The Disruptors: the People who Make American Politics

Most Disruptors claim to be loyal party members and defenders of the status quo. Conversely, disruptors usually have private contempt for the status quo. The contempt manifests itself as a willingness to violate norms, bend rules, and hack the system to achieve their goals.

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Could a Basic Income protect people from Domestic Violence?

Many women stay with violent men because they lack the money to leave. Our sick society gives these women the horrible choice of “stay with the violent guy or sleep in the streets.”

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Why we may not reach Herd Immunity: Vaccine Misinformation

Thus widely available data shows the claim all vaccines are equal is false. Worse, the data shows many people will die, face hospitalization, or become disabled because they choose the wrong vaccine.

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How Celebrity Politics Shaped American History

In fact, George Washington’s celebrity is responsible for the existence of both the Constitution and the federal government. To explain, the Constitutional Convention only succeeded because Washington attended it. Similarly, the states only ratified the Constitution because Washington endorsed the document.

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COVID-19 Pandemic shows Bernie is Right about Free College

I think the data shows College for All could significantly reduce unemployment in America. Unfortunately, Congress will not consider it.

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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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