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Revolution: A Primer

Hello friends, great first day at the Democratic National Convention, right? There sure was a lot of talk about revolutions there, which is why I think it’s a good time to sit down and have an honest chat about the historical record on revolutions, and how they actually work. 1,066 more words

Personal Writing

How to refuse how-to-vote cards

Do you shudder at the thought of having to run the gauntlet of rabid party enthusiasts on July 2? Do you wish you could let them down gently, or maybe with a snappy comeback to their t-shirt slogan? 304 more words

Political Parties

Small Party Syndrome

The 2013 election exposed voters to a concept that was, for many, previously unheard-of: electing small party candidates to the Senate. While independent Senators such as Brian Harradine and Nick Xenophon found success in representing their states, it has always been harder for smaller parties to build a following at a federal level. 2,475 more words

Politics

Small Party Syndrome

The 2013 election exposed voters to a concept that was, for many, previously unheard-of: electing small party candidates to the Senate. While independent Senators such as Brian Harradine and Nick Xenophon found success in representing their states, it has always been harder for smaller parties to build a following at a federal level. 2,473 more words

Political Parties

How to decide who to vote for

Like I said at the outset, I’m not out to tell people who to vote for. I’m not even going to reveal who I’m voting for myself (though most who know me well could probably make a good guess). 407 more words

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The Senate

The Senate is called the “Upper House” of Parliament. It has 76 members and does NOT impact on which party wins government. In fact, it’s actually somewhat rare that any one party wins a majority of seats in the Senate. 1,634 more words

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The House of Representatives

The House of Representatives is also called the “Lower House” of Parliament. It is where many¬†of the most high-profile politicians are elected. The Prime Minister is NEARLY always a member of the House of Representatives. 710 more words

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