Compelling reasons why you should study politics

Parties contesting elections often make claims to persuade voters to stand with them. However, political insight includes studying parties’ history and learning how they’ve delivered on their past promises. You can also understand which parties are making lofty claims and which intend to see through their commitments.

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How Teddy Roosevelt almost Destroyed the Republican Party

 
Thus, the Republican Party’s most popular figure is waging war on the party’s leadership. This situation is extraordinary, but it has occurred before, back in 1912.

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Manchin Proves the Filibuster is Bullshit

Thus, the popular notion that the filibuster is an impenetrable wall is bullshit. The U.S. Senate can easily punch through the wall if its leaders want.

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What Happens when a Major American Political Party Splits? In 1860 it was Civil War

Frighteningly, some elements in the 1860 Democratic crack-up resemble those present in 2021. For example, there was a popular and controversial celebrity candidate, who was hated and loved by different segments of the party. There were also regional divides over race and the nature of American Democracy.

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How to Prevent Trump 2.0: Tackle Economic Insecurity

Consequently, the emergency or fall-back jobs available to ordinary Americans pay poverty-level wages which creates economic insecurity. Thus, millions of Americans fear poverty if their business fails or they lose their current jobs.

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The Trump Nihilism will Grow Worse

The violence against Congress shows Trumpism, like Communism and Nazism, is Nihilism disguised as a political ideology. As in Nazism and Communism, the values, policies, and ideas expressed by Trump and his followers are nothing but excuses to destroy.

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