Flip a switch. That’s what it appears we do as a nation when tragedies, such as the one in Las Vegas earlier this week, occur.
With current Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s approval ratings continuing to dip into the mid-40’s as he campaigns to win re-election, Democrats across the state are preparing to oust the governor and regain control over the state.
Public service is the belief in doing beyond what needs to be done for your own self-benefit and, in my opinion, this is something that our generation has the potential to shape.
President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise that he would “drain the swamp”, which means he wanted new faces in Washington and the most transparency possible.
Yes, your voice does matter. Don’t think so? Look to the local election that took place last Tuesday here in Normal.
From time to time we could all use a reminder of what’s good in life. Now to me, politics is life. It’s everywhere. But to each of us, it has its own definition.
Today’s political climate is too heavily focused on ideology. The constant focus is on whether or not you consider yourself to be liberal, conservative, libertarian, etc. as opposed to basic commonalities for all to agree on.
Around the country we’ve seen an incredible amount of activity following the 2016 Presidential Election. Some of the activity is in support of the new administration, and some against. Regardless of partisanship a common trend seems to be emerging, activism. So, here’s a few easy ways to get…
Like you, I’ve realized just how tired people are of today’s political climate. Every once in a while, it’s healthy to take a step back and regroup. Let’s go ahead and do that for a moment.
Last week White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer barred several news organizations from a media briefing. Among the organizations were CNN, New York Times, Politico, and the Los Angeles Times. The Washington Post has since released audio of the controversial briefing.
Welcome back fellow citizens. Last week I laid out a few ideas for us to consider as participants of our democracy. If you missed it, I recommend checking it out; it’s not half bad, or at least that’s what people told me. (http://www.videtteonline.com/blogs/new-political-blog-designed-to-be-…
Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. It’s a fact. Trump transitioned from Hollywood to the oval office. People have said that he isn’t qualified or inexperienced in the political field and the may true to an extent, but this just inspired a thought.
The 2016 Republican National Convention began on July 18 in Cleveland, Ohio. The first night, Donald Trump announced his wife as she spoke on his behalf. Melania Trump gave a speech that sounded similar to First Lady, Michelle Obama’s speech in 2008. Some lines in Trump’s wife’s speech wer…
It seems as college students, were either really passionate about voting or were passionate about not voting. Whether it is the Presidential or local election, it doesn't matter; college students seem to be on one side of the fence or the other. I, for one, am a proponent for voting in eve…
First off, and I think this goes without saying, you should be voting in this upcoming election because you are an American and that is a profound privilege of living in the greatest country in the world. Secondly, the two candidates that are running for governor of our notoriously corrupt s…
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Written by: Chris Petkus - Vidette blogger & ISU graduate student