Category: Leaders


The Uncouth Political Culture

Often times, the conduct of a country’s politicians defines the ethics and culture of the country itself, and unfortunately Pakistan’s political culture has seen a flurry of misconduct and ugly behaviour, with a lot of tussles, bad language and even physical confrontations occurring on the floor of the National Assembly. Although the political environment of […]

NFL anthem rule, John McCain and more of the day’s top political news

Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins (middle left) and free safety Rodney McLeod (middle right) raise their fists during the national anthem as defensive end Chris Long (one from left) has his arm around Jenkins before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center. (Photo: Jake Roth, USA TODAY Sports) A new NFL rule […]

Ballotpedia editor-at-large gives talk on future of US politics, free market

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A familiar face on the national political scene

Earlier this month, a familiar face to Augustans shocked Republicans across the country  by upsetting a three-term incumbent, Rep. Robert Pittenger of North Carolina, in the state’s 9th District Republican primary. This election is one that will be closely watched across the country, because the race could help determine whether Democrats gain the 24 seats […]

Bethel’s AC Quickstop liquor store shuts down

The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board decided against renewing AC Quickstop’s liquor license on Tuesday night, effectively shutting down Bethel’s only operating liquor store. (Geraldine Brink/KYUK) AC Quickstop’s liquor store will not be open Wednesday morning. In a game-changing and emotional decision, the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board decided against renewing AC Quickstop’s liquor license […]

Angry teachers have big impact on Kentucky primary election

The thousands of public school teachers who filled Kentucky’s Capitol during the legislative session to protest Republican cuts to their pensions and Gov. Matt Bevin’s insulting behavior had one clear message: “We’ll remember in November.” As it turns out, it didn’t take that long. Travis Brenda, a Rockcastle County High School math teacher, narrowly unseated […]

Trump Can’t Block Critics on Twitter. What Does This Mean For Free Speech?

On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that President Donald Trump’s practice of blocking his critics on Twitter violates the First Amendment. The practice is unconstitutional, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote in her 75-page decision, because the @realdonaldtrump Twitter account is a public forum operated by the government, meaning viewpoint discrimination is strictly prohibited. While the […]