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At The Gutter: Powers That Be

Romance Editor Chris shares some of her favorite romance novels set in a political context.

By some strange quirk of timing and location, I am currently involved in or gearing up for three different elections at once.  On the federal front it’s just a by-election to fill a recently vacated seat: it is the least visible and strident of the three. The provincial election is in full swing, loud and messy. There are canvassers at the door every day, and the radio is so full of political ads that I’m forced to  switch stations every second song. As for our municipal election… frankly, it’s a relief. We’re only in the lead-up period now, and no doubt the actual campaigns will be as annoying as any other, but getting rid of the most embarrassing mayor in the world will a be a true civic  pleasure.

I’ve done a lot of reading in the past couple weeks, trying to get past the boasting and blaming of campaign culture to really get a gauge on candidates and their positions. Consequently I’ve also done a lot of other reading in order to recover from that process. Romances can be good for that. Funnily enough, because modern Romances touch on every aspect of modern life, they can also be about  politics, or politicians, or even the elections process.  Ha. Talk about timing.

Powers That Be

voteBy some strange quirk of timing and location, I am currently involved in or gearing up for three different elections at once.  On the federal front it’s just a by-election to fill a recently vacated seat: it is the least visible and strident of the three. The provincial election is in full swing, loud and messy. There are canvassers at the door every day, and the radio is so full of political ads…

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Collection of R.K. Laxman Cartoons

Collection of R.K. Laxman Cartoons

The Times of India has collected a gallery of satirical cartoons by R.K. Laxman. And here are episodes of R.K. Laxman Ki Duniya, a tv show based on his work.

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CodefellasHere’s the first episode Wired’s new animated webseries about the NSA, Codefellas.View Post

Codefellas

Here’s the first episode Wired’s new animated webseries about the NSA, Codefellas.

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“For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.”

 Noam Chomsky

(Panel by Kevin Maguire, Keith Giffen, J M DeMatteis et al, from Justice League International #18, 1988)

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Joe Biden Official Portrait [fixed]

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Joe Biden Official Portrait [fixed]