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Our country can do better

24 September, 2009 (01:22) | elections, political trade | By: Aerar

Election posters could be quite misleading. Or what shall one think about the large posters of Frank-Walter Steinmeier which are set up by the SPD (translation by the author of the slogan “Unser Land kann mehr”: “Our country can do better”)? If my employer would set up a poster showing me with the slogan: “Our […]

Voting tactics

18 September, 2009 (16:34) | elections | By: Aerar

Not alone the politicians and the political parties have to make compromises in their daily political work. The same is urged from the voter as well. In general this is quite natural as there will be hardly any voter who agrees absolutely with all goals and statements of any political party or candidate. This experience […]

The Tauss incident

6 March, 2009 (16:40) | homeland security, law & order, media, particulars | By: Aerar

Yesterday it came out that the Public Attorney’s Office in Karlsruhe has started an investigation against the SPD member of the Bundestag Jörg Tauss caused by the suspicion of owing pornographic material showing children. Here are some news topics: Kinderpornoverdacht gegen SPD-Abgeordneten Jörg Tauss (german) Büros des SPD-Abgeordneten Tauss durchsucht (german) Kinderporno-Fund bringt SPD-Politiker in […]

Dear Jusos in Sachsen,

17 November, 2008 (23:32) | federal states, homeland security, political trade | By: Aerar

now you decided to stop the controversial BKA-law. You did so in times nobody within the SPD seemed to be interested in data privacy or surveillance society. Well, we have a financial crisis and there will be elections soon, so it is hard to care about civil rights. But you are different. Respect! But why […]

Pangs of conscience

4 November, 2008 (15:26) | elections, federal states, particulars, political trade | By: Aerar

Within a political system dominated by parties a delegate often is in the situation to serve his party and to give his vote for topics he disagrees to serve a higher goal. Nevertheless it is a good thing when a delegate makes use of his personal political mandate and in important cases makes decisions following […]

No X for Ms. Y

3 November, 2008 (15:35) | elections, federal states, particulars, political trade | By: Aerar

Now it happened. While the world of Andrea Ypsilanti still looked well in the morning and the CDU more and more worried (german) about a change of government in Hessen the house of cards she build as option for the coming change collapsed. There are now four delegates who announced not only to deny their […]

Absolute miss

29 September, 2008 (15:31) | elections, federal states | By: Aerar

It is done: Bayern has elected. Whole Bayern? Not really, a participation of about 58% of the electors is very low for a trend-setting election. And despite of the intense preliminary news coverage only about 1% more (compared to the last election) of the eligible voters had made their way to the ballot box. The […]

You never go completely

16 September, 2008 (13:40) | media, particulars, political trade | By: Aerar

Kurt Beck has waited a long time, but on September, 7th he resigned from his post as leader of the SPD. Many felt that the boss has become the incarnation of the bad polls of the party and his picture in the public often was accordingly. In the end came the “Finishing shot for the […]