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Political Dynasties

Political Family Feuds: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Ugly

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Throughout American history, political family dynasties have not been uncommon. However, these families have not always acted in unison. In fact, in some cases American political families have been split asunder by divergent political loyalties.

Philippine Elections: The Sound and the Fury

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 07.20.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

For many frustrated Filipinos, Faulkner's characters perfectly match what they -- have and continue to -- see as a group of vicious, greedy politicians using the language of public service and invoking familial pedigree to woo a largely underprivileged electorate.

Pakistan's Bhutto Dynasty Reconsidered

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Saleem H. Ali

The Pakistan Peoples Party seems incapable of finding leaders outside the Bhutto clan. Why must there be a glass ceiling for leadership in the party that carries disproportionately more power?