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Why we should keep the cult of youth out of politics

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 06 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, politics, youth
Only someone at home with the humdrum of life is qualified for political activity.

Will the rise of Big Data be the death of politics?

Denyse O'Leary | 27 Jul 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: government intervention, Internet security, politics

Parenting as a political activity

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 14 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: parenting, politics, virtue
Society needs virtuous people more than it needs laws.

Why do we bother to vote?

John Armstrong | 06 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, democracy, politics
As Australians queue up to cast their votes in a Federal election, it's time to pose the timeless question.

Mandate of the People

Tom Odhiambo | 01 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, entrepreneurship, Kenya, politics, poverty
Politics can be dirty, but it will be cleaner if decent people get involved.

The inability to truly debate

Katie Hinderer | 13 November 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: debates, politics, presidential candidates

Ignorance: innocent or inexcusable

Katie Hinderer | 28 September 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: ignorance, politics, research

Yes, Boris, it’s you

Joanna Bogle | 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Britain, Olympics, politics
If these the times, then this must be the man, what?

What can a brain scan tell us about ourselves?

Denyse O'Leary | 28 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: politics, science
Can brain scans detect whether we lean politically to the left or to the right?

The politics of clothing choices

Katie Hinderer | 16 May 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: fashion, first lady, politics

Does the appearance of a politial candidate matter?

Katie Hinderer | 25 October 2011 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: attire, clothing, politics, presidential candidates, presidential election campaign

The religious atheist

Zac Alstin | 30 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: new atheists, politics, religion
The anti-religious atheist is the inspired prophet of a new religious movement.

Tony Blair’s journey to power

Gerry Hassan | 07 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: politics, Tony Blair, UK
Is this doorstop of a book a record of a journey from principle to pragmatism?

The ‘real’ reason Bayh is leaving

Sheila Liaugminas | 18 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, Evan Bayh, politics, Washington
Actually, Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh made it perfectly and startlingly clear why he’s leaving Congress in the press conference he gave when he dropped that bombshell announcement. Washington is a mess, it’s broken, mired in partisan political bickering, and nothing’s getting done for the people. In fact, the business of running the nation’s affairs is just one more business that’s gone bankrupt.

‘Political street-fighting’

Sheila Liaugminas | 15 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, Congress, elections, politics

Last week, President Obama angrily alleged that Republicans (though some of that bloc were conservative Democrats) were holding up confirmations on a bundle of his nominees to various posts, so he threated to make recess appointments if necessary. Within about a day he got his way and backed off, satisfied with the power of the threat.

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