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Elections and the Big Business of Politics

[Read directly on Magdalene.co] by Jennie M. Xue The 2017 Regional Elections next week, which is known by its Indonesian abbreviation as Pilkada, is the battleground for the so-called three-pronged “businesses of politics,” which comprise the candidates, the sponsors,...

Iowa Caucus, Primaries and US Presidential Campaign

by Jennie M. Xue It’s time of every four years again. This year, Americans vote for their new president. The first caucus has been done in Iowa on February 1st, 2016. Expectedly, pundits have been commenting on its relevancy today, whether a caucus’ result is...

Non-Killing and International Day of Non-Violence

by Jennie M. Xue October 2nd is The International Day of Non-Violence, which is the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi (born on October 2, 1869). He was the leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of...

The Pope, Calvinism, and Inequality

[Read this article directly on TheJakartaPost.com] by Jennie M. Xue, Singapore Pope Francis gave a historic speech to the US Congress last week. He urged the US government and Catholic leaders in the country to focus on peace, poverty and environmental stewardship. He...

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