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Political Dynasties

Amanda Terkel

The Troubling Way So Many Women Get Elected | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Photo credit: J. DAVID AKE/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON -- The dream of electing the first female president is one of Hillary Clinton's most p...

The Case Against Political Dynasties in American Politics

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

What does history teach us about the wisdom of going the 'easy' route and voting for candidates from political dynasties? Does being part of such a dynasty impart one with greater political wisdom or a higher level of achievement?

How to Build Your Own Political Dynasty: An Instruction Manual

Madeleine Colbert | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Madeleine Colbert

Regardless of how you define it, we can agree that these familial connections exist in today's politics -- a 2016 presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush is very possible. How do you start building your political dynasty? Unfortunately, someone has to do the hard work and pave the road to a political office.

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?