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How to enter politics in the U.S.

Elections in the United States have always been unique in many aspects from elections in the rest of the world’s democracies. Among the reasons for their uniqueness are the country’s political structure and last but not leastits political culture. In this article, I will discuss how to enter politics in the United States and what is different and similar in this process compared to elsewhere where there are elections. Continue reading

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Changing party balance in the U.S. Senate

A year after President Barack Obama was sworn in, the political picture in the U.S. looks almost completely different – like in s reallignment. Rachel Maddow was mocking the Republican Party days after Election Day calling its decline a “free fall,” and other MSNBC hosts and guests called the GOP “small, regional and white” going as far as offering that it changes its ideology a little to the left for the sake of its survival. Such calls sound great if trends in life never change though. Continue reading

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“Letters from Nuremberg” is a must read

The book consists of chapters that are explained in their very beginning – in a half a page of summary – with the rest of them consisting of the letters that Thomas J. Dodd, Senator Dodd’s father, wrote to Grace, his beloved wife. In the beginning the book is not as interesting as expected: Tom Dodd had been compaining to his wife that the trial had been slown down too often and for too long mainly because of the Russians but also because of the French and the British to some extent. Continue reading

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