Creating Voter Fraud While Trying to Prevent It


As we grow nearer and nearer to election day (November 6), I chose to look at a controversial law that hits close to home. Recently, Pennsylvania has come under fire for its controversial Voter ID law. The law requires voters to show proof of identification through a PA drivers license, identification card, or Passport. The goal of the law is to prevent voter fraud.

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Prison Reform and the Failing War on Drugs


With many important issues this election including the budget deficit, unemployment rates, social security, and medicare, it is not surprising that a lot of other issues are being put on the back burner.

One issue of importance to me is the over-population of our incarceration system.

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Politics, Campaigns, and Such (Blog Theme 6)


The might Blog Council hath proclaimed this the week of Politics and Campaigns.

The debate is this week, after all.

You have THREE choices. See below the jump for more details. Pick ONE of the three here.

  • What is your political philosophy?  Take an online quiz and reflect on what it tells you.
  • Discuss an issue that you are interested in and that is NOT being covered very much.  (I would say that almost any issue except maybe Medicare, US Gov’t Debt, Job Growth is under reported. And even those three are probably badly covered.  SO, really pick any issue). Educate yourself and us about your issue.
  • Explore a “structural” aspect of politics such as campaign finance, voting law and procedures, changes in parties over time, the difficulty of 3rd parties in the US system, the filibuster in the senate, and so on. Continue reading