OM’s Chatter: Election Edition

No Natural Disasters Here, Metaphorical or Otherwise

This week we're talking about all the elections. First up though, is Trump's Trumpiness in the form of MOAB, the Georgia 6th District Elections, and whatever seems to be exploding (or hopefully not) in North Korea. Then we get into the meat of the episode. First up, the French elections and what the options might be in the aftermath of the first round. We do a little hypothesizing on what each of the candidates' victory might mean for France and the EU as a whole. Finally, we take a swing at the UK's snap elections, why May reversed her earlier promises, what the results might mean for a hard v. soft Brexit, and what an upset (aka a Labour or Lib Dem win) could

A Divorce, a Former President, & a Coup-ish

The Round-Up Three Elections Gunman Referendum

The World in a Flash The Round-Up this week is short and sweet, with just enough room for some of our favourite articles and stories from the week. From Venezuela's Supreme Court drama to the UK's messy divorace, and the Rohingya in Myanmar, we've got all the headlines from the week and a few stories you might have missed!  First on the docket is Venezuela, where Maduro is in some hot water as the Supreme Court takes over legislative duties from the Congress, in what most are calling a coup. Several legislators have flat out called Maduro a dictator and unsurprisingly, the international community has chimed in with demands for an electoral timetable and fourteen North and South American countries have chimed in

Post-Brexit RoundUp

Brexit_RoundUp

With all the news following the United Kingdom’s referendum to the leave the European Union, we have compiled the major events to keep an eye on going forward.   Leave Campaign Backtracks Claims Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has been a strong proponent for the UK exiting the EU. Along with other prominent UK politicians, they’ve reinforced the message that millions of pounds were being funnelled into the EU instead of programs in the UK. Less than 24 hours following the result, Farage backtracked on some of his claims including greater funding for the NHS (National Health Service) if the country left. Farage had also spread the message that the British economy would be stronger outside the EU