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Can Bernie Sanders win the Democratic nomination?

July 14, 2015 12:00 pm0 comments
Can Bernie Sanders win the Democratic nomination?

The first Democratic presidential primary is not until February 2016 but there is already speculation about who will be the Democratic nominee. Hillary Clinton seems the obvious choice. She has name recognition and is backed by Wall Street and other influential donors. However, Bernie Sanders, a little-known openly-socialist senator from […]

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The four letter word 18-24s don’t care about: VOTE.

March 22, 2015 1:29 pm0 comments
The four letter word 18-24s don’t care about: VOTE.

In 1997 I was six; but this was still a pretty big year for me. My adult family getting dressed up and leaving my behind for one of the most important nights our that could happen in 1997- a trip to the pictures! Apparently Titanic and The Full Monty wasn’t […]

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New Egypt leader must recover country’s economy and authority

July 16, 2014 9:50 am0 comments
New Egypt leader must recover country’s economy and authority

The new cabinet of Egypt headed by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab took the oath of office on June 17 after Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, former Minister of Defense who organized the 2013 coup d’état, became the next President after the election which took place on May 26-28. The country’s new leader […]

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The 2014 Tube Strikes

February 8, 2014 8:51 pm0 comments
The 2014 Tube Strikes

I read on a friend’s Facebook update (yes, I still haven’t jumped ship fully, I fear) words to this effect: ‘Even when London is in dire financial straits, the TFL will still hold the working people of this city to ransom. We must never forget this.’ It is, of course, […]

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Hassan Rouhani’s election as Iranian president to soften dialogue between Iran and West

June 30, 2013 8:00 pm0 comments
Hassan Rouhani’s election as Iranian president to soften dialogue between Iran and West

Hassan Rouhani, a candidate with the Combatant Clergy Association party, who promised to normalize relations with the West, won the presidential race in Iran in the first round of voting, held on 14 June 2013. According to Senior Fellow for Regional Security Cooperation of the International Institute for Strategic Studies […]

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Referendum Dumb

January 29, 2013 12:31 pm0 comments
Referendum Dumb

The United Kingdom, or at least parts of it, faces two potential referenda in the near future. The Scots will vote on whether to remain part of the UK in Autumn 2014. Whatever country is left is set to be offered a referendum on European Union membership after the next […]

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Teary-eyed in the Hawkeye State

November 6, 2012 5:19 pm0 comments
Teary-eyed in the Hawkeye State

Four years ago President Obama – or Senator Obama, as he was known then – was helped to national prominence by Iowa. Obama revisited the Midwestern state to wrap up his 2012 campaign and looked extremely overwhelmed by the support from Iowans. Before reaching Des Moines, Iowa, the president visited […]

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Will Obama suffer from Sandy?

November 2, 2012 2:32 pm0 comments
Will Obama suffer from Sandy?

Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast Monday night and caused major damage to both the Northeast and to President Obama’s re-election hopes. New York and New Jersey – two states that felt the full force of Sandy – are Democratic strongholds, and would-be Democratic voters will have much more on […]

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