us election 2016
Let me leave you with a final concluding thought. Remind yourself of this: the Christian faith is alive and flourishing, but where is Caesar and the Empire of Rome now?
Would you do something for me? It will only take a moment of your time if you have a second to spare. Please. Turn to the person next to you and ask them if they're okay. Ask them if they need advice or a friend. Ask them if they need a shoulder to cry on.
So America has delivered the second political earthquake of the year after our own excitement at the end of June. As we survey the turmoil in the markets and pick through the wreckage left by political pundits and pollsters once again crashing and burning, are there any positives at all? Surprisingly enough, given my passionate wish for a Clinton victory (or at least for a Trump defeat), I can see a few... There are reasons for optimism, but they are very limited: this is in no way a good result for anyone. This victory exposes and exacerbates all of the issues with the fraying fabric of society in America.
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So as we can see, all votes aren't equal and neither are all wins. As much as who wins on Tuesday, how they win will be crucial to how they govern for the next four years.
I have always had a bit of an addiction to American politics. Currently I am a complete Obama fan girl. I am never totally sure if I am more in love with Barack or Michelle though.
Nevertheless, one of the most consistent links that we make between gender and behaviour in the West is the way that masculinity is equated with rationality, logic and cool calculation while femininity is associated with emotion, irrationality and impulse. By this measure, Donald Trump's behaviour is frequently distinctly feminine.
My wife and I like to engage our daughter in politics and the political process in general. I have always taken her to vote with me (and we always vote). If this were a 'normal' US election, I would happily let her watch and listen to news reports and the like, and answer any questions she may have. But not this time. This is far from a normal US election.
"Events, dear boy, events." The live debates are over and most polls are showing a growing gap between the two main presidential
Postman asks that we consider technology not in terms of efficiency or speed, but rather as how it alters our social conceptions of learning, for instance, and how education is being reformulated because of technology. Postman asks if these technologies change how we perceive reality and how ideas and institutions are altered by technology such that our adoption of technology is undertaken unconsciously and seamlessly: