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Global Politics - as in the IB Diploma course of that name (although this page is not connected to the IBO directly)
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How to rebuild the Republican brand

How to rebuild the Republican brand | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it

The Republican Party drew its lowest approval ratings in history during the US government shutdown and debt ceiling impasse. Political strategists offer five recommendations for how to rebuild the party's brand.

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I keep saying the same thing: we all know what the Republicans are against ... but what are they actually FOR?

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A Translation Guide to Foreign Policy Gibberish - By Micah Zenko

A Translation Guide to Foreign Policy Gibberish - By Micah Zenko | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Wondering what is meant by 'all options are on the table'? A spokesperson will 'look into that' for you.

Evaluating U.S. foreign policy starts with the tricky task of understanding what U.S. foreign policy actually is. Analysts endowed with great forbearance can listen to the question-and-answer sessions with spokespersons from the White House, the State Department, or the Pentagon. These folks have the unenviable task of putting forward the best case for administration policies, while providing as little newsworthy information as possible.

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Oh, George, George! Where are you when we need you?

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You Think You Knew Crazy? Think Again. 10 Shockers from the Increasingly Unhinged Right Wing

You Think You Knew Crazy? Think Again. 10 Shockers from the Increasingly Unhinged Right Wing | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Nothing shuts down America's far-right lunatic fringe
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