Iowa: the One Percent-Off

Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone has a gloomy take on the US elections, and particularly the banking-and-establishment nature of the campaign funding on both sides: The reason 2012 feels so empty now is that voters on both sides of the aisle are not just tired of this state of affairs, they are disgusted by it. […]

Election year, not just in the US

According to Foreign Policy, in 2012: A third of the world’s nations will be holding local, state, or national elections; a number of Arab Spring countries will be putting their democratic aspirations into action; and four out of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council — the United States, Russia, China and France […]