U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner (D, NY – 9th District) announced on Thursday his resignation from his political office. For almost a month – when his troubles started – we witnessed vague initial reactions from him regarding the authenticity of the photo that had been posted on his Twitter account mixed with lies, more lewd photos of him reported by the media, his subsequent confession that it was him on that first photo and that he sent it including that he was having online affairs with six young women, refusal to resign, more lewd photos reported by the media again, political pressure from his colleagues urging him to resign or to be completely isolated from the political process in Washington, D.C., opinion from President Barack Obama that if he was in this situation he would resign, and at the end his resignation which was inevitable judging by the circumstances. Continue reading
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When I read about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s possible run for the World Bank Presidency one question immediately occurred in my mind – do all World Bank Presidents have money background? Hillary Clinton was member of the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart, a position that we rarely think of when we initially think of her, and one that is debatable as to whether it could be under the category of money background. We tend to think that leaders of organizations that deal with money – such as the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, for example – have business or bank experience, understand the economy, and that their background speaks for their expertise on how money should be spent. This article aims at answering the aforementioned question – do all World Bank Presidents have money background – and not the competency of the current President and previous Presidents. Continue reading
Politics is generally perceived as governmental affairs. We call our elected officials in a legislative, executive, and in some cases even judicial offices politicians since they entered politics after their wins in democratic elections. These elections make politicians accountable for their political decision making to their constituents who would vote them out of office in case of dissatisfaction with a particular decision or overall. So far so good!
With a political system of checks and balances as the American one is, a governmental tyranny is at best highly unlikely. If it is so, then why is politician a dirty word in the United States? Why are politicians looked down on by the people and are being called crooks, corrupt and the like? Continue reading