Post Tagged with: "elections"

by / on January 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm / in Asia, Fall 2013, World

Modi Operandi

by As mango season comes to an end, the monsoons slowly ebb away, and the scorching humidity of August sighs into a slight breeze, India prepares for a national election. Two political parties with drastically different visions for India will compete to lead the world’s largest democracy, and Indians are relying on the next prime minister to lead India into […]

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Too Right to Be Wrong

As it now stands, the Republican Party has convinced a segment of the population that government is antithesis to the health of this nation. It has enabled a radical collection of far-right congressmen to eschew all compromise and centralized party direction. Tea Party politicians in Congress can afford, even relish, the political ramifications of a shutdown because, after forty years of anti-government rhetoric, these congressmen only need to re-affirm to their voters that government cannot function.

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm / in Middle East, World

Egypt’s Party Scene

At present, the Egyptian political scene sees the negotiations over its constitution as its primary struggle for the future. The political climate, nonetheless, that will emerge is not bound by new laws: It is an ethos that will characterize how the country expresses its pluralistic interests for years to come.

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:31 am / in Cover Story, Middle East, World

The Ultimate Gamble

Only progress on the basis of strength can weather the severe geopolitical and socioeconomic pressures that Iran faces. The only reasonable policy reformulations are those that ensure an internally strong state able to coordinate and direct the instruments of foreign and domestic policy at the level of state bureaucracies, especially in the realm of security.

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:18 am / in Europe, Uncategorized, World

The Christian Right Angle

Christian identity ­– religiosity in its thin form – forms a crucial aspect of the European right wing that will not disappear with the resolution of immigration difficulties and instead continue to motivate the movement and inform its political orientations. But this thin Christianity also does not translate directly into policy.

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by / on August 9, 2012 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Race Won’t Win the Race

The Republican Party’s formula may in fact be a strong one, and its success may be continued, however it will not be if the Party overlooks factors as big as prior leadership failure and political scandal and nominates Malcolm Smith.

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by / on July 30, 2012 at 4:07 am / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Mitt Romney Can’t Conquer the World

Where Romney antagonized the citizens, press, and leaders of the United Kingdom, Obama delivered a speech to over 200,000 applauding Germans in Berlin. Americans watching from home marveled at Obama’s ability to draw such an enormous crowd. Obama’s ability to impress and achieve respect overseas lent credence to his ability to conduct the nation’s foreign policy in a way Romney’s trip has not.

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by / on July 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Remember Me?

The question left to be answered is whether sending sexually revealing pictures to a young woman will continue to haunt Weiner. Given his strong legislative record and his ability to spend up to $6 million on the race, Anthony Weiner should throw his hat in the ring in the public advocate’s race to find out.

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Calling on Condi

In mid-April, a CNN/ORC Poll of eight possible choices showed that among Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP, 80 percent held a favorable opinion of this person and 26 percent would like to see this person as Romney’s number-two. Though it may come as a surprise, this person is none other than former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.

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by / on July 11, 2012 at 2:45 am / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Who Cares About Obamacare?

The current split within the American society and economic uncertainty made the Obamacare more likely to strengthen Romney’s position. On the contrary, most of the reform supporters were seemingly going to support Obama in any case (whether the bill was passed or not). Why did Obama need to adopt the healthcare in his first term and accept all the risks associated to playing on the nerves of the independent Republican-leaning public?

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