Category Archives: Politics

Brexit Part XIV: The State of the Nation?

  By David Murrin On Wednesday, March 29th, Britain will once more officially begin to chart its own course as a sovereign nation. 288 Days after the famous Brexit referendum vote, Sir Tim Barrow, the British Representative to the EU, … Continue reading

Posted in David Murrin, European Union, Politics, United Kingdom

Are the political parties looking for clues from a 2005 special election in Ohio?

by Nathan Gonzales (Roll Call) Are Democrats in the early stages of their own tea party movement? It’s one of the biggest outstanding questions at this point in the cycle. But as we collectively look at the past for prologue, … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Congress, Democrats, Elections, Political parties, Politics, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Trouble understanding Trump? George Lakoff may help: “Idea Framing, Metaphors, and Your Brain”

Whether you agree with his politics should not keep you from learning from his research into language and how ideas are processed in the human brain. Video: http://sco.lt/8Vsl4T

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Politics, Thought-Provoking Analysis

How Republics End

By Paul Krugman, New York Times Lately I’ve been reading a lot about the ancient world. Initially, I have to admit, I was doing it for entertainment and as a refuge from news that gets worse with each passing day. … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy, Donald Trump, Political parties, Politics, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

How would a contested election work? Five things to know

    by Pete Williams Recounts and legal challenges can take months to play out, but not in the election of a president: the Constitution sets strict deadlines. Source: How would a contested election work? Five things to know

Posted in Candidates, Constitutional law, Democrats, Elections, Political parties, Politics, Republicans