Tag Archives: election

Twelve things every candidate needs in order to become President

Becoming President of the United States is perhaps the hardest job in politics. One of the great myths of American political culture is that anyone can become President. In reality though this privilege is reserved for a tiny minority. Out of … Continue reading

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The political impact of Osama Bin Laden’s death

Every so often an event happens that is so striking that you remember exactly where you were when you heard it. I woke up this morning to find out from the BBC that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by American … Continue reading

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The rise of the pseudo-candidate

When I use the term pseudo-candidate I’m referring to people who flirt with the idea of running for the Presidency before ultimately deciding not to. This is by no means a new phenomenon, but in the last few years we … Continue reading

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Great mistakes in politics (No19) – Joe Clark decides to raise taxes

It’s often difficult for politicians to deliver on their promises. Either events conspire against them, or they just decide that it would be more advantageous to do something different and hope that the public don’t notice. Depressingly the latter strategy … Continue reading

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Alternative Vote referendum blog

For the next month my university Nottingham Trent is running a referendum blog on the Alternative Vote. Here is a selection of articles that were posted this week: Why are we having a referendum? by Dr Matthew Ashton What is … Continue reading

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It’s Obama versus Who?

Well Obama has announced that he’s running again for President; no surprises there. However the big question is still ‘who is he going to be running against’? At the beginning of the year I wrote a few pieces for my blog … Continue reading

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Great political documentaries (No6) The Most Dangerous Man in America

Secrecy can be a powerful thing. Occasionally there is a valid case for governments to keep things from their citizens. For instance issues relating to national security. However, sometimes the people need to know what’s going on, in order to be able … Continue reading

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