Tagged: politics

Upside of Afghan Elections

Upside of Afghan Elections

Cross-posted on Americablog.com: There is a term that is often thrown around in reference to how elections, in any nation around the world, should ideally be conducted: “free and fair”. When much of the world is watching an election and...

Portugal’s Alternative Energy Revolution

Portugal’s Alternative Energy Revolution

It isn’t hard to find things that don’t work correctly in Portugal.  It also isn’t hard to find people who will go on and on about how the prime minister is a bum and a crook. Indeed Portugal has plenty...

ctrp345 Cyber Armageddon and Other Myths

ctrp345 Cyber Armageddon and Other Myths

MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL There is no shortage of poorly written stories scattered throughout the internet, about cyber attacks leading to near apocalyptic situations involving power stations or other key infrastructure sites. And for every story, there is someone...
 

ctrp342 Elected and Still Waiting

ctrp342 Elected and Still Waiting

MP3 Audio [29 MB]DownloadShow URL Amelia Andersdotter was elected to European Parliament in 2009. More than 6 months since the elections, she finds herself living in Brussels but still not allowed to do her job.  How can an elected member...
 

Dutch Municipal Elections Article

Dutch Municipal Elections Article

The following is an excerpt from a piece I wrote this past week for the Guardian CiF, to read the full text, click the link below: The media have recycled the same headlines following Dutch elections for about a decade...

ctrp323 Other than that Mrs. Lincoln…

ctrp323 Other than that Mrs. Lincoln…

MP3 Audio [24 MB]DownloadShow URL John Aravosis is annoyed. For him and millions of Obama supporters who believed in the campaign that swept the current president into office, there is a great feeling of disgust with what has happened over...