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Makes My Hair Stand on End!

“No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.” –Lily Tomlin

Oh crap. Things like this could give us all hernias. Or maybe ulcers? 387 more words

News And Politics

The 2015 Turkish General Election: Mobilisational symmetry and another major victory for democracy

Toygar Sinan Baykan

On June 7th 2015 over 47 million people, almost 84% of the electorate, went to the polls in Turkey. The pre-election period was extremely tense as a result of the years-long divisive interventions of the founder and leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP) – and, since summer 2014, the President of the Turkish Republic – Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 1,880 more words

Elections

Forum: Is it Time To Replace The GOP? Would You Support A New Party?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. 2,155 more words

Politics

Chiapas: abstentionism and blank votes "win" in midterm elections

Midterm elections 2015 San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas (@SIPAZ)

On June 7, together with the rest of the country, federal congressional elections took place in Chiapas. 401 more words

Indigenous People

30 Day Writing Challenge: DAY 10

Write about something for which you feel strongly

I didn’t think I would ever feel this way about………the coming elections. All my life I felt like I’ve lived a selfish life, but when I got past my teenage years, I realized that I suddenly had this strong feeling towards the government and the way our leaders run our country. 402 more words

30 Day Writing Challenge

Hong Kong versus Beijing

Beijing is, surprise surprise, not really liking the “one country, two systems” thing. And neither is Hong Kong. A measure to increase Beijing’s control over Hong Kong failed earlier this week, which is interesting in and of itself. 16 more words

British political revolution stalls while Spain marches on

Both Spain and Britain have held elections recently–the general election for Britain and major regional elections for Spain. Both countries have seen the rise of newer parties in the run-up to their elections–the SNP, UKIP, and the Greens in the UK and Podemos and Ciudadanos in Spain. 899 more words

Elections