Across numerous countries, including Australia, Britain, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States, the percentage of people who say it is “essential” to live in a … Continue reading How Stable Are Democracies? ‘Warning Signs Are Flashing Red’
Non-voters (including disenfranchised voters) are by far the larger party in this country. If organized, could easily change our direction. — Justin Wedes (@justinwedes) November 13, 2016 This is funny and sad … Continue reading Non-voters and the disenfranchised unite!
Should I send a letter or make a phone call? Turns out you should call your congressmen and women! SHOW UP to town hall meetings! I know – we all thought we … Continue reading How to effectively talk to your member of congress (with tweets) · editoremilye
80% of the population of the USA do not trust and do not appreciate either of the two candidates. The strongest argument for voting Trump is not so much This article describes … Continue reading A more dangerous world is probably coming after the US election!
“The people made their choice, and did so decisively. It is the responsibility of the government to get on with the job and to carry out their instruction in full,” May wrote. … Continue reading Parliament must accept Brexit vote was legitimate: UK PM May
-If you’ve missed the first part of the series, where I analyze the role of Western intervention in the Middle East in the conflict that has set the … Continue reading Radiography of the Middle East- Part II
Ted Cruz’s speech at the Republican National Convention included everything that is considered essential to conservatives: freedom, the Constitution, the right to bear arms, a negative review of the performance from President … Continue reading Party Unification vs. Voting Your Conscience: Which One Matters More?
Last week, sitting at a restaurant across the table from two Turkish professors, I received a free lesson on Middle Eastern politics. As the conversation flowed from the usual small talk to … Continue reading Identified by religion: Religion on national ID cards
The Spanish electoral system is often referred to in such affectionate terms as “a historical accident” or “Machiavellian.” Its degree of democracy has been contested since its establishment in 1977, with graphs … Continue reading Democracy test: The Spanish Electoral System
This is -BRILLIANT- Sacha Baron Cohen’s (in some ways) most brilliant movie. But this ending clip really just takes it all on. Reminds use of this video by Charlie Chaplin Source: The … Continue reading The Dictator Final Speech
Perhaps you’ll remember when Justine Sacco, a former communications director with IAC, tweeted this: “The internet has a way of taking our evolution-derived instincts and kicking them into hyperdrive. Twitter is like a … Continue reading Science explains why it’s so easy to get sucked into fights on the Internet
NERC chief has final say and faces dilemma between credibility of the organisation and burden of public opinion I love online polls. Reminds me of the time Mountain Dew ran a similar … Continue reading Boaty McBoatface wins poll to name polar research vessel