Political Frugality Book Review

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It is hard to specify exactly what genre Larry Roth’s new book can fall into. Political, frugal living, gay rights, taking care of the body and more are covered in Political Frugality – Guerrilla Economics for the Demonized, Devalued and Disenfranchised. Larry was a high income-earner who gave it up to be a relaxed gardener; […]


Playing Cricket Traditional Style

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It was the great efforts of Late Gamini Dissanayake, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka, President’s Counsel, and Cabinet Minister in President J R Jayawardena’s United National Party (UNP) Government, that made Sri Lanka gain full ICC membership on the 21st of July 1981. Although Sri Lanka was knocking at […]


The Vast Political Landscape Of Sports

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Politics directly related with economic issues, influence the course of action one country might choose against another and certainly affect the role of sports, since they are a vital part of a nation’s role in the global scene. Through boycotting sports events or using athletes for propaganda purposes, individual countries have tried over past practices […]


Do New Media Technologies Contribute To A More Democratic Polity

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Since the introduction of mass media, academic debates in the field of communications and among the everyday discussions of citizens around the world, tend to emphasize on the importance of news and entertainment media as mediums of political discourse, and especially on their role as dynamic forces to nations’ democratization. In United States particularly, scholars […]


Do New Media Technologies Contribute To A More Democratic Polity

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Since the introduction of mass media, academic debates in the field of communications and among the everyday discussions of citizens around the world, tend to emphasize on the importance of news and entertainment media as mediums of political discourse, and especially on their role as dynamic forces to nations’ democratization. In United States particularly, scholars […]


What Is A Blog And Why Have One

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A blog is a short-cut name for a web log. It used to be known only as an online journal where angst-ridden teens vent out their daily rants and raves. Voyeurism became the fad. No one started to become “someone” through blogging. No talent scout needed, no silver spoon in one’s mouth upon birth required. […]


What Is A Blogging Tory

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The term Blogging Tory refers to any one of the many authors affiliated with the conservative Canadian community known as The Blogging Tories. Today, there are over a hundred and fifty text-based blogs associated with the group, and there are new Blogging Tories every day. The Tories stand as an inspiring example of a successful […]


Different Types Of Television Commercials

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Since the time the first ever commercial to be aired on television of Bulova Watch Company in July 1, 1941 many categories of advertisements have been formed. The advertisements have become a part and parcel of daily life and are playing a significant role in decision making of the consumers. Such has become the power […]


What Do You Do In A Hostage Situation

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While every hostage situation is different, there are some general considerations to keep in mind. * U.S. Government policy is firm: they do not make concessions to terrorists. When Americans are abducted overseas, the U.S. government looks to the host government to exercise its responsibility under international law to protect all persons within its territories […]


Savvy Tactics To Minimize Whopping Forex Losses

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Forex trading has one goal: to make money. Unfortunately, like any speculative venture, there is a potential for loosing money. The same holds true with the stock market the commodities market, and the money market. Any investment that entices of great gain poses a certain level of risk. As a forex trader you want to […]


If I Only Had A Brain Overcoming The Manipulation Of Celebrity Political Endorsements

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The right to vote is a privilege that we have long taken for granted. It has become subject to the indifference of our entitlement rather than being subject to the scrutiny of our responsibility. The important work for this election will not be accomplished by the candidates, or at least it shouldn’t be. The most […]


Repercussion Of Faith

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Long considered as the bastion of feudalism, Catholicism and religion always seem to be untouchable. It was often dangerous to remark something against it because individuals who do so were often declared as heretics. As a result, religion’s potential as a social force and power has always been limited to spirituality. Its potential to develop […]


Politics And The Internet

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According to a recent poll conducted by ComputerWorld, about forty percent of the population believes that people can increase their political power by going online. Hence, many academics believe that people in western societies are becoming more technologically educated in order to gain more influence in the political sector. For example, Mr. Jeffrey Cole, a […]


Why Are Politicians Corrupt

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Most politicians bend the laws of the land and steal money or solicit bribes because they need the funds to support networks of patronage. Others do it in order to reward their nearest and dearest or to maintain a lavish lifestyle when their political lives are over. But these mundane reasons fail to explain why […]


Taking Political Discussions Seriously

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Politics seems to be the hot topic of discussion these days, and many innocent conversations turn into screaming matches with neither party being able to get a word in edgewise. It is well known that the country is divided on many political topics, and people seem to feel stronger about certain issues than ever before. […]


Burgers Fries And Ignorant Politics Does Democracy Need An Overhaul

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America has become a confusing place for many people who are trying to decipher through the mess of politics that is inherent in a huge country that touts democracy. The Critical Review’s (No. 1 Vol. 19) article Ignorance as a Starting Point: From Modest Epistemology to Realistic Political Theory states that a new elitist political […]


Will 2006 Be A Turning Point In American Politics

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A look at the 2006 mid-term elections and their possible effect on American politics. The 2006 Congressional mid-term elections are just around the corner. In many ways this election is a pivotal point for both the Democrat and Republican parties. For over a decade the Republican party has maintained control of both the Senate and […]


The Violence Against Women Act A Powerful Solution Or Vigilantism

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Senator Joseph Biden just announced his bid for the presidency; a candidacy that will no doubt be embraced by the powerful domestic violence lobby. As sponsor of the Violence against Women Act (VAWA), Senator Biden has championed the cause of eradicating domestic violence and aligned himself with a very powerful feminist special interest. For a […]