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Legal We always try to avoid politics like the plague here on OSNews, but sometimes, it's hard to avoid it. Take the case of Joel Tenenbaum, who could be liable for over 1 million USD if the Recording Industry Association of America gets its way. While many hoped for a change of pace when it comes to these matters, Barack Obama's Department of Justice has squarely sided with the RIAA.
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RE[5]: US two-party "democracy"
by Haicube on Wed 25th Mar 2009 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: US two-party "democracy""
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Socialism is a sliding scale as much as any other -ism. What Americans call "socialism" is called "liberal" in The Netherlands. Weird, I know, but that's just the way it is.

Dear Thom,

It's actually the other way around. When they say Liberal in the US they refer to what the dutch would call a socialist. Socialists in a dutch sense adhere to Democratic party in the US, and the republicans are conservatives in general.

However, Liberal in a European sense would likely adher to the Libertarian Party in the US which is a completely different story

As well as the Greens have Ralph Nader as their ally in the US (if not mistaken).

US politics is very much different from european. The system in the US has better accountability mechanisms due to voting for individuals (President/Senators etC) rather than simply a party as is often the case in many european democracies where accountability is a joke at best.

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