Chris Estep

Chris Estep

Chris is a high school student in Kansas City, Missouri, and is also interested in pursuing a political science degree in college. Blogging brings his two passions, writing and politics, together. He is also the founder/editor of Realpolitik: News With Views, a political blog for unconventional opinion and analysis.

By Chris Estep On Thursday, July 25th, 2013

2016: The Democrats (Part One)

Everyone knows about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Everyone knows about Vice President Joe Biden. But take those two out of the 2016 Democratic primary picture, and one will see the political equivalent More...

Kelly Arnold, Chairman of the Kansas GOP
By Chris Estep On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

An Interview With Kansas GOP Chairman Kelly Arnold

Kansas GOP Chairman Kelly Arnold The Republican Party in the state of Kansas is one of the most dominant state parties in the entire United States. The Kansas GOP holds the governor’s office, 32 of the 40 More...

Franklin and Winston
By Chris Estep On Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

“Franklin and Winston”: A Friendship That Helped Save The World

Published in 2004, Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham is a portrait of the two great Western leaders who took their countries through the Second World War. Meacham’s writing, and the sheer weight of the More...

The Stand in the Schoolhouse Door
By Chris Estep On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Stand in the Schoolhouse Door: 50 Years Later

On June 11, 1963, Alabama Gov. George Wallace, flanked by members of the Alabama National Guard, stood in the doorway of the Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama and attempted to prevent two black students More...

Hillary Clinton
By Chris Estep On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Hillary Clinton 2016: Dems Support Her — History, Data Against Her

Hillary Clinton 2016: Democrats are for her, but history and the data are against her. She has not announced that she is running. Then again, she hasn’t said that she isn’t. Regardless, Hillary Clinton More...

By Chris Estep On Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

King Obama Is No Prince Charming

King Obama’s ability to get things done is rather limited. He is no Prince Charming. As far as favorability ratings go, President Obama isn’t doing too poorly. As of Sunday, his RealClearPolitics average More...

Remember this guy?
By Chris Estep On Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Ever-Evolving President Obama

Remember this guy? In a letter to Marcus Tullius Cicero, a candidate for consul of the Roman Republic and his brother, Quintus Tullius Cicero said this about campaign promises: If you break a promise, the outcome More...

young voters
By Chris Estep On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Will Soon to be Unemployed Young Voters Still Love Their MTV President?

This week, and for several following weeks, people all over the United States will celebrate the graduation of their children, siblings, or friends from various educational institutions. It is fitting that we celebrate More...

The Progressive Era
By Chris Estep On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The Progressive Era: Where’s All The Progress?

For the longest time, conservatism has been portrayed in the political culture to seem old-fashioned, and the creation of rich, old, white men. The very nature of conservatism, that of adhering to the principles More...

Syria Red Line
By Chris Estep On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Syria Crosses The Red Line, But Washington Parties On

On Saturday, President Obama attended the much-heralded Washington Correspondents’ Dinner, gave a speech that had many in the mainstream media tickled pink, and avoided mentioning a growing crisis. That crisis More...