MOST COLLEGE STUDENTS THINK AMERICA INVENTED SLAVERY

MOST COLLEGE STUDENTS THINK AMERICA INVENTED SLAVERY

[GA: Another example of how we are failing to educate our children, which will ultimately accrue to our detriment]

For 11 years, Professor Duke Pesta gave quizzes to his students at the beginning of the school year to test their knowledge on basic facts about American history and Western culture.

The most surprising result from his 11-year experiment? Students’ overwhelming belief that slavery began in the United States and was almost exclusively an American phenomenon, he said.

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THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS STILL NEEDED

THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS STILL NEEDED

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THE UNITED STATES IS NOT A DEMOCRACY.

What appears to deprive the populace of its power to decide a president is the very mechanism that preserves its power. The Electoral College works that way because the United States isn’t a pure democracy.

The Electoral College has been on life support since a chad—specifically a “hanging” chad—tipped the White House to George W. Bush in 2000. The painful reality of how our Constitution works was never more apparent. The Gore/Lieberman ticket won the popular vote 50,994,086 to 50,461,092 but lost the electoral vote 266 to 271.

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TRUMP CLOSES IN ON CLINTON

TRUMP CLOSES IN ON CLINTON

With one week left until Americans go to the polls, Hillary Clinton’s once commanding national lead has slipped to just 3 points. Though Donald Trump is still far behind in the electoral count, his chances have vastly improved over the last week. After suffering a bloody October, where all of the business mogul’s positive momentum from September was undone, he has begun to climb again in the national polls, while Clinton falters following a series of damaging headlines — most notably the reopening of the FBI’s investigation into her private email server. Though Trump still trails in most of the battleground states — including North Carolina, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado — he has regained the edge in the crucial swing states of Ohio and Florida, though only narrowly.

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