Sunday, November 25, 2012

Politics news

  • Lincoln's Master Class in Politics

    It's the best movie about Washington politics I've seen. The centerpiece is the American icon, Abraham Lincoln; it brilliantly captures him doing what politicians are supposed to do, and today too often avoid: compromising, calculating, horse trading ...

  • Holmes: Lessons in politics from 'Lincoln'

    Steven Spielberg didn't want his new movie about Abraham Lincoln to open during the election campaign. It would have become a political football, its message distorted by speculation about the similarities between the two, tall presidents from Illinois ...

  • EA Whispers - No Tribal Politics in East Africa Please

    Politics in Kenya can be said to be very different from Tanzania. A notable feature and big difference is the struggle by Kenyan politicians and political parties to project a national image and character while firmly bunkered in tribal stronghold. It ...

  • Mixing Politics and Religion

    Street signs "faith" and "politics" crossing each other I read with interest The Rev. Alan Rudnick's Voices of Faith piece today (after returning home from a visit to Buffalo to see my wife's family) titled Different paths to a goal.

  • Harold Washington, Chicago politics, and the roots of the Obama presidency

    If you're a Reader reader, I can presume that you're politically astute and that you've already read Fire on the Prairie, so I won't bore you with a complete recap.

  • Hackett on Politics: Ex-congressman pens tale of gambling's curse

    Taking a long and needed brake from one of the most contentious and ugliest political campaigns I've witnessed in many years, I can now relax a bit and enjoy some of the simple pleasures in life that typically get put on hold during the election season.

  • Marriage, Sex, and Politics

    A few days ago I wrote a sharply worded attack on Ken Mehlman's argument that supporting gay marriage is the properly "conservative" position.

  • Politics and the Boko Haram Debacle

    Abuja - Like every other challenge facing the country, the security issue, has been politicized in recent times, thus robbing the government of the collaborative efforts it should enjoy, across political and religious divides to contain the Boko Haram ...

  • Food for thought: Don't let politics spoil family holiday meals

    Food for thought: Don't let politics spoil family holiday meals By Eric Lindquist Leader-Telegram staff Leader-Telegram | 0 comments.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham Rejects Amb. Susan Rice' Self-Defense

    The video was a political smokescreen," Graham said on "This Week With George Stephanopoulos." "The actual facts were this was a coordinated, pre-planned terrorist attack.

  • Jeanette Krebs: Politics and Thanksgiving dinner may not mix

    thanksgivingmeal.jpg Sometimes politics doesn't mix well with the turkey and cranberry sauce of a Thanksgiving meal. Patriot-News Editorial Board.

  • Politics: When it comes to gender gap, men are the true swing voters

    FILE - This Oct. 19, 2012 file photo shows thee audience, who were mostly women, listen behind President Barack Obama as he speaks about the choice facing women in the election during a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

  • Retire From Politics, Gulak Tells Ex-Heads of State

    An Aide to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Affairs, Alhaji Ahmed Ali Gulak has asked former Presidents and Heads of States of the country to retire honourably from active politics and accept to play noble and respectable role of elder statesmen.

  • Politics aside, good news on health law

    With the fog of the national elections receding, I want to let you in on a secret that was not revealed nor campaigned on by a single politician. It has to do with the highly contentious issue of health-care reform -- the Affordable Care Act. Clearly ...

  • Fascism - the Ugly Face of Unruly Politics

    When protestors gathered in public squares in Cairo, Sanaa, Tunis, London, New York (and the list goes on) over the course of the last couple of years, there was a celebration of people power, of citizen activism on the fringes, outside the ...

  • Before a time-out from politics, read this

    This high-decibel political jabber is all posturing in preparation for our most important political challenge: the fiscal cliff.

  • 9 more Iraq, Afghan war veterans joining Congress

    Tarantino said he recognizes that the 16 Iraq and Afghanistan vets have wide-ranging political views. But at the end of the day, he said, their shared experiences make it more likely they'll put political differences aside on issues like high ...

  • Jackson Jr.'s political demise quickens search for fresh faces in black leadership

    Before scandal would shatter his grand ambitions, when he was still a Democratic congressman and the heir apparent to one of Chicago's most prominent political dynasties, Jesse Jackson Jr. did not shy from criticizing other politicians with heavy baggage.

  • Sierra Leone: 'The Time for Politics Is Over' - President Ernest Bai Koroma ...

    By the grace of God, I have once again been elected as your President. The people have spoken and their collective will has prevailed.

  • Maria Miller fighting for 'tough' Leveson rules

    As Media Secretary, Mrs Miller will officially receive the report on the relationship between the media, politicians and police on behalf of the Government jointly with Theresa May, the Home Secretary.

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