US Elections

The next four weeks can be expected to produce more twists, turns and most likely outrages. The process can be described as horrific, but like a horror film or a bad soap-opera it is hard to avert your eyes and I feel we will be transfixed until the end.
The last week of the presidential campaign has had enough news to fill an entire election cycle. Just seven days ago the narrative was an ascending Trump who only had to stand still to win the first debate against the woman he was going to declare as crooked and whose husband he was going to re-impeach.
Sanders insists on the alternative to apathy and alienation; grass-roots democracy and civic participation in a vibrant and flourishing campaign. It is the best antidote to Trump: politics with a human face, not politics with cartoon farce.
The drama occurred Saturday morning, when a 79-year-old man named Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack in his sleep. In Texas. So what you say? The man wasn't just any man. He was a member of the US Supreme Court. One of nine non-elected, lifetime appointees on a mission to maintain the Greatest Democracy the World Has Ever Seen™.
It'll be alright on the night... as long as it's not election night. Handface and David Schneider round up some of the funniest
It is 4 days before the Mid-Term Elections when the control of the US Senate will be decided. The US House of Representatives is currently under Republican control and this is unlikely to change.
For businesses, the dangers of increased and unmanaged traffic levels over corporate networks are immense. Each application running over a network (like Twitter, or videos, or Facebook), drains the network's resources a little.
Candidates have had to be tirelessly well-mannered friendly, interested and interesting, for a chance to get elected... possibly
President Barack Obama's fall from American saviour and harbinger of world peace to fallible politician who might yet lose
A Tory Cabinet minister has hit out at the "appalling demonisation" of Mitt Romney in the UK media. Iain Duncan Smith praised
Use it in the right way and not only can a team effect positive change but can help drive their business forward - because what you give to the community, the community will give back.
Saber at work, Nuart Festival, Norway "There is a natural chemical response that happens when people see colour, or architecture
Obama missed more than one opportunity to go on the offensive and force his opponent to reveal the details of any of those unseen "plans" he kept referring to (I counted at least four). But I'm not so sure that Romney will emerge the ultimate winner of this debate. By showing how quickly he is willing to throw off the cloak of the Republican right in order to appeal to mainstream Americans, he may have served to alienate both groups.
I have written about today's topic a fair few times in the past, but Friday's late announcement by the ratings agency, Fitch, that they were putting the UK's credit rating on a 'negative outlook', cannot be passed up.
The values that he holds are so overtly American that there seems little leeway for consensus, even with Democrats. He's moved to the right of his moderate Massachusetts governing since entering the election race, sure, but it appears his Americo-centrism has ballooned also.
During the 2008 election season, American expats around the world were all fired up and turned out in record numbers to vote during the November elections. But what did we get in return? We got FACTA. We got treated like tax dodging criminals by the IRS.
With a solid lead in the polls, Barack Obama is due to face Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate on Wednesday evening
It's a good thing for Mitt Romney the English do not have a vote in American elections, as they are "united" against him
There's Mitt Romney who looks a bit constipated, then there's Barrack Obama who is too serious to make fun of. And then there's the actual politics. It's not going anywhere. It's stuck. They're all still arguing about the same things they were arguing about two years ago.
Let's face it, what we all really want to see in the US presidential election is Barack Obama and Mitt Romney cagefighting