Sam: Hey, all. I know the international tide of late has been pretty disappointing (except for Thighland). But good news, something fascinating is going on in what has been called “Europe’s last dictatorship.” Anna: About 8 different world leaders just … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Claps Its Hands, Potentially Says Yeah
Monty: So this week I was listening to the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast before work. They were talking about the Trump campaign’s ad strategy and it suddenly occurred to me that I haven’t seen any US political ads for this cycle, not … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Reacts
Hi, all. There are no forthcoming national elections for the rest of July, and neither Anna nor I were feeling particularly passionate about any new issues or situations, so I thought it’d be a good idea to go back and … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Gets Results, Dammit!
Monty: So it’s come to this: Parliamentary Elections in Syria. Anna: I’m American so something something, never start a land war in Asia. Monty: Shall we get into it? Syria is not a real democracy, and the international community as … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Has the Freedom to Choose One Thing
Anna: After a postponement both in real life and on the PT topics list, it is finally time to discuss Poland. The polls are too close to call, though I have NO IDEA how well Poland does at accurate polling, … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Forgot Poland!
Monty: Y’all ready for this? You may be wondering why we’re not doing a 4th of July-related post, and frankly if the US wanted us to do a WPT about the 4th of July, they should have made it election … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Isn’t Doing What You Expected
Anna: “Fun” fact: we debated between the Polish election and the Russian one, and it turns out Belarus has accused both countries of election interference in their election. But we’re going with Russia, because nothing says 2020 like extending presidential … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread is smiling, but it’s very fooking furious.
Hi all, Anna is predisposed, so I’ll be tackling this alone. Realistically, I should be talking about Serbia’s parliamentary election, which the EU is decrying as a sham, but as someone born in 1989, I do not feel that I … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread goes vertical
Anna: Fuuuuuuuuuck this. Like, I could post a graph here of police brutality stats or something to be educational, but nah, we all know the problem. We have probably seen footage of cops using police brutality against people protesting them … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Pleads the Third
Anna: Alright, tell me everything. Monty: Okay. Last week, Suriname had a Presidential election. For those not in the know, Suriname is the only Dutch-speaking country in South America, having become independent from the Netherlands in 1975. Despite its relative … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Spills the Beans
Anna: Today, brought to you by the “everything is political” school of thought, I’d like to spend a header discussing some COVID related life changes. My own state will be lifting the stay at home order on May 29th, at … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Is a Way of Life Now
This week we have a guest PT host, whose social studies project this week was learning what the news is from reading articles. She has attempted an article of her own below. She’s also just fresh off a quarantined 8th … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread with special guest
Anna: Well, we were going to talk about the Polish Presidential Election, but then between COVID-19 and a security leak it has been postponed. Nine former Polish Presidents and Prime Ministers called for a boycott of the election, and now … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread’s Plans Fall Through
I am frustrated. If you’ve been following Israeli politics at all, or have been patiently tolerating my updates in these threads, you’ll know that Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz finally formed a national unity government after over a year of … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Happily Sells Out
Anna: mmm, bleach, delicious. So, I know usually we try to go wide and international for the PT but we gotta go local this weekend so I can tell y’all about the Protest That Wasn’t very close to me. As … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Is on the Scene and Nobody’s There
Monty: So South Korea is holding its legislative election on Wednesday. Anna: I’m very curious how other countries are handling elections with pandemic safety at the moment, and also how candidates are using the pandemic, but mostly I haven’t checked … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread moves ahead
The Weekend Politics Thread is at a loss… Monty: I was supposed to cover Armenia’s constitutional referendum, but the vote was postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The vote would have taken place today and tomorrow. It’s hard even to … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread is at a loss…
Sam: And now for something completely different: elections in the Republic of Artsakh! Anna: The what? Sam: The Republic of Artsakh, formerly known as the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh! The Republic is holding an election on Tuesday, and it’s an exciting … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread may or may not exist
Monty: Alright, let’s talk about the Falkland Islands! Anna: They are islands off the coast of South America, I have learned. They’re also called the Islas [CENSORED-ed.] which made me excited for a moment that we were discussing wherever Maldives … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread something something Goose Green
Anna: I realize there is an election you want to talk about, but Monty…Monty… I was doing my customary google for learning when I saw (and then lost, so I circled back around to get a picture, I swear I … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread is in Vanuatu, I guess…
7-8 March: WPT No election; open topic Anna: Well I suppose we should talk about the coronavirus. No, I’m not writing this at 2 AM on Saturday morning, don’t look at me like that. Or cough on me, please. Some … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread takes a step back…