there was a lot of celebrating and flag-waving. But some very sensible throats in the back gave a nervous gulp. Because the inevitable aftermath of this was that the United States was left as the only standing Superpower. And […]

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What the Presidents Did Before They Entered Politics

Obviously, most if not all of our Presidents have held another office before being elected to the Oval Office – just like any good organization, Americans prefer somebody who works their way to the top. And it is true that many of our Presidents have been born in well-to-do families, despite the founding father’s desire […]

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What Kind of Campaign Can We Expect From the Candidates?

At this point, the front runners for each of the parties are beginning to make themselves evident – and they’ve already taken a few swipes at each other in the press. So, since we’re about to get to the fun part of campaign commercial seasons, it’s worth taking a look at how each of the […]

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The Wacky World of Independent Candidates of 2008

Every four years, it seems, the race for the Presidency spawns a kind of party atmosphere for a while where basically, everybody and his sister says that they’re running for President. But besides the more popular third parties, such as Green and Libertarian, there’s the great, vast array of the Independents. There is no “Independent […]