Monthly Archives: February 2015

Is America an oligarchy rather than a democracy?

A provocative article from the highly respected New Yorker magazine. For your info, the Oxford dictionary defines ‘oligarchy’ as a small group of people having control of a country or organisation. Why do the rich tend to have greater influence … Continue reading

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“The pen is mightier than the sword.” Do you agree? A model essay

“The pen is mightier than the sword.” Do you agree? by Steven Ooi “Before all else, be armed.” Thus wrote the ruthless Florentine politician-philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, a man famed for his unflinching pragmatism and grasp of the darker truths of life. … Continue reading

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PAP, WP cross swords in Parliament over report on town council

In 2011, the Workers’ Party (WP) made history by being the first opposition party to win a Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in Singapore – Aljunied GRC, adding the five seats in Aljunied to the one they had held previously and … Continue reading

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Temperatures Rise as Climate Critics Take Aim at US Classrooms

Boys and girls, are global temperatures rising or falling? While scientists almost universally agree the world is warming, school kids in Texas, Wyoming and West Virginia will get a much less definitive answer if local activists and politicians get their … Continue reading

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