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GE 2015: #16: Fixed-term Parliaments & West-Wing-Style Government

The introduction of fixed-term parliaments seemed to be a dull, albeit, necessary and appropriate change to the constitution.  Most commentators accepted that it was right to remove the incumbent government’s ability to choose the date of the next election, although they were probably sad to see the end of the will-they-or-won’t-they-call-an-early-election debate which always provided plenty of distraction and entertainment (and a large amount of copy) in the 4th and 5th years of a government.  1,230 more words

West Wing's Religion - Modern Rationalism and Fundamentalism

In movies, religion is often assumed to be a person’s belief in a supernatural God and that the Bible is the word of God to be taken literally. 640 more words

Religion

Free Friday: Inside Independence Square in Philadelphia, PA

In Wednesday’s blog entry I shared about the historical structures in Independence Square. Today, I’m taking everyone inside. Let me be your guide. 😉

Independence Square is home to Independence Hall where the founding fathers of the United States of America debated and adopted the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution. 707 more words

Travel

The Importance of Infrastructure

A few weeks ago on Last Week Tonight John Oliver did a segment on our country’s crumbling infrastructure.  During the segment, which you can watch… 183 more words

"Let Bartley Be Bartley"

Ever since I got interested in politics, mainly through watching a few actors getting idealistic on The West Wing, I’ve wondered about the kind of election candidate I’d want to be, and what kind of campaign I’d want to be a part of. 240 more words

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Episode 174 - Hippity Hoppity

The Valentine Cast Show Notes

http://atvalentine.podbean.com/mf/web/y62fiu/Episode174.mp3

Intro

Coming to you, from Louisville, KY!  It’s the ValentineCast with your hippity hoppity couple, J and Renee Valentine. 145 more words

Podcast

A long time in politics - one week down..

So, as a self confessed politics geek I have to say I’ve found the first week of the election proper quite entertaining, if a bit bizarre. 2,182 more words

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