A Break and A Survey

Thanks to all of you who have read and followed along with my experimental attempt to make American politics more interesting and approachable. I will be taking a break from writing on this site for the summer in an attempt to evaluate and re-focus my efforts for the future. I want this site to be useful for my readers – to help you know more about American politics so that you feel capable and comfortable to engage in politics in the real world. I am not sure, however, if the format and content best allows that to happen.

In order to gather feedback from all of you, I have created a short survey. I’d greatly appreciate if you could take some time to fill it out. You could win a $25 Amazon gift-card! Entries close on Friday, July 10th. I appreciate your support and look forward to reading your feedback.

Take the Survey: Here

"Survey Question" by Robyn Lee (CC: BY-NC-ND 2.0)

“Survey Question” by Robyn Lee (CC: BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Informed Weekend: 10 Links I Learned from this Week (Vol. 5)

Here are the ten articles that I’ve learned from this week:

  1. Why the most informed voters are often the most badly mislead (Vox)
  2. Why social sciences are just as important as STEM disciplines (The Washington Post)
  3. Supreme Court sides with Obama administration in Jerusalem passport case (Politico)
  4. America is Sliding into Open-Ended Conflict in Iraq (The Atlantic)
  5. Behind the Jeb Bush campaign shake-up (Politico)
  6. How the next few weeks could determine the fate of Obama’s legacy (The Washington Post)
  7. Trouble looms for Mitch McConnell’s Senate (Politico)
  8. Is the push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage a good idea? (Vox)
  9. The Myths of 2016 (Politico Magazine)
  10. One year ago, Islamic State stepped into the global spotlight. Here’s what has happened since. (The Washington Post)