Senate Briefing: Democratic Republic of the Congo 2011 Elections

Senate Briefing: Democratic Republic of the Congo 2011 Elections

On November 28th the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) held its second presidential and parliamentary election since the devastating war that began in 1996 and continues to claim lives in the eastern part of the country. Assassinations, intimidation, and other human rights violations have been reported since the electoral process started. On December 6th, 2011 the preliminary presidential election results are expected to be announced. This December 6th briefing will address the significance of the elections and recommendations of the Mapping Exercise Report to US Foreign Policy.

Buyer’s Remorse

Buyer’s Remorse

It looks like voters across the country are having second thoughts about the tea party agenda, now that they have seen what it actually means in practice.

Heroes of the Republic

Heroes of the Republic

You don’t have to support Stephen Colbert’s Super-PAC to earn this proud distinction.

Race 2012 and What Few Progressives Are Discussing (POSTPONED)

Race 2012 and What Few Progressives Are Discussing (POSTPONED)

Unfortunately this event will not take place on the date posted and has been postponed until further notice.

We all watched as Donald Trump took credit for the release of Obama’s birth records and also demanded a copy of Obama’s university transcripts claiming he “heard he was a terrible student.” While many have seen attacks of Trump and other elitist Republicans for what they really are, overt racism, they have been dismissed as merely ignorant remarks that do not have a place in U.S. politics. However, these attacks have uprooted racial prejudices felt by many white Americans and may significantly impact the 2012 election. In an age of “colorblindness,” it is apparent that color remains an issue for many Americans.

Turkish Democracy Gives Rise to Turkish Power

International attention to Turkey’s recent election reflects Ankara’s rising role not only in the Arab Spring but as a newly powerful democracy with broad regional influence.

A Little Less Corporate Political Corruption

A Little Less Corporate Political Corruption

Obama is thinking about issuing an executive order that would mitigate some of the damage done to our democracy by the Supreme Court’s dastardly Citizens United edict.

Ivory Coast Discussion with Emira Woods

VOA’s Vincent Makori talks to Emira Woods, of the Institute for Policy Studies, on the developments in Ivory Coast.VOA’s Vincent Makori talks to Emira Woods, of the Institute for Policy Studies, on the developments in Ivory Coast.