keeping up with political events

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keeping up with political events

Politics are a hot topic subject in many homes and workplaces. It can be difficult to stay on top of what is going on and how what is going on will impact your life. I created this blog to help those who struggle to keep up with the ever changing political world find the information and references that can be used to keep up with the times. My hope is that having information about the political events that impact you in one place will help you understand things as they are going on and provide you with the knowledge you need to debate with those near you.

Fringe Health Benefits That Come With Many Government Jobs

Many people realize that there are enormous benefits to working for the government. Aside from the job security that one has while working as a government employee, there are also fantastic benefits. In addition to pensions, which are almost non-existent in the private sector, government employees enjoy great health benefits. In today's world, health insurance can be very expensive for an individual or family to purchase. And while many private sector employes are left to purchase their own health insurance, most government jobs provide full coverage for their workers. Read More 

What Do Campaign Contributions Pay For?

Your vote is very valuable to a candidate for Congress, but for candidates who are lesser-known, what's even more valuable is a campaign contribution. Running a campaign is expensive and lesser-known candidates often rely on advertisements to get their name out. There are several reasons why it's beneficial to donate to a congressional candidate. Consultants Congressional candidates need campaign contributions to pay for consultants. The goal of a political consultant is to advise and assist in a campaign. Read More 

Civic Involvement And Community Development - Importance Of Being Involved In The Board Of Trustees Election

With the political culture in the United States now such a pervasive part of every day life, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by elections at the local level. Whatever your feeling on the current state of national politics, it's impossible to deny that living in a divided and contentious time can create skepticism over the amount of change possible in narrower contexts. Maintaining a functioning educational system, however, is the best way to create foundation changes which will radiate upward. Read More 

3 Tips To Teaching Your Kids About Current Events

Whether it's the presidential race or world conflicts, there are lots of current events being thrown at people on a regular basis, thanks to the growth of the web and the 24-hour news cycle. As a parent, it might be difficult for you to figure out the happy medium between teaching your child about these current events and shielding them from those events. If you would like your child to remain informed as their minds developed, and want some tips on tactfully exposing them to current events, consider these tips below. Read More 

Using Social Media For Smaller Campaigns: What Should Your Candidate Consider?

Political consultants (such as those from The Action Company) need to use social media to help their national and statewide candidates for office establish a brand for themselves. But social media offers many ways to get in trouble -- from ill-considered posts to hasty replies directed at user questions to harassing comments left by anonymous hecklers, there are many opportunities to make mistakes.  In addition, the return on investment in both time and money may not be worth it for some candidates. Read More