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The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan.

If  this is true, this is huge news.

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2009 in Politics

 

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BBC NEWS | Middle East | Guide: How Iran is ruled

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Guide: How Iran is ruled.

This is an overview of the complex system of government in place in Iran. It is not a pure democracy in that the head of government (the Supreme Leader) is not elected by the people. It is a system that is in place to resist dramatic change and keep in place the conservative reforms of the 1979 revolution.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2009 in Politics

 

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Jacob Zuma's first South African test: Not a whiff of corruption is allowed | The Economist

Jacob Zuma’s first South African test: Not a whiff of corruption is allowed | The Economist.

This seems somewhat positive. South Africa is seen as a leader in an area of the world infamous for corruption. Yes the minister accepted the gifts, but it seems to me that the democracy is strong enough to pressure him to forego most of them. I hope that this could be a first step in a process to deliver on a promise of a new system made with the fall of apartheid and reaffirmed with the election of Jacob Zuma.

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2009 in Politics

 

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BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Brown defends ministers over tax

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Brown defends ministers over tax.

Once again, the U.S. shows the world how a democracy truly works. How can government officials operate efficiently while worrying about things like taxes and loan repayments?

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Politics

 

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