Reviews of the politicians kissing babies and running governments around the world; applaud and criticize the decisions they make and their implications.
The Substance Problem
The Substance Problem Increasingly, the Western World’s central issue is the lack of people of substance to put in charge.
What makes the difference?
What makes the difference? What makes one politician more electable than any other? If cold science and logic is applied to politics, or anything else involving humans; there is very little difference between those who are popular and the rest. Yet in politics this “very little difference” is what determines who, in a democracy, we are governed by.
Former President of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III, Dies at 61
Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III, better known as “Noynoy," was born on February 8, 1960. From 2010 until 2016, he served as the Philippines' 15th President. Aquino was a fourth- generation politician from the Aquino family. PNoy was a political royalty in the Philippines. He was the son of two political legends.
The Most Important Election Of Our Lifetimes
“This is the most important election of our lifetimes.” Let’s not kid ourselves. I’ve heard that so many times in my lifetime that I’m starting to think I’m immortal. Or maybe politicians are trying out a heightened sense of impending doom to get me to go vote for them.
The limits to a Prime Minister's power
A British Prime Minister is not a President, although complaints have been made for many years that the office of Prime Minister is becoming more presidential. To be strictly accurate, the designation “Prime Minister” is a courtesy title, and he (on two occasions to date it has been “she”) should be referred to as “First Lord of the Treasury”, but convention has enshrined the title in Britain’s unwritten constitution for well over a hundred years.
After All These Years, I'm Still Not a Partisan Hack (Despite the Two-Party System's Best Efforts). Here's Why!
I was not a fan of Hillary Clinton before, during, or after 2016. For one thing, she voted for the Iraq War and other so-called "military interventions." I knew that she, just like Donald Trump, and so many others, could take us into another bullshit war at any moment.
Things to Consider Before Supporting a Politician & Distortion Techniques to Look Out For
Reflection & Research Decide what values you want to be mirrored What issues do you care about? What is the position you take with how you want said issues to be handled? What way of thinking do you want to see reflected in someone who is influencing how your country and its law are governed? You need to reflect on what your values are; in order to support someone with the same values. Think about community, national and international issues you want to be addressed.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
I remember well when Justin Trudeau made headlines in 2015 for a spot in Canada's coveted top office. His victory as a member of the federal Liberals made a big splash that was felt in many countries around the world. I guess we can see why his name was plastered all over international newspapers, magazines and news outlets from different television channels. Even people who haven't even heard of Canada's current prime minister at the time learned about him through these sources of information. He is young, charismatic and seemed progressive and open for opportunities. But not all that glitters is gold. It has been over five years since Justin Trudeau has been Canada's Prime Minister. We have seen plenty of surprises, and I have been surprised as well. Trudeau has done great things for the Canada too and I have noted them as well.
"F" IT! Pick Politicians Randomly!
One day, my Dad and I were talking, as bitter commies do. We were talking politics and the topic of salaries came up. Historically, in many democracies, politician salaries were originally relatively low, more fitting with what was seen as a noble civil duty. As such, it became apparent that only those already wealthy could afford to live on such a low income, so it was raised so that anyone can become a politicians. My Dad defended this by saying;
Lady Nancy Astor
On 1st December 1919 Lady Nancy Astor took her seat in the United Kingdom House of Commons, thus becoming the first woman Member of Parliament to do so.
In the 1990s, the Russian Federation was in the depths of a disparaging identity crisis. The Soviet Union, a massive continental geopolitical behemoth that had lasted for around seven decades, collapsed, and in 1992, a new Russian Federation rose from its ashes. The fall of the Warsaw Pact and Iron Curtain contributed to its fall but crumbling internal and external blunders also had defining roles to play. The failed war against Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989 and the Perestroika and Glasnost reforms paved the way to internal and international destruction of Soviet influence. A strong number of people still remember the so-called glory days of the Soviet Union. It was all they've ever known at the time. One of them was undoubtedly Vladimir Putin.
Donald John Trump (conceived June 14, 1946) is an American media character and financial specialist who filled in as the 45th leader of the United States from 2017 to 2021.