Search Results for "Democratic " : 219

by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:42 am / in Issue, Latin America, Main Menu, World

Friending Cuba

…vided place under authoritarian rule highly dependent on tourism and unused to foreign viewpoints, surrounded by democratic neighbors and hosting a pluralistic, dissenting society with an existing democratic tradition and movement. With this in mind, Obama should drop conditionality, immediately open travel to Cuba to all Americans, and offer U.S. access to the Internet free of the caveat that Cuba refrain from attempts to monitor and/or restrict…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:52 am / in Cover Story

Grooming the Globe

by Illustration by Daryl Seitchik One can hardly fail to notice the growing “cornflake-ification” of politics in the midst of the 2012 Republican primaries. Ideology has become irrelevant; the focus is now on personality. A candidate’s hairstyle counts as much as his views on immigration – or on, say, Libya. The voter is the consumer, the candidate the product. Behind this growing business lurk some of the most powerful men of the mod…

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by / on June 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm / in Opinion, World

Egypt’s Military Coup: Take Two

…eful protestors enabled the removal of Mubarak from power, but has been followed by a prolonged false showing of democratic transition that is gradually becoming impossible to reclaim. Skewed Court Decisions Judicial personnel are unabashedly biased against an Islamist-led government. On June 14, the Constitutional Court released two verdicts that greatly altered the track of the democratic transition: the first deemed the parliament that was dem…

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by / on November 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Grand Old Problem

…ly forsake. The GOP cannot give up its conservative base wholesale in the quest for new demographics because the Democratic Party likewise spars for the voters in the middle. To be competitive in our political system, a party has to have a base so firmly entrenched in its own camp that the other side does not even bother trying to sway it. Now of course, such problems for the Republican Party do not mean the Democratic Party can rest on its laure…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:44 am / in Asia, World

Taipei Personalities

…their own government until 1991. Though considered bloody and violent by many critics at the time, this gradual democratic transition established great pride among many Taiwanese citizens. According to the data released by the Central Election Commission, turnout for the 2012 election was 74.28 percent, demonstrating the importance to citizens of the nation’s democratic process. Tsai, in particular, built her political platform around this empha…

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by / on October 1, 2002 at 8:46 am / in Blast from the Past, Interview, New York

All Politics Is Local


by Columbia Political Review: You got a lot of props for brokering Andrew Cuomo’s withdrawal from the Democratic gubernatorial primary and saving face for the Democratic party. What would have happened to New York’s Democratic party if Cuomo had not withdrawn? Congressman Charles Rangel: All I know is that we got the support of the Kennedys, the Clintons, and the Cuomos and we’re moving ahead. We’re moving ahead, we’re closing the gap,…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:06 am / in Issue, Main Menu, Middle East, World

Evolution and Revolution

…benefit all. In fact, as Jean-Pierre Filiu, Gilles Kepel’s Middle East chair at Paris, argues, the success of a democratic alternative undermines any attempts at religious interference in politics. The Arab states may not begin democratic representation tomorrow, but the struggle for democracy, and the neo-Arab unity behind it, warrants the support of the United States, not only to atone for its past sins in supporting a number of dictatorships…

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by / on December 17, 2006 at 9:58 am / in Domestic, Election

Left on Main Street

…ay, the tactic would prove effective after all; reaching out to towns that had been off the map for the national Democratic Party for years invigorated Democratic campaigns across the country. Democrats retook Congress with a gain of six seats in the Senate and thirty in the House, while picking up six governorships. Pundits have seized on these results from all sides, anxious to make sense of this year’s historic political about-face. From Jonah…

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by / on December 2, 2003 at 3:23 pm / in Congress, Domestic, Election

Ready To Serve?

by Art by Dan Touff The comparisons to Pearl Harbor came naturally to most people on September 11th, 2001. Newspapers and politicians immediately pronounced this a new day destined to live in infamy, and a new day of shared sacrifice and heroism. It was likely with the imagery of that earlier day in mind—of Uncle Sam and war bonds and victory gardens and the like—that so many Americans seemed to yearn for a summons to service and nati…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm / in Content, Domestic, Election, Issue

Reading the Tea Leaves

…yet to readopt true conservatism is the large discrepancy between faith in the Republican Party and faith in the Democratic Party. According to a June 2009 Gallup Poll “almost 4 out of 10 (38 percent) Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have an unfavorable opinion of their own party.” When it comes to the percentage of democrats and democratic-leaning independents who disapprove of the Democratic Party, however, the statistic stands a…

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