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Brexit And The South China Sea: Why Politicians Lie

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and the majority of politicians campaigning for the United Kingdom to quit the European Union have consciously been feeding the British public untruths in the run up to last month's Brexit vote.

Is Donald Trump A Metrosexual, A Manscaper?

Sue Carswell | Posted 07.20.2016 | Style
Sue Carswell

I don't know what it is about Donald, but since he can't answer simple questions like those tossed to him by Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes Sunday night without going all Trumpion, I find myself transfixed by Donald's eyebrows and hair.

Why Climate Change Could be Brexit's Biggest Loser

J. J. Mitchell | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
J. J. Mitchell

Since the Brexit vote, the UK has focused on the immediate political, constitutional and economic implications. With the pound sterling down by roughl...

The EU: Too Big Not To Fail

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Joan Z. Shore

The EU emerged as an ambitious, yet modest, enterprise in 1957. Just six nations -- Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands -...

Boris Johnson Is A Liar With His 'Back To The Wall,' Says France's Foreign Minister

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.14.2016 | World

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Branding him a liar, a coward or a joker, Europe’s political class greeted Eurosceptic Boris Johnson’s appointment as Britain...

Leavers' Remorse: Why Brexit May Never Happen

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

The Brexit referendum need not become a suicide pact. As a legal matter, the Brexit vote is not binding on Parliament, which will need to authorize and set the terms for the negotiation of Britain's exit from the EU under Article 50 process.

Tony Blair's Ruination, And Hillary Clinton's Real Problem

William Bradley | Posted 07.12.2016 | Media
William Bradley

For the past seven years, the British government has done something the Obama administration opted against, mounting a painstaking official inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Iraq War.

Beware The Disrupter With No Follow-Up Plan (A Post-Brexit Lesson)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

What do you call leaders who lead their nation off a cliff, then, surveying the wreckage, they cut and run? How about "unconscionable"?

From 1 To 16: How Brexit Was A Clear Win For The Good Guys

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

For Britain the virtues of remaining appeared to this American to pale compared to the likely costs of continued subservience to Brussels. In a variety of admittedly imperfect ways Brexit promoted liberty, community, democracy, and the rule of law. In short, the good guys won.

Why Is England So Messed Up? Blame The Old Etonians.

Alexander Reynolds | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Alexander Reynolds

I'm suffering from a severe case of the Brexit blues. Who to blame for the state of England, Albanian pimps, Polish builders, Russian Oligarchs or Romanian welfare scroungers? No, silly.

Lessons From An American Who Worked On The 'Leave' Campaign

Mark Hamilton | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Mark Hamilton

In the four years I've worked in London, I never once ventured any further than Heathrow Airport, that is, until I was brought on to work for Vote Leave campaign - the campaign for the UK to leave the European Union.

Women At The Helm Of Politics

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Trisha de Borchgrave

A constitutional crisis is one thing but an existential one is longer-lasting. Bewilderment characterizes the aftermath of "Brexit," a.k.a., Britain's...

The Real Meaning of Brexit

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Some Eurocrats imagine that dissatisfaction with the EU is a uniquely English phenomenon. For instance, Politico's Tim King contended: "This referendum is primarily a domestic political fight." It actually is much more.

One Coin, Two Sides: Brexit and Trump

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The hateful rejection of reality is the direct precursor to the rise of a demagogue like Trump. This rejection of fact as a basis for discussion leads to Brexit.

How Boris Johnson's Leadership Dream Crumbled

HuffPostUK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

The first sign something was up was when Boris Johnson arrived by the back door. Normally a human camera magnet, the showiest of X-factor politicians,...

Dear Tony Blair: It's Not The Pitch, It's The Product

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

One thing is clear: Although Tony Blair laments the failure of the "political center," this didn't happen because he and his colleagues failed. It happened because they succeeded.

Boris Johnson Lambasted For Pulling Out Of Race To Become PM

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.30.2016 | World

Brexit stalwart Boris Johnson was widely considered to be vying for prime minister of post-EU Britain, so it came as a huge shock to people when he re...

Brexit Leader Boris Johnson Rules Out Bid To Be Next British PM

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.30.2016 | World

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Former London mayor Boris Johnson, favorite to become Britain's prime minister, abruptly pulled out of the race on Thursda...

Borexit

Jonathan Richards | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Brexit Wasn’t About Economics. It Was About Racial Hatred.

Omer Aziz | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Omer Aziz

With the twin exceptions of the fall of the Berlin wall and the invasion of Iraq, no event of the last half century will have consequences as far-reac...

After Brexit, No Second Act For Political Theatre

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Last week's British voters went to the poll and elected to leave the EU, prompting several explanations to try to explain the shocking outcome.

Brexit: A 'Seminal Event'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Aiko Stevenson

Five days after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Britons are waking up to find their country engulfed in deep uncertainty

Brexiting: Clinton And Warren Look Like Strong Casting While Brit Pols Are Just Casting About

William Bradley | Posted 06.28.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Brexiting: Clinton and Warren Look Like Strong Casting While Brit Pols Are Just Casting About There's a lot of calculation at work when a presidenti...

Where The UK's Major Brexit Players Stand After The Referendum

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.29.2016 | World

Days after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, leading British politicians face infighting with their parties, anger from voters and...

Brexit's Lessons In Improbability

Dante Disparte | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Dante Disparte

As the world reels from the once improbable unraveling of the European Union and the United Kingdom, grim prognostications of the economic and political fallout betray a more immediate and ominous lesson.