Nathan Sproul on Why Politics Matters

Politics gets a bad rap—an unfair, unnecessary, and inaccurate bad rap, that is. Political engagement shouldn’t make us more polarized and angrier, but our political ideologies are certainly worth the passion that we put behind them. Here are three reasons that remind us of the importance of politics and its value to our country. 1. [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Political Involvement, Politics 101|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul on Why Politics Matters

The Difference Between Politics and Government, Explained

In a blog last week, I wrote about the difference between the terms "politics" and "law." But what about the comparison between politics and government? Here, I explain some of the hallmark distinctions. What Is Government? By various sources, government is defined as “the governing body of a nation, state, or community" or “the political direction and [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on The Difference Between Politics and Government, Explained

The Difference Between Politics and Law, Explained

Are politics and law the same? In what ways are they similar? When, where, and how do they intersect? These are just a few of the questions that anyone, especially someone who is informed and curious, might ask a veteran political insider. Quite frequently, the term "politics" is misconstrued as "law" and "government." While all three of the areas certainly intersect and work [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on The Difference Between Politics and Law, Explained

Politics and Ethics (Yes, They Can Coexist.)

If the title of this blog grabbed you, it might be because you think those two words—politics and ethics—are mutually exclusive. Political ethics is a loaded term that means different things to different people. Often, when we speak of ethics in politics, we’re referring to political morality which Oxford Dictionaries defines as “the ethics, or [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Nathan Sproul, Politics 101|Comments Off on Politics and Ethics (Yes, They Can Coexist.)