Tag Archives: Election 2016

Data Breach Encourages Improved Security of Voter Data

A mysterious database, providing private voter data, was recently discovered. Though the information provided by the site is no longer publicly accessible, people have become extremely alarmed and fear what other private information is being shared digitally. First and last names, recent addresses, phone numbers, party affiliations, voting history, and demographics are just a few more »

The Myth of the “Polarizing Figure”

Perhaps the most overused word thrown out by the news media this election cycle is “polarizing.”  No one can deny that today’s political atmosphere isn’t polarized-Republicans have definitively shifted further right and Democrats have shifted further left in the past thirty years. The problem with the media is their construct of the “polarizing figure,” a clearly fallacious term. more »

Bernie Sanders and His “Socialist” Title

In the current race for the presidential election coming up in 2016, many surprising candidates have emerged from both parties. Those without any prior political experience, like Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson, have managed to pull a substantial percent of the polls in their Republican party. In the Democratic party, Bernie Sanders seems more »

Democracy is Not for Sale!

With just over 11 months left in office, President Barack Obama still has a chance to fulfill one of the bigger promises he made in his 2010 State of the Union Address.  In his address, the President denounced the decision of the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which held that corporations, protected more »

Clinton and Rubio Poised to Face Each Other in 2016

With the Iowa Caucuses less than 100 days away, both former Secretary of State and former New York Senator Hillary Clinton and Florida Senator Marco Rubio appear poised to clinch their respective party nominations. After a summer of erratic polling, both candidates have managed to survive unscathed, even coming out a little stronger.With at least five months before more »