politicians

Reviews of the politicians kissing babies and running governments around the world; applaud and criticize the decisions they make and their implications.

More Time with the Family
A new year, like a new broom, sweeps clean, at least for a while. Before and after the start of this still minty-fresh jaunt around the sun called 2018, several Republican lawmakers have decided not to seek re-election. The rush for the out doors will include the retirements of relative newcomers to Congress and an institutional lion of the Senate. These exits, the ones that came before, and those likely to follow in the months between now and November have dire implications for a Republican par...
Michael Blaira year ago
SNP and the Cult of Personality
Today, in a picture straight out of the North Korean or Russian hand book on cultish behaviour, Nicola Sturgeon is surrounded by children who were tasked with painting images of the Dear Leader hersel...
Martyn Colemana year ago
Jeremy Corbyn Is the Man for the Job
In his new year message, Jeremy Corbyn stated that the Labour Party is “staking out the new centre ground” and that he is leading a “government in waiting.” There is an alternative to the current Tory...
Dia Parkera year ago
Why I Support the First Asian-American Progressive Woman Elected to the House of Representatives in GA, Bee Nguyen
I met Bee when I was a junior in high school. I was timid and awkward as I shuffled into the room full of girls. We were all waiting, waiting and needing something. I would not know her as Bee Nguyen,...
In the Land of Naughty Wheat Fields and Broken Promises
Dear Theresa, We've got to talk. Let's begin with a statement you recently made. You were being interviewed, pretty casually I suppose, and the reporter asked you about the naughtiest thing you've eve...
Martyn Colemana year ago
Our Weak and Wobbly Leader
Theresa May stated that there would be no general election repeatedly but then on Tuesday 18th, April 2017, she stood outside 10 Downing Street and announced that she was calling a general election, t...
Matt Pikea year ago
Snide and Prejudiced: A UKIP Love Story
Who would be the leader of UKIP? If it was a choice between that, and dunking your love spuds into a bucket of chum and then dangling them into a shark-infested tank whilst loudly critiquing the Jaws ...
Jordan Cattoa year ago
May's Cabinet Reshuffle - an Overview
This week, Theresa May moved forward with her cabinet reshuffle. Well, moved forward, then back again, then slightly to the left, then hopped on one foot, before eventually giving up and going back to...
Secrecy Has Kept Us Sick
Human relationships have been dominated by various shades of dark secrecy for as long as the mind cares to remember. From a macro perspective we see skeletons dancing in the closets of entertainers, p...
Dustin Murphya year ago
The Internet Thinks Emmanuel Macron Is James Bond — And There's a Photoshop War to Prove It
Ever woken up and found out that your nation's leader is now an international spy? This is what happened to the nation of France when it woke up Tuesday morning to find photos of President Emmanuel Ma...
Sam Ketcha year ago
Opinion: A Merkel-Less Germany Would Ruin Europe
As the news comes that Angela Merkel, German Chancellor for the last 12 years, cannot reach a coalition agreement, the problems it may cause are raised around the world. To understand this, it has to ...
Dear Theresa...
Starry-eyed girl that I am, I wanted to believe in you the moment I heard of you. As the leader of a powerful nation, you’ve peaked in terms of ‘powerful woman.’ The moment I saw ‘Conservative Party’ ...
Felix Milbanka year ago
The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow is in Sight for Australia
A historic new chapter of equal rights in Australia is developing. Yesterday, Australians finally discovered the increasingly anticipated result of an 8-week long poll on legalizing same-sex marriage ...
Adrian Walea year ago
On Your Bike Boris
Imagine you are in a foreign country and suddenly you find yourself arrested on charges that make no sense to you. You will undoubtedly feel scared and vulnerable. You could well find yourself in a ro...
Dear Theresa, We're Human, Too
Before I begin, no, I’m not from the UK. I’m from the U.S. where human rights and freedom plays an important role in our country. Despite the fact that my family was from the Middle East, Turkey to be...
Eve's Politics a year ago
Too Bad for Democracy: The Elections of 1912 and 2016
In political history, there are events that change the course of a nation for good or for the worst and these are events both Democrats and Republicans should learn from. The election of 1912 between ...
Andrew Wilsona year ago
Clement Attlee (1883-1967)
Clement Richard Attlee led the Labour Party from 1935 to 1955, the longest length of time any British political leader in the twentieth century managed to remain at the top of his or her party. He may...
Dear Theresa M. May...
There's a slight possibility that you've lost touch with your congenial side. Similar to someone I know, your citizens have begun to make a mockery of you and all justifications that come with your mu...