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    Joe Biden is not Afraid to Tell the Truth

Joe Biden is not Afraid to Tell the Truth

He may continually and unintentionally make ‘gaffs;’ He may get himself in trouble with the President by speaking before he thinks; considering that he represents the President, and he may not share the exact same opinion. But Joe Biden is not afraid to tell the truth; at least the way he sees it. Speaking at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University on

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    Politics Creates a Danger for the Future Existence of the United States

Politics Creates a Danger for the Future Existence of the United States

Early in our nation’s history politicians realized that by forming political parties they could advance their own agendas and the result would be both power and financial gain. Our founding fathers did not anticipate or desire the existence of political parties realizing they could be dangerous to the public interest. However, while George Washington was still in the presidency, the origin of political parties began. The result of these destructive

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    Independent Voters on the Rise in California

Independent Voters on the Rise in California

The number of registered voters in California who have chosen the non-partisan affiliation of “Independent” or “Decline to State” is on the rise. These voters tend to have political and social views that do not fully mesh with the major parties, Republican and Democrat nor other minority parties such as the Libertarian or Green party. According to the Public Policy Institute of California, there has been a 3 percent rise

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    Can an Independent Party Really Work?

Can an Independent Party Really Work?

In Massachusetts, the race for Governor has been made more interesting with the introduction of candidate Evan Falchuk and his United Independent Party. It is a story which is both old and new at the same time. Every few years, somebody comes along and tries to buck the system by running as an independent. Those with more complicated political philosophies than the standard “left or right” choices allow for will

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