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I'll be glad to answer any question related to US politics, regarding domestic or international issues.

Experience in the area

I've studied US history and politics for nearly 20 years. I'm currently also volunteering in the American, European, and Medieval history categories.


My newest book WE NEED TO TALK: 27 DIALOGUES ON RACE IN AMERICA is available in the Amazon Kindle store. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E69CUUI Also the author of AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2016: RATIONALE AND AIMS FOR RADICAL CHANGE http://www.amazon.com/American-Revolution-2016-Rationale-Radical-ebook/dp/B00MI9H9VE


BA History (High Honors)

What do you like about this subject?

Issues of life and death, war and peace, wealth and poverty, are all influenced by the politics of our country. It's important to understand it, and to participate in the political system.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I'm always hoping to achieve a deeper understanding of the process by which power is distributed in the US.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The Democratic party, which purportedly represents the poor, obtains most of its money from a few very large donations. The Republican party, which supposedly represents the rich, obtains most of its money from $2000 contributions from individuals

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Congress passed a law to permit automatic pay raises every year unless members voted against it. The purpose was to prevent an actual vote on a pay raise.

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Recent Answers from Marc Aperio

2016-08-07 Hillary:

Hi Jim,    I would encourage you to disregard accusations that Hillary Clinton conspired to kill anyone. Presumably the particular theory you're referencing was about her close friend Vince Foster. The

2016-08-07 Hillary:

Hi Jim,    I'll be glad to help with your question.     Here are some of the common criticisms of Hillary Clinton:    1) That she presents herself as a feminist, and yet tolerates the repeated marital

2016-07-23 Can Trump Win ?:

Hi Mark,    I'll be glad to help with your question. I recommend Real Clear Politics because it gives a straightforward presentation of reputable polls:    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/president/

2016-05-02 Party Number.:

Hi James,     Surprisingly, despite trying multiple sources, the latest information is from 2004. Nevertheless, this is what's available:     https://usacademy.collegenet.com/magnoliaPublic/preview/preview-learn/culture/culture---school-subjects/Politics/democs-and-repubs

2016-04-21 US President Eligibitlity:

Hello again,    While anyone may run for president, the US Constitution specifies the qualifications needed for someone to serve as president: The person must be a "natural born citizen," at least 35 years


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