Make America Truthful Again Is A New Campaign Against Political Lies Eisenhower Tax Rates of 90% Fact Checking in the Age of Fake News Gun control arguments Do Tax Cuts Increase Revenue? Why Trump is mastermind, behind Fake News Body language experts decode Donald and Melania Trump’s inauguration bizarre behavior

Make America Truthful Again Is A New Campaign Against Political Lies

A new campaign is underway to fight against political lies with a simple message, or hashtag, #MakeAmericaTruthfulAgain. The group’s leader wants to stand up against propaganda, political lies, and “neo-terrorism”. His name is Dr. Rick Botelho of Cha…

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Eisenhower Tax Rates of 90%

On more than one occasion, Bernie Sanders has mentioned that the top marginal tax rates under President Dwight D Eisenhower were 90%.  This has led to some confusion, and some have erroneously claimed that Sanders himself intended to increase these t…

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Fact Checking in the Age of Fake News

Fact checking sites have become more important than ever.  Not only do we live in the age of a 24-hour news cycle and and endless stream of Tweets and shares, but disseminating fake news and confusing conspiracy theories has become a viable business …

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Gun control arguments

The gun control debate is perhaps one of the more heated in modern American politics.  Those who favor stronger gun control believe that such regulations will lessen gun violence, leaving us all safer.  Those who oppose gun control seem adamant that …

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Do Tax Cuts Increase Revenue?

Every time a tax increase on the wealthy is proposed, the right puts forth a list of tired old talking points. The reality is they simply oppose tax increases for ideological, not practical reasons. However, in order to mask this reality they trot ou…

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Why Trump is mastermind, behind Fake News

It was his first press conference of Donald Trump as President-elect, when the term “Fake news” came into limelight. But why is President Trump using the term ‘fake news’ again and again? And where did this term come from?

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Body language experts decode Donald and Melania Trump’s inauguration bizarre behavior

Seven days ago, worst nightmare of many people came true. Donald Trump took the oath as the 45th President of the United States of America. Many body language experts compared Michelle and Barack Obama with Melania and Donald Trump, and found astonis…

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Why Trump is a mastermind, behind Fake News

It was his first press conference of Donald Trump as President-elect, when the term “ Fake news ” came into limelight. But why is President Trump using the term ‘fake news’ again and again? And where did this term come from? During President-elect press conference, he pointed at CNN’s reporter Jim Acosta and said "You are fake news!", and refused to answer his question. Since then, Donald Trump has been calling out major media for being FAKE via his Twitter Account –particularly New York Times and CNN. But he himself is the source of a lot of fake news. Well, ... Read More
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Why the minimum wage should be increased?

The federal minimum wage was brought into effect in 1938 at $0.25 and saw a rise periodically. The actual fluctuation was seen in 1968 at $1.60 due to inflation. President Barack Obama has now proposed the minimum wage to be increased from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour which would raise 900,000 Americans out of poverty, but 500,000 jobs will be at risk. Conservatives believe that raising the minimum wage means putting burden on companies that have slower growth rate while liberals believe that it should be increased keeping the inflation in mind. Pros of increasing the minimum wage Instead of ... Read More
Keystone Pipeline

Why the Keystone Pipeline is bad for the environment?

Once operational, the 875-mile Keystone Pipeline expected to carry 830,000 barrels of crude oil every day from Canada's Alberta Tar Sand reserves to refineries near Houston, will impact the environment badly. The changes will lead to: Warmer winter temperature. Short time of cool season. Longer period of frost season. An increase in soil contraction and expansion. Warm and longer summers which could result in heat stress and risk wildlife. Construction of the Keystone Pipeline will further affect: WATER RESOURCES: The pipeline will pass through about 1,073 surface water bodies in addition to 56 perennial rivers and streams and 24 miles ... Read More

Why ObamaCare can be a plus for Democrats in 2014 election?

Health insurance can be an expensive affair and ObamaCare can prove to be an added advantage for Democrats in 2014. Also known as The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act , the aim of this law, which was signed on March 23, 2010, is to provide easy access to reasonably priced health insurance, improve quality, and regulate health insurance industry and lower health care expenses. The reforms which will kick in 2014 will help combat the rise in health care costs and provide reasonable health insurance to more Americans. This law will protect consumer interest. It will help you from ... Read More
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Why Donald Trump Is Not a Legitimate President

Officially, Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States, and he is holding the nation’s most powerful position. With his win, he successfully achieved a lot of firsts. He is the first billionaire to hold the President’s office. He is also the only President of the United States who is elected without prior government or military experience. In spite of all these political disruptions, he won the 2016 Presidential elections . However, he might not be proud on how he won the elections. According to famous activists John Lewis and Michael Moore, Donald Trump is an illegitimate ... Read More

Why American workers standard of living has fallen?

Contrary to the belief that Americans are paid well, the standard of American workers has fallen tremendously in the last decade. About 67.1 per cent of wage earners in 2012 earned an average wage less than or equal to $42,498.21. According to the Social Security Administration , 50 per cent of wage earners make less than or equal to $27,519.10 annually. The reasons for the decline in the standard of living of American workers are: Corporations are moving their production overseas and limited investment in factories has led to the elimination of good jobs. Good paying jobs are now being ... Read More
Citizens United

Why “Citizens United” ruling was wrong?

In 2010, Citizens United v FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court in its ruling gave corporations the right to freedom of speech and to spend unlimited money for political campaigns . This decision has put democracy in danger. Further reasons as to why it has made the situation even worse are: According to the decision, some groups have to reveal their financers, but Federal Election Commission's rules do not implement many disclosure laws. As a result, donors and groups spending money for political ads are not disclosed due to technicalities. Even when a group discloses its expenditure, the face of real ... Read More
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What Would Happen If Donald Trump Was President?

The tag ‘President Donald Trump’ itself sounds bizarre. But what if he was actually the president of the United States? What America would be under his presidency? What would be his impact on the life of American Citizens? Well, the simple answer to all this questions is that he would make a terrible and ineffective president. It is because he has zero understanding of the responsibilities of American President. In all probability, Donald Trump would damage the basic administrative and constitutional designs of the US Government that control the powers of the executive. More than president, he would serve as a commander-in-chief. ... Read More
2014 election

What are the chances that Republican will take over the Senate this fall?

Analysts, strategists and pollsters suggest that dissatisfaction among the public, President Barack Obama's Foreign Policy, a slow economy and retirement of some important Democratic senators has made it a jagged year for Democrats. Out of 35 Senate seats, 21 are under the stronghold of the Democrats and 14 with Republicans. Republicans need to bag six seats to win the Senate. Reasons why Republicans have a better chance of winning the Senate this fall are: Republicans have 14 seats to defend as opposed to 21 Democrat seats. Retirement of Democratic senators from three conservative states, Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, can ... Read More

Troubling Trends: Populist Right Rises In Europe

The European continent has been among the most stable, prosperous and peaceful since World War II. Systems of fairly high taxation, welfare systems and low inequality have led to relatively little political volatility or social tension. Recent years have seen a troubling trend though. Far right and populist rightwing movements have seen a revival in European politics. Largely every European country has seen a rightwing party burst onto the political scene. They vary in methods, ideology and harshness of positions, but the overall trend is fairly obvious: The right is on the rise in Europe. At one end of this ... Read More

The Internet might be in danger

Everybody loves the Internet, whether you are using it on your smartphone or on you desktop PC. But emerging dangers poses a real threat to the way we are using this new information medium. The Internet is in danger of being changed from a free and open structure to being heavily controlled and censored. The non-profit ICANN runs the so-called IANA functions, the world’s top level domains and allocating IP addresses. This is what keeps the web glued together. Some Washington politicians wants to change a working system that has allowed other countries and stakeholders to have confidence that the ... Read More

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

To answer this, we need to first go through some facts and figures before jumping to solution. Recently US President, Barack Obama announced to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers--in three steps- in 2014, in 2015, and 2016.. This news definitely is a overwhelming for some, but there are others who thinks that increasing a wage could directly impact and results into reduce of total employment rate in United States. Whereas a study on minimum wage, which was published at the University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina, and University of California, in November 2010 by ... Read More
Senate Poll

Senate Election polls in South Dakota becomes hard to predict

Most of the time analysts believe that Republicans would choose from three senate seats in  senate election polls where Democratic participants retires in red states that includes names West Virginia ,Montana and South Dakota. This raised questions on this assumption. Mike Rounds, the republican contestant and a former governor of South Dakota seems to be a strong candidate for state’s open seat. He has been embroiled in a complex scandal over the state’s EB-5 visa program that was expanded when he was governor.The appointees in the former rounds are under investigation by the federal law enforcement to divert the state ... Read More

Political Humor and Its Effect

When it comes to politics, most Americans get the majority of their information from entertainment sources. Whether it be Comedy Central's hit program The Daily Show , or just the cartoon in the editorial section of the newspaper, people are paying attention, and they're forming opinions that will affect their votes. While these formats attempt to education as well as entertain, the level of factual accuracy can widely vary. It would be easy to dismiss the effect. After all, political satire is usually over-the-top and never meant to be taken at face value. The problem is that the jokes help ... Read More

Military wives discounts

Home Depot and Lowe's Home Improvement stores exist throughout the United States and serve as America's primary retail giants for home goods like appliances. But, these stores are also both historically military supporters—which we think is awesome. Not only do these stores offer a 10% military discount, but they actually donate hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to Veteran charities which help prevent homelessness among Veterans both young and old. When you have to shop at a store like Home Depot, I always choose it over another hardware parts store because Home Depot gives a 10% military discount (same ... Read More

Make America Truthful Again Is A New Campaign Against Political Lies

A new campaign is underway to fight against political lies with a simple message, or hashtag, #MakeAmericaTruthfulAgain. The group's leader wants to stand up against propaganda, political lies, and “neo-terrorism”. His name is Dr. Rick Botelho of Charlotte, North Carolina. The #MakeAmericaTruthfulAgain campaign is based on the idea that without truth in politics a healthy democracy cannot function. This new online movement is helping people around the country use social media to take a stand and make their votes and voices count. The campaign is helping social media users spread awareness of the movement through the hashtags “VoteForTruth,” “FireFakePresident,” “MakeAmericaTruthfulAgain,” ... Read More

Last Chance Offer to Avoid UK Taxes for Doctors & Nurses in the NHS

The UK government is about to close a tax loophole which means you will no longer be able to transfer out of an NHS pension Scheme. This guide will explain how to find the NHS pension calculator and how to get out of the UK tax net. If you are still paying NHS pension contributions, but thinking of retiring overseas, this guide can help you. People from around the world come to work for the world's fifth largest employer. Doctors & nurses from India, Pakistan, South Africa, Nigeria, Poland, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Egypt, German, Spain and even Iraq come to ... Read More
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How The Death of Antonin Scalia Could Sway the Presidential Election

First things first. Antonin Scalia was not murdered. Alright, now let’s proceed. Hours before the last GOP debate began, and fresh with news of Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing, the Republican Party already had their position and talking points all sussed out. So, when the question was posed to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump if President Obama should nominate a replacement for Justice Scalia, Mr. Trump responded with, “I think he’s going to do it whether I’m okay with it or not. I think it’s up to Mitch McConnell and everybody else to stop it.” Kind of surprising (or not), that the ... Read More
Big corporations

How Some Big Corporations Don't Pay Taxes?

According to a five year study by a tax activist group, it was found that many U.S. corporations paid very little or no federal income tax, between 2008 to 2012. Citizens of Justice glanced at some profitable Fortune 500 companies and found that 26 companies like Apple, Boeing, Verizon, General Electric , etc. paid no federal income tax in those five years and some even cut jobs. This was because of loopholes in corporate tax which cost an annual $90 billion loss for the U.S. Treasury. One of the main reason cited was recession in 2008. Read some of the ... Read More
Tax Cut

How huge tax cuts for big corporations led us to recession

According to a report filed by Citizens of Justice, big cuts in corporate tax and tax loopholes , resulted in a $90 billion annual loss for the U.S. Treasury that led to the recession in 2008. Providing large tax subsidies to big companies and businesses is a bad economic policy. This artificially boosted the rate of returns for tax favored industries and companies and reduced the rate of returns for less favored industries and companies. Reduction of federal corporate income tax reduced state corporate income taxes too. This is because state corporate tax usually takes federal taxable income as their ... Read More
How corporations influence the government

How corporations influence the government?

In this era of globalization, corporations with an unlimited access to wealth have managed to gain political power and therefore, can change laws to benefit them. Corporations can influence government through campaign funding, lobbying, and regulatory agencies. CAMPAIGN FUNDING: Big corporations donate money for political campaigns. First such contribution was made in 1896 for William McKinley . And with the Supreme Court's United Citizens ruling (2010), corporations can now spend unlimited money for political campaigns. Politicians accept campaign funds in return for policy favors. Many government agencies seek help by setting up advisory committees to provide information which will help ... Read More
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How corporate money will change US politics

Corporations, industries, labor unions, organizations spend billions of dollars every year in order to reach decision-makers and influence their thought process. Here are a few ways in which corporate money can change politics. Corporations contributing towards political campaigns can corrode democracy, especially when big companies use their money to influence elected politicians for their own interest. Politicians accept campaign funds in return for policy favors. Businesses such as oil, power, telecommunication, etc. can have a great influence and policies can be passed in their favor. Many advisory committees are also set up for government agencies to provide information which will ... Read More
Gun control

Gun control arguments

The gun control debate is perhaps one of the more heated in modern American politics.  Those who favor stronger gun control believe that such regulations will lessen gun violence, leaving us all safer.  Those who oppose gun control seem adamant that 1-the government is out to disarm them (in preparation for some grand takeover) and 2-that loose gun laws actually make us safer by ensuring more armed good guys keeping bad guys on their toes. Unfortunately, opponents of gun control use a laundry list of logical fallacies to argue their point, often dishonestly.  We will go through a few of ... Read More

Freedom of the Press in a Global Context: Prosecution of Journalists in International Courts and Tribunals

By:  Abbe Jolles The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the Uniform Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (UCCPR) are collectively known as the International Bill of Rights.   These documents protect freedom of expression, freedom of the press and other essential human rights.    Unfortunately, the International Bill of Rights does not apply to the United Nations including its Courts and Tribunals.   So to some it was not surprising when journalist Florence Hartman was jailed last year by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Hartman, a former Le Monde correspondent and spokesperson for the ICTY wrote ... Read More

Fight back the corporate power on election years

How to fight back corporate power during election? From wealthy oil barons to dot com billionaires, corporate giants have a great political role to play. Referred to as lobbyists, they influence government policies and in fact, take active part in creating policies. Whether it is from the government or opposition, they don't face any resistance. But how is that we can fight back corporate power during election? MODIFY THE U.S. CONSTITUTION : Because of corporate-friendly policies, jobs have moved overseas, there has been a rise in inequality in salary, the energy policies are controlled by fossil fuel corporations and deregulation ... Read More