Senator Olympia Snowe to Retire from the Senate

Earlier this week and to the surprise of pretty much everyone, Maine Senator Olympia Snowe announced that she would not be running for re-election this year. Snowe has served as Senator since 1994, when she became the first woman to have served in both houses of a State Senate as well as both houses of Congress. Her departure brings up some interesting points to ponder. Read More Senator Olympia Snowe to Retire from the Senate

True North: The Political Compass and You

The recent Republican and Tea Party debates mean only one thing: the Presidential campaign is in full swing far earlier than anyone could possibly want. Over the next (long, long) fifteen months, I am sure that annoying people on the internet and supposed professionals alike will be throwing out words like “socialist,” “libertarian,” and “fascist” without any regard for what they truly mean. What can you do about it? You can’t stop them, but you can arm yourself with information. A great way to get an easy to understand overview of ideologies without leaving the comfort of the internet is the Political Compass. The site offers analysis and references along with a quick quiz to help you place yourself on the political spectrum. Read More True North: The Political Compass and You