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10 Times Dead People Won Elections

Elections are usually the exclusive province of living people. Typically, certain requirements must be met before someone can run for office, such as a minimum age or living in the area one wishes to govern. Having a pulse kind of goes without saying. But none of that has stopped deadRead More

10 Of The Weirdest Things The Chinese Government Has Banned

Censorship is a big deal in China, where the government has made it clear that it will go to any length to control information. The Chinese government strictly controls news spread through the Internet and mass media, consequently deciding what its citizens know and what they do not. Several WesternRead More

10 Ways Russia Is Using Social Media To Tear Americans Apart

There might be a reason why politics has been so crazy lately. Over the past two years, we’ve seen conservatives and liberals stretch their beliefs into some completely insane territories. We’ve seen the rise of neo-Nazis and anti-fascists, and we’ve seen them get violent. As it turns out, all ofRead More

10 Conspiracy Theories Surrounding Brexit

The Brexit vote held on June 23, 2016, was one of the most monumental votes in political history. Unlike most elections or referenda, the result of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have major implications for the remaining 27 member states and the world at large, evenRead More

Top 10 Faux Pas Committed By US Presidents

Being the leader of a country like the United States requires a vast and diverse skill set. Chief among them would arguably be that ever-vaunted talent known as people skills. A US president will inevitably engage in an endless array of social functions, many times with the heads of stateRead More

10 Times President Trump Has Trolled The Media

Since his early days as an upstart real estate developer in Manhattan, Donald Trump has had a knack for attracting and keeping the attention of the media. Many tout this seemingly innate ability as one of the key factors of his success. Where others would see shame and scandal, TrumpRead More

10 Democratic Leaders Who Abused Their Power In Ridiculous Ways

It was Winston Churchill who supposedly once said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” He meant that, despite all of democracy’s flaws, you don’t get the flagrant abuses and corruption inherent in other systems. And he was right. After all, it’s not like you’dRead More

Top 10 Most Controversial Pardons In US History

Pardons are some of the most controversial acts any president will ever undertake. After all, who wouldn’t be upset that the president is setting free a convicted felon? Still, presidents haven’t always been shy about using that power. The late P.S. Ruckman Jr., a professor of political science and editorRead More

10 Disturbing Facts About President Erdogan Of Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not well-known outside of Turkey yet. But he is becoming notorious for his violent and radical actions as leader as well as for his increasingly bellicose nature on the world stage. He speaks loudly, acts brutally, and has done everything he can to turnRead More

10 Times Britain Said ‘No’ To Free Speech

In the United States, freedom of expression, thought, and assembly are protected by the Constitution. But gaze across the pond and you quickly learn that many other countries take a less absolutist approach to this most fundamental of human rights. To the authoritarian, laws surrounding hate, blasphemy, terrorism, and politicalRead More