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South Africa's President Failed to Touch the Nerve of the Nation

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Mzukisi Qobo, University of Johannesburg South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his 2016 State of the Nation Address yesterday. Here is a summa...

Philippines' Moralpolitik: Good Governance and Aquino's Legacy

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Richard Javad Heydarian

You don't have to be an expert to realize that with the Philippines' weak state institutions, hobbled by entrenched networks of political patronage, and only a single six-year term in office, there is just so much a well-meaning leader can do to overhaul a broken political system.

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

The State of the Nation: Are We "Approaching Spiritual Death"?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Fifty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower cautioned the American people against an expansion of America's military empire. To our detriment, we failed to heed Eisenhower's warning.

Democrats Catch Break!

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Democrats may have finally caught a break in 2010. As the Sunday morning political shows, a civil war may erupt in the GOP after the defeat of both Re...

Terrorism and the Internet: Candy Crowley's Interview With White House Advisor John Brennan

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelle Kraus

Candy Crowley in her interview this morning with White House advisor, John Brennan opened new and vital dialogue on terrorism and the Internet. She hit a home run in my world.

The State of the Nation: I am Afraid

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

I have never seen a country more spiritually beaten down than the United States. We have lost our moral compass. A growing number of our young people now see no meaning or purpose in life.

Barack, What Happened to All the Change You Promised?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Americans need a president who understands the urgency of their situation and reflects that sobriety -- not one who's enjoying a jet-setting lifestyle at taxpayer expense.

Eric Cantor: "We've Got A Lot To Learn" From Obama (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican leader Eric Cantor appeared on CNN's show "State of the Nation," hosted by John King, and conceded that the GOP has "a lot to learn" from P...

The State of the Nation, Facebook, and How Technology Has Made Politics Fun

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexander Heffner

One of our lead political correspondents at Scoop44, Liz Cermak, wrote up a terrific review of the recent CNN/Facebook collaboration during President Obama's quasi-State of the Union.

Harry Lee: Bobby Jindal Quoted Race-Profiling Lawman

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his response to Barack Obama tonight, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke glowingly of the late Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee. It was a curious...

Katie Couric On Biden: "There's The White Guy" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the CBS introductory coverage of President Obama's first address to Congress, Katie Couric poked fun at Vice President and white male Joe Biden. "N...

Sam Stein

Obama Speech: The Applause Lines, The Laughs, The Cool Reactions | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's address before Congress on Tuesday night was heavy on optimism, short on numbers, filled with lofty rhetoric and lined with emotion....