The popular nature of the American presidential primary system results in monolingual presidents, setting a poor example for the rest of the U.S.
On the Newsstand:2012 Republican Primary
Hawkeye State voters could reshape the race for the Republican nomination--here's how.
Revisiting the unscientific study of Facebook likes and what they tell us about the GOP Primary
Missing W? This Republican field can make a liberal downright sentimental.
Months of speculation are over thanks to Sarah Palin’s recent announcement that she will not seek the presidency. Humza Bokhari hopes that her decision signals her exit from the public stage all together. Read the full article at the Harvard Political Review.
Tarina Quraishi of the Crimson suggests in a recent piece that there is a greater danger present in the HPV vaccine debate than the threat of the Bachmann campaign imploding. As Quraishi explains, few win with a misinformed public making decisions about health based on emotions. Read the full article at the Crimson.
Just when I thought the 2012 GOP field could not be any more gaffe-proof, Texas Governor Rick Perry proved me wrong. Last week, the 2012 Republican contender released a campaign advertisement worthy of the silver screen. As the ad began, I was fairly certain I was in store for another ludicrous, action-packed Michael Bay movie trailer, but instead, I was ... Read More
Harvard Political Review writer Paul Schied analyzes the flaws in Governor Jon Huntsman’s early primary campaign strategy. Huntsman ran away from his strongest attribute: his ability to challenge the president for independent voters. The campaign’s failure illustrates the perils of being a moderate in national politics, and the even greater perils of being a moderate and pretending you’re not one. ... Read More
Herman Cain washes down his politics like he washes down his pizza: with a large glass of Haterade.