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And You Call This an Election Campaign? Aussie vs. U.S. Politics 2016

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

A small item in The Age last week caught my attention. It was at the bottom of one of the three or four pages The Age carries every day on the Austra...

Ralph Waldo Emerson and Donald Trump: Will Power Educate the Potentate?

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Ronald Tiersky

Would power educate the potentate? An over-confident, disdainful Trump should beware: the hidden strengths in American political culture, those that don't like the taste of snake-oil, will turn him into what he most fears becoming: a loser.

Philippines' Bernie Sanders: A Conversation with Walden Bello

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 03.08.2016 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

In a country known for its capitalist excesses and broadly center-right values, a self-professed "democratic socialist" is now the most favorably-perc...

These Are The Best Presidential Campaign Posters Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Riley Arthur | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

Advertising campaigns are a critical part of any successful American presidential election. As you can see below, U.S. presidential races have yielded...

Why Do Presidential Elections in the USA Take Forever?

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 08.10.2015 | Media
J.J. Colagrande

In the United Kingdom, when the prime minister calls an election, it can take as little as one month to complete. In France, the national election campaign takes about four months.

Voting In America 'Doesn't Come With A List Of Instructions'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

It’s no secret that a lot of citizens are concerned that voting rights are being determined by the people they are designed to elect. Like Lewis Bla...

Obama in His Second Term: More Self-Confidence and Freedom

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.09.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

President Barack Obama enters his second term with a pledge that will test either his resolve or his elusiveness, namely the Iran pledge, in which he vowed not to allow the Islamic Republic of Iran to become a nuclear state.

A Defensive Attack by Iran to Preserve its Regional Role

Raghida Dergham | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

It is quite significant that Hezbollah is being implicated, by a decision from Iran, in the battle taking place inside Syria, by providing fighters and equipment, and in attempting to divert attention away from the battle in Syria, by sending an unmanned drone dubbed "Ayoub" over Israeli territory.

(R)evolution in Film: Patrea Patrick's American Empire: An Act of Collective Madness (PHOTOS)

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

It seems utterly remarkable, although it shouldn't be, given the global crisis of 2012. "American Empire: An Act of Collective Madness" sheds light...

How Is Identity Currently Checked in U.S. Elections to Prevent Fraud?

Quora | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Rogowsky, Internet Entrepreneur, @maxrogo Identity is largely unverified beyond requesting you...

American Politics: "Inactive" Until the Presidential Elections

Raghida Dergham | Posted 11.03.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

So far, no one knows when Syria's torment will end -- after the American elections, at the end of the year, in a few months, before two years? The sole certainty, which in turn is a passing one, is that no qualitative change will take place before these presidential elections.