Blog Posts - American Politics



Great political movies (No46) Recount

Academics and journalists always like to play the game of historical ‘what if?’ What if the South had won the Civil War? What if the Nazis had won WW2? What would have happened if Nixon hadn’t been impeached? One of … Continue reading ...

Quote Of The Day

“I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution.” President Obama March 30, 2007. I remember back in 2008 murmurs surfaced as to whether he was a professor. I don't know since...
by The Commenator on Apr 9, 2012

POTUS v. SCOTUS

Been following the fascinating debate regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare - specifically the 'individual mandate' relating to the 'commerce clause' in the Supreme Court. By all accounts, things didn't go too well for the Feds. In fact, it w...
by The Commenator on Apr 6, 2012

Great political documentaries (No21) Standard Operating Procedure

Standard Operating Procedure was unfairly overlooked when it was originally released. Perhaps this was because America had had enough of analysing its mistakes. Alternatively maybe it was because a documentary on a very similar theme, Taxi to the Dar...

Great political movies (No45) Margin Call

The aftermath of the Vietnam war saw dozens of films attempting to make sense of the conflict. I suspect that in the next decade or so we’ll begin to see just as many movies picking apart the insanity of the … Continue reading →...

Great political movies (No44) JFK

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since JFK was released in 1991. While not the first political movie to deal with conspiracy theories, the Manchurian Candidate and the Parallax View had got there first by several decades, … Continue r...

New Book – ‘The Black Book’ Aims To Restore American Values To American Politics

This statesman believes it’s time to restore American values to American politics. Adlai E. Stevenson III hopes to restore American values to American politics in his [...]...
by How To Learn on Mar 23, 2012

The Robocalls Scandal and Poutine Synchronicity

Operation Thundering Poutine Nearly a year ago, on April 29th, 2011, the National Post ran a story about the then raging Wikileaks scandal and a reported “secret survey” conducted by the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa aimed at finding out more about the...

So Santorum wins…

… two Bible-belt states… and some folks are surprised? Really? On the radio this morning, I hear him say to a crowd after the wins: “The most common thing I have people saying to me is that “I am praying for you”. …...
by Trashy's World on Mar 14, 2012

Social Media And Politics

Social Networking Sites and politics survey from Pew. This caught my eye: "Liberals are the most likely to have taken each of these steps to block, unfriend, or hide. In all, 28% of liberals have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on SNS...
by The Commenator on Mar 13, 2012

Yeah.

And go ahead and Google “Santorum”. But don’t do it if you’re eating. Seriously. Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario...
by Trashy's World on Mar 4, 2012

Speaking Ill Of The Dead

Conservative website have been linking to reactions from liberals following the death of Andrew Breitbart. While it's true some people on various threads and tweets have shown their true colours, I have to say, I'm not too sure conservatives (as Br...
by The Commenator on Mar 3, 2012

Dying Young

I thought Carter dying at  57 was young. 43 is nuts as was the case with Andrew Breitbart. My father-in-law was 72 when he died fter battling prostate cancer for nearly 14 years. Not that old either.
by The Commenator on Mar 1, 2012

Anti-Obama Literature

Anti-Obama books sell. So do many "anti-something" books. What's the point? What if some of these books have valid points to make? Anyway,  we don't see too many anti-Obama movies.
by The Commenator on Feb 26, 2012

I Think I Am Becoming Addicted To Blogging.

Last May I started my first blog, Retired in Malaysia, and had no idea what I was doing. I thought it would be fun, give me something to do with my time and even help me make a little money. I wasn't really gung ho about it, but it was fun designing...
by Steveso Thinks on Feb 25, 2012

We Really are Blind...

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by El Blog de Steve on May 8, 2011

So what exactly is our government getting into?  As if they do not have enough stuff to worry about, now the U.S. Justice Department is asking the NCAA why it doesn't have football playoff. Seriously?  Since when is NCAA football so import...
by El Blog de Steve on May 7, 2011


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