Submitted by NAD on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 14:04
First, let's agree that scapegoating is older than the nation itself. That said, in politics, these tactics don't always work (see: prop 187 and California's Democratic majority). Every election season comes up with racial dog whistles that a candidate hopes will move votes. What's new is who is being targeted.
Submitted by NAD on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 11:43
Tomorrow the second big race of the 2012 election will be underway, and pundits say it could be decisive in picking a GOP nominee. But they're always saying a certain race is decisive. How else will they get you to tune in? Elections are a full employment program for political journalists.
Submitted by NAD on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 12:38
Kim Jong-Il's death on Sunday has shifted the global focus to his youngest son Kim Jong-Un, whom many believe will rule briefly until a non-family member is democratically elected.North Korea's 24 million people are said to be rallying round Kim Jong-Un, according to the Korean Central News Agency: "At the leadership of comrade Kim Jong-Un, we have to change sadness to strength and cour