Recently, a rather odd notion occurred to me: The result of the U.S. midterm elections will have a positive effect on Japanese national security. Let me explain why I think that is.
On November 4, the Republican Party enjoyed a massive victory in the U.S. midterm elections. The Republicans had complete victory in [Read more]
Aware of what Hispanics represent both politically and electorally, the immigration issue is going to be constantly on the forefront of the U.S. media's agenda.
The image of Barack Obama and the Democrats has been damaged by their enemies, who claim that Obama's pacifist spirit makes him appear weak and that his social ideology is too left-wing.
<i>As a result of his severe defeat in the midterm elections, the president is forced to coexist with his adversaries and is given the cold shoulder by those in his own camp.</i>
There are just about 730 days before the U.S. presidential elections. This is an eternity when you have lost most of your leverage in [Read more]
The political system of the United States is designed so that during midterm elections — in which the entire House of Representatives, one-third of the Senate, and various governors are re-elected or replaced — the current president loses power, a lot more if it is his second term, as in Barack Obama’s case. It [Read more]
At a time when the U.S. is in need of political resolve to spur domestic reform, its system continues to waste most of the country's political resources on interparty sparring.
<i>The head of state took on the midterm election with an unfavorable electoral map.</i>
If defeat has 100 fathers, in this case defeat is not an orphan. When something doesn’t work in politics, it doesn’t matter what the statistics say, the boss is always to blame; in this case, President Barack Obama. [Read more]
<i>The Republicans succeeded in extending their congressional majority in the midterm election.</i>
In the U.S., it's traditional that the serving president's party is punished in midterm elections. But the defeat Barack Obama's Democrats suffered was much worse than expected: The opposition Republicans now control [Read more]
In what country do left-leaning candidates distance themselves from a president on the left? The natural answer is in France! President Hollande is so unpopular right now that future Socialist candidates receive invitations to enlist in the service of other leaders. But there is another campaign that illustrates this [Read more]
The results of the midterm elections in the United States were a severe blow for President Barack Obama. The elections are considered a type of referendum on the president's leadership, and so the Democratic Party's loss must be assumed as a profound inquiry into the government's management. The Republican opposition [Read more]