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The Power of Questions to Fix Political Reputation

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Disappointingly, though perhaps not surprisingly, voter turnout in Portugal has collapsed from 91.5 percent in 1975, the year of the first democratic elections, to 58.1 percent in the 2011 parliamentary elections.

Wait 'Til Next Time

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.03.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Horrifying Truth About Elections Exposed

Upworthy | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

There's only one kind of election that matters in the United States, and you don't get a vote. ...

Civil Rights Crusading Rep: 'Why We Still Need The Voting Rights Act' | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

On "Bloody Sunday," nearly 50 years ago, Hosea Williams and I led 600 peaceful, nonviolent protesters attempting to march from Selma to Montgomery to ...

An Ambiguous Policy by the New US Administration towards Damascus and Tehran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

All indications point that the foreign policy of the second Barack Obama Administration will carry two aspects, one implicit and one explicit, moving ...

Will Unshackled Politicians Deliver Peace in Palestine?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

An unshackled U.S. president along with Palestinian leaders yearning for peace can be a perfect formula for progress in this centuries-old conflict.

PHOTOS: Embracing The Obama Cutout

Posted 11.07.2012 | World

Everyone wants a piece of Barack Obama. But since that is rather unpractical, people are making do with cardboard cutouts of the winner. In a ...

World Journalists Tune In On U.S. Elections

Posted 11.06.2012 | World

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Obama Burgers vs. Romney Omelets

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.06.2013 | World

France's version of the U.S. Election Day is playing out ... on the plate. For 24 hours, the popular Breakfast in America diner in cent...

A Teachable Moment About the U.S. Election -- Thanks to Foreign News

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.05.2013 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Driving this morning with my 9-year-old and half-listening to the BBC news on the radio yielded a nice, teachable moment.

U.S. Election All The Talk In China

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 11.05.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Where can a pop star score a hit by talking about the U.S. Electoral College for 33 minutes? In China, where Gao Xiaosong's straightforward...

World Geography According To Mitt Romney

Posted 10.23.2012 | World

Mitt Romney: Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea. It's the route for them to arm Hezbollah in Lebanon, which thre...

Who Is the Most Underrated American President?

Quora | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Bryce Johannes, explorer of lesser known histories in search of a brighter future Jimmy Carter (19...

A Matter of Time: Latino Demographics Present Long Term Problem for GOP

José Fernando López | Posted 12.07.2012 | Latino Voices
José Fernando López

This could be the last federal elections in which the Republican Party has any chance of winning if the GOP cannot find, in the coming years, an appropriate way to attract the Hispanic vote.

Cubans Watching Venezuelan and U.S. Elections; Their Own, Not So Much

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.04.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

If the Venezuelan results will decide whether we are granted billions in subsidies, and our relationship with our powerful neighbor to the north is in play in those elections, the Cuban elections smell strongly of a play whose script is already written.

American Health Care: Time for Voters to Decide

Vincent Brogan | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Vincent Brogan

America has talked socialized medicine for decades but that's as far as it went. It threatens the American principle of freedom of choice, a mantra the GOP likes to claim as its own but it is one few really disagree with.

U.S. Election 2012: "Only You Have the Power to Move Us Forward"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Aiko Stevenson

Four years later however, the euphoria has dissipated to reveal a disappointed nation. Obama has been unable to rein in Congress, and his lofty rhetoric has crumpled under the weight of a sickly economy still struggling to recover from its worst downturn since the Great Depression.

U.S. Presidential Race and the Social Media Battle

Mark Knight | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Mark Knight

He personally answered over 1000 questions, no minions intervened, ranging from politics, to philosophy, to Washington's secret beer recipe. Obama received a mountain of praise for his efforts. But will all this social media activity keep Obama in the White House?

U.S. Election 2012: Battle for the Soul of America

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Romney may tout his business credentials, but he's turning his back on this lucrative sector and putting thousands of jobs at risk. Why? It seems that the Republican nominee may be in bed with the fossil fuel industry.

What Putin Thinks Of Romney?

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 11.06.2012 | World

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin says Russia can work with Mitt Romney if he's elected U.S. president, even though Romney has called Russia the...

Whoever Occupies the White House in 2013, a Political-Economic Crisis Is Inevitable

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Andy Langenkamp

It doesn't matter who will live in the White House next year, the country will continue to sink into the mire as long as the two political parties are in street-fighting mode, and economists fly at each others' throats because they do not agree on a solution to the debt issue.

Be Careful What You Vote For! Be Very Careful

Sherman Yellen | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

I find that this is the scariest, most dangerous election that America has faced in my lifetime, and I've been around long enough to experience quite a few frightening ones.

Dr. Stein's "Political Medicine"

Colleen Becker | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Colleen Becker

Practicing what she calls "political medicine," Stein encourages her natural allies to heal themselves from a "sadomasochistic relationship to corporate politics" by acknowledging their agency.


Posted 02.21.2012 | World

Will Putin remain in power in Russia? Is French president Nicolas Sarkozy headed for a second term? Who will call the White House home next January? ...

Why Jews Should Not Vote on Israel

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Brent E. Sasley

Let's remember our history, and avoid the trap of over-heated rhetoric. American Jews should not expect any of the Republican nominees to be any more pro-Israel than conditions allow.