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Politiku

Palin's Revere Fact Check Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 08.06.2011 | Media
Susanna Speier

Fact Check Politiku: Paul Revere's Letter to Jeremy Belknap Circa 1798  The page of the Massachusetts Historical Society website, pictured...

Arab Spring Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susanna Speier

Much has been made of the contrast between Obama's address to the Arab Nations two years ago and yesterday's address. That is -- the contrast between...

Mid Term Election Anxiety & Halloween Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

Christine O'Donnell's "I am not a witch" ad inspired me to buy the witch wig that I ended up returning, unopened, the day before Halloween. After the Gawker story, I just wasn't in the mood to make fun of her anymore.

"Fireworks & Combat Trauma Politiku"

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

First, the deal with "politiku" is that it's haiku, with a political or similar bent. You can say a lot in a few words. Susanna Speier came up with...

Sex Scandal Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

In honor of the myths as well as the realities of the late Charlie Wilson's personality and politics, I am featuring Amy's politiku.

Sarah Palin Swan Song Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susanna Speier

Palin's bolt-from-the-blue resignation was a Politiku dream come true. Politiku, by the way, is a contemporary English interpretation of Japanese Haiku poetry. Read: very concise political commentary.

Father's Day Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susanna Speier

Dad's Pentagon career began in the early 80s when this issue of nuclear non-proliferation --- his area of expertise -- was considered more of an industrial and diplomatic issue than one of national defense.

Empathy Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

Any justice with the level of training that Sotomayor has would have the professionalism to compartmentalize her empathy while evaluating a Supreme Court Case.

Politiku for Mother's Day

Susanna Speier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susanna Speier

The impact that our mothers' feelings, ideas, ideals, experiences and activities have on us is difficult to grasp. What is clear, however, is that our mothers' politics influence our political identity

Politikuing the Obama Administration's First 100 Days

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

Politics is anything but relaxing. The 5-7-5 restriction gives a sense of stability to the experience of writing it.