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How Japanese and Americans Save Differently
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ In America a dollar today is worth much less than a dollar in 1980. Americans marvel at how much cheaper things used to be in the past, when Coca-Cola and ...
Inoljt 05/26/2013 29 30 - -
Do Tourists Get Sick When They Visit the United States?
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ It’s a common thing when Americans visit other countries. They get sick. An American visits a friend in a foreign country, consumes everything on the plate ...
Inoljt 05/23/2013 35 1 - -
Did You Know that the United Kingdom Censored Animal Farm? Here’s Why:
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Animal Farm is one of the most famous tracts of the 20th century. It’s a prescient warning against totalitarianism. Its influence is such that phrases such ...
Inoljt 05/15/2013 28 19 - -
Japan’s Strange Isolation, and How It Hurts Us and Japan
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Japan is one of the world's most advanced economies. In some ways, however, its economy is quite isolated. This is a result of both geography and ...
Inoljt 05/09/2013 24 5 - -
The Hillary Clinton Gender Gap
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Four years before the 2016 presidential election, and before we even know who is running, some enterprising pollsters have released polls matching Hillary ...
Inoljt 05/04/2013 21 8 - -
What Foreign Language Do North Koreans Learn? English!
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ North Korea has been in the news in the past few days and weeks. Most of the attention has been negative; tensions have risen between North Korea and the United ...
Inoljt 05/02/2013 16 5 - -
What Exactly Was the Popular Vote in 2012?
I was recently writing a post on how news organizations still haven’t updated their election results . As part of that post, of course, I tried to track down the “real” popular vote. That is, ...
Inoljt 04/29/2013 14 5 - -
Idiocy at the State Department
I recently had the opportunity to watch a presentation by the State Department. Making the presentation was an intense, broad-shouldered diplomat. He talked about his recent posting in Pakistan ...
Inoljt 04/20/2013 85 94 4 -
Three Important Moments in America’s Economic History (in Pictures)
The previous post looked at the economic history of the United States over the past two centuries. In that post, what stood out most was the fact that the economy of the United States has always ...
Inoljt 03/02/2013 3 2 - -
A History of the United States Economy (in Pictures)
The United States economy is a subject that is very much on the mind of Americans today. It’s also a very obviously influential part of the world; the American consumer market, for instance, often ...
Inoljt 02/22/2013 21 36 6 -
Hurricane Sandy Helped Obama, So Why Didn’t Hurricane Katrina Help George W. Bush?
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ 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 ...
Inoljt 01/18/2013 15 9 1 -
Tourism in the United States
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ A lot of people visit America. According to the latest estimates, about sixty million people came in 2011. One interesting way to track tourism in America, and ...
Inoljt 01/17/2013 11 1 - -
The Myth that Hugo Chávez Controls Venezuela’s Media
One belief that many well-educated Americans have is that Venezuela's government controls its media. According to this belief, this is the reason why Hugo Chávez continuously wins elections. Since ...
Inoljt 12/29/2012 27 14 - -
How 2012 Helps Prospects for Reforming the Electoral College
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ The electoral college is one of the lingering undemocratic parts of American politics. Unlike almost every other country in the world, America elects its ...
Inoljt 12/22/2012 13 3 - -
How North Korea Fell Behind South Korea, Part 2
This is the second part of two posts examining how North Korea fell behind South Korea. As the previous post found, for several decades North Korea kept up with South Korea. Then, during the mid-...
Inoljt 12/09/2012 10 7 - -
How North Korea Fell Behind South Korea, Part 1
This is the first part of two posts examining how North Korea fell behind South Korea. The second part can be found here . The story of the two Koreas is a common American tale amongst the ...
Inoljt 12/06/2012 23 15 1 -
The Disadvantages of Absentee Ballots
This is part of a two-part series evaluating absentee ballots, which are being used more and more often. The first part focused on their advantages. This second part will focus on their disadvantages.
Inoljt 11/17/2012 23 6 1 -
The Advantages of Absentee Ballots
This is part of a two-part series evaluating absentee ballots, which are being used more and more often. The first part will focus on their advantages. The second part will focus on their ...
Inoljt 11/10/2012 14 3 - -
Vote Yes on California Proposition 40: State Senate Redistricting Referendum
This is the last part of a series of posts analyzing California’s propositions: Vote Yes on Proposition 30 - Jerry Brown's Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 - Changes to State Budgeting ...
Inoljt 11/06/2012 2 2 1 -
Vote No on California Proposition 39: Multistate Business Taxes
This is the tenth part of a series of posts analyzing California’s propositions: Vote Yes on Proposition 30 - Jerry Brown's Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 - Changes to State Budgeting ...
Inoljt 11/04/2012 20 - - -
Vote No on California Proposition 38 – Molly Munger’s Tax Initiative
This is the ninth part of a series of posts analyzing California’s propositions: Vote Yes on Proposition 30 - Jerry Brown's Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 - Changes to State Budgeting ...
Inoljt 11/02/2012 19 5 - -
Vote No on California Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Food
This is the eighth part of a series of posts analyzing California’s propositions: Vote Yes on Proposition 30 - Jerry Brown's Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 - Changes to State Budgeting ...
Inoljt 10/31/2012 78 3 - -
Vote No on California Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law
This is the seventh part of a series of posts analyzing California’s propositions: Vote Yes on Proposition 30 - Jerry Brown's Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 - Changes to State Budgeting ...
Inoljt 10/29/2012 26 - - -
Vote No On California Proposition 35: Human Trafficking
This is the sixth part of a series of posts analyzing California’s propositions: Vote Yes on Proposition 30 - Jerry Brown's Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 - Changes to State Budgeting ...
Inoljt 10/28/2012 34 6 - -
Vote Yes on California Proposition 34: Death Penalty
This is the fifth part of a series of posts analyzing California’s propositions: Vote Yes on Proposition 30 - Jerry Brown's Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 - Changes to State Budgeting ...
Inoljt 10/25/2012 6 8 1 -
VOTE NO ON CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 33: CAR INSURANCE
This is the fourth part of a series of posts analyzing California’s propositions: Vote Yes on Proposition 30 - Jerry Brown's Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 - Changes to State ...
Inoljt 10/22/2012 5 5 - -
Vote No on California Proposition 32: Union-busting
This is the third part of a series of posts analyzing California's propositions: Vote Yes on Proposition 30 - Jerry Brown's Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 - Changes to State Budgeting Vote ...
Inoljt 10/20/2012 5 6 - -
Vote No on California Proposition 31: Changes to State Budgeting
This is the second part of a series of posts analyzing California's propositions: Vote Yes on Proposition 30 - Jerry Brown's Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 - Changes to State Budgeting ...
Inoljt 10/18/2012 40 5 - -
Why Joe Biden Will Probably Win the Vice Presidential Debate
On Thursday the Vice Presidential debate will occur, testing Vice President Joe Biden versus Republican hopeful Paul Ryan. Joe Biden will probably win that debate. More below.
Inoljt 10/11/2012 15 2 - -
Vote Yes on Proposition 30: Jerry Brown'™s Budget Plan
This is the first part of a series of posts analyzing California'™s propositions. Vote Yes on Proposition 30 - Jerry Brown's Budget Plan Vote No on Proposition 31 - Changes to State Budgeting ...
Inoljt 10/09/2012 18 6 - 33
Mitt Romney: Bad For At Least One Business (Bain & Company)
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Whilst browsing through my e-mail list, I recently read an extremely interesting e-mail. You see, apparently Bain & Company is recruiting at my college. The e-...
Inoljt 10/05/2012 3 - - 66
Paul Ryan’s Cuts to Student Aid
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate, is famous for his Ryan budget, a Republican vision changing America into what he would like it to be. One ...
Inoljt 09/29/2012 3 7 - 45
The Real Meaning of Labor Day
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Today is Labor Day. When I was younger, I didn't understand what that meant. A day to celebrate labor? It was a strange concept. It didn't mean much to me. ...
Inoljt 09/22/2012 6 17 - 78
How The News You Read About Africa Gets Made
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ While scouring the news around the world, I recently came across a fascinating article . Written by Laura Seay of Foreign Affairs , it criticizes the West's ...
Inoljt 09/19/2012 12 5 - 56
Why Are All the Females at Fox News Blonde?
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Fox News is the most popular cable news channel in America, and it’s quite unique. Most obviously, there’s Fox’s conservatism. Other differences are more ...
Inoljt 09/08/2012 110 24 1 422
Military Spending Doesn’t Equal Military Strength
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ One of the great themes in American politics involves national security. Right-wing hawks argue that America must increase military spending to protect itself ...
Inoljt 09/03/2012 8 3 - 34
The Demographics of America’s Governors: Religion
This post will look at the demographics of America’s governors by age, as of August 2012. All in all, this series on the demographics of America's governors examines: Age Place of ...
Inoljt 09/01/2012 17 7 - 166
Obama Debating Before He Was Famous
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Before Barack Obama was president of the United States, he famously lost a congressional primary against Congressman Bobby Rush. In this race, as in many other ...
Inoljt 08/28/2012 7 7 2 121
Colonialism As Portrayed By the British Media
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ British news is quite influential in the United States, especially with respect to international affairs. British news about international affairs also quite ...
Inoljt 08/26/2012 8 4 - 64
Why These Olympics Were So Much Less Interesting Than the Last Ones
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ The 2008 Summer Olympics were some of the most exciting Olympics ever. Riots in Tibet, protests on the Olympic torch relay, an earthquake in ...
Inoljt 08/23/2012 16 - - 91
How the Media Portrays Africa, China, and India Differently
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ I recently had the pleasure of listening to a fascinating presentation in my Introduction to International Relations class. The professor showed the class ...
Inoljt 08/15/2012 12 9 1 71
How Enrique Peña Nieto Won Mexico’s Presidential Election
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Mexico has recently elected as president Governor Enrique Peña Nieto. The handsome new president won 38.2% of the vote, 6.6% over Andrés Manuel López Obrador ...
Inoljt 08/11/2012 17 18 - 169
The Gender Imbalance in People Fleeing North Korea
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ In the past decade an interesting phenomenon has occurred in South Korea: a small but steady flow of refugees from the northern end of the peninsula. Here’s ...
Inoljt 08/01/2012 15 8 - 152
Eduardo Saverin and The Social Network
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ In a piece of recent news, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is renouncing his American citizenship and staying in Singapore. Presumably he is doing this in ...
Inoljt 07/17/2012 5 - - 56
The Right’s Dominance of France
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ The story of the 2012 French presidential election is quite interesting. Right-wing incumbent Nicholas Sarkozy entered the election deeply unpopular. Opinion ...
Inoljt 07/02/2012 17 5 1 172
A List of Female Dictators
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ One of the phenomenons of the twentieth century has been the rise of the dictator. Dictators rule countries undemocratically and usually until death, crushing ...
Inoljt 06/30/2012 6 3 - 137
What Flags Do Russia’s Protestors Use?
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Russia has recently had a number of protests against President Vladimir Putin. The protests constitute a challenge of urban Russians against Putin’s rule. ...
Inoljt 06/23/2012 13 2 1 74
Could Mike Huckabee Have Beat Mitt Romney?
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ The Republican Primary race is essentially over. Rick Santorum, having finally hit the end of his rope, has announced a suspension of his campaign. It’s ...
Inoljt 05/04/2012 27 1 - 125
What’s Behind Romney’s Sincerity Problem
In a previous post , I wrote about a very revealing video of Mitt Romney. This video was filmed without Romney's knowledge during an off-the-air conversation. In it, Romney talks sincerely and ...
Inoljt 04/29/2012 50 19 1 263
A Review of “The Clash of Civilizations”
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ In 1996 scholar Samuel P. Huntington wrote a famous book titled "The Clash of Civilizations." Huntington postulated that after the Cold War: In this new world,
Inoljt 04/26/2012 8 1 1 47
How Taiwan Is Different From America
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Taiwan is one of the main success stories of East Asia; from a country of mostly impoverished farmers, it has become a First World country with living standards ...
Inoljt 04/16/2012 11 2 - 52
How Is Mitt Romney A Politician?
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Mitt Romney did it again. In a recent remark to voters in Wisconsin, the Republican frontrunner made a joke about closing factories in Michigan . Here's Mitt ...
Inoljt 04/11/2012 3 1 - 43
How Rick Santorum Ended Up Getting 8% in Puerto Rico
In my previous post , I wrote that: In Hawaii, white and Asian Mormons in Laie ended up giving 93% of their vote to Mitt Romney. Put any group under a particular set of (usually adversarial) ...
Inoljt 04/04/2012 3 4 - 129
The Secret Behind Mitt Romney’s Hawaii Landslide
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ It was late in the night of Tuesday March 13th, 2012. For most people it was just another normal day. For Americans in three states, however, it was election ...
Inoljt 03/31/2012 47 77 1 1028
The Demographics of America's Governors: Place of Birth
This post will look at the demographics of America’s governors by place of birth, as of March 2012. All in all, this series on the demographics of America’s governors examines: Age Place of ...
Inoljt 03/26/2012 10 4 - 167
Thinking About Romney’s Southern Problem
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ It's pretty clear that Mitt Romney has a Southern problem. The Republican candidate has consistently lost southern states. Indeed, it's probable that if the ...
Inoljt 03/23/2012 38 5 - 164
It’s Not Five Minutes to Midnight
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is a magazine dedicated towards ending nuclear weapons. It's most famous for the "Doomsday Clock." The magazine describes ...
Inoljt 03/19/2012 3 2 - 56
Romney's Shifting New Hampshire Coalition
This is part of a series of posts analyzing how Mitt Romney’s 2012 coalition has changed from his 2008 coalition. Hopefully such analysis will provide clues as to Romney’s performance in the ...
Inoljt 03/17/2012 2 1 - 67
A Very Interesting Story About Cheap Chinese Goods
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ China has long enjoyed a reputation of producing cheap goods. This has generally been a negative reputation; cheap Chinese goods are accused of stealing the ...
Inoljt 03/11/2012 7 5 - 234
A Revealing Story About Russia’s Mind-Set
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Sometimes the least noticed things show something quite revealing. Such is the case with a recent Times story. This story, titled " Russian Official Suggests ...
Inoljt 03/04/2012 12 3 - 106
Mitt Romney’s Fake Love For Michigan
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Say somebody is complimenting you. How do you know whether they're being honest, or whether they're just saying the same thing that they say to everybody? Well,
Inoljt 02/29/2012 5 - - 42
Heritage Foundation, Economic Freedom, and Greece
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ What country cut government spending the most in 2011? Most people would generally agree that the answer is Greece. Smack in the middle of a debt crisis, Greece'
Inoljt 02/26/2012 10 3 - 57
America – A Very Young Country
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ I recently had the opportunity to talk with a foreigner about American history. He asked how long America had been independent. That's a complicated question. ...
Inoljt 02/24/2012 6 1 - 43
The Demographics of America’s Governors: Age
This post will look at the demographics of America’s governors by age, as of February 2012. All in all, this series on the demographics of America's governors examines: Age Race and Gender Race ...
Inoljt 02/18/2012 1 3 - 98
Things the United States Makes
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ One of the time-honored American political traditions is to complain about how America no-longer makes things. This is not quite true, however. America still ...
Inoljt 02/16/2012 16 4 - 71
Why Didn’t Britain Ever Give Democracy to Hong Kong?
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Great Britain is a democracy and a country dedicated to helping spread liberty around the world. At least today. There used to be a time when Great Britain ...
Inoljt 02/12/2012 26 2 - 128
A Very Disturbing Report on Education
Have you ever heard of the 1990s Kansas City desegregation case? If you haven’t, Paul Ciotti of the CATO Institute provides a remarkable summary ...
Inoljt 02/06/2012 20 4 - 98
Romney’s Shifting Iowa Coalition
Mitt Romney has famously been running for president for the past four years. He seems to be having more success this time; at the moment, Romney is the unquestioned frontrunner for the Republican ...
Inoljt 02/02/2012 8 6 - 87
Previewing the Florida Republican Primary
Newt Gingrich’s thorough pounding in South Carolina has set up Florida as the next important primary. If Gingrich is able to win Florida as well, then Mitt Romney will be in a heap of trouble. At ...
Inoljt 01/30/2012 1 - - 33
A Case Study of the Perils Facing Third-Party Candidates: Taiwan
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/
Inoljt 01/27/2012 17 1 - 79
Ron Paul Is Lying
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Libertarian Ron Paul is doing quite well in the 2012 Republican primaries; he has taken third place in Iowa and second place in New Hampshire. Perhaps ...
Inoljt 01/25/2012 12 5 - 148
Looking at Romney’s Voting Coalition
It’s quite probable that Romney will be the person facing Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Both ...
Inoljt 01/22/2012 77 25 - 601
A Postmortem on William Daley
Inoljt 01/20/2012 4 1 - 43
Why Barack Obama Will Lose the 2012 Presidential Debates
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ The presidential debates are a storied tradition in America’s presidential elections. They tend to be more serious than the often superficial primary ...
Inoljt 01/18/2012 124 3 - 641
North Korea: A Very Rational Country
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/
Inoljt 01/14/2012 20 2 - 98
The Movie Lagaan and British Colonization
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/
Inoljt 01/11/2012 8 3 - 46
Watching Gaddafi’s Madness
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ It’s said that power corrupts, and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi presents an excellent example of ...
Inoljt 01/10/2012 4 - - 43
Gaddafi’s Fateful Speech
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/
Inoljt 01/08/2012 8 2 - 53
Impressions of Elizabeth Warren
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ In 2012, Republican Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts will face a challenge from Massachusetts resident and Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Warren is ...
Inoljt 01/02/2012 9 8 - 123
The Winds of Change in Georgia, Part 2
This is the second part of two posts describing a fascinating election in Georgia: the 1980 Senate election, in which Republican Mack Mattingly beat scandal-ridden Democrat Herman Talmadge. This was ...
Inoljt 12/26/2011 1 1 - 30
Brazil and America
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ One of the more fascinating television features produced is the PBS series " Black in Latin ...
Inoljt 12/18/2011 3 2 - 35
The Winds of Change in Georgia, Part 1
This is the first part of two posts describing a fascinating election in Georgia. The second part can be found here.
Inoljt 12/06/2011 29 8 - 202
Watching Herman Cain
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Presidential candidate Herman Cain has enlivened the Republican field. Known for running a pizza company and his catchy 9-9-9 tax plan, Cain has caught ...
Inoljt 11/23/2011 13 2 - 133
Analyzing the 2010 Utah Senate and Gubernatorial Elections
This is a part of a series of posts analyzing the 2010 midterm elections. This post will analyze some ...
Inoljt 11/20/2011 18 4 - 111
Government Versus Corporate Power
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ The twentieth century featured a great debate in the world between the communist system and the capitalist system. This was a debate over whether ...
Inoljt 11/10/2011 5 3 - 19
Political Party and the Demographics of America's Governors
The previous post examined "the demographics of America's governors and compare[d] them to the demographics of ...
Inoljt 11/06/2011 13 2 - 84
The Demographics of America’s Governors
This post will look at the demographics of America's governors and compare them to the demographics of America itself. It will specifically examine gender and race, which are easy to determine. I ...
Inoljt 11/02/2011 21 4 - 130
The BRIC Fallacy
Inoljt 10/30/2011 33 16 1 362
Analyzing the 2010 Colorado Senate Election
This is a part of a series of posts analyzing the 2010 midterm elections. This post will analyze the ...
Inoljt 10/26/2011 15 6 - 138
A Fascinating Study on Mexican Immigrants Who Can’t Speak Spanish
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Picture a Mexican immigrant, and several images generally come to mind. The average American might imagine tacos and his or her gardener, for instance. ...
Inoljt 10/22/2011 55 77 1 657
(When) Will Assad Fall? – The Damascus Test
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/
Inoljt 10/17/2011 2 1 - 28
A New American Ally: Libya?
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/
Inoljt 10/14/2011 13 - - 74
Why Do So Few Americans Immigrate to Australia?
By: Inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/
Inoljt 10/10/2011 61 8 - 249
“They Vote Against Their Own Self-Interest”
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ There’s a common refrain among both parties of the American political system. Members of Group X always vote for the opposing party. But it doesn’t ...
Inoljt 10/06/2011 13 1 - 159
Why Republicans Aren’t Serious About Reducing the Deficit
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/
Inoljt 10/02/2011 21 1 - 90
The Success of Proposition 25 in California
By: inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ Until 2011, California's budget process followed a very unfortunate pattern. Democrats, who control the legislature, would propose the general outlines. ...
Inoljt 09/29/2011 6 9 - 60
A Surprising Difference Between Rick Perry and George W. Bush
By: Inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/
Inoljt 09/22/2011 17 1 - 202
Misunderstanding the “Osama” Bounce
By: Inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ A number of Beltway pundits have remarked upon the effect that bringing justice to Osama bin Laden had on President Barack Obama's approval ratings. ...
Inoljt 09/18/2011 16 7 - 194
Analyzing the 2010 Ohio Gubernatorial Election
This is a part of a series of posts analyzing the 2010 midterm elections. This post will analyze the Ohio ...
Inoljt 09/15/2011 23 26 - 356
One of the Most Heartless Articles I’ve Ever Read
By: Inoljt, http://mypolitikal.com/ The rising cost of higher education is one of the main ailments affecting America. The earnings differential between those with college degrees and ...
Inoljt 09/10/2011 14 17 - 218
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