Category Archives: Elections

Ed Miliband presents new Labour leader

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Sad Things (13) Postcard from Viktor Orbán

Returning from a two-week holiday, I was excited to open my mailbox as soon as I came home. I expected parcels, fan mail, magazines and postcards from around the world. You can imagine my disappointment when, upon my return from the Balkans … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the Romanian Presidential Election 2014

Yesterday, we had the second round of Presidential elections here in Romania. When the exit polls put the two remaining candidates, Victor Ponta (currently the Prime Minister) and Klaus Iohannis (currently the mayor of Sibiu), neck-to-neck, it started to become an … Continue reading

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Frugality is a Virtue

I am a very stingy person. I wear my father’s old shirts. I wear shoes with holes. I don’t have a car. I walk in the rain to save the bus fare. I never buy anything new if the old … Continue reading

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Brazil, a Paradise for the Left?

Brazil will hold the first round of a presidential election tomorrow. The candidates with the best prospects of advancing to the second round are incumbent Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party, Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party and Aécio Neves of the … Continue reading

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The Gun Culture of America

How prevalent is the gun culture in the USA? Even congressional districts are drawn in the shape of guns:

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Two Comedians in Parliament

No surprise that the Five-Star Movement (Movimento Cinque Stelle) from Italy and the UK Independence Party are getting together for an alliance in the newly elected European Parliament. After all, they are both led by comedians: Although Beppe Grillo is … Continue reading

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