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Next Week's Election and the Power of Six Votes
Associate Dean of College Counseling, Cranbrook Schools; Autho...
Democracy can still work, but leaders elected by a handful of voters isn't democracy at all. Your neighbors, your kids and your property values are all counting on you to guide your town to a future that's supported by a true majority.
Anarchy, Joe Lhota, and an Upside Down Police Car
Lecturer in the History Department and a Public Scholar at the...
Does Joe Lhota truly believe that anarchy and lawlessness lay just beneath the surface in New York City? Was he on vacation abroad during the blackout of 2003, within which New Yorkers comported themselves with dignity and altruism?
Russia's Opposition Needs Some Grassroots Realism
Russia blogger, Prospect Magazine; sometime playwright
All of this has provided tangible rewards, albeit not the media-friendly variety that the opposition had become used to. Indeed it may well not be until the next parliamentary elections in 2015 that the benefits of a grassroots focus become apparent.
Education Has Become a Hot Election Issue
John M. Eger
John M. Eger, Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and...
Cities everywhere should be looking to the San Diego race to see what the city does about education ... whoever is elected.
Obama Orders Shutdown of Second City
Satirist With Satyrist Aspirations
President Obama has just imposed martial law in Chicago, Illinois. He will consider signing an Executive Order directing that the western border of the District of Columbia shall extend to Iowa.
Mayor Bloomberg and the Arrogance of Power
New York-based writer on politics and culture
All of Michael Bloomberg's defensiveness, and the egotism that clearly lurks beneath it, makes me wonder just why the Mayor really does want to hold onto the office.
The Price of Bloomberg's Big-Bucks Campaign Spending
Investigations editor at City Limits
Whatever the impact of the mayor's spending on his own fortunes, the longer-term question is, what effect will it have on the system that tried to limit the importance of money in city politics?
Green Party's Gabeira May Be a Troubled Rio de Janeiro's Best Hope
Journalist and humorist who writes about music, culture, polit...
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