Welcome to Politics Village! Today, I start a new venture with the launch of this website.
Politics Village is your source for the latest political news and opinions. Topics include the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and elections, as well as scripted political TV dramas. During major election years (midterms, presidential), this website will also cover the latest campaign news and results.
Why do we need another news site, you ask? Well, first, this isn’t a general news outlet; it will only focus on politics (and related stories). And second, I see this website as a reaction to the 2016 presidential election (particularly the media malpractice that was on full display) and a place where you can come and read news articles that are honest and straightforward.
Four Years in the Making…
For those who aren’t familiar with me, let me give you a bit of background. This project started on Twitter, actually. For the past four years, I have been running a political Twitter account that features links to news articles as well as my opinions on what’s going on in the world of politics.
With the 2016 election now behind us and a new White House Administration about to begin, I wanted to expand this project and start up a website that would essentially do the same thing but on a bigger scale.
It Takes a Village…
I won’t be doing this alone, though. Echoing the name of the website, this is a village and not a one-person show. In the days and weeks to come, additional writers will be coming on board to report on the news and share their views. (And if you’re a fan of ABC’s Scandal, we’ll be posting recaps every week this winter/spring!)
Speaking of the site title, you might be asking, where did the name Politics Village come from? It’s an homage to the proverb “It takes a village to raise a child,” which inspired the title of one of Hillary Clinton’s books, It Takes a Village. I feel like the general message of this proverb fits in well with the purpose of the website. It’s not about one person; it’s not about one candidate. This is about all of us coming together to make sure the news is reported honestly. And this website isn’t just about us writers and editors. It’s about you the readers getting involved too. Politics Village is as much our site as it is yours.
If you like the website and want to see it stay up and running, then please consider donating to our GoFundMe. None of us are getting paid to run the site; it’s all on a voluntary basis.
Let’s begin this journey and see where it takes us!
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