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Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address

With dust settling from Obama’s State of the Union, it is time to apply some analysis to what he said. By far my favourite analysis was that of John Zogby, of Zogby Polls, who said on Radio 4’s Today programme that this was far from a lame duck, in fact this was a “quacking duck”. 501 more words

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No freshness in our 2016 presidential contest

Dana Milbank writes for The Washington Post:

‘[…] This will be the seventh presidential campaign I’ve covered in some form, starting with a bit role in 1992. 228 more words


Hillary Clinton's Gender Politics

Editor’s Note: This is what Glenn Greenwald had to say about Hillary Clinton for President: “As a drearily soulless, principle-free, power-hungry veteran of DC’s game of thrones, she’s about as banal of an American politician as it gets. 207 more words


The 114th Congress and diversity


The 114th Congress is underway, and is purportedly one of the most diverse Congress’s in history…yet it is still 80% male and 92% Christian, amongst other statistics! 24 more words

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AP Poll: Police Killings of Blacks Voted Top Story of 2014

 Other top stories include the Ebola outbreak, immigration, ISIS and Iraq, US Elections, ObamaCare, and Turmoil in Ukraine

By David Crary  AP National Writer  December 22, 2014 on… 956 more words

Nonviolent Action

Does media matter?

Of course it does, but in terms of influencing public opinion or the extent to which it dictates decision-making, probably less than we think.

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Jeb Bush v. Hillary Clinton: the Perfectly Illustrative Election

Glenn Greenwald writes for The Intercept:

‘Jeb Bush yesterday strongly suggested he was running for President in 2016. If he wins the GOP nomination, it is highly likely that his opponent for the presidency would be Hillary Clinton. 326 more words