Unlike many concepts in political theory, such as liberty or justice, democracy is easy to define. It denotes government by the majority, whether directly or indirectly. In the present essay, I shall restrict the discussion to government in control o
When people's political beliefs are challenged, their brains become active in areas that govern personal identity and emotional responses to threats, neuroscientists have found.
Let's be honest about something we see nonstop but seldom appreciate: Politics makes life ugly. Politics turns people you disagree with into twisted, cartoon images of what they really are, and it pushes you into degrading and hating them. In short
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Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton called for innovative solutions for what ails America.
I awoke on election day at about the same time that Boobus and his fellow robots were beginning their lockstep march to voting facilities in eastern states.
The 2016 election campaign is mortifying millions of Americans in part because the presidency has become far more dangerous in recent times. Since Sept. 11, 2001, we have lived in a perpetual emergency, which supposedly justifies routinely ignoring t
Beaver Street runs through downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, a high-country town at 7,000-foot elevation and towered over by the 12,000-foot Humphrey's Peak. A couple of blocks of the street are a microcosm of the political divide in America.
America First!, Bill Kauffman, Prometheus Books, 294 pages
This essay was first published under the title of The Political Thought of Étienne de La Boétie.
The former U.S. president asserts that money controls politics in the U.S. and that both parties greatly benefit from the system.
What if the most remarkable aspect of this presidential election is not how much the two principal candidates disagree with each other but how much they actually agree?
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Kate's grandpa is fond of repeating the mantra he and his fellow sailors repeated while serving aboard the USS Indiana during World War II: "Never discuss politics or religion." And he always adds, "So what does that leave to talk about? Girl
One explanation why U.S. policies serve no national interests
It's a binary election, we're told. Trump or Clinton. Pick a side. That's a lousy choice, and a false one. As our Publisher writes on today's front page, we refuse to choose the lesser of two evils. Not when there's a reasonable, and
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson just might spell trouble for Hillary Clinton in Nevada, Colorado, and Arizona. Politico reported Friday that Democrats are becoming concerned about how Johnson might be digging into Clinton's support, a
Could a third-party candidate appear on stage at the Sept. 26 presidential debate? That decision will be made by the small group of prominent Democrats and Republicans who control the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Given the American publi
No matter what state you live in, when you go to the polls on Election Day you will be able to select me, Gary Johnson, as president. My running mate Bill Weld and I are two well-regarded former governors. We are the Libertarian Party candidat
James Corbett (The Corbett Report) provides World News Update; topics range from the political circus, MSM liars, cryptocurrencies, etc... - Nick Dranias (Pres & Exec Dir of Compact for America) on the Compact's 'Prosperity Zones' that is intended to
A well-functioning democracy depends on a well-informed electorate. But is it possible to have a well-informed electorate once a nation gets to the size and complexity of the United States?
"Social Justice" is a phrase that you see everywhere today. Global Warming is all about social justice. The United Nations sponsors an annual World Day of Social Justice. The Peaceful Uprising website states that Climate Change Is A Social Just
while resistance to capitalism remains ever present, it is largely localized and devoid of a vision about strategies for the founding of a new socioeconomic order. Why did anarchism and communism flourish at the time they did, and what are the key f