VoteCircle Quick Summary Why I support campaign finance reform? By Rosa Palomino Over the past two months, a loud debate has been happening across Biscayne Bay in the city of Miami Beach where they also have an election for their city commission. The current mayor and an outgoing commissioner decided to raise over $1.5 Million … Continue reading Does this country need campaign finance reform? A local point of view.
VoteCircle Quick Summary (Adapted from San Francisco’s Ballot Simplification Committee) Proposition F would limit short-term rentals of a unit to 75 days per year, regardless of whether the rental is hosted (owner lives there during the rental) or unhosted (owner doesn’t live there during the rental). After being rented for 75 days, the unit could … Continue reading City of San Francisco – Proposition F Summary
Bernie Sanders stood before the American people via telecast and passionately waived his finger as he fired ideological artillery against the state of campaign finance in this country. Like small caliber projectiles clearing a fully automatic weapon’s chamber, so came the words out of Bernie’s mouth. “Our campaign finance system is corrupt and is undermining … Continue reading I see your revolution and raise you one evolution!
First, let’s get some basics out of the way. The debate is 8:30 EST Tuesday on CNN. (7:30 CDT, 6:30 MDT, 5:30 PDT) Anderson Cooper is moderating. Now that we know you’ll be watching, here’s what you should be watching for: Joe Biden: The vice-president hasn’t said he’s not running and there’s been something a … Continue reading Tuesday’s Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate: Who has the most to gain?
In elementary school my teachers always encouraged us to vote. We practiced filling out ballots like we rehearsed our cursive and writing pretend checks for one million dollars. It was pounded into us. The tradition followed through into middle school and high school where I ran for class president and Head of Social Events. The … Continue reading Has Social Media Changed Political Activism?
Jeb Bush: Bush’s performance gained strength as the three-hour debate wore on. His strongest moment came when he defended the post-Sept. 11 policies of his brother, former President George Bush. “He kept us safe,” Bush said. However, early in the debate Bush – who many feel has failed to connect with voters despite high expectations … Continue reading 180 Minutes of talking points from 11 candidates: The GOP debate summarized in less than five minutes.
A riff on the spectrum of “political correctness” has been causing a stir among American voters of late. While people have always had some level of filter when it came to speech, these filters are being tested as to where they fall on the politically correct scale. We’ve become a nation of censored, whether self-governed … Continue reading When “Politically Correct” and Social Media Collide
“The military is not a social experiment. The purpose of the military is kill people and break things.” – Mike Huckabee “That must be a pretty picture, you on your knees.” – Donald Trump “Every time someone takes a sip of Guinness, a part of straight marriage dies.” – Bobby Jindal As Americans we often make … Continue reading How Politically Correct are Politics?
Today, voter apathy is at an all time high. During the 2014 election, in almost every state in the union, voter turnout trended lower than usual and in some cases was the lowest participation rate in over 70 years. While our lives do go on and it may seem like our absence at the polls … Continue reading When Ten Percent Equals a Majority