The Allegiant » Politics http://theallegiant.com Progressive News and Editorials. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:55:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Marijuana Legalization Debate: A rational look http://theallegiant.com/marijuana-legalization-debate/ http://theallegiant.com/marijuana-legalization-debate/#comments Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:40:09 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=175 Marijuana legalization debate by Philip Bonifonte With the recent pas­sage of Ini­tia­tive 502 in the State of Wash­ing­ton and the Col­orado Amend­ment 64 it might be time to take a breath, step back and take a ratio­nal look at mar­i­juana legal­iza­tion debate and a few of the lin­ger­ing stereo­types, half-truths and out­right lies that are […]

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Should America Have Limits on Campaign Contributions? – McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission http://theallegiant.com/should-america-have-limits-on-campaign-contributions-mccutcheon-v-federal-election-commission/ http://theallegiant.com/should-america-have-limits-on-campaign-contributions-mccutcheon-v-federal-election-commission/#comments Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:13:46 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=13380 Should America Have Limits on Campaign Contributions? Debates have been stirring up again about limits on campaign contributions in the Supreme Court. After the Citizens United decision in 2010, there has been a fear that the billionaires would control the outcomes of election cycles in the U.S. While there might be a limit on the […]

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The Statue of Liberty is Closed Today Thanks to Government Shutdown http://theallegiant.com/government-shutdown/ http://theallegiant.com/government-shutdown/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:00:44 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=13004 Government Shutdown – Sorry, the Statue of Liberty is Closed Today As of midnight, the there has officially been a partial government shutdown for the United States. Thousands of government employees are now jobless and some have been instructed to go to the unemployment line and file a claim. While congress is scrambling to put […]

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Ted Cruz, the Tea Party, and the Future of the GOP http://theallegiant.com/ted-cruz-the-tea-party-and-our-future/ http://theallegiant.com/ted-cruz-the-tea-party-and-our-future/#comments Sat, 28 Sep 2013 00:06:58 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=12910 While 21 hours seems like a long time, it apparently isn’t enough for Senator Ted Cruz to explain an alternative to “Obamacare”. It appears that Cruz has given himself enough publicity to possibly run in the presidential race in 2016. This was not an actual filibuster so it will not change the course of the […]

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Fox News – Hosts of “The Five” Rant About Muslims http://theallegiant.com/the-five-rant-on-fox-news/ http://theallegiant.com/the-five-rant-on-fox-news/#comments Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:39:18 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=12826 Hosts of “The Five” rant about Muslims on Fox News Fox News is at it again with the anti-Muslim hate speech and this time they are using it to strike fear into the hearts of Americans. “Fair and Balanced” is the slogan for this media outlet but unsurprisingly Fox News viewers are actually 94% Republican. […]

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Generation Opportunity – Koch Brother Owned Group Seeking to Stop “Obamacare” http://theallegiant.com/generation-opportunity-koch-brother-owned-group-seeking-to-stop-obamacare/ http://theallegiant.com/generation-opportunity-koch-brother-owned-group-seeking-to-stop-obamacare/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 03:25:49 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=12718 Koch Owned “Generation Opportunity” Bashes Obamacare in New Ad A non-for-profit political group seeks to gain supporters who are against “Obamacare” by catering to the youth. October 1st is the official kickoff for the Affordable Care Act according to the White House, just a couple of weeks away. While the threats of a government shut […]

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Surprisingly, Republicans Are Against A Military Strike http://theallegiant.com/republicans-aganist-military-strike/ http://theallegiant.com/republicans-aganist-military-strike/#comments Wed, 11 Sep 2013 02:09:29 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=12473 Are Republicans Against a Military Strike Simply to Oppose Obama? Typically the Republicans are thought to the pro-war party but the proposal of a military strike by President Obama has cause many to do an about-face. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, stated that he is going to vote no for authorization of a military […]

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U.S. Allowed Saddam to use Chemical Weapons – Why is Syria Different? http://theallegiant.com/syria-chemical-weapons/ http://theallegiant.com/syria-chemical-weapons/#comments Sun, 08 Sep 2013 03:47:21 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=12439 Strike proposal on the table for Syria – Has the U.S. forgotten about chemical weapons used by Saddam? “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons being moved around or […]

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New Study Reveals Super Rich Have More Political Influence Than Corporations in 2012 Elections http://theallegiant.com/2012-election/ http://theallegiant.com/2012-election/#comments Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:24:46 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=12403 Individual Donors Contribute 44% of $6 Billion on 2012 Elections It appears that the good old boys club, the G.O.P, might be going so far to the right that it is actually hurting big business. Typically the two groups are assumed to be one in the same, especially since the Citizen’s United decision which allowed […]

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4 Million Wrongfully Foreclosed Homes in the U.S. http://theallegiant.com/wrongfully-foreclosed-homes/ http://theallegiant.com/wrongfully-foreclosed-homes/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 02:28:49 +0000 http://theallegiant.com/?p=12300 Payments for 4 Million Wrongfully Foreclosed Homes are of Little Help to Victims What would happen if you were a victim of the 4 million wrongfully foreclosed homes in the United States? Imagine one day you come home from work to find that you cannot get into your house because someone changed the locks and […]

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