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Reflections on a Worldview

Imbalance in the U.S. Senate: A New Low

The United States Senate is one chamber of the federal government's legislative branch, consisting of one hundred members - two senators from each state - who serve six-year overlapping terms. At the moment, the Republicans hold the majority with 51... Continue Reading →

Politics and Evolution

Political science research suggests that a great majority of people fall on a left-right spectrum of politics. Whether you fall on the left or the right seems to be dependent on the story we tell about ourselves. The progressive, left-wing... Continue Reading →

Separation of Powers: The Importance

Last week, a federal judge in Seattle had lifted the immigration ban that Donald Trump put in place. The American president has now targeted the judicial power on Twitter. By doing this, he openly questions the constitutional separation of powers.... Continue Reading →

Political Correctness

The 45th president of the United States, who got inaugurated a few weeks ago, had no experience in public service before becoming the most powerful person of the free world. Logically, this seemed to be a disadvantage, however many of... Continue Reading →

Climate Change: why the sceptisism?

Only a few days ago, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists set the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. Next to the threat of nuclear warfare, the threat climate change poses to mankind is their main reason... Continue Reading →

Immigration Ban: why it misses its goal

The United States will not admit refugees for the next four months. In that period of time, Trump will revise the refugee program. After these four months, refugees can only enter the U.S. after being thoroughly screened. Additionally, no visa... Continue Reading →

The Doomsday Clock: what does it mean?

The world just got a step closer to a catastrophic disaster caused by mankind. At least, according to The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the clock they control representing the threat of an apocalypse. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists created the Doomsday Clock 70 years... Continue Reading →

Politics of Fear

‘’I have a nightmare.’’ Perhaps not as memorable as the version in which Martin Luther King had a dream, however good enough for some politicians these days. It should not come as a shock that politicians want you to vote;... Continue Reading →

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