• “Do-Nothing” Congress June 21, 2012

    (By Alan Silverleib, Dec 27, 2011) After a year of repeated partisan showdowns between the White House and Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama appears ready to hit the campaign trail in 2012 with congressional Republicans firmly in ... Continue Reading

  • Corporate political giving doesn’t pay June 12, 2012

    (By : David Ruth. Monday, June 11, 2012) Sixteenth-century European explorers probed the jungles and valleys of South America in search of El Dorado, the legendary lost city of gold, but came up empty-handed. Corporate political supporters ... Continue Reading

  • Political Spending : Bad for the Bottom Line June 12, 2012

    By Suzy Khimm (Tuesday, June 12, 2012) Companies that spend heavily on campaigns, lobbying and other political contributions aren’t necessarily helping their own bottom line, according to a new study from Rice University and Long ... Continue Reading

  • Pemimpin Simbolik Tak Cukup June 8, 2012

    (oleh Bestian Nainggolan, pada Harian Kompas, Jumat, 8 Juni 2012, halaman 5) Tidak mudah menemukan sosok pemimpin yang tepat bagi masyarakat Kalimantan Barat yang majemuk. Diperlukan sosok ideal, yaitu profesional yang mampu merengkuh sisi emosional tiap kelompok ... Continue Reading

  • KTP dan Daftar Pemilih Tetap June 6, 2012

    KTP dan Daftar Pemilih Tetap (Opini di harian Kompas, Rabu 6 Juni 2012) Ramlan Surbakti Mengapa jumlah penduduk DKI yang sudah memiliki KTP (e-KTP) lebih sedikit daripada jumlah pemilih yang sudah terdaftar dalam daftar ... Continue Reading

  • Romney Super PAC raises less, still tops Democrats June 2, 2012

    Restore Our Future, an outside “Super PAC” backing Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, raised $3.9 million in April, less than half of its haul in March but still far ahead of its Democratic counterpart working to re-elect President ... Continue Reading

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce to spend big on 2012 election June 2, 2012

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which helped Republicans make big gains in the 2010 congressional elections, is planning its most aggressive push yet to send business-friendly lawmakers to Washington in the November 6 election. Thomas Donohue, ... Continue Reading

  • Most Americans think campaign money aids rich June 2, 2012

    Most Americans, no matter what their political party, believe there is too much money in politics and reject the idea that people should be allowed to spend what they want, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday. ... Continue Reading

  • Janji Pemilu dan Sumpah Pejabat May 30, 2012

    (opini di Harian Kompas, 30 Mei 2012, halaman 6, oleh Mohammad Sobary) Orang bijak berkata: ”Hidup dimulai dari ketiadaan menuju ke ketiadaan”. Kaum bijak lain, yang berkecenderungan lebih kuantitatif, menyimpulkan, ”Hidup ini perjalanan dari titik nol ... Continue Reading

  • Why The Internet Doesn’t Make Us Care More About Politics May 19, 2012

    (Gregory Ferenstein) American politics used to be fun: frequent political carnivals in the 19th century would mix parties, parades, and political speeches in an endless stream of local civic life. As a result, America had an astonishingly ... Continue Reading