Monthly Archives: December 2012

Hurricane Sandy Helped Obama, So Why Didn’t Hurricane Katrina Help George W. Bush?

A number of political analysts have labeled Hurricane Sandy as one of the factors that helped Barack Obama win re-election. Here, for instance, is a typical news analysis about it. Some conservatives have even gone so far as to say … Continue reading

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Tourism in the United States

A lot of people visit America. According to the latest estimates, about sixty million people came in 2011. Continue reading

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The Myth that Hugo Chávez Controls Venezuela’s Media

On balance, Venezuela’s media is anti-Chávez. A person who watches Venezuelan news coverage, listens to a Venezuelan radio program, or picks up a Venezuelan newspaper is more likely than not to hear bad things about Chávez. Continue reading

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The Need For Gun Control

Today twenty schoolchildren were killed in Connecticut by a madman with a Sig Sauer and a Glock. It seems that these types of shootings are becoming more and more frequent. On Tuesday two people were killed with an AR-15 Rifle … Continue reading

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How Argentina Fell Behind the Rest of the World

rgentina is also famous for its economic slide backwards over the past century. Continue reading

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