Monthly Archives: August 2014

Foreign-Born US Presidential Contenders, Part 2

The second pair of foreign-born presidential contenders both have similar political careers, revolving around turn of the century Chicago. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chicago experienced an astonishing rate of growth, going from under 30,000 in the … Continue reading

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Foreign-Born US Presidential Contenders, Part 1

“No person except a natural born Citizen … shall be eligible to the Office of President,” so says Article II, Section I of the United States Constitution. The clause has gained a lot of media attention in recent years, as … Continue reading

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Third Party Prospects in the 2014 Midterm Elections

It’s no question that the political system in the United States is dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties. There is little room for third parties or independent candidates and they rarely if ever gain a significant number of votes … Continue reading

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