The Concordian Politics Blog

By now, I’m sure we’ve all had time to develop a firm dislike and distrust towards the NSA.  Recently, this we has grown to include millions of French citizens and even  former Mexican presidents when reports provided by Edward Snowden revealed extensive and malicious spying on both French citizens andContinue Reading

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fil·i·bus·ter   n. 1.    a. The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action. b. An instance of the use of this delaying tactic. In an interesting publicity stunt this last week, freshman Texas senator Ted Cruz (R.), gave a 21 hour, 19 minuteContinue Reading

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View the counterpoint here. Well, we are back at square one again, again. This fall, Congress must decide whether or not to raise the debt ceiling, allowing the United States to borrow more money to meet our financial obligations while also increasing the national debt. The debt limit is alwaysContinue Reading

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View the counterpoint here. Consider the current political system. Anyone not cynical about the lack of willingness within Congress to work together and work constructively to solve problems has not seen the news in years. The current attitude toward politics is disappointment, quickly approaching anger. To gain a full appreciationContinue Reading

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At present, Congress has an approval rating of 14 percent. The truly concerning thing about this statistic is that it’s not that low because Americans disagree with the laws Congress is passing. They’re angry that Congress isn’t passing any laws at all. Americans are increasingly doubtful that Congress is aContinue Reading