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firstname.lastname@example.orgAs the 2012 general election approaches, more and more attention is being given to one of the archetypal tools of democracy — the vote. But as more and more people spend more and more time obsessing over who's going to vote for whom, it...
This incredible debate we are having seems misguided and desperate. Shame on Sen. Mitch McConnell for turning “the good of the people” into an anti-mining debate. The Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act were created to protect citizens...
The tragedy in Tucson has unleashed an absurdly hypocritical spectacle: Hyper-partisan pols, cable TV screaming heads and the blogosphere’s ideological flamethrowers, all decrying political vitriol. As a classmate of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a...
I think of Wang Weilin often, though sadly I don’t know his fate or if that is even his real name. You might know him as “Tank Man” or “The Unknown Rebel” and, though we don’t know his name, the iconic image of him...
A couple years back my wife and I visited San Francisco, and forgetting how cold that city can be I neglected to bring a light windbreaker. My problem was solved by a street vendor at Fisherman's Wharf who sold me a jacket for eighteen bucks. I still wear...
Modern history is the story of how liberal democracy, originating in Britain and America, spread around the world. This may sound like an absurd fantasy. In actuality, this Whiggish narrative of progress underpins most newspaper editorials, political...
Tags: Pension and Welfare, Xi Jinping, India, China, Germany
Doesn't anyone in this country know the difference between communism and socialism? Russia had communism, or whatever it is called now, and Sweden has socialism. I have been to both places and they are not the same by any means. Sweden has its share...
When on Jan. 30, 1933, then-German President Hindenburg appointed Hitler as the country's chancellor, it changed German as well as world history. Twelve years later, Hitler ended his own life, but not before millions of victims had perished. Several...
WASHINGTON — When Bolivian President Evo Morales expelled the U.S. Agency for International Development from his impoverished country last week, he complained that Washington "still has a mentality of domination and submission" in the region. It...
Tags: Barack Obama, United Nations, Elections, Russia, Hosni Mubarak
President Obama called it a shameful day for the Senate. A survivor of the Tucson shooting that wounded Gabby Giffords shouted from the gallery, "Shame on you." This was the response to the rejection of gun control. I was tempted to write the "voting...
Giulio Andreotti, the seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated Italian politics after World War II, but was tainted by accusations of Mafia ties, died in Rome on Monday after suffering from respiratory problems. He was 94. A lawmaker who lived...
In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television and the fact that the telegenic Thatcher had a "certain imbecile...
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