United States politics
United States Politics is the rubric under which the American people attempt to control their country. The political system in the US has favored a two party system (currently Democrats and Republicans) that is more or less "Liberal" and "Conservative", though how true those terms would apply changes in any given generation.
Unlike European and UK political systems where any of a rather large collection of parties, representing a true diversity of ideas and ranges of political spectrum, the US system allows for only two viable parties that are fundamentally similar on most political issues when compared to a world political spectrum.
While it is easy to "take sides" in a two party system, it does mean that no real change is likely to happen, since it is next to impossible for a third-party candidate to win any major state or national position. There have been some third party candidates who have "effected" national elections, but their effect is generally to split the vote of one of the two parties, letting the other party win almost "by default".
The two party system has recently devolved into 5 year olds having playground battles over who is rubber and who is glue.
- I Hate Your Politics, John Scalzi