Just what is the job of United States Senators and Representatives? What is the purpose of Congress? In an era of extremely low public trust in Congress and its members, this has become an important question. It seems that many people, including many elected officials, no longer understand the purpose of Congress, or the jobContinue reading “The Job of a Legislator”
Author Archives: Ben Connelly
Most Americans take pride in living in a free society. As a kid, my peers and I used to say, “it’s a free country.” Meaning, “we can do what we want.” Yet despite our lip service to freedom, many Americans do not act like they want to live in a free society. One of theContinue reading “Medieval Mindset”
Want to Fight Conspiracy and Misinformation? Start with Your Own Side.
Subtitle: Science and Facts Do Not Take Sides. With the rise of QAnon, the return of anti-vaxxers, and the Big Lie about fraud in the 2020 election, conspiracy and misinformation have returned to the fore of American consciousness. Fact checking outlets work overtime. Social media is filled with bots, trolls, and outright lies. Elected officialsContinue reading “Want to Fight Conspiracy and Misinformation? Start with Your Own Side.”
Americans Should Demand More from Elected Officials
Polls consistently show that a majority of Americans say they want more compromise and respect in politics. Although they usually want the other side’s politicians to do the compromising and give their own party the respect. Polls also show that even on contentious issues such as trade, immigration, and climate policy, Americans have broad agreements.Continue reading “Americans Should Demand More from Elected Officials”
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