Monthly Archives: August 2012

How The News You Read About Africa Gets Made

While scouring the news around the world, I recently came across a fascinating article. Written by Laura Seay of Foreign Affairs, it criticizes the West’s media coverage of Africa. Continue reading

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Why Are All the Females at Fox News Blonde?

The women on Fox, whether they be anchors or guests, are quite different from the women found on other news channels. They wear a lot more make-up. They are a lot more, shall we say, blonde. Continue reading

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Military Spending Doesn’t Equal Military Strength

Military spending does do a lot of useful things. It helps the technology that a country’s soldiers have, for instance. But military spending provides no guarantee about the quality of those soldiers. It couldn’t make enlisted peasants able to resist Mongolian horse-archers. It couldn’t make the American elite willing to send their sons to die in Vietnam. That’s a lesson that many people would prefer to ignore. Continue reading

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The Demographics of America’s Governors: Religion

This post will look at the demographics of America’s governors by age, as of August 2012. Continue reading

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Obama Debating Before He Was Famous

Before Barack Obama was president of the United States, he famously lost a congressional primary against Congressman Bobby Rush. In this race, as in many other races, there was a televised debate between the primary candidates (Obama, Rush, and another State Senator Donne Trotter). Continue reading

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