politics & society
When it comes down to who will be elected to office, one Austrian author thinks he has it figured out. The national mood, people's belief in the future being better or worse than today, is an almost infallible predictor, author John Casti argues, in whether an incumbent will be retained or thrown out.
Bill and Fred Engst were born in China to American parents who wanted to be part of the Communisty revolution. The two now live apart, one in the U.S. and one in China, but carry many of those Communist ideals with them. It gives them an interesting lens on changes in the world.
As American political leaders debate ways to cut taxes, in Canada there's a different effort underway. A group of wealthy doctors are among a growing group of people calling for increased taxes on the top 10 percent of income earners as a way to fund Canadian programs and infrastructure.
As Europe digests the results of recent elections, there's a growing sense that decisions made there today could land in the United States in the heart of the election season. That could be a deciding factor in whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama are chosen to serve the next four-year term as President of the United States.
New research suggests that some 40 percent of Americans will not just be overweight, but actually in the obese category within the next 20 years. That's unless we do something about it and Jen Petersen has ideas. But if that fails, more Americans will be dependent on Keith Davis and his Goliath Coffins in their death.
The Greece of today is nothing like the triumphant Greece that hosted the 2004 Olympic games. Unemployment is high, anger is high and mental health is frayed. That's the findings of a reporter who used to live in Greece and headed back to see what's changed in the days of austerity and budget cuts.
In the Ukraine, politicians admit that the courts only protect the people in power. Lose an election and you could go to jail. That's just one of the more surprising revelations in a new documentary that examines life in Ukraine through the lens of its successful and popular soccer team, Chelsea, which plays in Donetsk.
Opposition research is used in the United States by political candidates looking to dig up dirt on their opponents. However, researchers will also get information on their clients as a form of risk management. Alan Huffman coauthored "We're With Nobody," a book about his work as a political opposition researcher.
The cover of Time magazine this week provoked a wide range of reactions when it was released yesterday. Mary Elizabeth Williams think the image is just fine, but it's the message in the words that accompany the picture that she has a beef with.
On Wednesday, in an interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama declared his personal support for same-sex marriage. But some commentators say that may cost him electoral support, particularly with African-American voters.