The following graphic highlights the need for greater ‘wisdom in political leadership’ – not the ongoing battle of left vs right politics – when both are based on ignorance and both fail to fix the problems in the world.
Quelle horreur! Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney has been skewered in a new political attack ad – for speaking French. – The BBC, UK The ad, released by rival Newt Gingrich, seeks to draw unflattering parallels between Mr Romney and another Massachusetts politician, John Kerry. “Amid patriotic outrage over the French government’s opposition to the […]
The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has admitted he has had an “uninhibited” sex life and that cost him his country’s presidency – but said it was “not unusual” in France. – The Evening Standard, UK In a new biography he speaks for the first time about the two attempted rape […]
- By Jonathan Raban, The Independent, UK One could be shocked, but hardly surprised, by the news that on Saturday morning the Arizona congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, had been shot while meeting with her constituents outside a Safeway supermarket in suburban Tucson, and that the gunman had killed six of the people who were with her, […]
The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords may lead to the temporary hibernation of rightwing rage, but it is encoded in conservative DNA. – By Michael Tomasky, The Guardian, UK It was instructive to read elected Republicans’ official statements in response to the Gabrielle Giffords shooting for what they did not say. The House Speaker, John Boehner, […]
The governor of Illinois brazenly put up for sale his appointment of Barack Obama’s successor in the United States Senate, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. – Monica Davey and Jack Healy, New York Times, US In recorded conversations with advisers, the governor, Rod R. Blagojevich, seemed alternately boastful, flip and spiteful about the Senate choice, which […]