Category Archives: Political reforms

Manipulating the youth vote

(April 29, 2011) Watch what celebrities and ordinary people have to say about the importance of voting. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Don’t bother to vote

(April 29, 2011) The moral high horses are often cynical opportunists pushing left-leaning causes and candidates. Continue reading

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URI Executive Director Lawrence Solomon in The Week on Post-Mubarek Egypt

(February 4, 2011) URI Executive Director Lawrence Solomon was mentioned in The Week’s roundup of post-Mubarek winners and losers in Egypt. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Hold off democracy

(February 12, 2011) Egypt has taken great strides towards modernization compared to other Arab countries, but is it ready for Western style democracy? Not yet, argues Urban Renaissance Institute executive director Lawrence Solomon. Continue reading

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Op Ed: Oba Mao in China

Most of Obama’s many foreign trips have been hurtful to American interests. Don’t expect anything to change now.

No president has travelled more than Barack Obama in his first year — his current trip to Asia is his eighth. The first seven took him nowhere. In the afterglow of each, his prestige declined as his results proved ephemeral.
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Common ground

Americans are not like us. The U.S. election campaigns demonstrate the divide. Barack Obama inspires on a message of uniting Americans. "I’ll be the President who finally brings Democrats and Republicans together," he said after the results were in on Super Tuesday, in a signature theme of his campaign. He is running as a candidate who can rise above partisan bickering and work with the opposition to "get things done for the American people." Continue reading

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Free Newfoundland

It is June 3, 2008, and an overwhelming 71% of Newfoundlanders have today voted to separate from Canada. The province will now begin to negotiate its exit from Confederation.

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