Sunday, July 22, 2018

Failure To Snub Equals Treason

Summer is political silly season in the United States. There are elections for the House and one-third of the Senate this November, and primaries...

Karnataka’s Electoral Bribery Of Farmers Happens As Predicted

There are various ways one can dress this up. Hard pressed farmers are offered substantial relief from their crushing loan burdens for example. That...

Taxation and the Student Vote

One of the oft-discussed questions of politics is the degree to which people who do not pay tax themselves should be able to vote...

THE METROPOLITANS — Episode 9

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture By Tony Carden Episode Nine   ‘Well, frankly, it could’ve been better.’ ‘Now,...

Why Are Our Countries Led By The Worst People Imaginable?

I am asking this question since the Swedish election is quickly gathering steam and our parties have descended upon our voters like a throng...

THE METROPOLITANS — Episode Six

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture Episode Six Mary sat uncomfortably on the sofa. Why can’t...

Shifting Standards for Acceptable Candidates

In the last week, two things happened in America that remind us of the criteria the public uses to evaluate candidates — namely, none....