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