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The Georgian View of Democracy | Pen and Pension

One of the greatest differences between political life in Georgian times and today was who was allowed to have a vote, both nationally and locally. In most modern, Western societies the most basic … 9 more words

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It's Going to Be Okay

Coming to grips with a Trump presidency: “But if we want to make the best of this, we need to ask a question: Why did those 50 million people vote for Trump? 19 more words

Political Commentary

Loser of the Election? Democracy

Yes, I’m going to talk about the election. This transcends politics. This transcends where you fall on the scale, red or blue or for you middle-grounders, purple. 605 more words


Vote No on Constitutional Amendment 6

There is a lot of confusion on what Constitutional Amendment 6 does and does not do.

“Shall the Constitution of Missouri be amended to state that voters may be required by law, which may be subject to exception, to verify one’s identity, citizenship, and residence by presenting identification that may include valid government-issued photo identification?” 391 more words


Dormant anger in the postmodern era and a music review

There are days – more realistically, nights – where I’m so overcome by my own sudden, built-up anger that I don’t know what to do with myself. 844 more words


In defense of non-voters

Less than a third of us voted in the 2016 HRM Muncipal election.

There are still a few people out there who are so dedicated to the act of voting that it wouldn’t matter time of year, day of the week, what the weather was like, what their plans were… they would cast that vote no matter what. 762 more words


Don’t. Give. Up......It is What They Want!

For the past few weeks articles have been popping up about problems with filing for Voter ID’s in my State (Wisconsin). Today the news headline stated, “7 more DMV sites give wrong voter ID info”. 584 more words

Straight Talk From Pam