Archive for May, 2011

America’s Edge in the Politics of Global Investing

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Unlike most investment advisors and strategists, I pay a lot of attention to politics, both here in America and in overseas markets. The politics of a country tells me a lot about the probability of long-term economic growth and stability – vital ingredients for successful investing. It also reveals a country’s culture, business climate and […]

How is the Bush goal of promoting democracy around the world going?

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Russia, Venezuela, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Iran . . . Democracy has been slipping. Sure, we are propping up two quasi-democratic regimes in the middle east, but there has been no dramatic swing towards democracy. Neither Palestine, nor Lebanon have made it. The war on terror is often the antithesis of democracy. Unfortunately, this is a not […]

Company Politics and Six Sigma

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

No grouping of human beings is without some amount of politics. Managing deployment of Six Sigma in your organization will unavoidably run into some personal issues and conflict. However, with deft handling of the personal and political issues that come up, along with patience and perseverance, your Six Sigma deployment will not get derailed. Political […]

Africa’s Crisis of Democracy

Friday, May 27th, 2011

KANO, Nigeria, April 22 – Nigeria’s troubled presidential election, which came under fire on Sunday from local and international observers and was rejected by two leading opposition candidates. It represents a significant setback for democracy in sub-Saharan Africa at a time when voters in countries across the continent are becoming more disillusioned with the way […]

Why Some People Don’t Vote

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

In an age where the voice of the people is heard in ways that were unthinkable in previous generations, an age where opinions, ideas, and thoughts can no longer be constrained or held back, an age where an individual can express their voice against the collective majority, in this privileged age of self empowerment there […]

Is likely that Israel will become a theocratic democracy?

Monday, May 16th, 2011

One where the Halakah becomes the law of state and where no law passed by the Knesset can in any way contradict its tenets? Isn’t that what many people see as the final realization of the Zionist Dream? Or do you think that Israel can be a Jewish state composed of Hebrew-speaking Gentiles?music blog

Where can I find top political news stories by date?

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

I need the most popular political news stories of the day archived for the past few months. Is there a site that provides this? Thanks!

Country First

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

During the Republican Convention in St. Paul I sat watching the audience of screaming fans wave, pump and gyrate their McCain/Palin placards. But the signs that really struck me were those with these words “Country First.” Now, on the face of it this sounds like good old American patriotism. We’re all for our country. All […]

Talking Politics With Twin Baby Prophets

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Darling and Delicious, the twin baby prophets of Sarhara and her husband the prophet Johnny Oops, had a secret that they shared. Although they were only three months old, because they had genius genes, they had the minds of grown up women, and they regularly argued over politics telepathically. The trouble is that Darling was […]

What can you do with a Political Science major?

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

I’m thinking about switching my major to Political Science, but I don’t know what kind of career I would need to pursue beyond that. Would I be limited to becoming a lobbyist or a politician or a campaign manager or something along those lines?

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