Have you ever wondered why democrats are symbolized by donkeys and republicans elephants? When someone says “Wag the dog” do you feel like a collie wondering whether you should bark or roll over? Does remembering the Eighth Amendment remind you of “cruel and unusual punishment?”
Well fear not! We’re here to help. We’re starting a political explainer page to get into some of those random, shorthand/lingo/references that causes many an eye to glaze over. So read on! The next time you watch Jeopardy! or drop “enumerated powers” into casual conversation, let them know you learned it here.
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1/21/2019- Revisiting the 1976 Election
1/3/2019- Let’s talk about the Debt and PAYGO
12/26- Is Trump the Worst President Ever?
12/17- Overturning Election Results Before the Next Admin Comes In– Let’s talk about Marbury v. Madison.
10/25- Guy Fawkes and Blowing up Government
10/21- The “Lizard People” Ballots
10/14- The 13th Amendment, or Why Kanye is an Idiot.
10/11- Politics and Horror Films
10/9- Proportionate Senate Representation
9/19- “Borking” a Supreme Court Pick
8/1- Why are Republicans Elephants, and Democrats Donkeys?
7/31- Those annoying “I approve this message” disclaimers.
7/29- “The Emperor Has No Clothes”