politics & society
Nevada's one of the swing states in the upcoming presidential election. So both Barack Obama and MItt Romney are trying to eke out an advantage. But when it comes to connecting with Hispanics, Romney is trying hard, but still has work to do.
Years ago, political ads were ads that defined a time, defined a campaign. Today's ads are mere soundbites, at least that's what one advertising veteran said. He says both campaigns produced ads so bland they could have been produced by anyone, for any candidate. They're just boring.
Bob Inglis is out of Congress now, but he's still a committed conservative. Unlike many of his brethren, however, he's ready to tackle climate change. And he says Republicans, conservatives, are in the perfect position to engage on the issue and lead solutions to deal with it.
Unemployment fell to 7.8 percent in September after the economy added 114,000 jobs and total employment increased 873,000. In addition, the labor department revised upward previous months' employment reports.
Mitt Romney came out on top, according to most who Wednesday night watched his first debate with President Barack Obama. Romney was described as aggressive, while Obama was panned for being passive and listless.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Jamaica faces many challenges. They're discriminated against, outlawed and even attacked and sometimes killed. But a national political leader has finally made a comment that seeks to draw a line on the discrimination.
Srebrenica was the site of one of the worst atrocities of the lengthy Serbian civil war. Thousands of Bosniaks, Bosnian Muslims, were killed there. In the aftermath of the massacre, the town is largely Serbian. But a quirk of policy has allowed Bosniaks who moved out of town to continue to vote in the city's elections. But that's poised to change.
When diplomats and leaders from 193 countries converge on New York City and the United Nations, things get a bit humbled. Of course, the traffic is bad. But people get tangled up over what the United Nations should be doing. The situation in the Middle East, including the American video Innocence of Muslims, was top of mind.
World leaders were gathering at the United Nations this week, including Barack Obama, to speak to an assemblage of world leaders and ambassadors during the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. If Obama's remarks are to have effect, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright said the U.S. will have to again be seen as a force for good.
Arizona has been at the center of American political debate in recent years. It passed a controversial immigration bill that has since been copied in other places, they've endured a deadly shooting that nearly took the life of a congresswoman. But an author says Arizona's is at the end, not the beginning, of America's political future.