Voting in New York – Primary Edition

In the middle of a Pandemic, the last thing you may be thinking about is voting (or maybe, because of the Pandemic, you’ve been counting down the days). Regardless, the voting process is something that for decades has remained pretty constant. If you are in the county and state where you are registered to vote, … Continue reading Voting in New York – Primary Edition

Defense Production Act:Brief History and Purpose

The Defense Production Act, or DPA, is a law passed in 1950 by Congress and signed into law that grants the President the power to influence domestic industry in the interest of national defense. During WW2, prior to the DPA’s passing, the War Powers Acts were used to compel private sector factories to aid in … Continue reading Defense Production Act:Brief History and Purpose

National Emergency Act and the Stafford Act

The President of the United States has certain extensive powers that come into play during a time of crisis or disaster. One of these is known as the declaration of a “State of Emergency.” Although not explicitly outlined in the Constitution, the President is allowed to issue these declarations solely at his discretion due to … Continue reading National Emergency Act and the Stafford Act

Primary & General Elections: Explained

What is a primary? Think of a primary election as the playoffs to the championship. Both parties hold primaries, in advance of a general election, for the purpose of deciding the strongest candidate to represent the party’s values and ideologies. This candidate then progresses onto the general, where they battle it out with the opposing … Continue reading Primary & General Elections: Explained