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Tag Archive for Politics
Check out the sass on that… Read more
Hint: There’s still not very many women. Read more
Yvette Cooper will warn the Labour Party that online abuse directed at women is putting off women from joining the party. Read more
He’s only gone and taken up politics… Read more
The right-wing extremist will study Political Science Read more
The party had claimed in court in Prague that the figures were similar to other toys, not just Lego. Read more
In a nutshell: everyone is losing it and we’re all doomed. Read more
What, you thought people were going to be taking politics seriously this year? Read more
Tributes to the Former chancellor were led by colleagues, new and old, who described him as honest and humble. Read more
Mojitos, security procedures, family politics and supermodels – and that’s only one week in British politics Read more
The PS Vita gets an enhanced port of the acclaimed Disgaea 4, but does the funny script help to overcome the very familiar gameplay? Read more
Since last week’s episode of Jonathan Creek, Jonathan and Polly have been busy settling into village life, getting involved in parish politics and seemingly never actually going to work. Read more
Does The Mistress Contract represent true female liberation or prostitution gussied up with intellectual posturing? Read more
Nationalists who seek to divide Scots depending on their voting intentions in next year’s independence referendum are on ‘dangerous territory’, according to the Scottish secretary Read more
They’re often the targets of public ridicule and anger, but MPs appear to have found one place where their popularity is increasing – Twitter.
Family man Nick Clegg made a pitch for the female vote by insisting he cares more about his wife and children than his political career.
Britain accused of ‘valuing politics over justice’ as Alexander Litvinenko inquest set to be scrapped
The British government has been accused of valuing its relationship with the Russia over the need for justice after it emerged an inquest into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko is set to be scrapped.
“The heart of the uprising,” “The symbol of a divided nation,” “the neo-cons’ worst nightmare”… These are just a few of several descriptions from over the last few weeks that have been used to frame Tahrir Square. Alongside the hundreds of media reporters and news correspondents, culture writers also jumped on the coverage bandwagon and began to ponder the role that the events would play in shaping the practices of Egypt’s contemporary artists. With a self-proclaimed expertise on all things Egyptian that would make the likes of New York Times’s Thomas Friedman seem humble, these cultural pundits sounded more like political analysts than art critics as they clashed and concurred on the state and fate of the arts in Egypt Read more
Because I am an evangelical Christian and the root of the word “evangelical” is found in the opening statement of Jesus in Luke 4, where Christ says he has come to bring “good news (the ‘evangel’) to the poor.” So to be an evangelical Christian is to try and bring good news to poor people.
Because some very bad news is happening to the poorest and most vulnerable people in Washington’s battle over the budget — both those at home and around the world.
Because budgets are moral documents — they reveal our priorities, who and what is important, and who and what are not. To address excessive deficits is also a moral issue — preventing our children and grandchildren from having crushing debt. But how you reduce a deficit is also a moral issue. We should reduce the deficit, but not at the expense of our poorest people.
Because it is simply wrong — morally and religiously — to focus our budget cuts on the people who are already hurting, and make them hurt more Read more
In a somewhat surprising result, the heavily-advertised action-fantasy Sucker Punch (teaser/trailer) did not top the box office this weekend, losing a close race to the lower-profile but popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was number one for the weekend, with $24.4 million. The second film in the series comes just over a year after 20th Century Fox released the premiere entry (titled simply Diary of a Wimpy Kid) took the number-two slot with $22 million. With no massive Alice in Wonderland standing it is way this time, the further adventures of Zachery Gordon promoted itself to the top slot Read more
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar yesterday announced an enormous expansion in coal-mining that dwarfs the Obama administration’s clean energy initiatives — suggesting that President Obama’s response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster increasingly involves doubling down on other forms of dirty, unsafe energy.
A statement from Wild Earth Guardians, Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife put the announcement in perspective:
In other words, despite his administration’s rhetorical embrace of clean energy, when push comes to shove, Obama is effectively using modest wind and solar investments as cover for a broader embrace of dirty fuels. It’s the same strategy BP, Chevron, and other major polluters use: tout modest environmental investments in multimillion dollar PR campaigns, while putting the real money into fossil fuel development.
President Obama seems to be rushing to make this embrace even tighter: in the last week, the administration announced four new permits for deepwater offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico — the same type of exploration that led to the BP oil spill disaster – even as a huge new oil sheen covers the Gulf of Mexico and inundates Louisiana beaches Read more