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PINE BELT (WDAM) -. On the national level, there's a growing number of women running for and winning political office. We take a look at the number of women holding political office and leading our state from the legislature to the local level. "Women are as capable as anyone else of serving in a political ...
In 1990 US scholar TJ Pempel edited a book titled Uncommon Democracies, which wrote about parliamentary democracies where a single party had been unusually dominant. These included Sweden, Italy, Israel, West Germany and Japan. Australia was also a candidate for entry to this group. Of the ...

For Wagner, who had never been involved in politics, the women's March launched her on a year of activism. So much so that when I talked to Wagner again on Thursday, by coincidence it was at the sun-Times headquarters, 30 N. Racine. But Wagner, who handles communications for a bank, was not at ...
Back in the depths of the Cold War, people used to talk about "doomsday machines," devices that could destroy the world. What would be the use of such a device, since anyone using it would destroy himself, too? Well, the main idea was that it could provide deterrence. But there was also the notion that a ...
... had crossed the line. If the public is insistent on strict accountability, Fleischer said, "then we should go to a system where we have a nonpartisan president and a partisan prime minister. As long as you have both in the body of one POTUS, there will be the inevitable blending of politics and substance." ...
As a foreigner, the idea of studying at renowned American universities such as Harvard, Yale, or Columbia has an almost magnetic attraction. Anywhere in Europe, these institutions are known for their ability to foster intellectual discourse and groom individual thinkers. In my native France, the opportunity to ...

Indeed, in a country where most white people now say they face racial discrimination, increasing the salience of racial conflict in politics is likely to benefit the party identified with the interests of white people. By contrast, fewer than 20 percent of voters favored last summer's GOP health plan, and a January ...
Yet for all of its prominence in our politics (and regardless of how much importance we attach to it in our individual lives), our understanding of sex is often remarkably narrow. It's not that we know nothing -- we know a lot -- but the nature of our knowledge is limited: the mechanics of the act, the social ...
Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes speech has sparked feverish "will she or won't she" speculation about a potential presidential bid in 2020. But Oprah for president mania raises an important point: we need to get better at recruiting successful women to enter politics. Both in the United States and worldwide, ...
President Trump undermined Republicans' plan to avert a shutdown by tweeting that an extension of the children's health insurance Program shouldn't be included in a short-term spending bill. The House is expected to vote on it tonight. Senate Democrats reportedly have the votes to stop the bill, raising ...
Republicans are hoping to vote on a stopgap proposal to fund the government for another month on Thursday. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly told lawmakers that the U.S. will never build President Trump's proposed border wall, and that some of his campaign promises were "uninformed.
The idea of Trump now running a reality show out of the Oval Office provides a compelling and perhaps essential lens to view his first year as president. His take on the role may even be creating new ways of understanding politics, according to academics who have observed how politicians wield culture ...
An intriguing concordance has emerged on the urgency of stopping hyper-partisan politics. Republican columnist David Brooks wrote on Jan. 2 of the peril that comes from treating fellow citizens as enemies and the imperative to instead appeal to "our common humanity." The next day, Democratic ...
In this March 13, 2017, photo, Chinese security officials stand outside of a Lotte Mart supermarket that was closed under orders from the municipal fire department in Beijing. politics weighs more heavily on foreign companies in China than it has in nearly three decades, as companies face pressure on ...
NATIONAL politics lightning ROUND. -- Steve Bannon, the former White House strategist who had an acrimonious falling out with President Trump, went behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, but Republicans and Democrats didn't get the answers they wanted.
... never leave politics behind. Before leaving office, Obama vowed to remain politically relevant and work with and endorse candidates who sought to preserve his legacy and signature accomplishments. GettyImages-863223374 President Barack Obama is looking to win back Congress for the Democrats.
Shutdown deadline: Congress is trying to reach a spending deal by Friday to avoid a government shutdown on the one-year anniversary of Trump's presidency. DACA debate: Democrats say a DACA fix is a huge part of the spending negotiations. 10:15 a.m. ET: Sen. Jeff Flake will speak on the Senate floor ...

The results of this year's midterm elections will be enormously important -- not just in shaping the future of Donald Trump's presidency, but in shaping the American political landscape for many years to come. A sprawling series of contests for Congress and in states across the country will be on the ballot in ...
With every decision our governments make having a direct and measurable impact on our businesses and our lives as consumers, the idea that we can simply avoid politics is untenable. In fact, the only real option is to do the opposite: engage political issues and leaders in order to fight to defend our ...
There's More to Dubai Than Malls and Maseratis. But You Have to Know Where to Look. Govind Dhar. Jan 15, 2018 9:00 AM · Next →. Showing 1-20 of 53112. Reprints · Advertise with us · FAQ · Feedback · Corrections · About us · Contact us · Work with us · User Agreement · Privacy policy. Follow Us.
Los Angeles -- A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors ...
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, lawmakers questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about a White House meeting where President Trump allegedly made vulgar comments about certain countries. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said the debate over ...
Waypoint talks about some of the best titles bridging the gap between politics and gaming on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.' SHARE; TWEET. VICE Staff. Jan 16 2018, 1:45pm. On The VICE Guide to Right Now, VICE's daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories ...
The FiveThirtyEight politics podcast publishes Monday evenings, with occasional special episodes throughout the week. Help new listeners discover the show by leaving us a rating and review on iTunes. Have a comment, question or suggestion for "good polling vs. bad polling"? Get in touch by email, ...
HOST GALAXY of a newly discovered quasar, evidence of supermassive black holes in the early universe. Credit: COURTESY OF VENEMANS ET AL. Max Planck Institute for astronomy. Advertisement. Looking at the very distant, very ancient universe, we find quasars--extremely bright cosmic lights powered by gas falling ...
Can something as simple as saying "I'm sorry" stop a looming war in the Middle East? That's the premise of a new film called The Insult -- it's Lebanon's entry to the Oscars. In it, a neighborhood spat pushes the city of Beirut to the brink of chaos. filmmaker Ziad Doueiri says he was inspired by a real-life ...
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's visit to main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai marks a monumental moment in Zimbabwean politics despite the various ... His brand of politics is precisely what was not given to former President Robert Mugabe, a man whom he endured a lot from soon after the war.
When Kyle Rinaudo (SFS '17) threw his cap in the air last May to signify the end of his undergraduate education, he had no idea he would soon be running to represent Georgia's 35th District in the state House of Representatives. If elected, the 21-year-old Acworth, Ga. native would become the state's ...
A major abnormality of our renascent democracy is that the Nigerian political elite, in or out of government, has perfected the tendency to allow politics override the need to get the budget passed speedily in the year leading to general elections. Given the ugly experiences of the 2016 budget year which ...
He admits it might sound "weird," but a South Dakota political science professor thinks American politics might be suffering from too much democracy. "As our politics have gotten more ... In November, Schaff gave a talk titled "Why is American politics So Screwed Up?" in Aberdeen. He gave a condensed ...
Virginia's new governor, who rode a wave of voter unhappiness with President Trump to electoral victory, took his oath of office with a pledge to make politics less toxic and more productive. Speaking to a crowd gathered Saturday in dreary, cold weather on the south portico of the state Capitol, Gov. Ralph ...
Yet the politics remain as rancorous as ever. The federal government unveiled its National Energy Guarantee in November, after Chief scientist Alan Finkel's Clean Energy Target proved too rich for some in the Coalition. Just before Christmas, the long-awaited climate policy review was released, and ...
An 'African Gang Crisis' In Melbourne Is Roiling Australian politics. Federal politicians express outrage, but state government and police say the crime fears have been overblown. By Josh Butler. Jason Reed / Reuters. government officials have said gang crime in Melbourne is keeping people from going ...
We'll discuss the role of twitter in current day politics and how it is changing political discourse and impacting social movements. Guests: Judith E. Rosenbaum, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Maine. Author of Constructing Digital cultures - Tweets, ...
One of the most pleasant persons I have ever known in politics, Enid could disarm anyone with her ready smile and her quiet, amiable demeanour, but she could be just as stern and serious, especially as it related to her principles, to political matters, and the welfare of her constituents. She possessed a ...
Despite its appeal, there are multiple problems with the politics of nostalgia. Its proponents hold up a mythologized past, ignoring the downsides that exist in any period of history and whitewashing the reality that some groups in society often benefited at the expense of others. Furthermore, a society that ...
In 1970, Linwood Holton, on becoming Virginia's first Republican governor of the 20th century, implored the state to move beyond the racial tension that had shaped its politics, to judge its citizens -- black and white -- on their character and ability. Holton, now 94 and largely estranged from the GOP, was ...
Bragdon, who attended Emerge Maine leadership training for Democratic women, said she always wanted to get involved in politics, but wasn't sure when it would happen. The election of President Trump in 2016 has changed that, she said. "Honestly, I didn't plan to run this early in my life," said Bragdon, ...
Yet even as the storms change, the politics around disaster recovery remain entirely predictable. Granted, Congress is weighing its third recovery bill in the last year, and we need to take a hard look at a system clearly unfit for the current circumstances. However, those affected in each of these disasters will ...
Partly because of idealism, if not denialism, and partly because of the flaws of its leaders, the ANC spends a lot of time trying to convince the voter that it's not about the individual leader, but about the ANC and its policies. This is not unique to the ANC, but it usually takes a rude awakening for parties to ...
This is not "politics." politics is the debate of honest ideas and philosophies regarding governing. Racism is the belief that one race is superior to another. Stating, as our president has, that blonde-haired, blue-eyed Norwegians are immigrants favored over those of a darker hue who hail from African nations ...
"I have no doubt that for PiS one of the goals is to 'free' Polish politics from the burden of the EU," Tusk said. Poland faces growing pressure from the European Commission over worries that the country is backsliding on its commitment to democracy. The Commission last month took the unprecedented step ...
There are two elements to the politics of racism. The first element is an attack on individuals, groups or nations for reasons rooted in their race. The second element is an appeal to white voters in order to win their support by attacking those the practitioner of racist politics, in this case Trump, believes they ...
Ever since the revolution of 1979, when the Shah's Westernised regime was crushed in a popular uprising, Iran has been ruled - some would say hijacked - by religious hierarchy in which the Ayatollah has ultimate power, and anti-Islamic politics is not permitted. Thirty years on, Ian's political structure is a ...
There are two kinds of policy stories these days: the ones that are driven by Donald Trump's unusual characteristics as a public figure and party leader, and the ones that are driven by the broadly shared ideological commitments of the contemporary conservative movement. This week saw both trends in ...
What happened this week (in anything but politics). By Ana Johnson, CNN. Updated 1:15 PM ET, Fri January 12, 2018. (CNN) A heavy crown. A jewelry heist. And the richest man in the world. Here's this week's politics-free side of the news.
(CNN) Minutes after House Republicans led the way in voting to reauthorize a controversial government spying program, Kentucky Republican Rand Paul pledged to oppose the bill in the Senate. Fifteen minutes later, Democrat Ron Wyden, one of Paul's most liberal colleagues, promised to do the same.
Donald Trump reacted angrily to a fly-on-the-wall account of his first nine months in the White House. The president's lawyers tried, but failed, to stop publication of "Fire and Fury" (the book submits that some of Mr Trump's aides question his mental capacity). Stephen Bannon, Mr Trump's former right-hand ...
WELLESLEY -- The old guard of Massachusetts politics came out in full force to pay their respects to former state treasurer Robert Q. Crane, who died Friday at 91. Politicians and power brokers gathered at St. Paul Church in Wellesley Tuesday morning and paid a rousing tribute to the longest-serving ...
'Roseanne' Reboot Shows A Family 'That Is Divided By politics'. Roseanne is now a grandmother who voted for Trump and at times clashes with family members and friends with opposing views.



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