Politics

Weed Is Legal in More States Than Ever: Which Is Next?

Weed Is Legal in More States Than Ever: Which Is Next?

Marijuana was illegal in all 50 states in the US as recently as eight years ago, but in 2012, Colorado and Washington were the first states to legalize the substance. At the federal level, marijuana use is considered illegal still. However, an overwhelming majority of American adults (65 percent) support …

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Trump Tweets Name of Alleged Whistleblower, Faces Condemnation

Trump Tweets Name of Alleged Whistleblower, Faces Condemnation

In a stunning move on Friday, the President of the United States defied federal whistleblower protections with a retweet. Trump retweeted a post from a suspected bot account that purports to include the name of the whistleblower who sparked the entire impeachment saga. While publications and persons close to the …

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US Presidential Gaffes: Politics in History

US Presidential Gaffes: Politics in History

US politics is always interesting. The United States have been home to a number of hilarious political gaffes, from foreign policy to humorous anecdotes involving tamales. Today’s article comes to us from Crystal Ferreira, a frequent contributor to our site and a teacher over at PolyHistoria. If you love these …

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Will Impeachment Affect the Stock Market?

Will Impeachment Affect the Stock Market?

For the past few years, the stock market has been a roller coaster of ups and downs for a multitude of reasons. These days, the causes for the fluctuations vary: sometimes it’s because of a tweet, other times it’s in reaction to news headlines––headlines like those about the current impeachment …

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Global Warming: Are We Sick of Hearing About It?

Global Warming: Are We Sick of Hearing About It?

Global warming and climate change are topics that trigger people on both sides of the debate in extreme ways. It can feel like we are constantly hearing this conversation, whether it’s on the nightly news or the debate stage. Wherever you stand on the issue, it’s safe to bet you …

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What Role Does Social Media Play in American Politics?

What Role Does Social Media Play in American Politics?

Does social media play a big role in politics? Most people would say yes. But what are the dynamics of that role? How does social media impact our understanding of politics, and in what ways should politics take platforms like Facebook and Twitter into account? To answer these questions, we …

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