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Op-Ed: Americans are not sheep, so quit acting like them

Coming from a family where knowledge and education was given a high priority, and opinions were respected, even if we didn't agree with them, it has become clear to me that people in the U.S. and other countries, too, are being fed a bunch of falsehoods.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Weight bias discovered in U.S. elections

Overweight political candidates in the U.S. tend to receive fewer votes than their thinner opponents, according to new research. Also, heavier men don't face discrimination unlike slightly overweight women.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Don't trust preachers, politicians or businesspeople

Preachers, politicians and businesspeople run the world. Given the past and present state of world affairs, it is fair to say that these people should not be trusted with this much power.
In the Media by Michael Terron

Op-Ed: Pamela Wallin, Mike Duffy are two peas in a cheater's pod

Senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin each cheated the Canadian taxpayer. That may only be alleged right now but that will change in due time. But neither is willing to fess up and each has gone on attack to take the heat off themselves.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Op-Ed: The debt ceiling from a scientist's point of view

Washington - Scientists work with numbers a lot. Counting, weighing, percentages, etc. And as a scientist, I would say for the most part, we are good with numbers.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 4 comments

Op-Ed: House of Cards Review

Having watched all thirteen episodes of Netflix's 'House of Cards' in one weekend, I was thoroughly impressed with this near-perfect political drama.
In the Media by Lewis McCathie - 2 comments

Website follows politicians and celebrities wanting pot legalized Special

San Francisco - A new website is allowing people who visit it to see just how mainstream the longing for marijuana law reform has become. MarijuanaMajority.com is a site where quotes from prominent people from all walks of life share their thoughts on legalizing pot.
Digital Journal Report by Abigail Prendergast - 3 comments

Chinese politicians caught with their pants down in orgy scandal

A sex scandal is raging in Chinese politics after photos of an orgy went viral on Chinese social media websites with allegations that the men at the centre of the sexcapades are government officials.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Our world depends on American heroes

Baker City - I think an American hero means different things to millions of people around the world who depend upon the United States to help aid them or install freedom and democracy in their country.
In the Media by Scott Ungerecht - 4 comments

Microsoft & Yahoo selling personal info for political gain

Just when you thought that internet privacy was already at its worst, along comes Microsoft and Yahoo, selling your information to politicians for campaign targeting gains.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Chilean public opinion evaluates politicians at all-time low

Santiago - Adimark-GfK, Chile’s leading Market Research and Public Opinion Company, released this morning the results of the April 2012 survey evaluating the performance of Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera, his government and the political institutions.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

Canadian politicians take to the stage at FemCab Special

Toronto - Toronto's Harbourfront Centre hosted FemCab2012, an annual celebration of International Women's Day bringing five minute pieces by local feminists presented in a cabaret format.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Nik Rabinowitz & Tats Nkonzo — yin and yang of S. African comedy

Cape Town - Comedy duo Nik Rabinowitz and Tats Nkonzo take to the stage at Cape Town's Baxter Theatre. One Jewish white, one black, they mix their risque humour well, stirring up stereotypes and stigmas of South Africa's racist past.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: In times of natural disaster, why do politicians lie?

Bangkok - In times of natural disasters why can't our politicians be straightforward and tell us the truth? Why do they tell us one thing and end up doing another?
In the Media by D Scott Rosenberg - 5 comments

Huckabee out of 2012 presidential race, loves work at Fox News

Washington - Calling pundits and politicians “amusing if not amazing,” one-time presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Gov Mike Huckabee announced on Saturday he will not seek the Republican nomination for president, narrowing the GOP presidential field by one.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Portugal, how long before the bailout?

After trying to get the fourth austerity bill through. It proved one too many for the opposition politicians in Portugal.
In the Media by Donna Murphy

Op-Ed: Political slurs that cross the line

Australian politics turned nasty today with Prime Minister Julia Gillard compared to the Libyan dictator Moamer Gaddafi.
In the Media by Kimberley Pollock - 2 comments

Op-Ed: How to get rid of the most useless people on Earth — Politicians

What is politics? It’s the art of dividing societies, effectively turning them against each other. Like religion, it’s based on groups differentiated from the community. “Social leadership by committee” at best, raving genocidal madness at worst.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 10 comments

A Valentine asking your politicans to love the planet Special

Policy makers in the US will be receiving Valentine’s cards asking them to love the planet. Interfaith Power and Light, an organisation that harnesses faith in the fight against climate change is asking congregations to mail senators a Valentine.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The Western world and the common thread

Why are we witnessing such striking similarities in the way Western citizens see their countries and their problems as well as who is responsible for them, despite the fact that each country is different in many ways? Is there a common thread?
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 14 comments

Poll: Bill Clinton is America's favorite politician

Years after he left the Oval Office, former President Bill Clinton is enjoying huge popularity numbers, according to a new poll.
In the Media by Oliver VanDervoort - 1 comment

Gore allegedly demanded sexual favors

Reports have surfaced that former Vice President Al Gore allegedly demanded sexual favors from a massage therapist in Portland, Oregon.
In the Media by Michael Bearak - 8 comments

Veteran motorcyclists stop in West Virginia town Special

Hurricane - Hundreds of people lined the streets in Hurricane, West Virginia, in support of veteran motorcyclists who made an overnight stop in this town to accept the hospitality offered on their way to Washington to promote awareness for all veterans.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman

Op-Ed: The public and politicians - same event, different perspective

Surrey - It may seem that people and politicians have their own different point of view on the same event they attend (or not) at the same time. Why do these two things differ so much?
In the Media by Joseph Boltrukiewicz - 6 comments

21 politicians and journalists shot dead in Philippines

A group of 21 politicians and journalists who were kidnapped in the Philippines on Monday morning have been found dead say the army.
In the Media by Gemma Fox

Ban Those Tweeting Politicians, Says Canadian MP Special

Canadian Member of Parliament Charlie Angus wants to help politicians to avoid "looking like idiots." He believes that MPs should be banned from Twitter.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Is Britain facing a summer of rage?

With the recession biting, laws against protest and disquieting rumours in blogland, is Britain facing a summer of rage to rival the running battles of the miners' strike?
In the Media by J Pallister - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The 'No Shame Culture' of America

Taking blame and saying “I'm sorry, I did it, I'm to blame” doesn't seem to be the rule for behavior these days. In fact people just shift blame or talk in neutral tones. But where is responsibility in a “no shame” culture?
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 8 comments

NY Rep. Gillibrand Replaces Sen. Clinton -- At What Cost?

Who would have thought? Even though Governor Paterson called his choice to replace Sen. Clinton, Rep. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, “an extraordinary New Yorker", he found himself apologizing for the process in which he picked her.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 1 comment

Sociologists: U.S. Poverty Planned by Capitalists, Politicians

To analyze, in depth, the philosophy and ideology that created U.S. society reveals truths lurking in shadows of darkness. Research by sociologists reveal U.S. poverty planned, created, then, nurtured by capitalists/politicians--a desperate work force.
In the Media by David A. Boyington - 2 comments
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