Foreign Policy Blogs


"The Vanishing Male Voter"

Because guys just can't be bothered. Just kidding! Sort of. U.S. women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 and for a long time trailed male voters in participation rates. Well, ladies, times have changed, and the men need our help. According to Newsweek: Over the last 40 years, some 16 million men‚ a […]

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Evil Russia vs. Evil Presidential Debate Question

There are many good questions that NBC's Tom Brokaw could have asked Senators Barack Obama and John McCain about Russia and Georgia during the second presidential debate. Instead, the candidates were instructed to give an up or down vote on an infamous Cold War phrase: Brokaw: This requires only a yes or a no. Ronald […]

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Palin Shares FDR's Genes

Remember that study linking Barack Obama and actor Brad Pitt as distant cousins? By the same token, Pitt's partner Angelina Jolie was related to Hillary Clinton. I clearly remember that overly fawning interview with the ladies from The View when this critical campaign issue was addressed. The fact was used as supporting evidence to promote Obama's star-like charisma and […]

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SNL's Rendition of the Palin-Biden Debate

Tina Fey as Sarah Palin gets "mavericky" on the wars, global warming, Israel and Cuban food. Not as funny as the Palin/Clinton and the Couric/Palin skits but still pretty funny. My hat is off to Queen Latifah for her fabulous performance as NewsHour's Gwen Ifill.

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Punishing African Women for China's Policies?

Marie Stopes International, a major London-based family planning organization, will no longer receive condoms supplied by USAID to African governments. The move comes in an apparent retaliation by the United States for the charity's work in China with the United Nations, which is accused by the Bush administration of condoning forced abortions. As The Guardian […]

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Alaska Is (Still) Near Russia

Jon Stewart is fond of saying that "war is God's way of teaching Americans about geography." I am beginning to feel the same way about Sarah Palin's selection as the Republican vice presidential nominee. How many more times are we going to have to hear that Alaska is right next to Russia? I am still […]

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