Net Neutrality: What you Need to Know

The FCC’s recent rolling back of their 2015 reclassification of the internet broadband access as a telecommunications service under Title II has sparked outrage and outright confusion.  Proponents of net neutrality say that without it, ISPs can further monopolize access and this will end the internet as we know it.  Opponents of net neutrality claim that the internet was fine before net neutrality. ...

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...

Eisenhower Tax Rates of 90%

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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 tax rates to 90%.  Furthermore, many incorrectly believe that this is flat 90% tax rate on everyone. There has been much debate over the Eisenhower tax...

Fact Checking in the Age of Fake News

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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 model for scrupulous individuals, organizations and has benefited certain politicians.  Alternative facts (and outright lies) are spread faster and reach...

Gun control arguments

Gun control
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...

Do Tax Cuts Increase Revenue?

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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 out several false claims, including the false claim that tax cuts increase revenue. Tax cuts increase revenue In making this argument, the right claims that...

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,...

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 astonishing difference. In examining photos and videos of the incoming and outgoing First Couples on inauguration ceremony, professional body language experts...

Why Donald Trump Is Not a Legitimate President

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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,...

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...

How The Death of Antonin Scalia Could Sway the Presidential Election

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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....

What Would Happen If Donald Trump Was President?

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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...