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Video: The strangest places to vote in America, Notebook

Video: The strangest places to vote in America

A cemetery in San Francisco, a laundrette and Venice Beach in California are just some of the places that were used a polling stations for last night’s US election which saw Barack Obama win a second term in office.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 7 November 2012 at 12:09 pm

Must watch: Chris Rock’s message to voters, Notebook

Must watch: Chris Rock’s message to voters

Decision day has finally arrived for Americans, and Chris Rock has a controversial take on the country’s first ever black president.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 6 November 2012 at 11:20 am

Speaking up for Romney: Why Eastwood’s speech was not the disaster it seemed, Notebook

Speaking up for Romney: Why Eastwood’s speech was not the disaster it seemed

The online community has greeted Clint Eastwood’s
speech at the Republican National Convention with derision. A closer
look suggests that view may overlook its appeal to a Republican
audience, and Mitt Romney’s desire to give a fuller right-wing
identity to his campaign.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 3 September 2012 at 1:35 pm

How Romney might win, Eagle Eye

How Romney might win

If you are interested in American politics, then this account of Karl Rove, Republican strategist, addressing a breakfast meeting of some very rich people on the last day of the convention really is worth reading. Rove does not say anything surprising, unless you find it surprising that George W Bush’s successful adviser thinks that elections [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 1 September 2012 at 1:10 pm

Clint Eastwood, Transfer Deadline Day, #R1Cheryl, Notebook

Clint Eastwood, Transfer Deadline Day, #R1Cheryl

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Friday, 31 August 2012 at 10:43 am

Do as I say, not as I do: the ‘Big Society’ is a sham, Notebook

Do as I say, not as I do: the ‘Big Society’ is a sham

On both sides of the Atlantic politicians want to see the state cut back and society take over its responsibilities. And right wing politicians hope that charities and volunteers will fill the gap left by a diminishing government.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 29 August 2012 at 2:25 pm

Voters are ready to discuss climate change, but are the candidates talking?, Notebook

Voters are ready to discuss climate change, but are the candidates talking?

You’d be forgiven for believing that American voters don’t care about climate change. After all, studies have suggested that reducing carbon emissions ranks at the bottom of the public’s priorities: who has time to deal with a future catastrophe when the Pentagon needs planes, ASAP?

By | Notebook, Opinion, The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 22 August 2012 at 2:00 am

1998 redux: Romney channels spirit of Gingrich with Ryan but loses election, Opinion

1998 redux: Romney channels spirit of Gingrich with Ryan but loses election

Fictional White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lynam was fond of a poll that showed that 68% of Americans thought foreign aid spending was too high, while only 59% believed it should be cut.

By | Opinion, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 16 August 2012 at 11:43 am

Romney and Ryan: Can money buy any office?, Notebook

Romney and Ryan: Can money buy any office?

Why Romney picked Ryan was the question observers of the American political scene have been asking ever since Willard Mitt Romney became the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States.

By | Notebook, Opinion, The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 14 August 2012 at 9:45 am

Obama’s legacy doesn’t live up to the terms of his Nobel Prize, Notebook

Obama’s legacy doesn’t live up to the terms of his Nobel Prize

As Obama nears the end of his first term as President, Chris Pleasance says he has done little to live up to the terms of the Nobel Peace Prize. Instead, his is a legacy of continued war, questionable drone strikes and pandering to hawkish neocons.

By | Notebook, Opinion, The Foreign Desk, iPolitics | Monday, 11 June 2012 at 4:03 am

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