Category Archives: Political

Which acts of President Bush did Obama immediately repeal upon taking office?

Donald Trump has run on a platform of reversing many of the things Obama has set in motion during his presidency. This made me wonder, “What acts of President Bush did Obama reverse upon being inaugurated?” I asked on /r/Ask_Politics and /u/tayaravaknin’s answer was essential to pointing me in the right direction   Executive Order 13233 – Further… Read More »

Where did the US embassy move in Moscow?

While researching the Siberian Seven for Has anyone else been holed up in a foreign embassy like Julian Assange?, I read this article from 1981 that said there may be another problem with them staying at the embassy: …in a few years, even that could conceivably present problems: The embassy is scheduled to move to new quarters. Out… Read More »

Has anyone else been holed up in a foreign embassy like Julian Assange?

Recently, I was watching an episode of The Blacklist where a character seeks sanctuary inside a Russian embassy because they’re being pursued by law enforcement. They make a deal to be transported to Russia to escape prosecution and The Blacklist team is powerless to stop the vehicle transporting them out of the embassy. That’s how I always… Read More »

What Clinton vandalism is Drudge Report referencing?

I was reviewing old Drudge Report news articles to research political bias and read about how when the Clinton administration vacated the White House. I wanted to know what specifically this was. A Google search turned up a New York Times article about what happened. W’s were removed from keyboards. Messages against the new President… Read More »

Were there any organized Union sympathizers in the Confederate States?

I was reading about Lincoln’s second presidential election and the role of the Union victory in Atlanta. It made me wonder if there was any organized resistance to southern secession within the Confederate states. I was actually quite surprised at how much resistance there actually was. (Warning: link is very anti-conservative but very informative) West Virginia became a state… Read More »

What is the Electoral College?

It’s odd that I had to write three different articles about the presidential election before I came up with the idea of  doing an article about this. We always hear about how important our vote is but at the same time, if you were around in 2000 when it was Bush vs. Gore, we also… Read More »

What are the biggest deviations in popular and electoral vote?

While writing “What other presidents and candidates have been considered demagogues?”, I was reminded of the other two articles I wrote about presidential elections and wondered which elections had the biggest margins. Here are the results: Year Winner Popular Margin Electoral Margin Difference 1980 Ronald Reagan 50.75% 90.89% 40.14% 1912 Woodrow Wilson 41.84% 81.92% 40.08%… Read More »

What other presidents and candidates have been considered demagogues?

Demagogue. Demagoguery.  I was aware of those words before the 2016 presidential election but I didn’t really know what they meant. I didn’t bother to look it up but I assumed demagogue was a politician who plays off of the worst, most basest instincts in a group of people to get votes. According to Wiktionary, demagogue… Read More »

What loophole is Trump taking advantage of on his 1995 tax return?

On October 2, 2016, the New York Times published a story about how Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, reported a nearly billion dollar loss in 1995. The total net losses reported to the IRS in 1995 was nearly fifty billion dollars so Trump’s losses represent 2% of of the sum total for that year. This was picked… Read More »