2012 US election

2012 US election

The Unintended Reformation
Charles J. Chaput | 16 November 2012
tags: book reviews, Reformation, secularism
The long-term effect of the Reformation was to create "the kingdom of whatever", a world where meaning is self-invented and meaninglessness is the public philosophy.

How Obama won—and what it means for America
Sheila Liaugminas | 08 November 2012
tags: 2012 elections, Barack Obama
A highly disciplined targeted campaign delivered the Presidency to the Democrats again.

Wisdom from Massachusetts
Michael Cook | 08 November 2012
tags: 2016 elections, assisted suicide, Harvard, Massachusetts
The failure of a referendum on assisted suicide shows that "dying with dignity" is not a progressive cause.

The role model
Constance Kong | 08 November 2012
tags: 2012 elections, Barack Obama, China, same-sex marriage
Many Chinese believe that Barack Obama exemplifies the best of the West in culture, compassion and morals.

More caution in foreign policy
George Friedman | 08 November 2012
tags: 2012 elections, foreign policy, Stratfor
We can expect a great deal of unhappiness with the second Obama administration overseas.

It starts tomorrow: names you’ll need to know for 2016
David Malet | 06 November 2012
tags: 2012 elections, 2016 elections, US
Get in there early -- meet the candidates for the world's highest office in 2016.

The audacity of pose
Alma Acevedo | 31 October 2012
tags: Barack Obama, election 2012, rhetoric
Soaring words are for the birds. You campaign with poetry, but you govern with prose.

Is Hurricane Sandy the “October surprise” we’ve been waiting for?
Ed Blakely | 31 October 2012
tags: 2012 elections, Hurricane Sandy
The massive storm is more than just a weather event. It could decide the election.

Where are the “deep divisions”?
George Friedman | 31 October 2012
tags: 2012 elections, voter enthusiasm
Since 1820, American presidential elections have almost always been extremely close.

Who won? Does it really matter?
George Friedman | 24 October 2012
tags: 2012 elections, Stratfor, vilification
What debates show is how candidates perform under pressure. What they actually say matters much less.

Dr Capable or Mr Charm?
Alma Acevedo | 23 October 2012
tags: 2012 elections, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney
Should we like politicians who send the charm meter off the scale, or those who have decency and good judgment?

The US needs to debate targeted killing with drones
Michael Cook | 11 September 2012
tags: 2012 elections, Barack Obama, drones, targeted assassination
Are drones really compatible with "our traditions of rule of law and due process", as President Obama claims?

Those “deeply personal” political decisions
Alma Acevedo | 11 September 2012
tags: 2012 elections, conscience, tolerance
The hoary political cliché “I’m personally opposed, but…” might mean tolerance. More often it means indifference, hesitation, deceit, or cowardice.

Books bashing Beijing lose the plot
Constance Kong | 28 August 2012
tags: book reviews, China, election 2012
You can't solve America's problems by exaggerating China's.

Works, not faith
Carolyn Moynihan | 24 August 2012
tags: Mitt Romney, Mormons, US presidential election
Mitt Romney’s fitness for the presidency should be judged on his policies and record, not on his Mormon beliefs.

Debunking the myth of the self-made man
Zac Alstin | 21 August 2012
tags: 2012 elections, Barack Obama, individualism
There was at least a smidgen of truth in President Obama's insistence that "you didn't build that".

The Gray Lady learns how to genuflect
Matthew Hanley | 16 August 2012
tags: 2012 elections, Catholic Church, New York Times
After years of bishop-bashing, the New York Times is now holding up America's Catholic bishops as experts in justice and compassion. It must be election time.

Chick-Fil-A and the one day that changed the world
Jennifer Roback Morse | 14 August 2012
tags: 2012 elections, Chick-fil-A, same-sex marriage
Fast food activism at its best: the groundswell of support for traditional marriage will embolden people to stand up to bullying by the Thought Police.

Obama devolves
Robert R. Reilly | 11 May 2012
tags: 2012 elections, Barack Obama, same-sex marriage
The President has twisted immutable truths in the Constitution and Christianity into their opposites.

2012, the next upheaval
Martin Shaw | 05 January 2012
tags: international relations
Governments and popular movements will be grappling with the explosive cocktail of global governance, austerity and democracy.

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