Tag Archives: presidential election

  • Nigerians Turn Out to Vote in Presidential Election Amid Boko Haram Violence

    Mar 28, 15 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *(Via Huffington Post) – Nigeria has extended voting to Sunday after problems occurred as millions turned out Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. The polling will continue Sunday in some areas where new machines were not […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Another Civil War?

    Nov 13, 12 by Trevor Brookins 1 Comment

    *Now that I have your attention, let me start by saying I don’t believe there will be another civil war in the United States. But let me also tell you why it is on my radar. The United States Civil War was a military conflict that arose after several southern states attempted to secede from […]

  • Election Night in Phoenix, Arizona

    Nov 6, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *I’m out here in Phoenix on business and my hotel just happens to be the hub for the Democratic election watch party. The lobby was crackin’. Special election drinks were being served, all kinds of unexpected characters were in the building. Excuse my ignorance, but I didn’t expect to run into as many gays and […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Welfare and the Presidential Election

    Oct 29, 12 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Socialism has gotten a bad reputation in our country. Because of a misnomer on the part of the Soviet Union, it has been unfairly equated with communism since the end of World War II. During the 19th century socialists were implicated in several attacks on government and corporations. In reality socialism is an economic philosophy […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Electoral College

    Oct 23, 12 by Trevor Brookins 1 Comment

    *The Electoral College proves the Founding Fathers were too smart for their own good. The Electoral College allows for a group of people in each state (electors) to cast ballots for the presidency; generally speaking the elector vote reflects the popular vote but doesn’t have to. This is because the Electoral College is designed so […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The Forward March of Progress

    Sep 25, 12 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment

    *Not that it’s totally their fault, but conservatives fight an uphill battle. When I teach my history course I generally define conservatives as those who want appreciated the way society worked in years past. Conservatives would like to stop the changes taking place in United States or change things back to former versions of our […]