September 20, 2017

How does Occupy Wall Street Help/Hurt the President?

Occupy Wallstreet 2012

Starting from a small gathering in a privately owned park in Lower Manhattan, the Occupy Wall Street movement spread across the country and the world. Their advocacy of the rights of the bottom “99%” of the population grabbed the public’s attention while the manner of their protest also garnered more negative attention. As President Obama… [Continue Reading]

Handicapping the Rapidly Shrinking Republican Race

Republican Election

One of the unique features of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has been the fluidity of the field. As of December 7, six different candidates can claim to have held either front-runner or first-runner up status at one point in the process. Furthermore, we have seen a large number of candidates and… [Continue Reading]

Who Actually Elects the President?

Election Helper Vote Box

Your vote does not elect the president. In fact, history is filled with instances where the legitimate winner of the popular vote actually lost to his opponent in a presidential race. Citizens actually vote for electors for their state who, in turn, vote for the president. Our constitution set up a system where each state… [Continue Reading]

What Happens at a Caucus?

Capital Hill

What Happens at a Caucus? Although New Hampshire holds the nation’s first primary to determine candidates for the president, the Iowa Caucus is actually the first nominating event in the United States. While most people are familiar with primaries and how they work, caucuses, which are only used in a handful of states, tend to… [Continue Reading]

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