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    Prescription For America's Drug Problem

    America declared a war on drugs about 45 years ago. This war has been about as successful as our foray into Vietnam. I'm sorry: less successful. There was a time in our past when the government tried to make alcohol illegal. The only thing this accomplished was to make several...
    jeffhickox jeffhickox 51-55, M Apr 7, 2009

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    Do Americans Take It More Seriously?

    EP is not a representative population on which to base any assessment but the political debates on here get rather heated. Nothing unusual in that except the debates do rage around the manifesto of the various politicians. Also the electoral race seems to occupy huge amounts of...
    stevester stevester 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    Down With The Media?

    I despise the way the media portrays our politicians, especially when a federal election is on the way. I can't stand how the newspapers are so biased - only attacking one political party or the other with ridiculous exaggeration and hyperbole. Journalists love to focus on all...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    I Wish It Wasn't So Corrupt

    a this might be a little angry sounding but I'm in no way fuming or super angry over this, these are just my thoughts about todays events/ politics. Where to start.... Ok Alberto Gonzales this guy is so amazing he sits in front of the senate and lies straight to there...
    Manovertree Manovertree 19-21, M 5 Responses May 31, 2007

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    The Italian Election Campaign

    Now, I watch Italian television, the politic debates, they're terrible, there aren't debates but chatting without substance
    Tielove Tielove 26-30, F Feb 26, 2008

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    Thatcher Has Finally Taken The Dirt Knapp. Maybe We Should Plant A Wooden Stake In Her Heart, Just In Case...

    Many fellow Britons may have heard that in the event of the anti christ's- sorry, I mean Margaret thatchers death, jubilant throngs have lined the streets to celebrate. You may have also heard that the UK government has dipped into the countries savings and spent roughly 3.6...
    Domabetes24 Domabetes24 18-21, M 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    Philippine Politics: Transparency

    Sup, I live in the Phils.Pati mahal ko ang aking bansa (I love my country). Kahit mas mahilig ako sa wikang English kaisa Filipino. (Even if I prefer English over Filipino)As you can see, the Phils is a developing country. Thus, we have some issues.Last weekend were the...
    MiguelLigayo124 MiguelLigayo124 16-17, M May 15, 2013

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    Liberalism Vs. Conservatism: Classic Vs. Contemporary

    Arguably some fundamental theories of political science have been morphed or redefined from the thoughts of the nation's Founding Fathers, perhaps foremost those of liberalism and conservatism. And instead of advancing the idea that the application of both concepts as they were...
    cmmacneil cmmacneil 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2012

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    To A Certain Extent...

    I like politics... as it is mostly hilarious. Sometimes, all you can do is laugh. It's that or weep uncontrollably for this mess of a planet. So I laugh. It's more fun. And considerably less depressing. Oh, crazy world.
    ObviousExplanation ObviousExplanation 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2013

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    Response To Article On President Obama

    Lets take a look at the facts. When President George W. Bush took office he inherited the most robust economy in our lifetimes. He predicted, in his first State of The Union Address that we would eliminate all national debt by 2013. When President Obama took office the economy...
    Splake Splake 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    You have hit upon a subject

    that is very important to me and millions of Americans. Affordable, high quality health care. You mention rising costs. It makes little difference whether your talking Obama Care or traditional private sector healthcare. If the cost goes up as much over the next thirty years as...
    Splake Splake 61-65, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Why We Should Denounce Michele Bachmann

    During and since her failed bid for the GOP's presidential nomination, we have endured Michele Bachmann's chest-pounding and self-glorified pledge that she will work to repeal Obamacare in its entirety even though it appears no one has informed the congresswoman from Minnesota's...
    cmmacneil cmmacneil 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    42 Groups Condemn Bachmann, Colleagues For Anti-muslim 'scare'

    WASHINGTON -- Forty-two religious and secular organizations united on Thursday in condemning conservative lawmakers' allegations that Muslim-American individuals connected to the U.S. government may be trying to spread the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. They directed...
    cmmacneil cmmacneil 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 27, 2012

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    Boycotting To Support Fair Labor Practices.

    I was never really political because, i thought that it was boring. But, lately I've become very interested in the labor movement. I used to work in the service industry with a company that paid a living wage and provided affordable health cvg, but there are many people who...
    Jocastacocoa Jocastacocoa 31-35, F Aug 30, 2013

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    Misconceptions

    I continue to be amazed by the number of people who routinely vote for Sir Winston Churchill as the Greatest Brit. This is a man who, amongst other things, said: I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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    Excessive Complaining

    Presidential Politics and Healthcare.     Lately I have been hearing more and more outrage over the President, and the healthcare reform topic. Upon further examination of all these statements I find morer and more that while there are a few out there that...
    PMoney1987 PMoney1987 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 14, 2010

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    Rebelling Against Your Mentors; Against Yourself

    Before we attack the corruption that rules every aspect of society we need to understand if it belongs there, because if it belongs there it will always come back. If it belongs there a society with honest business and government is artificial and will degenerate back into what...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M Oct 28, 2011

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    I Love Politics! ...

    I love politics! I also love to argue my points! Try me some time! ^_^
    WritersDaughter WritersDaughter 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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    Australian Pm Insists No Argument With Indonesia

    http://padlet.com/wall/wali4b6wbe Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday said he was confident his government could work with Indonesia despite a senior Jakarta official calling his controversial asylum-seeker policy "offensive". Indonesian MP Tantowi Yahya, a member...
    charltoncrown charltoncrown 22-25, M Sep 20, 2013

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    Thats not a bad idea

    but maybe we should spend the money on taking care of veterans when they come home as a priority. There is a real problem with healthcare and benefits and when we fix those problems then consider a tribute to them. Nothing ticks me off more than when I see private organizations...
    Splake Splake 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    Politics decides fate of societies

    and in turn individuals. People should be more aware of it than the politicians themselves. Else they are going to eat you and your money.
    philophil philophil 26-30, M Mar 17

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    WestCola72 WestCola72 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2012

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    Reacting to Palin

    My friend  text this to me after we discussed McCain's choice for his VP running mate is 44 year old Gov Sarah Palin "Senator McCain,      America isn't backing Obama because he's black. America isn't backing Obama because he's Young. America...
    LonelyStar LonelyStar 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2008

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    Fox news isn't the answer.

    Neither is the liberal media on the left . They all slant and distort news to suit their point of veiw. The answer is Americans have to care enough to do their own due diligence and find out what the truth really is. A good examle is we were told that fifteen thousand people...
    Splake Splake 61-65, M Dec 7, 2013

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    It's Not So Much That I Like Politics

    I think that is the wrong verb to use. I admire the individuals Worldwide who get stuck in and actually act in shaping our societies. Politicians get a bad rap for being crooked. Some are, no doubt, but I am yet to find a profession that does not have some sour apples within it...
    kapanda kapanda 22-25, M Mar 5, 2011

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    Since 1980 the middle class has lost 40% of its

    purchasing power. More than half the new jobs are part time with limited benefits . If we are going to turn this economy, country that is the most important issue. Secondly, we must address the simple fact that we can not let any segment of the economy grow at multiples of the...
    Splake Splake 61-65, M Dec 7, 2013

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    “The People Speak”, Watch It!

    Okay EPeeps, This is an unabashed plug for the “The People Speak”, premiering tomorrow Sunday December 13, 8/7c on the History Channel. I watched Bill Moyers Journal last night where he interviewed Howard Zinn about this two hour show. As an old activist of the...
    newdaydogEP newdaydogEP 70+, M Dec 12, 2009

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    Blue Vs. Red Vs. Black Vs. White....this Has Got To Stop!!! Let's Talk.....

    My fellow EP users I am using this time to talk to some people who are open-minded about the outcome of the election and who will speak intelligently and not emotionally about the issues our country is facing. I have always made it a practice not to openly discuss politics or...
    inthedark2012 inthedark2012 46-50, F Nov 11, 2012

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    I am an open Communist/Socialist

    who believes that the writings of Marx and Engles are scarily true about today's current situation. I want the western capitalist adaptation of Communism to stop, i'm tired of being labelled as "evil" and a "nazi" (i know, they obviously failed history class) just because i...
    Gerald6 Gerald6 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Arab Spring Arrives In Kuwait

    Source: Daily Kos November 4, 2012 The Kuwaiti opposition recently took a majority of votes in a Kuwaiti election, where one family holds power and political parties are banned. The government has now changed the voting rules, which would prevent the opposition from winning...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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    There are a lot of changes

    that this country needs to make. I focus on the social issues, like religion, abortion, gay marriage, etc. The society needs to go forward, not backwards. In Congress, out of 533 people, only 1 is unaffiliated. Everyone else is religious. That is about .002%. In contrast, 20...
    sunny1818 sunny1818 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    What Constitutes Genocide

     Genocide is most often associated with  some form of ethnic cleansing or using a weapon that is so gruesome that thousands die in a instant. In the Iraqi war, it is estimated that as many as one million Iraqi citizens may have died from the activities that have taken...
    jeffhickox jeffhickox 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2009

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    I Am Disgusted With Most Polit...

    I am disgusted with most politicians nowadays. They are motivated by greed and self-interest. I do like to know what is going on in politics, even if I feel like most politicians deserved to be shot. I feel like I have an obligation to my country, to returning my country to its...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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    Why the Economic Bailout Plans Will Fail

     They will fail because they were designed to do so. Mr. Obama has a very clear agenda and that is to promote socialism. In fact, he may be bypassing socialism and directing us toward the C word. It seems funny that nations such as Sweden, which is as socialist as you can...
    jeffhickox jeffhickox 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2009

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    Sour grapes, not our right!

    What planet are you folks on? This is the greed that is destroying the American Middle Class. Why should people work hard every day for indentured wages. Why is it that 76% of the jobs created are part time with limited or no benefits. Why is it that forty percent of Americans...
    Splake Splake 61-65, M Dec 7, 2013

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    I Will Face the Consequences of Your Actions

    Sen. McCain Gov Palin,    Though I have doubts that either of you will ever take the time to read this, or follow the link, but one can only hope that you would take an interest in what troubled Americans may have to say. I am a young veteran of 24. I have the sense...
    LonelyStar LonelyStar 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2008

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    Whats Not to Like...

    Politics to me would be the single most important topic of research and discussion.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2007

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    Anthony Weiner: The Man, The Legend...The Liar.

    I usually make articles related to bullying, but since I started a new section on my website that will involve virtually anything...why not. I really had no problem with the man at first, I could look past his past transgressions because they were just that: In the past. I was...
    WeArePeople02 WeArePeople02 22-25, M Jul 30, 2013

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    Your on the right track.

    But we need to take it a step further. We have just fallen 22 spots in reading from a disgraceful 11 in the world to 22. Our equally embarrassing math and science scores are a consequence of reading skills. The number one reason kids drop out of high school is the inability to...
    Splake Splake 61-65, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Have You Seen Rivetting Alex Jones Epic Political Expose Movies?

    Have you seen rivetting Alex Jones epic political expose movies? One cold, wet windy day, I saw the first 4 of this 20-movies playlist http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD9C650E868F1DAFB&feature=mh_lolz Fascinating to any student of endtme Bible prophecies Like...
    ShyButCreativeSexyGuy ShyButCreativeSexyGuy 46-50, M Sep 17, 2012

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    Time To Quit Exporting Our Oil

    We need to implementing a ban, on the exportation of oil. We export, more then we import. Most of which is processed into diesel, to power cargo ships to export raw goods overseas, to have them manufactured into products with cheaper labor. Then have the finished products loaded...
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Who Says A Person Cannot Change? At Least From Time To Time :d

    For the first time in my life I am heavily impressed by and very proud of Lech Walesa (Poland). Lech Walesa is a co-founder of Solidarity and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He is a figher. He does not really have the makings of a politician, because he is not exactly a diplomat...
    reachingshore reachingshore 26-30, F Jan 13, 2011

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    I Like Politics So Much

    I want to become a great politician and represent my country in united nations, actually my dream is to become the president of Pakistan, This is not just a dream but I am trying to convert it in reality, I am doing many things to make my dream come true, I am the member of Youth...
    friendsseeker friendsseeker 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    What Is Behind Politics

    I like politics in the sense that it allows me to fully understand what is behind the decision process of our congressional leaders. A lot of what goes on interests me because everything that they decide on will in some way have an effect on my life. I would like some more...
    Californiarocks Californiarocks 22-25, F 11 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Liberal Thought In Italy... Is Real?

    In my country, Italy, in this moment always talk of liberal though, but how much it's real thought? And who do pursue this though?
    Tielove Tielove 26-30, F Feb 23, 2008

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    My 2012 Prediction The Day Before

    Here is my prediction, one day out from the election. First two factors come to mind first, who will get the most votes out?, in my view Romney supporters will be more fired up. Second although nationally the polls are tied, Obama could still have a convincing win. So here is my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported

    Karl Rove and his shadowy campaign groups raised "$180 million in 2012 from 291 unnamed people, who gave an average of $618,000 each."
    Splake Splake 61-65, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Crazy Politics

    Its the night before voting you would think the politicians were toast If outer space aliens could understand English they would think only devils were running for every post crooks every one, evil to the core, mentally unstable and plotting for war. we love these devils...
    flyingstone flyingstone 61-65, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    My Family

    My family is VERY political.Both my parents are super conservative, and so are a few members of my extended family.I am a moderately conservative, along with some extended family.Still, we fight about politics, we discuss them, we debate them, and we even cancel thanksgiving...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    My Thoughts On What's Going On Right Now

    In my view of point, we (The United States) should not be in this problem with Syria. Yes I understand the problems that's going on with them inside their country, but what about the United States. We have to hep our-self first before we help anybody else first. Were not a...
    Xmidniteangel15X Xmidniteangel15X 18-21, F Sep 9, 2013

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    Fezwick Fezwick 31-35, M Dec 19, 2006

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    And Hope to Like It More and More

    I'm not into politics in a major way, but it definitely interests me. It's sort of my goal to get into it more and educate myself more politically. I plan on studying it in university. Actually, my aspiration is to become an ambassador. Wish me luck you guys :)
    7doorsapart 7doorsapart 16-18, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2008

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    The most recent discussion about cutting

    benefits has focused on something called the Chained-CPI. Supporters of the Chained-CPI say that it’s a more accurate way of measuring cost of living increases for seniors. That statement is simply not true. Chained CPI is just a fancy way of saying cut benefits. The Bureau...
    Splake Splake 61-65, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    One day, I walked out of a Bible study because I was the only one there who was not a conservative republican and everyone else there was more concerned with discussing their...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    There is all kinds of subjects, pro-choice, gays, legalization of Marijuana but NO ONE discusses WORLD politics, what is going on in the WORLD around us! There are THOUSANDS of...
    Kseniya58 Kseniya58 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Everyone's corrupt. No side is better than the other. American politics have gone to crap and I just don't want anything to do with it.
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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