Candidate Profile: Rick Santorum

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election on Wednesday, bringing the runner-up from the 2012 Republican primaries officially into the race. Here’s what you need to know about Santorum:

  • Age: 23 years younger than average supporter
  • Birthplace: America he barely recognizes anymore
  • Campaign Goals: Keep the rampant liberalism in the Republican party in check
  • Economic Platform: More of a social issues guy




Born into a poor indigenous family of K'iche’ descent, activist Rigoberta Menchú is known for promoting the rights of indigenous peoples both during and after the Guatemalan Civil War. She is the subject of the controversial 1983 testimonial biography I, Rigoberta Menchú by Elizabeth Burgos, and later in 1998, she published a second installment with her own autobiography Crossing Borders.

For her work, Menchú was the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, as well as a Prince of Asturias Award in 1998. She became the first indigenous woman to compete for the Guatemalan presidency in 2007, and though she was defeated in the first round, that didn’t stop her from running once again in 2011.

Candidate Profile: Lindsey Graham 

South Carolina senator and retired Air Force colonel Lindsey Graham officially announced Monday that he will run in the 2016 presidential race, adding his name to the increasingly crowded Republican field. Here are some key facts to know about Graham:

  • Marital Status: Single, but on the prowl
  • Distinction Among Other GOP Candidates: Most recent
  • Appearance: Excited boy getting his first tricycle

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WHO RUNS THE WORLD? GIRLS! : those iron made politicians

In a world dominated by men, crafted by oppression and founded on inequality, these women take a stand. They are prepared to die for their values, it’s what makes them so formidable. Women may be under represented in government but the few within politics, will seize the role until their last breath. From Fawzia Koofi, the most powerful female politician in Afghanistan to the Suffragettes, who fought for women’s right to vote, to Malala Yousafazi, a girl who stood up against the Taliban in the name of education and the youngest ever nobel laureate, to Aung San Suu Kyi, a woman who spent the last two decades in detention for her efforts to bring democracy to militarized Burma. They see beyond the petty and superficial, these iron made women work to destroy the centuries old oppressive regimes and from the ashes, build a brighter, better world.