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An open letter to my younger self...

August 1987, 30 years ago!

At 2 ¼ years old and all the stories I have been told say your smile lit up any room. Dad was teaching you to love books. 459 more words

Life

EMPTY PROMISES NOT GOOD FREMANTLE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

When will politicians finally stop making empty promises during election campaigns?

The West Australian article today on the start of Mayor Brad Pettitt’s campaign and the Fremantle local council election, reports that Mayoral candidate Ra Stewart has promised to restore the January 26 Australia Day events in the port city, should she get elected. 97 more words

Western Australia

Update: Connecticut Special Election Results: Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

Connecticut held a trio of special elections on February 28, 2017. Democrats won two out of three races, and control of the state’s senate remains split between the Democrats and the Republicans. 479 more words

Elections

Let's look at electoral reform

I talked yesterday about what is the most urgent electoral reform in New Zealand, which is to dramatically lower the Party Vote threshold, preferably all the way to about 0.8%1… 4,595 more words

Democracy

What if they gave a riot and no one showed?

I reject outright the idea that every single Republican politician knows or understands that their agenda is immoral, just as I reject the idea that the Democrats understand the consequences of implementing more failed neo-liberal economic strategies are perilous. 490 more words

Elections

Citizens Behaving Badly

There is a saying “every generation is only one generation away from barbarianism”. The truth of the saying is played out daily in the United States of America. 444 more words

Trump

Winning election at any cost is the new normal in Indian politics: EC

Winning elections at any cost seems to be new norm, Election Commissioner O P Rawat said.

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Vicky Nanjappa