July 25, 2011 |
DEVASTATED BY the worst attack it has suffered since World War II, Norway will spend a long time mourning the government workers and promising young people tragically murdered last Friday and reflecting on how a killer apparently acting alone could have committed so much mayhem without being stopped. Civilized people everywhere will share the pain of such a terrible and senseless loss. Inevitably, too, there will be debate about who, besides confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik , bears responsibility for his hideous acts.
July 18, 2011 |
Former Uruguayan president-turned-dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry died July 17 at his home, where he was serving a 30-year sentence for killings and disappearances during his country's war against subversives. He was 83. Mr. Bordaberry had been suffering from breathing problems and other illnesses. His son, Sen. Pedro Bordaberry, confirmed his father's death. A wealthy conservative landowner, Mr. Bordaberry was elected president in 1971 during a chaotic time in Uruguay, when the democratic country was...
March 18, 2013 |
Democrats and Republicans may be worlds apart on most things, but at their headquarters just two blocks away from each other on Capitol Hill, each is confronting the same question: Have political parties lost their purpose? In the wake of two presidential defeats, the Republican National Committee on Monday unveiled its Growth and Opportunity Project , an effort to give the party engine a top-to-bottom tuneup. The winning side of last year's presidential election has been doing some reexamination, too. ...
January 27, 2012
Why is the elephant the symbol of the Republican Party and a donkey the symbol of the Democrats? A very famous political cartoonist named Thomas Nast is credited with making these animals the symbols of their parties during the 1870s. (The donkey was first associated with the Democrats during the election of 1828, but it wasn't until Nast used it in 1870 that many people began to link the Democrats with the donkey.) In 1874, Nast drew the cartoon shown above with a donkey...
October 3, 2011 |
CAIRO — Activists and politicians on Monday denounced an agreement signed by 13 political parties and Egypt's interim military rulers over the weekend to avoid an election boycott, saying it runs contrary to the principles of this year's revolution. Supporters of the agreement, reached after thousands took to the streets Friday to "reclaim the revolution," said it represented concessions by the military leaders. The generals agreed to amend an electoral law and review an expanded emergency law...
September 4, 2012 |
At the HuffingtonPost's " Oasis " spas in Charlotte and Tampa, delegates and VIPs at the Democratic and Republican conventions have been treated to free sleep consultations, stress-reduction advice and yoga classes. The politically connected can get back rubs courtesy of the media organization (with a choice of massage oils). Over at the CNN Grill , an elaborate, fully functioning restaurant-turned-TV-news-set within the convention center's secure perimeter, food and drinks are on the house for...