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The Romanian Dog Massacre Begins

Rita Pal | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Rita Pal

The Romanian Parliament has ruled that all stray dogs will be killed if, after fourteen days, they remain unadopted. The strays' plight was discuss...

American Government - You Get What You Deserve

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Despite the denials of responsibility from both parties, a variety of forces including money, the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision, the Gerrymandering of both safe Republican and Democratic Congressional Districts have resulted in the public's general distrust of Washington.

The Sequester Asteroid Plunges Toward Washington as Congress Gets Out of Town

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The sequester was a legislative tool designed to scare the Congress into doing its job. It clearly seems to have failed to produce this result. If it goes into effect, the sequester means across the board cuts in every agency of federal government with no ability to control what is cut and what is not.

SOTU: Obama's Main Event

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Will it have thrills and spills of a NASCAR race? Or will it have the numbing predictability akin to watching partisan paint drying?

Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Be the Next President of the USA?

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

She will be 73 years old at the end of the next presidential term of office, and should she decide to run, her age is likely to be one of the main talking points.

Obama and the Deficit: How the Republicans Turned Their Greatest Strength Into a Weakness

Nick Tyrone | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Tyrone

This is a growing problem for all centre-right parties throughout the democratic world. People like the benefits of a larger state but don't want to have to pay for it (leading to moments like the now legendary 'Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare' Tea Party placard). You don't need to be an economic genius to understand that if you spend more while making less, you're going to run into debt problems eventually. And it's a problem the Republicans better come up with better answers to in 2016 if they want the White House back.

Four More Years - Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Ashish Prashar | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

My faith in Obama was justified. We won again - and I don't mean just Obama, the Democrats or the people who voted for him. I truly believe that every man, woman and child - no matter what colour their skin, ancestry, faith or sexual orientation - has won something from the re-election of Barack Obama as the President of the United States.

Yay Obama Won!! Now What?

Matthew West | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew West

Since starting to watch the election coverage over a range of different news channels on Tuesday evening I've listened to a lot of analysts try to suggest many different things, the most outrageous of all being Obama's second term will be that of a lame duck president. This is highly unlikely although how much social and domestic change takes place in the US over the next four years is open for debate. What is certain is that Obama will continue to pursue the economic policies of the last four years and that's where the continuity comes in.

Obama: The 'Audacity to Hope' Take Two?

Sarah Aston | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Aston

America has voted, Obama's future has been decided, what America needs now is, to quote an old American favourite, 'a little less conversation, a little more action please.

For American Expats, the US Election Is Especially Nerve-wracking

Jennifer Howze | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jennifer Howze

Living in the UK, I'm more aware of what's happening in politics from Saudi Arabia to Russia, from Japan to France. Perhaps that's why I'm so fretful about what will happen if Mitt Romney is elected today. I see the attitudes espoused by him and Paul Ryan and wonder what the hell happened over there, that this team - with their retro view of America uber alles and scarily dismissive view of women's autonomy - are seen as the kind of people Americans want in charge.

The Racial Presidential Race

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Ian Robertson

Democracy depends on rational, mature decisions and should not be shaped by unconscious, gut responses. But the polarization in US politics is such that this is probably a vain hope and race may be the trump card in the final result.

Five Big US Politics Questions for Wednesday

Marcus Roberts | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Marcus Roberts

With Barack Obama poised to win re-election tommorow, here's what the political world will wake up asking come Wednesday morning.

Obama on Course for Narrow Victory

Peter Kellner | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

YouGov's final survey in America shows Barack Obama ahead in enough states to secure a second term as President, but by a narrower margin than in his first victory four years ago.

Election Special: How it Stacks Up...Obama by a Whisker?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

As much as I see Obama as a disappointment, I still feel he would be the lesser of two evils. And, many voters will see it the same way.

Why Romney Lost the Debate - Anxiety and Choking

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Professor Ian Robertson

It strikes me - this is an impression not a scientific conclusion - that Obama wants to be president less desperately than does Romney.