As the 2020 election draws nearer, millions of Americans have cast their votes. Hundreds of political “experts” have given their input on the race. Here’s yet another one alongside a plea to trust the numbers and restore your faith in the political industry.

2016 Shortcomings Democrats have waited 1,456 days to try their hand at the White House once again. Yes, Hillary Clinton, who was favored by 91% to win the election leading into the final week of the 2016 campaign, saw her political capstone moment upturned by the right and their brute force Trump-Pence campaign. Of course, the polling…

“In short, the flames kindled on the 4th of July 1776 have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism. On the contrary they will consume these engines, and all who work them.”
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, September 12, 1821

U.S. soldiers set up the grounding for an M1A2 Abrams tank steps from the Lincoln Memorial.

When visiting Paris in July 2017, U.S. President Donald J. Trump witnessed the annual Bastille Day celebration along L’Avenue des Champs-Élysées alongside French President Emmanuel Macron. During the celebration, onlookers saw a busy display of 241 horses, 63 airplanes and 29 helicopters all advancing down and above the…

Tonight, at 9:00 p.m. ET, President Donald Trump will unveil his pick for the United States Supreme Court. This opportunity is, as Trump would say, “huge” — the highest court in the land will shift for a generation.

With Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring, a man long thought to be a swing vote on a polarized court will be replaced by someone who is less likely to weigh the judicial options without influence. Before we get into candidates, let’s explore the role of a United States Supreme Court Justice.

Article III, Section I of the U.S. Constitution states that "The judicial…

Today’s Independence Day, and I find myself struggling to get out of bed and put on an outfit with red, white, and blue.

Today’s a day where we’re supposed to be proud and optimistic about our country. We’re supposed to celebrate its greatness and proclaim it from the rooftops as we watch fireworks exploding overhead. Barbecue grills should be steaming with meats and (dare I say it) veggies. Friends should be coming over (and hopefully carrying beer), and we should all be merry.

But, today’s America makes many people feel isolated. Forgotten. Left behind.

Today’s America is an all-exclusive club…

“All these kids are drama kids, and I’m a dramatic kid, so it really meshes well.”

-Emma González

They’re crisis actors! They’re being paid by the FBI! No matter what the conspiracy theorists drag up against the students from Parkland, FL’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD), they’re wrong. Well, kind of.

The students are actors, but trust me — they’re not faking anything.

The students affiliated with the February 14th school shooting come from a background of theatre, and it’s in doing theatre that these kids have learned some of what it takes to jump into the political fray…

Let me start this by saying that I fully support Randy Bryce and his campaign to run for Paul Ryan’s seat in the House of Representatives. I do not think Bryce running for Congress, however, is anything extraordinary.

Since Randy Bryce announced his candidacy for the House of Representatives in June, all outlets have played to the novelty of the campaign or the unlikelihood of such a run. Today, The Hill ran an article that underscored the shock value of someone with Bryce’s background.

This narrative has got to stop. …

It has been a while since I have posted, but I was energized to change that today. After all, the last article I posted came right before the 2016 elections. We know how that turned out. Democrats were confident if not cocky. Republicans were steadfast, but cognizant of the unlikelihood of a Trump victory.

The Democrats believed they could depend on their old faithful alliance of voters on the west and east coasts. Further, they could turn an eye from some of the midwestern states like Pennsylvania or Wisconsin that many believed were “in the bag.

As we now know…

This election has been full of surprises. Be it failed predictions, mistakes, gaffes, or outright bigotry, the 2016 presidential election has defied all expectation — and not in a good way. “This election was never about hope, but it was an election about fear,” says Democratic pollster Peter Hart (Murray, 2016). Altogether, it is odd. With a White House headed by the Obama administration, one whose approval rating is at 54 percent, far higher than his predecessor George W. Bush when entering the end of his 2nd term (20 percent), one might wonder why the message of “hope” is not…

That is it folks. Tomorrow is Election Day in the United States, and I, like most of you, am excited to see this end.

But Michael, you posted every politically-focused article for the past 6–10 months imaginable…there is no way you could be excited for this to end!

Think again. Yes, for those of you that know me (and have followed my social media accounts since January of this year), you know that I love politics. I love the opportunities politics brings. Yet, sometimes those opportunities scare the hell of out me. …

To all of my friends in Louisiana and around the country and globe:

I am sick and tired of turning to Facebook, Twitter, and all types of media to to see people politicizing arguably the worst flooding disaster in our nation’s history and the worst environmental disaster in this country since Hurricane Sandy.

President Obama was asked to stay away and not visit the state. The same request was made with Trump, who, to no surprise, ignored the pleas of our governor.
Why make those pleas? …

Michael Clark

Michael is an experienced communications strategist with an MPS in political management. He consults and volunteers for campaigns and is a pro home cook.

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