Tagged: democracy

Inviting Friends in Pakistan

Inviting Friends in Pakistan

Upon arrival in Brussels today I was pleased to receive an email from the Pakistani blog community I had written to, requesting their participation in an upcoming podcast about what people are writing about during this “state of emergency.” Throughout...

bmtv59 Majority Rule

bmtv59 Majority Rule

In Federalist Paper Number 10, James Madison warned of the dangers posed by majority rule or small groups of people being able to control a nation. On today’s internet we are once again faced with the tyranny of the majority...

A Minnesota Confrontation

A Minnesota Confrontation

I’m a longtime subscriber to Minnesota Stories, one of those special video blogs out there that puts out regular and diverse content. Often I don’t have much to say about it, as it can be artistic, funny, or just food...

Media Should Not Be Business

Media Should Not Be Business

Capitalism, at least the version that is commonly practiced in this era that we currently live in, has a long list of terrible drawbacks. The one I was thinking most about this evening, as I cruised the canals of Amsterdam,...

85% Voter Turnout

85% Voter Turnout

Greetings from an almost secret location in Belgium where I’ll be stationed for a few days. Coincidentally, just close enough to France so that everyone is this area is clinging to the French election results, and for the most part,...

bm199 What these Elections Will Do To France

bm199 What these Elections Will Do To France

MP3 Audio [19 MB]DownloadShow URL Media coverage of the French elections has spiraled into the typical who looks tougher who will lose reporting, as is the norm for mainstream media today. But there are real policies that will harm or...