Music Hath Charms To Soothe The Defeated Political Party

While I have the utmost respect for this site’s bipartisanship, readers know my views skew quite left. However, I like to think that humor and music have bipartisan appeal — I grew up in Orange County (the red state in the middle of California… cue rim shot), and even my most rabidly right wing classmates will tell me they enjoy my videos, even if they know I’m totally wrong about everything. Read More Music Hath Charms To Soothe The Defeated Political Party

Election Polling: I’m Not Getting Older – My Hard Drive Is Just Too Full!

Those of us old enough to remember rotary phones, black & white TV, and cars without seatbelts are now at an age when a forgotten name or misplaced car keys can make us worry about age-related memory loss. My response is always to joke about my hard drive being full— it’s not age, it’s data overload. Read More Election Polling: I’m Not Getting Older – My Hard Drive Is Just Too Full!

News in Europe: Election Fallout Edition

Citizens of Europe, I despair of you. Well, some of you. The results of the elections for the European Parliament have not been wholly surprising, but the extent of anti-EU feeling across the continent is disheartening. Let’s have a look. Read More News in Europe: Election Fallout Edition

Why the European Election Matters

Later this week, 508 million Europeans from 28 member states of the EU will be able to vote for their Member of the European Parliament (MEP). I am just one of those people, and most of the technicalities of European politics will probably need to be explained to me again, but here’s why this election matters to me, and why it should matter to others, too. Read More Why the European Election Matters

News in Europe: Austerity Protests, Ukraine Updates + More

Greetings, all. I’m subbing for Karo this week, so we’ve got a mix of links that are right up her usual points of interest, as well as some newsy bits that struck my fancy. Let’s see what’s been going on in Europe this week, shall we?

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How the Hell Does the Electoral College Work?

Oh, the electoral college. You’ll be hearing a LOT about it over the next few hours and days, but how the hell does it actually work? Why in the world do we have a process by which the candidate who loses the popular vote can still win? Let’s see if we can make it a bit less confusing. Read More How the Hell Does the Electoral College Work?

Alberta Votes, Will Almost Certainly Elect First Elected Female Premier

I live in Eastern Canada, and I’ll admit that I read a lot more news about Eastern Canadian politics than Western Canadian politics. But Alberta is having a provincial election shortly, and with both the Progressive Conservative party and the Wildrose Party headed by women, Alberta is almost certainly going to elect a woman for the first time.

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