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Political Issues

The Political Issues Channel discusses hot topics and important political issues such as conventions, scandals and theories.


Willy, Nilly, Silly Old Bear Banned in China

This time it's not honey that got Winnie the Pooh in trouble.

How Anarchism Works

Anarchism is often thought of as a synonym for chaos and violence, but the philosophy of anarchism is far more nuanced than that.

How Impeachment Works

The United States has impeached just two presidents, though other federal officers have had the dishonor. Find out how this constitutional mandate works in the U.S. and other countries.

Does a President Blocking Someone on Twitter Violate First Amendment Rights?

Political critics blocked on Twitter by President Donald Trump say that act infringes upon their Constitutionally protected speech.

Experts Say Trump's Proposed CDC Budget Cuts Threaten Public Health

The Trump administration has proposed cutting nearly one-fifth of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding. Health professionals, and even Republicans in Congress, are cautioning against the cuts.

Do Paid Protesters Really Exist?

President Trump and Congressional Republicans have claimed that protesters who've shown up in force are being paid by their political opponents. Is there any evidence that's true?

How Congressional Investigations Work

Investigations have been a part of the U.S. Congress since 1790. Who decides on an investigation and how effective are they?

Is Fake News the Problem or Are We?

Fake news stories are incredibly profitable to produce, easy to believe and hard to recognize. So who's to blame for the influx of these stories? The creators or readers?

Corrupt Government Officials Are Once Again Americans' Biggest Fear

The survey also showed that more Americans believe the government is covering up information on alien encounters than believe aliens have visited Earth.

How Israeli Settlements Work

The Israeli settlements have been a source of controversy for decades, with the Israel government insisting they are legal while much of the rest of the world says they are not. We look at both sides of the story.