Archive for March, 2011

The Politics Of Illegal Immigration

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The problem of illegal immigration exists today in large measure because the last two Presidential administrations have not enforced the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which provided for penalties against companies that hire undocumented workers. In 1999, under the Clinton Administration, the U.S. government collected a meager $3.69 million from 890 companies in […]

Politics Inc – Fraud and Deceit

Monday, March 28th, 2011

In 2008 there will be another round of presidential primaries, but with the primaries over a year away there is an almost unknown candidate John Cox of Illinois. John Cox is a businessman, tax attorney, and author. Who at 50, has had two failed attempts at office in Congress in 2000 and in the 2002 […]

It’s Time "to Humanize" Myanmar’s Current Military Junta Government

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

In mid-August 2007, a decision by the government to sharply raise fuel prices led to a new round of street protests. After small demonstrations by students, the situation turned more serious when large numbers of the country’s Buddhist monks, who are widely revered, joined in. To take measures against these civil uprisings, the Military Junta […]

French Politics – The Electoral System

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Penetrating the many layers of mystery surrounding the French political system and presidential elections can at times seem a daunting task for a Brit or an American whose own system is quite different from that of the French. For an American having grown up in a two-party system with party conventions, primary elections and an […]

How long will our democracy last?

Friday, March 18th, 2011

About around the time our country was founded, a person from Great Britain said that a democracy would only last until the people realize they can vote themselves money out of the treasury. Have we reached that point?

Democracy and Mental Health

Monday, March 14th, 2011

As a teenager around year 1976 or 1977, back home in Tehran, I was reading a novel that was about participating events during the Russian revolution. The novel was attention-grabbing and several times I came across the word Democracy. I really did not know the meaning of that word. My curiosity motivated me to look […]

What are your thoughts, The idea of cultural property has become a political trump card?

Friday, March 11th, 2011

What are your thought on regarding this statement? The idea of cultural property has become a political trump card.” from “Antiquities, The World Is Your Homeland” by Edward Rothstein” I understand the need to protect cultural property but utilitizing it as a trump card in the US to gain popular vote is just wrong. Please […]

Literary Censorship And Infringement Of Human Rights – Role Of The Librarian

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

INTRODUCTION In this age of information explosion, the Librarian is supposed to be an opener of blocked pathways in the maze of knowledge, a blazer of trails in the encompassing dark forest of ignorance and a leader in keeping the human mind free. To censor is to act so as to change or suppress speech […]

How to Get Involved in Politics

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Other than obvious things like voting, it is easy to get involved in politics. It can be done in four easy steps right from your home computer. The first step is to get to know you Congressmen in the House of Representatives and contact them; let them know how you feel. Second, you have to […]

Charisma in Politics Is Not Only About Good Looks

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Politicians have always been stereotyped. The image that they present is crucial to winning elections. A politician work schedule is full of debates, heated discussions, and sometimes making unpopular choices. When you think of a politician, a staunch man in a three-piece suit usually is the image that is envisioned. Often, the one thing that […]

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