It’s Not About Politics. Or Is It?

It’s Not About Politics.  Or Is It?

The Angle: 55 Percent Pure Edition

The political context for these games is unusually high stakes and stressful. Compensating: Trump's wish to stage a big military parade only makes him look insecure and weak, Franz Stefan-Gady thinks. Bo-ring: The news that the creators of Game of Thrones got picked to handle new installments of ...

Editorial: Virginia shows the changing politics of solar

The website Politico recently published a lengthy story on the changing politics of renewables that was headlined “Trump's failing war on green power: Wind and solar energy may have come too far for even a pro-fossil-fuel administration to stuff back into the barrel.” The story was keyed to the tariffs that ...

In Nigerian 'Cash-and-Carry' Politics, Ambition Is Only Constant

It's an illustration of the state of Nigerian politics, where parties are merely a means to power and wealth, with actors propelled neither by ideology nor principle. Known locally as “cash-and-carry politics,” success is often measured by gaining access to the treasury and dispensing patronage. Fueled by ...

Analysis: Military parade a political tug of war?

Loyalty, duty, respect, honor, integrity, personal courage, and selfless service. Those are the seven core values every U.S. Army recruit is taught in basic training. Selfless service is defined as doing your duty “without thought of recognition or gain.” It is why so many members of the military I have met ...

Ministers condemned for leaving City in 'chronic state of uncertainty' over Brexit - Politics live

The MPs said they will attempt to introduce legislation to legalise abortion in Northern Irish hospitals if local politicians fail to reach an agreement at the talks aimed at restoring devolved power sharing government. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where the 1967 Abortion Act does not apply.

2018 Winter Olympics set to begin against the backdrop of warm words and cold politics

Mega sporting events are always heavily infused with politics, but the impending Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have almost been buried in a geopolitical avalanche. Global tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs were suddenly complicated by its belated decision to ...

Italian Politics Takes a Worrisome Turn on Race

A month before its general elections, Italy's attention has turned to the poisonous issue of immigration. Eyeing electoral opportunity, right-of-center politicians are fanning the flames of racism. A deplorable tactic, it goes without saying -- but Italy's partners in the European Union aren't blameless.

Ozarks Tonight: Teens and Politics

For this edition of Ozarks Tonight I'm joined by two young men embodying the idealism of youth, friends both 18 years of age who ended up on different sides of the political aisle. First, we have Sam Smith who is the chair of High School Democrats of Missouri and his friend Will Shafer. And Will has ...

Democrats cry politics, obstruction over Senate GenX plan

Since then GenX has been a political football for the House, the Senate and for Cooper's administration. In August Cooper requested more money for DEQ and the state's Department of Health and Human Services than either the House or the Senate were willing to approve. The administration, joined ...

Why the Olympics have always been a better stage for politics than sport

So far, however, a thawing of tensions between North Korea and South Korea as a result of the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang—exemplified by their marching together under a common flag during the opening ceremony—has been the big political story surrounding these Games.

Olympic Games: the painful legacy of politics vs. sport

North Korea's decision to send athletes to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics has put politics at the forefront of the Games. Is the move a step toward unification or a bid to create tension between South Korea and the US? The debate is likely to continue long after the opening ceremonies on Friday, but it ...

'Veep,' 'Good Fight,' 'Madam Secretary' Bosses on the Importance of Aspiration in Political Shows

Just as the state of politics has changed in the real world recently, the state of politics on television has had to adjust as well. “This show was aspirational,” director Thomas Schlamme said of “The West Wing” at a Television Academy panel about “Penning Pennsylvania Avenue” in Los Angeles on ...

'Celebrity Big Brother' recap: Omarosa talks about her brush with politics in premiere

Spoiler alert: This story contains significant details from Wednesday's episode of CBS's Celebrity Big Brother. Just a week after her casting raised eyebrows, Omarosa Manigault Newman has moved into her new home on Big Brother: Celebrity Edition — and folks, she's not messing around. Clad in a ...

Winter Olympics Kick Off in Korea Amid Political Tensions

A day before the official Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, the first sporting action from PyeongChang, South Korea is already underway. Political complications, currently in abeyance, could resurface at any moment. With a bulging roster of events, organizers have scheduled events ...

Ending NAFTA Would Be Bad Politics And Bad For Americans: Trudeau

During a question-and-answer session with students at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, Trudeau talked about the trade deal Canada has signed with Pacific Rim countries that don't include the United States. That kind of talk will get more attention from the anti-trade crowd, Maisch said.

Who Needs Economic Freedom When You Can Vote?

In this clip, Professor Jason Brennan explains why economic freedoms should matter as much as political freedoms. While democratic participation is important, giving someone the right to vote is not the same thing as giving someone control over his or her life. In the absence of constitutional limitations that preserve large spheres of economic liberty, collective decisions can lead to losses of autonomy. Professor Brennan points out that economic freedom is about more than just dollars and cents; it’s about providing individuals with the autonomy to “lead the lives that they regard as authentically theirs.” Decisions about careers, spending habits, and financial plans belong in an extensive sphere of liberty that allows individuals to shape their lives according to their own values and goals.

It’s Not About Politics. Or Is It?


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