Politics

What Goes Into Organising a National Election?

Contributed Post Somewhere in the world, national elections are held every year. For most countries, an election comes around every 4 or 5 years, sometimes sooner. It’s the time when power is handed to people, who can then choose who they want to represent them at the highest levels. Of course, democracy is always about debating and deciding which way forward is best for the people of a particular country. But what actually goes into an election? What are the most important pillars of an election? Read on to find out. Each Country Has Its Own Format There are so many different types of government and democracy out there. And if you’re interested in learning more about them, you should do some further research. There…
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EU Stability Issues Raise Concern After Brexit

Contributed Post People in the UK voted out of Europe in a recent referendum that has become the cause of much confusion around the world. Most experts claim the decision came out of fear, and that the British people just wanted to rebel against their government. Whatever the cause behind the vote, one thing is painfully clear; Brexit is having some terrible consequences for other countries inside the EU. At the moment, leaders have no idea how the UK will deal with the situation, and that is raising many stability concerns. Picture What are the reasons for Brexit? As mentioned a moment ago, the reasons for Brexit are somewhat unclear. However, many UK citizens claim they voted to leave Europe for the following benefits: Regaining…
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Electoral Fraud: Boogeyman, or a Genuine Problem?

Contributed Post Wikipedia With so many people unhappy with the way elections have turned out over the past couple of years – including a particular one that occurred sometime in November 2016 – concerns about electoral fraud seem to have become more prevalent in the news and on social media over the past year or so. In fact, many politicians seem to be preemptively complaining about electoral fraud before the elections have even taken place. Still, most of the complaints seem to take place afterwards. Should we simply chalk all of this up to “sore losing”? Are people only crying out “electoral fraud” because they didn’t get the result they wanted? Well, that may very well be the case for many people. But others may…
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Neil Cavuto does not understand Captain America, or America

It’s perhaps unsurprising when a Fox news host misunderstands something simply because it wears red, white, and blue. Last night, Fox News host Neil Cavuto and guests said Wonder Woman had been rendered unpatriotic because her costume in the new movie is red, gold and blue rather than red, white and blue, and that there was “very little reference to America at all” in the movie. Nevermind that Wonder Woman is an Amazonian, not an American — finally, a birth certificate controversy with real meat on its bones! But what struck me were their passing comments about Captain America, long one of my favorite Marvel heroes and a character launched into new levels of amazing thanks to both the work of Ed Brubaker and the…
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Someone shot up my friend’s workplace – and it should scare you as much as it scared him

On Sunday morning, someone took aim at the offices of the Lexington Herald-Leader, a major newspaper in Kentucky, and apparently shot the place up. Several windows were shattered and what appear to be bullet holes were found in other spots on the building, including in some windows on the press room. This was accompanied by a bomb threat at a newspaper processing plant down the road owned by another newspaper. It may have been a random act of violent vandalism, but I’m not so sure. A friend of mind works there. For obvious reasons I won’t name him. He’s shaken. He should be. He’s gotten threatening phone calls before — as a former small town journalist, I can say from experience that irrationally angry readers are…
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