Tagged: politics

Dutch Parties Shrinking

Dutch Parties Shrinking

I’m fascinated by associations, groups, unions, fanclubs… well maybe not fanclubs.  But if there is a group of people dedicated to something, and they have meetings and membership cards, I’m interested in learning about them.  And it is even more...

bm234 Kasparov and The Other Russia

bm234 Kasparov and The Other Russia

MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL Gary Kasparov is known for being a chess master. Now he is challenging the president of Russia for control of the country, calling it a battle to bring democracy back to the nation.  With the...
 

Dishwasher Pete and Personal Politics

Dishwasher Pete and Personal Politics

Last night was one of those classic Amsterdam nights that involved a whole lot of things to do, places to be, and people to spend time with. The kind of night that helps to remind oneself why oneself lives in...

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,...

Don’t Use Their Words

Don’t Use Their Words

Just because the white house uses a word to describe something does not mean it is true. Just because the white house says something is so, does not mean we should all run around repeating it as if it makes...

Hard to Defend

Hard to Defend

Greetings once again from the drivers seat of this car somewhere in Portugal. Briefly, as my hands are cramping up and I predict the neighbors will call the cops or sic the dogs on me… I have spent a decent...