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arlene-goldbard's picture
Nov.01.2010
Election time brings it out, I suppose: the deafening clash of certitudes. However vainly, I find myself wishing to hear a candidate ask a question without a foregone conclusion, actually engaging us in discovering new answers. But no matter how clueless they may feel inside, politicians act like...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.01.2010
Tomorrow is Election Day (don't forget to vote), and that brought a question came to mind: Our current President, Barack Obama, is considered a writer already, and fourteen other Presidents have spent time as writers (admittedly most have only written memoirs following their Presidential terms)....
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Jun.14.2010
The vuvuzela is not allowed to be longer than 1 meter according to the International Football Association FIFA. This measure was introduced to limit the amount of noise in South African football stadiums. Actually, this is rather pointless because even a shortened vuvuzela makes more than enough...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.09.2010
The social media we all seem glued to in the U.S. is now a talked-about factor in GB, particularly regarding elections. Is this a positive thing? Or an empty vessel? This article from GB following its recent election contains some thoughts on the subject.      On Friday, will we be declaring that...
phil-bronstein's picture
May.11.2010
Ninoy, Noynoy, No-No. That's pretty much how the Philippine elections look to someone whose dance card was punched for years by Manila politics. I was barely out of kidhood when I covered the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines, so Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III -...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
May.03.2010
I wasn’t familiar with Peppa Pig but it seems that this little pig, star of the British children’s television programme has at the last moment refused to take part in a Labour campaign stunt. The Daily Telegraph immediately declared her to be a Conservative, this on account of her grandfather’s...
vicki-nikolaidis's picture
Oct.15.2009
Election excitement is still in the air.  Two days ago Natalie came home from high school and announced that she had gotten the most votes for the position of classroom president, but she didn't get the job.  She was very indignant.  Being originally from The States she has "winner take all...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.08.2009
Two women are running for the post of Afghanistan’s President in the elections to be held on August 20. They announced their decision and plastered the walls with their pictures. We know that the Taliban would most certainly not appreciate this. It will be interesting to see how the US government...
edmund-jenks's picture
Jun.16.2009
An estimated 1.5 to 2 million citizens took to the streets of Tehran June 15, 2009. Image Credit: mousavi1388's flickr photostream Ladeen's Analysis: Iran And The Lust For Freedom The world, especially the President of the United States, Barack Obama, expected that Ahmadinejad...
sam-barry's picture
May.19.2009
We had an election here in California today involving referendums that none of us understood. One respectable paper suggested voting no on all of them, and another respectable paper that normally holds about the same position as paper number one said vote yes on all of them. Basically this very “...