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France's rising right-wing National Front party...
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[credit provider=”via The Colbert Report” url=”http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/423505/february-04-2013/sonia-sotomayor”] A lot of Americans think the U.S. Supreme Court’s justices make their decisions based on their own political leanings.However, Justice Antonin Scalia flipped out in September at the notion that the court pays homage to political parties when handing down rulings.
[credit provider=”AP”] When Italians start voting on 24–25 February 2013, they will have no less than 169 parties to choose from, perhaps a few more! One of the parties in the running is the Bunga Bunga Movement.Yesterday, the party logos, actually logos for electoral lists, numbering a grand total of 219, were […]
[credit provider=”statigr.am/kimbo_ks13″ url=”http://statigr.am/p/342773198670355943_21184438″] A study by three scientists in the American Political Science Review finds that voters are not competent at accurately evaluating incumbent performance and are easily swayed by rhetoric, unrelated circumstances and recent events.Gregory Huber, Seth Hill, and Gabriel Lenz constructed a 32-round game where players received payments […]
[credit provider=”flickr/jurvetson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2816735522/”] Party platforms are worthless mounds of drivel that have no impact on what U.S. leaders of either party actually do.Here’s what we wrote on the occasion of the GOP’s platform being the hot topic of discussion among our media elites:
The biggest area of polarization in America right now is not race, class, or gender — it’s politics, according to a new monster report from the Pew Research centre.
States may be divvied up by political leaning – Red vs. Blue – but online bill-pay site Billeo decided to see whether our differences in the polls extend to our shopping habits as well.
Best Opinion: Daily Caller, News-Register, Times-Union
[credit provider=”FinancialTimesVideos | YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n74y3etmxmU”] Today seems to be the day for “process” stories demonstrating how political parties are willing to fight hard.Over at ABC News, Jake Tapper posts a video of his “exclusive look inside the GOP war room.”
The dogged campaign struggle between President Obama and Mitt Romney has descended to actual dog-based political attacks by both camps.
[credit provider=”AP”] The Pirate Parties of Europe may still form a very small part of the political spectrum, but they are an extremely vocal section.Slowly but surely, they seem to be becoming the party to watch in European politics. The German party recently won 7.4 per cent of the votes in […]
Best Opinion: LA Times, U.S. News, Ars Technica …
Republicans have morality upside down. Santorum, Gingrich, and even Romney are barnstorming across the land condemning gay marriage, abortion, out-of-wedlock births, access to contraception, and the wall separating church and state.
[credit provider=”Alina Zienowicz, Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2007_07_16_parlament_europejski_bruksela_26.JPG”] The European Parliament leadership has for the first time agreed to award subsidies to a pan-European coalition of 13 far-right parties, The New Statesman reports.The European Alliance of National Movements (EANM) will receive a subsidy of €289,266 ($382,375), drawn from EU-taxpayer money, from the […]
This year, 2012, is the anniversary of the start of the infamous Mani Pulite corruption scandals and investigations.