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Reelect President Bush for the 2nd term: Evidence & Proofs

Why President Bush should have his second term? The arguments can be drawn from Gas price, Job creation and War in Iraq scientifically. If it is scientific, it must observe the same result, test in the same experiment and constitute a mathematical truth.

Pending Oil Crisis

Heavens, what are we up against? It seems these days that we are inundated with worsening situations, not just in Canada but worldwide: Increasing terrorism threats; Global arrests of Al Qaeda operatives; More corruption in our Canadian Liberal federal government; A backlash against Official Bilingualism resulting in Mini Official Bilingualism referendums, that incidentally are overwhelmingly against implementing Official Bilingualism in Canada's Capitol; A new Republic of Western Canada demanding separation of the West from the Canadian Constitution. Worrisome issues that all Canadians should be concerned about.

Colts' Stadium Short on Horse Sense

The predominant discussion in the Indianapolis media over the proposed $500 million Colts stadium is how to fund it, not over the wisdom and propriety of taxpayers going into debt to build it.Apparently the leaders of both major political parties in Indiana have signed off on the concept, including a poor building design, and are content to confine their discussion to who's picking up the tab.

A Cheap Holiday in Other Peoples Misery (catching up with Mordechai Vanunu in Israel)

One of my favourite pieces of music is the Sex Pistols' classic 'Holidays in the Sun' - a song that begins with the line, 'a cheap holiday in other people's misery'. This would have made a fitting epitaph for my holiday in Israel, except that the $3000 air ticket meant that it wasn't exactly cheap.

Simple Middle East Peace Plan


Bush Panders America's Kids to Saudi Pederasts

President Bush and Secretary Powell should hang their heads in shame. The administration professes to value America's children and touts the phrase "No Child Left Behind.

Top 30 Politics Quotations

"It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs." -- Albert Einstein"Politics, n.

The "Manchurian Candidate": Lee Harvey Oswald?

An American soldier is taken behind enemy lines and brainwashed as an unwitting assassin by communists in league with American political figures. This soldier then returns to the States to kill a presidential candidate as part of a political scheme to escalate and exploit Cold War tensions.

Abu Ghraib: Our Surprise is the only Surprise

As pictures and videos surface showing young American soldiers humiliating and dehumanizing Iraqi prisoners, we, as a society, recoil in disgust and disbelief. Friends and family of those charged with such crimes, shake their heads in bewilderment and assure the world that the perpetrators are normal, caring, loving individuals without any prior sadistic or bullying traits.

A Look Ahead to 2008 (Part I)

Just as everyone has breathed a sigh of relief at the end of 2004 presidential campaign, I would like to take a quick look ahead to 2008. Unless George W.

A Look Ahead to 2008 (Part II)

Last week, I began my look ahead to the 2008 presidential campaign with the potential Republican candidates. Today, I will continue by taking a look at the potential Democratic candidates.

A Workable Alternative to Term Limits

The end of another election once again brings into focus the problem of Washington politicians raising money and running for re-election as soon as they get into office. Many citizens and various government-accountability advocacy groups have done little more than complain from time to time.

A Noble Attempt To Bring Peace in Assam

United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), one of the most powerful militant organizations operating in the northeast region is in the limelight again but this time for a better reason. Attempts to initiate talks with the center and the group are in progress.

Bush Victory: A Defeat for the Have-Nots?

The shouting is over and directions for the next four years selected. Judging by past behavior (the best predictor, psychologically, of future behavior), we can look forward to:1.

The Ugly American Returns!

Originally published in 1958, "The Ugly American" (Lederer & Burdick) documented American blunders abroad and our failure to identify that what we termed communism in undeveloped countries was merely the screams of hunger and hopelessness becoming manifest. 15 years later, we extricated ourselves from Vietnam and licked our wounds for 30 years, finally coming to some sort of accommodation with free fire zones, Agent Orange, and My Lai.

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On Politics: Mueller Report to Be Released Today  The New York Times

After almost two years of subpoenas, indictments and search warrants, the special counsel's report — partially redacted — will be made public.

WGBH News Investigates Gender Diversity In Local Politics With Ambitious Digital Project  wgbh.org

By ELLEN LONDON. More than 500. That's how many phone calls and emails Laura Colarusso, WGBH News digital managing editor, and Emily Judem, digital ...

Politics Lost in Translations  The New York Times

One Democrat speaks more languages than Donald Trump's wives.

On Politics: Trump’s United Base of America  The New York Times

While other presidents sought to broaden their public support, President Trump is sticking with the voters who first propelled him to the White House.

Britain Turns to Politics of Protest as Brexit Drift Persists  Bloomberg

The government is completely constipated with Brexit and it needs some treatment.” This was the professional medical opinion of Alex Armitage, a pediatrician ...

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Tomorrow, Tomorrow  The Atlantic

Mueller's report comes out tomorrow. Plus: A new advocacy group is focusing on making state legislatures more progressive.

The Mueller Report: Excerpts and Analysis  The New York Times

The Justice Department released a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Thursday and Times reporters shared excerpts and analysis. After a ...

The Natural Limits of Identity Politics  Daily Signal

The present identity politics divisiveness is not a sustainable model for a multiracial nation, and it will soon reach its natural limits one way or another.

On Politics: Trump’s Trade Style Could Cost U.S.  The New York Times

Some business groups wonder if the president's unpredictable style will undermine the role the United States has traditionally played in setting the global rules ...

Kyrgyzstan's neighbours have too little politics, but it has too much  The Economist

AT THIS TIME of year the wild cherry blossom spreads from the valley floor up the flanks of the mountains that form the glorious backdrop to Bishkek, ...

Don't Let Petty Politics Block A Project To Prevent Ala Wai Canal…  Honolulu Civil Beat

An 11th-hour rescue is needed for legislation to provide local matching funds to secure a $345 million federal grant to safeguard Waikiki.

How the IRS Gave Up Fighting Political Dark Money Groups  ProPublica

Six years after it was excoriated for allegedly targeting conservative organizations, the agency has largely given up on regulating an entire category of nonprofits ...

Are Chase Bank’s Account Decisions Motivated by Politics?  Daily Signal

I have been a Chase Bank customer for years. Who knows how much longer it'll be? Will the company's thought police come for me next? How about you?

Political consultant who pleaded guilty to Mueller-related charges confronts DOJ official at forum  CNN

Washington (CNN) Sam Patten, the political consultant who last week was sentenced to three years probation on charges that stemmed from Robert Mueller's ...

Buttigieg Bashes GOP for Embracing ‘White-Guy Identity Politics’  National Review

Southbend, Ind. mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg suggested in a recent interview that the strain of populism harnessed by ...

Pockets of Weakness and Political Distractions Will Mean a Messy Pre-Holiday session  TheStreet.com

Focus on defense, as news headlines on the Mueller Report and discussion of 'Medicare For All' make stock picking tough....AAPL.

Games & Thrones: How well do you know Indian sportspersons in politics?  ESPN

From Pataudi to Tendulkar, several Indian sportspersons in past and present have ventured into politics. This election season, take our quiz to find out how well ...

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: White House Survival Guide  The Atlantic

How White House aides survive the whims of the president. Plus, what is George P. Bush up to?

Bay Area political events: Young women in politics, tech’s effect on SF  San Francisco Chronicle

On the Bay Area political calendar: An East Bay event focused on young women in politics, and 'Silicon City' author Cary McClelland on the changes the tech ...

On Politics: Mayor Pete, the College Years  The New York Times

The roots of Pete Buttigieg's campaign for president can be found in his college writings, where he showed a fixation with the power of personality in politics.

Look to Northwest Denver to see the future of city politics  The Denver Post

In one of Denver's most intense redevelopment zones, it's not just about YIMBY and NIMBY.

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough slams 'political hack' William Barr, says his reputation has been 'sullied'  Fox News

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough declared Attorney General William Barr's reputation has been “sullied” just hours before he even gave the press conference on the ...

How To Keep Things Civil (Or Not) When It Comes To Politics  NPR

Don't talk politics with strangers, we're told. But these days, conversations with even those closest to us can be fraught. How are friends, families keeping things ...

Week In Politics  NPR

We have a recap of the week in politics as President Trump talked immigration this week. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: President Trump turned up the heat on the ...

5 things to know for April 17: Notre Dame, schools threat, politics, Indonesia, China  CNN

(CNN) Remember that family that found a hidden livestreaming camera in their Airbnb? Here's how to sweep your next vacation rental for such nuisances.

Tom Ridge, former GOP governor of Pennsylvania, takes aim at Trump cuts to disabilities programs  The Washington Post

Tom Ridge, the former Republican governor of Pennsylvania and the nation's first homeland security secretary, criticized the Trump administration on ...

How Bolsonaro's Rivalry with his Vice President Is Shaping Brazilian Politics  AS/COA Online

After a little over one hundred days in power, President Jair Bolsonaro's government is at war with itself, and the president is increasingly unable to control the ...

The Problem With High-Minded Politics  The Atlantic

John Adams and John Quincy Adams's virtuous disdain for partisanship was at the root of their failures.

Politics In The News: Sanctuary Cities  NPR

David Greene talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review, about the president doubling down on his comment that he has the legal right to send ...

NJ Politics Digest: Top NJ GOP Power Broker Convicted on Tax Charges  Observer

George Gilmore, head of one of the state's more powerful Republican organizations, was convicted of failing to pay payroll taxes.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Fair and Balanced (and Bernie)  The Atlantic

The presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders made an appearance on Fox News. Plus: The Mueller report is expected to come out on Thursday.

Trump is too focused on the politics of immigration to come up with solutions  Dallas News

Back in the early 1960s, a cheerful, bald-headed man named George Singelmann often visited The Associated Press office in New Orleans where I was a...

Politics this week  The Economist

Notre Dame, a medieval cathedral immortalised by Victor Hugo, Hollywood and innumerable tourist selfies, caught fire. More than 400 firefighters brought the ...

On Politics: The Biggest Stories of the Week  The New York Times

It's been a busy week in American politics. Here are some of the stories you might have missed.

Keeping It Civil: How To Talk Politics Without Letting Things Turn Ugly  NPR

In a deeply divided America, a casual political debate can easily spiral into a shouting match — even if both parties set out to keep things civil. So how can we ...

Senate homeland security chairman to propose tighter asylum standards amid border surge  The Washington Post

A Senate GOP chairman is preparing legislation to tighten asylum standards as the Trump administration greenlights longer detention for migrants and ...

Peru's Garcia, former president and political chameleon, kills himself to avoid arrest  Reuters

Alan Garcia was the charismatic chameleon of Peruvian politics, once popular enough to be elected president twice. But his terms were filled with ups and ...

Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path  The New York Times

Before the presidential vote this week, Indonesian candidates are polishing their religious credentials to appeal to a growing conservative populace.

Which Is the Real Party of Fear?  National Review

Ezra Klein and his party are all about fear. The Democratic party is defined by fear of climate change, of the police, of incipient theocracy, of white supremacists ...

Sunday Politics: Mueller Report Expectations  NPR

This week, Congress and the public await the expected release of the Mueller report — or at least what Attorney General William Barr is willing to let them see.

This One Question Always Trips Up Pro-Choice Politicians  Slate

The interviews and town halls of a presidential campaign cycle can be mind-numbingly predictable. It's usually easy enough for politicians and their teams to ...

'I will not miss Scott Walker': Bill Maher on politics, pot and the N.Y. Mets  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Comedian and host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" will play Milwaukee's Riverside Theater on May 5.

Politics Podcast: Where The 2020 Democratic Primary Field Stands After One Quarter  FiveThirtyEight

First-quarter financial reports for presidential campaigns are due to the Federal Election Commission on Monday. So the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew ...

Politics Put on Pause as France Mourns Notre Dame  U.S. News & World Report

PARIS — In the city of Caen, Normandy, church bells rang for 10 minutes as a fire raged inside the Notre Dame cathedral on Monday night. Among locals here ...

New politics and the far right – Politics Weekly podcast  The Guardian

Rowena Mason is joined by Ellie Mae O'Hagan, Katy Balls and Matthew Goodwin to discuss the Brexit party, Change UK and the European elections. Plus: how ...

Twitter Is a Big Deal in Politics. That Doesn’t Make It Right.  The New York Times

In the On Politics newsletter: Why looking at Democratic voters through social media offers a skewed view of the party's demographics and ideology.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: First Daughter  The Atlantic

Inside Ivanka Trump's “snow globe” world. Plus: White House officials reportedly pressured U.S. immigration authorities to release detained immigrants into ...

Cuomo and Lemon say Barr is 'political operative'  CNN

CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon critique Attorney General William Barr's decision to release a memo on the Mueller report rather than immediately release ...

How Shrinking Newsrooms Impact Local Politics  NPR

A study in Urban Affairs Review found shrinking newsrooms can potentially impact the number of candidates who run for mayor. NPR's Scott Simon talks to ...

The Influence Of American Jewish Attitudes On Israeli Politics  NPR

Following the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Nadine Epstein, editor-in-chief of Moment Magazine, about ...

Visiting art historian talks politics of abstraction  Yale Daily News

On Tuesday at the Yale Center for British Art, Catherine Spencer, a lecturer in art history at the University of St. Andrews, delivered a talk about the visual impact ...

2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris symbolizes Indian Americans' growing political power  The Journal News | LoHud.com

On a crisp fall evening last year, California Sen. Kamala Harris, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, stood before a glamorously dressed crowd at a ...

Alberta's new premier plans to abolish the carbon tax  The Economist

HELP IS on the way, and hope is on the horizon,” proclaimed Jason Kenney after his United Conservative Party decisively won the election in Alberta, ...

Legutko Still Speaks to Politics Class After Administration Cancels Public Lecture  Middlebury Campus

Despite the cancellation of his public lecture earlier today amid what college administrators described as “safety concerns,” the right-wing Polish politician ...

On Politics: The U.S. Is Not as ‘Full’ as Trump Thinks  The New York Times

An aging population and a declining birthrate among the native-born population mean a shrinking work force in many areas of the United States.

#Change UK – really? If you don’t get the internet, you shouldn’t be in politics  The Guardian

TIG's failure to register its party logo is a masterstroke of incompetence, says writer Phil McDuff.

Is America Hopelessly Polarized, or Just Allergic to Politics?  The New York Times

The good news about polarization is that it's overstated — most Americans just really don't like partisan squabbles.

Politics isn’t a sport. Thinking so is dangerous.  The Washington Post

There not being nearly enough discussion of chariot racing in U.S. politics, it is worth recalling the story of the Greens and the Blues. These were the two main ...

Trump Thinks Migrants Are a Political Weapon  Slate

The president's sanctuary cities plan tells us nothing about immigrants—but a lot about his malice.

Biden’s Tactile Politics Threaten His Return in the #MeToo Era  The New York Times

In a political career that stretches 50 years, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been a master of an in-your-space intimacy that is proving to be a liability.

To Defend Ilhan Omar, Democrats Use Identity Politics as a Shield  National Review

Over the weekend, American political discourse reached another one of its low moments — a moment of nearly record-level hypocrisy and absurdity. And once ...

The Labor Movement’s Resurgence in Democratic Politics  New York Magazine

Intelligencer staffers discuss the resurgent labor movement's sway in the Democratic primary, and whether Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth ...

Shake-up at Edinburg EDC accents recent rift in politics  Monitor

EDINBURG — Councilman Gilbert Enriquez suspects the council removed him from the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation board because he was ...

Trump's tax cut forgot a basic rule of politics  The Week Magazine

President Trump may lambast The New York Times as "fake news." But even the Gray Lady is arguing that Trump's 2017 tax cut deserves more love. According ...

Politics Podcast: Do Democrats Want An Outsider In 2020?  FiveThirtyEight

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of a small city in Indiana, has attracted national media attention and is rising in early Democratic Primary polls. Andrew Yang, an en…

Are political handicappers giving Bernie Sanders a break?  NBC News

If Bernie Sanders is a front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, why is he getting a pass for underperforming in key areas?

Conspiracy Theories Abounded in 19th-Century American Politics  Smithsonian.com

Rumors of secret alliances, bank deals, and double-crossings were rampant in early American elections.

Politics and danger be damned, Amir Khan has found his way into another big fight vs. Terence Crawford  CBS Sports

For all of the extreme highs and disastrous lows in the career of former unified junior welterweight champion Amir Khan, the one consistent has been his ...

The Politics of Troy and the Stalled Campaign of Kirsten Gillibrand  The New Yorker

Ben McGrath on the city of Troy, New York, where Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has headquartered her Presidential campaign, and what this area might suggest ...

Tucker Carlson: What Happens When You Can No Longer Denounce Political Opponents As Russian Spies?  RealClearPolitics

TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: What happens when you can no longer denounce your political opponents as Russian spies? You call them "white ...

Pete Buttigieg Stuns Campaign Crowd By Speaking To Manufacturing Robots In Fluent Binary  The Onion

DES MOINES, IA—Revealing that he taught himself the language after developing an interest in computer science and artificial intelligence, Democratic ...

On Capitol Hill, some Trump officials are testifying for an audience of one  The Washington Post

Cabinet officials and other Trump appointees have upended the normally staid congressional hearings with performances that, at times, appear to be designed ...

Trolling of Bill Barr shows how language is twisted to politics | TheHill  The Hill

The problem for the attorney general is that modern politics has outstripped common meaning.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the hottest thing in politics. Can it last?  Los Angeles Times

Pete Buttigieg was home recently, back in the Indiana city where he was born and serves as mayor. He was at the library on Main Street, at a book signing for his ...

EU extends new judicial protections for whistleblowers | Raw Politics  Euronews English

On Tuesday, the European Parliament voted to provide increased protections for whistleblowers in the EU. Euronews spoke with former whistleblower Antoine ...

Pete Buttigieg's Focus: Storytelling First. Policy Details Later.  The New York Times

The question was simple enough, but Senator John Edwards squirmed painfully. For 49 long seconds, the North Carolina Democrat, a masterful courtroom ...

First on CNN: 'Captain America' dives into politics  CNN

Actor Chris Evans blasted a video to members of Congress late Friday night offering new clues about his secret, non-partisan civic engagement project, which ...

Bret Easton Ellis, who just wrote a book on politics, says politics doesn’t interest him  Vox.com

Welcome to Vox's weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet's best writing on books and related subjects. Here's the best the web has to offer ...

Public school funding plan rejected, billboard moratorium dies, more Louisiana politics news  The Advocate

Today in The Rundown: A House committee rejects the governor's proposed public school funding plan, a proposed billboard moratorium dies, cauliflower rice ...

The independence of central banks is under threat from politics  The Economist

CRITICS OF ECONOMICS like to say that its abstract theories lack real-world pay-offs. There is a glaring counter-example: the global rise of central-bank ...

Barnes & Noble offers free Mueller report download  Fox News

Barnes & Noble began is offering curious readers a chance to view special counsel Robert Mueller's full report on the Russia investigation as soon as Attorney ...

Ukip leader attacks Farage party at EU elections launch  The Guardian

Gerard Batten insists Ukip has a future and calls Brexit party leader a 'one-man dictatorship'

On Politics: Biden Accused of Inappropriate Touching  The New York Times

A former Nevada legislator, Lucy Flores, said former Vice President Joe Biden inappropriately touched and kissed her during a campaign event in 2014.

Democrats Rethink the Death Penalty, and Its Politics  The New York Times

Following California's moratorium on executions, Democrats running for president embraced abolition, signaling a generational shift for the party.

On Politics: It’s Trump’s Economy  The New York Times

Between trade, taxes and the Federal Reserve, President Trump is getting what we wants in the economy. But it may not last.

'Losing Earth' Explores How Oil Industry Played Politics With The Planet's Fate  NPR

Journalist Nathaniel Rich says the oil industry helped create a partisan debate around climate change in the 1980s by paying scientists to write op-eds ...

How a political board game is revealing Indians' true feelings about the election  CNN

As India embarks on the world's biggest democratic exercise, a new board game is simulating the campaign process, offering players both the standard and the ...

Canada's Cultish Politics Turn Problems Into Crises  Foreign Policy

As the U.K. Parliament eats itself in tortured indecision around Brexit, it might seem that Westminster systems work best when there's not too much freedom.

Don’t blame our polarized politics on voters. Blame it on who runs for office in the first place.  Washington Post

In his new book, “Who Wants to Run?” Stanford University political scientist Andrew Hall investigates a familiar question — why Congress is so polarized — but ...

The spiritual politics of presidential candidate Marianne Williamson  Religion News Service

(RNS) — The 2020 race to the White House has become uncharacteristically religious in recent months, with presidential hopefuls Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, ...

Sol Pais manhunt prompts politicians to trade accusations over guns and schools  The Denver Post

The decision by Denver-area schools Wednesday to cancel classes during a massive manhunt for a young woman believed to be a threat reignited heated and ...

The Art of Navigating a Family Political Discussion, Peacefully  The Atlantic

Lots of American families fight, but most are unlikely to fight about politics: In a study released last month on the extent to which Americans live in “bubbles,” 39 ...

Planned Parenthood's 'Risky strategy' to update its image  New Mexico Political Report

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Trump administration is pushing ahead with its reproductive health agenda. It has rolled out changes to the Title X program, which ...

In Attacking Ilhan Omar, Trump Revives His Familiar Refrain Against Muslims  The New York Times

The president hopes to resurrect a major theme of his 2016 campaign for his re-election bid in 2020. This time, he has picked a specific target.

Is This the End of the Line for Nationalism in Australia?  The New York Times

MELBOURNE, Australia — Just two months ago, Australia seemed destined for what the country's commentariat calls a “Tampa” election. That's local shorthand ...

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Broke All the Rules of New York Politics  Politico

She became a star without paying her dues to the city's entrenched establishment. Now, longtime political insiders are starting to grumble.

Music and Politics with Wynton Marsalis  MSNBC

Rev. Al Sharpton interviews legendary jazz musician Wynton Marsalis about his life in music and how it goes hand in hand with political activism plus his plan to ...

This is what passes for ‘political analysis’ on CNN  The Washington Post

On Friday morning, CNN had no major developments in the Russia probe to chew on. No dramatic White House resignation. No national disaster, no poop ...

Politicians look to separate Chicago from Illinois to create 51st state  Fox News

The so-called "Second City" may eventually become the next state, after frustration regarding Chicago's influence over politics in Illinois. A group of state ...

Politics could upend global trade in rare earth elements  Science Magazine

Companies and governments worldwide are anxiously watching the fate of a sprawling industrial facility 30 kilometers north of this city on the east coast of ...

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