California Apologizes for Japanese Internment
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26 Feb
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

California Apologizes for Japanese Internment »

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Is it ever possible to make up for the major historical wrongs of the past? This week, the state of California is attempting Read more…

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Ends
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11 Feb
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Ends »

Just like that, the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is over. As you probably already know by now, he was not removed Read more…

What You Need to Know About Impeachment
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2 Oct
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

What You Need to Know About Impeachment »

On September 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump. But what does impeachment really involve? How Read more…

A New Battle in Church vs State
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13 Mar
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

A New Battle in Church vs State »

You probably know that the First Amendment to the Constitution requires the separation of church and state. But what exactly does that mean? Read more…

Impeachment Articles Against President Trump?
The Capitol Building Rotunda at Night in Washington, DC
19 Oct
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

Impeachment Articles Against President Trump? »

Last Wednesday, Al Green, a Democratic representative from Texas, released articles of impeachment against President Trump. Impeachment means that Congress brings formal charges Read more…

U.S. Elections and the Peaceful Transition of Power
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a meeting on October 24, in St. Augustine, Florida.
26 Oct
2016
Written by Valerie Cumming

U.S. Elections and the Peaceful Transition of Power »

The third and final presidential debate took place on October 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada, between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Read more…

A Closer Look at Third Parties
A Green Party representative for the group Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform, displays a petition form to launch signature drives to have their parties and candidates officially recognized in Oklahoma.
4 Aug
2016
Written by Lia Eastep

A Closer Look at Third Parties »

While the history of American politics has largely been a two-party system, the concept of an “alternative option” goes back a long way. Third parties tend to be either issue-focused or centered around a particular person. A winner-take-all electoral process has kept most of these alternative political viewpoints from gaining considerable traction in any particular election. [...]
Contested Convention?
The Republican National Convention might be have lots of drama this summer. Credit: © Brynn Anderson/AP Images.
3 Apr
2016
Written by Lia Eastep

Contested Convention? »

After recapping the results of the much-anticipated primaries in Ohio and Florida, Election Central touched on the possibility of a “contested” GOP Read more…

You Decide: Do You Want a Bearded President?
8 Mar
2016
Written by David Martin

You Decide: Do You Want a Bearded President? »

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You Decide! Do you think presidential beards should come back into style?

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The Role of a Political Spouse
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24 Sep
2012
Written by Lia Eastep

The Role of a Political Spouse »

The wives of the two presidential candidates are playing important roles in this year’s election campaign. Ann Romney and Michelle Obama gave speeches at their party’s national Read more…

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