Category Archives: Elections

Anti-German election campaign in Italy

Finally I know what it feels like to be part of a group of foreigners used as scapegoats in an election campaign. It feels weird. Despite being aware that they are not targeted against me personally, I always feel affected by … Continue reading

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There are more important things than territorial integrity

Democracy and self-determination are great. But nobody should believe that a referendum hastily pulled out of a hat, with limited choices and without a proper prior public debate about the question posed at the polls is a good example of direct … Continue reading

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MA Dissertation on Prisoner Disenfranchisement

Don’t worry, I don’t expect anyone to read this. But for the record and maybe for future reference of some other students working on the same subject, here is my dissertation with a critical look on the political philosophy of … Continue reading

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Islam is a Country and Jews follow Jesus Christ

The Republican Party in the USA used to have the monopoly for providing us with funny people during otherwise dry election campaigns, but now One Nation in Australia is filling the void in a year in which there is no … Continue reading

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If you elect a woman as President…

If you elect a woman as President, she will turn the Presidential palace into a kitschy Cinderella castle. (photographed in Vilnius, Lithuania on 7 December 2012)

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Republicans are much funnier

Democrats have won the Presidential election as well as more Senate races, but Republicans have introduced much more humour into this election cycle. Let us not forget the Republicans who made us laugh in 2012. But let’s also not forget … Continue reading

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Did you notice the Irony? (# 3)

Mitt Romney: “Government does not create jobs.”  Mitt Romney, a bit later: “As President, I will create 12 million new jobs.” Luckily, you and others noticed this irony before election day. Dystopian horror stories will be written about what might … Continue reading

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Did you notice the Irony? (# 2)

Recently, on a blog I sometimes visit although I disagree with its content more often than not, the question was posed if the USA are becoming “fascist” or if they would have become fascist under a President Romney. The first … Continue reading

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After Obama’s re-election, what is next for Iran?

Last night’s re-election of President Barack Obama as well as the Senate elections and the ballot measures will alter the political landscape in the US more than the 2008 election did, but the rest of the world has mainly been … Continue reading

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Six Billion Dollars

Q: What do you get for spending 6 billion $ on an election campaign in the US? A: You maintain the status quo. The President is re-elected, the House of Representatives remains Republican and Democrats maintain their majority in the … Continue reading

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