POLITICS & POLICY

Controversy is like a spicy seasoning in the dish of life. We can’t resist diving into topics that make our blood boil and our voices rise. Whether huddled around a dinner table or scrolling through heated online forums, certain subjects have a knack for igniting passionate discussions. Join us as we venture into some seriously
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Political campaigns are known for grandiose promises and bold declarations. We’re used to the same old calls for universal healthcare and turning the economy around. But sometimes, candidates take a detour into the unexpected. Here are the ten strangest campaign promises ever made by political candidates. They’re guaranteed to leave you scratching your head and
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Many facts about American presidents seem well-known around the country. High school government and social studies classes and basic civics have (hopefully) done enough for countless generations now to drive home the knowledge of the United States’ past leaders. Who the presidents were, what they accomplished, and what their legacies are today all remain important
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Much is made of the U.S. president. As it should be, right? Being the commander-in-chief of the United States is an important job that goes 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for either one four-year term or two—however long the American public decides that person has the ability and privilege of serving in
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From “Family Circle” to “Garfield,” cartoons have always combined subtle sarcasm with over-the-top caricatures. But nothing quite captures our attention like political cartoons. They’re a form of silent and artistic protest, saying with a few panels what most of the world is afraid to put into words. Here are ten cartoons with powerful messages that
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Humans can be such odd creatures. Get ready to dive into the strange world of political campaigns and question… what were people thinking?! From pirates advocating for digital rights to vegans championing environmental policies, our political records are filled with campaigns that make us raise an eyebrow. Buckle up as we journey through the bewildering
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We all know the big players in the political arena, but what about those underdog parties that fly under the radar? Get ready to dive into the wild world of politics as we unveil ten political parties you’ve probably never heard of.  Related: 10 Political Conspiracy Theories That Would Actually Make Sense 10 The Pirate
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Since its beginning, the U.S. has conducted numerous secret missions. The goals of these operations have included rescue, likely espionage, intelligence-gathering, the investigation of vehicles of possible extraterrestrial origin, and the waging of an international “war on drugs.” For various reasons, each of them on this list went belly up. Related: 10 Things You Won’t
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Have you ever wondered how traditions affect politics around the world? We’re taking a closer look at 10 unusual political traditions and rituals that have affected countries for centuries. From tea ceremonies to coronations and even dry laws, these culturally significant practices might change the way you look at your own government. Related: 10 Influential
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There have been plenty of monarchs throughout history, most of whom died young due to disease, insurrection, or other causes. However, some monarchs went on to live extremely long lives—and to continue ruling their kingdoms to boot. Here are ten of the oldest monarchs who remained on the throne despite their age. Related: 10 Unlikely
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The most common phrase used by regular people and politicians to refer to politics is “it’s a dirty game.” True to this phrase, politics can indeed be a dirty game. Besides the specific skills like leadership, integrity, and speaking well that a political career demands, it’s an unfortunate fact that a politician needs to be
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The potential of wars to wreak death and destruction surely places them among humanity’s worst traits. We all know the staggering cost to human life that the two World Wars and other devastating conflicts have wrought. However, not all of history’s wars have been violent. Here are ten surprising wars in which nobody died at
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Many people over the centuries have turned to astrology to guide their lives. Some rely on the stars to help determine the best time to do things. Many look to the stars for insight into major life changes. And it’s no different for leaders of both ancient civilizations and modern governments. Throughout history, leaders have
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Ghislaine Maxwell listens during closing arguments in her trial in New York City in a courtroom sketch, December 20, 2021. (Jane Rosenberg/Reuters) A Manhattan judge upheld Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction on sex-trafficking charges on Friday, after one of the jurors in her trial failed to disclose that he was sexually abused as a
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Sarah Palin arrives for the trial in her defamation lawsuit against the New York Times at the United States Courthouse in New York City, February 4, 2022. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin announced a run for the state’s lone House seat on Friday. “Today I’m announcing my candidacy for the U.S. House seat
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I’m very pleased to highlight a conference—“Religious Liberty & Law: In the Courts, In the Public Square, & In Administration”—that the Ethics and Public Policy Center and I are co-hosting with Antonin Scalia Law School’s C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State next Friday, April 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30
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Gibson’s Food Market and Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. (via Facebook) An Ohio appeals court has upheld a ruling that awarded more than $30 million to a bakery that accused Oberlin College of damaging its business and libeling them with false accusations of racism. A three-judge panel on the Ninth District Court of Appeals issued a
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(xmee/iStock/Getty Images) President Biden’s HHS has gone all-in on radical transgender ideology, encouraging early body-changing medical interventions as “gender-affirming” care. From the HHS Office of Population Affairs publication: Gender-affirming care is a supportive form of healthcare. It consists of an array of services that may include medical, surgical, mental health, and non-medical services for transgender
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Flight attendants talk in a nearly empty cabin on a Delta Airlines flight during a flight departing from Salt Lake City, Utah, April 11, 2020. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters) A group of nine flight attendants filed a lawsuit against the CDC earlier this month over the federal mask mandate on public transportation, arguing that being forced to
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Marist is the second pollster this week to find Biden’s job-approval rating below 40 percent: President Joe Biden’s post-State of the Union job approval rating bounce has come back down. 39% of Americans approve of the job President Biden is doing in office, down from 47% immediately following his address. Biden’s current job approval rating
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President Joe Biden attends a European Union leaders summit at the Europa Building in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2022. (Johanna Geron/Reuters) After President Biden’s Build Back Better social spending bonanza stalled due to obstruction from moderates, progressives began urging him to bypass Congress and enact his policy priorities via executive order. The package that stalled
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