Category Archives: Political Science 101

Election 2014 Comments: Social Security

by Olivia LaRosa, October 6, 2014 As we are nearing this 2014 “off-year” election, I decided that I would take some time from my busy schedule to respond to right-wing candidates and their supporters in the hopes of straightening out … Continue reading

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Moving the Mexican Border

NEWS DESK SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 Moving the Mexican Border BY PAUL KRAMER “The Mexican Border” is not a fixed landmark, we learn. Historically, none of our borders are made up of any more than myth. Rivers and lakes appear and … Continue reading

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Which President used the most signing statements & executive orders?

Republicans are raising money from gullible voters by complaining that Obama is overstepping his bounds by issuing Executive Orders and using Signing Statements. ¬†This is the newest installment in “Pot Calling Kettle Black” series. Previous administrations had made use of … Continue reading

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what the media doesn’t want you to know about machine politics

Everyone has heard the term “machine politics” but have maybe a vague understanding that it happened in the late 19th century in Chicago and the machine was Democratic. Actually, the truth is that machine politics is the definition of political … Continue reading

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My Comments of the Day: undermining government, tax blackmail, fact v opinion

By Olivia LaRosa, April 23, 2013 Q: Do you approve or disapprove of Bush’s handling of the economy? http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/bushs-economy/2013/04/23/7c3c5f38-abca-11e2-9493-2ff3bf26c4b4_page.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines It’s WAY worse than no one minding the store…it’s agency capture by the industries they are supposed to be regulating. Reagan, … Continue reading

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How Did You Grade the Lame Duck Session?

By Olivia LaRosa December 22, 2010 Recently, I have been amusing myself by posting to the Wall Street Journal online community regarding select Questions of the Day. Today, the WSJ asked us how we graded the Lame Duck congressional session. … Continue reading

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The Corporate Welfare State: How the Government Subsidizes U.S. Corporations

by Deborah Lake This analysis comes from the Cato Institute, a right-wing libertarian group that occasionally provides worthwhile articles that highlight the ills of the current political system. Corporate welfare costs Americans much more than individual welfare, just as corporate … Continue reading

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Discovery the Hidden History Behind the Bush Dynasty

http://www.secrecyandprivilege.com/ Discover the Hidden History Behind the Bush Dynasty Secrecy & Privilege by Robert Parry 390 pages (paperback) $22.95 Tracing investigative leads back through three decades, Secrecy & Privilege explores the mystery of how the two George Bushes rose to … Continue reading

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