Adult Topics: Social Issues: Politics
These articles highlight short politicians or question why taller candidates more
often win over shorter candidates.
News articles are shown in reverse chronological order. A symbol
next to an article indicates that it was added within the past month.
Sarkozy, Berlusconi and Medvedev: The Long and the Short of it
International Business Times, By Palash R. Ghosh, 29 October 2011
'Tall beats small' in leadership stakes
Politics.co.uk, By Alex Stevenson, 18 October 2011
The News Tribune, By Bill Hall, 24 September 2011
Why Do Short People Still Exist?
Mother Jones, By Kevin Drum, 16 August 2011
Small man syndrome? Pint-sized President Nicolas Sarkozy requests 'short' security men for India visit
Mail Online, 7 December 2010
Today in the series of programs dedicated to the coming 200th anniversary of Russia’s victory over Napoleon Bonaparte we would like to speak about Napoleon as a historical figure who gave name to a short man syndrome.
The Voice of Russia, 1 November 2010
Barbara Walters to Barbara Boxer: You're Tiny!
Politico, By Karin Tanabe, 10 October 2010
Madison: the little man behind Jefferson
A revisionist biography of this pair of founding fathers who managed a rare political partnership.
Star Tribune, By Carl Rollyson, 2 October 2010
Nicolas Sarkozy 'bans tall workers from factory walkabout'
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of banning tall workers from attending a factory walkabout – because they will make him look too short.
Telegraph, 15 June 2010
Nicolas Sarkozy bans tall bodyguards
Tall security agents have been discreetly advised not to apply for a job guarding Nicolas Sarkozy, police sources have claimed.
Telegraph, By Henry Samuel, 7 June 2010
Sarkozy's insecurities: 5ft5in French president brings custom-built lectern to America so he won't look too petite
Mail Online, By Peter Allen, 30 March 2010
French complain at Sarko 'dwarf' jibe by David Cameron
Adding insult to injury, the French leader was also taunted by George Osborne for his lack of inches
The Independent UK, By Brian Brady, 14 March 2010
Dingman Notes: The Short And The Tall Of Recycling
Pike County Press & Port Jervis News, By Jerry Goldberg, 11 February 2010
The height of the matter
Next, By Olu Jacob, 9 October 2009
Sarkozy's short crowd
TimesOnline, By Charles Bremner, 7 September 2009
Size matters & color codes
With a meeting between presidents Medvedev and Obama now looming on the near horizon, it's a good time for Russian speakers learning English to consider the two most obvious differences between these gents - think a moment - and figure out how to talk about them without offending anyone (especially the two presidents).
The Moscow News, By Mark H. Teeter, 5 March 2009
Is Voting A Measured Decision?
Washington Post, By Jay Mathews, 12 August 2008
Haaretz.com, By Gideon Levy, 20 July 2008
World's Leaders Don't Stand So Tall
G-8 Summit Proves You Don't Have to Be Tall to Rise to Power
ABC News, By Nick Watt and Jenna Mucha, 5 July 2008
Clinton's height is questioned. But politicians routinely fudge that...
KansasCity.com The Star, By Darryl Levings, 29 May 2008
Weighing in on size discrimination
Massachusetts bill would punish bias on the basis of height, weight
Chron.com (source: Newhouse News Service), By Dan Ring, 29 March 2008
Activists weigh in on biases
Bill would outlaw size discrimination
Boston Herald, By Laurel J. Sweet, 26 March 2008
On Beacon Hill, Marblehead author goes to bat for short, fat
The Salem News, By Rachel Kolokoff, 26 March 2008
Bill would target bias based on weight, height
Boston Herald, By Laurel J. Sweet, 24 March 2008
A chance to grow into the job
Independent.ie, 16 March 2008
Who is the shortest world leader?
The Guardian, By Jon Henley, 4 March 2008
Point of View: Politics, and the Short of It
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, By Raanan Geberer, 23 January 2008
Tall != electable
Candidates' height matters in more nuanced ways than we'd expect.
The Christian Science Monitor, By Ralph Keyes, 15 November 2007
The 'Small Man Syndrome'!
American Chronicle, By Sunny Chris Okenwa, 16 October 2007
Sarkozy: Small man syndrome?
News 24, 21 September 2007
Bloomberg's just short of the truth
Newsday, By Les Payne, 24 June 2007
Toronto Star, By Michele Henry, 22 February 2007
Deep-seated differences create a debate debacle
The Sydney Morning Herald., By Alex Mitchell, 7 January 2007
The long and short of picking a president
The Detroit News, By Jay Mathews, 4 January 2004
The Election: It's Inching Down on Us
Height Used to Matter to Voters, but Things May Be Looking Up for Shorter Candidates
Washington Post, By Jay Mathews, 29 December 2003
Height is not might at APEC leaders’ summit
Heightism has found a profile at the Pacific Rim summit
The Manila Times (source: Reuters), 20 October 2003
Selling Dean Short
The Nation, By Katha Pollitt, 14 August 2003
A voice for the 'little fellers'
Star Tribune, By Dane Smith and Patricia Lopez, 26 October 2002
The True Measure of a Man
Robert Reich Rises Above the Height Issue in His Run for Governor
The Washington Post, By Mark Leibovich, 14 March 2002
The American Prospect, 11 February 2002
GMA Gets Over Insecurities
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is no longer insecure about her height, or lack of it.
Philippine Headline News Online, By Sol Jose Vanzi, 27 January 2001
Perry criticizes Sanchez over working to diffuse height differential
Star-Telegram (source: Associated Press), By Mark Babineck, 4 October 2000
Staying on Top is a Tall Order
Gore tries to rebound
Everybody Comes to Rick's, By Rick Horowitz, 16 November 1999
The Shrinking Field
The Washington Post, By Jay Mathews, 3 August 1999
Where They Stand
The New York Times, By Maureen Dowd, 21 June 1992