The U.S. Election System Really Is Rigged Against 3rd Parties, But What Can Be Done?

black and white photo of vintage voting stations with paper punch ballots

by Shannon Hanson Is The U.S. Election System Rigged Against Third Parties in the United States?   In the 1992 U.S. presidential election, billionaire Ross Perot ran for President as an independent. Some polls had him beating both Incumbent George H.W. (the Senior Bush) and eventual winner Bill Clinton. Although Perot dropped out of the race and then reentered just weeks before the election, he still won almost nineteen percent of the nationwide popular vote. He garnered support in every state and from all over the political spectrum though most…

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The Speech That Brought Down Richard Nixon

screen capture of C-Span coverage of House Member Barbara Jordan's speech during impeachment proceedings of Richard M. Nixon

by Tony Wyman “My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total.  I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution.” Those words were spoken by the daughter of a Baptist minister and warehouseman, a woman whose mother cleaned the homes of wealthy families in Houston, Texas, the place she was born in 1936, twenty-eight years before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forever ended legally enforceable racial segregation in the United States…

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Wolves, The Endangered Species Act and H.R 424

By J. Lee WOLVES, THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AND H.R. 424 The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was designed to protect many species including wolves. Although all species need protection, this story will focus on the plight of wolves in the United States. The ESA was written by a team of scientists and lawyers. It was passed by the 93rd United States Congress. It was signed by President Nixon in 1973. Prior to the ESA, was the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966. The objective of The Endangered Species Act is to protect…

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Republicans Use Tactics They Once Condemned To Pass Trumpcare – Carrots & Sticks

By Dani Graham With the narrowest of margins, the House of Representatives passed the Republican’s healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), aka Trumpcare. Needing 216 “yays” the bill passed 217-213 with 20 Republicans voting against it. For years Republicans complained about how Obamacare was “rammed” through without knowing what was in it and without a single Republican vote. While campaigning Republicans condemned Democrats for the underhanded tactics they used to pass their healthcare bill. This went a long way in securing major Republican victories in the last three elections.…

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House Freedom Caucus Approves GOP Healthcare Bill

by Dani Graham The House Freedom Caucus, the conservative arm of the House of Representatives, released a statement on Wednesday confirming their support for the GOP healthcare bill as long as it contains an amendment brokered by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), the House Freedom Caucus Chairman. “Over the past couple of months, House conservatives have worked tirelessly to improve the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to make it better for the American people. Due to improvements to the AHCA and the addition of Rep. Tom MacArthur’s…

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