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Paul Krugman: Economics and Elections

New York Times: Britain’s economic performance since the financial crisis struck has been startlingly bad. A tentative recovery began in 2009, but it stalled in 2010. 151 more words

Politics

RON PROSOR: The U.N.’s War on Israel

New York Times: The United Nations is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. It was intended to be a temple of peace, but this once great global body has been overrun by the repressive regimes that violate human rights and undermine international security. 120 more words

International Relations

‘Democracy is so over rated’-According to Frank Underwood

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To all the house of cards fans out there you will remember this startling quote by frank underwood while being sworn in as the vice president of the United States. 803 more words

Politics

All Leaders Are NOT Treated The Same

As an American who loves our freedoms and the health and welfare of democracies across the world, I was anxiously watching the post election coverage in Israel last Tuesday night. 448 more words

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Steadily lower voter turnout is the sad fact in all democracies

“The Worst Voter Turnout in 72 years!”

That was the headline in New York Times’ main editorial today, as the paper lamented the fact that only 36.3 percent of the American voters bothered to vote in the midterm election on November 4. 287 more words

Politics

The Question of Civilization

What is civilization? And more particularly, what is Western Civilization?

I have been pondering this question, particularly in light of the demise of Western Civilization course requirements on university campuses across the nation. 755 more words