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Trudeau and Liberal Party Sweep Canadian Election; Relations With U.S. Should Improve

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

This fresh start in Canada hopefully leads to a new robust relationship with the United States. It would appear Trudeau has much more in common with President Obama than did Stephen Harper.

Socialist Elected UK Opposition Labour Leader

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.12.2015 | World

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Karl Marx admirer Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour party on Saturday, a victory that may m...

Why Are Republicans So Mean?

Cody Cain | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

Understanding the science of the brain just might help conservatives and liberals get along with each other a little bit better.

Something Rotten (And Fascistic) In Denmark

Paul Gordon | Posted 06.23.2015 | World
Paul Gordon

I see a giant chasm between the incomprehensible American stereotypes of life in Denmark versus the reality here. I think this comes from a wish for easy fixes to the screwed up American system.

How Did You Become Such a Friggin' Liberal?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

I'm often asked by some family and some friends, "How did you become such a Liberal?" Usually not that nicely, but you can guess the rest. The questio...

Britain's Shock Election: Labour's Big Defeat Seeded in the Sands of Iraq

William Bradley | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The truth is that, intriguing as Scotland always is, it was in Iraq -- and in the reaction to Iraq -- where Labour got off the winning course.

Can Britain's Conservative Landslide Cross the Pond?

Julianne Shinto | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Julianne Shinto

The victory hangovers have yet to wear off for my colleagues in the U.K. But my U.S. counterparts are already asking, "How can we replicate the sweeping conservative victory here, in the States?" I have the answer and I haven't been quiet about it in the least.

The UK Election: US Lessons

David Coates | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
David Coates

American observers of UK politics would do well to see the U.S. parallels here. The dilemma facing the UK Labour Party is basically the one faced by Democratic presidential candidates as they seek victory in 2016. If either major UK political party fails to find its way, the US stands poised to lose its most reliable European ally.

I'm a liberal. I eat at Applebee's.

David Akadjian | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
David Akadjian

People laugh when I profess my love of Applebee's. My liberal friends make fun of me because it's a chain restaurant. My conservative friends laugh because it goes against stereotype.

Boris Johnson: British Prime Minister in the Making

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Llewellyn King

He has been larger-than-life and in scrapes of his own making throughout one of the most colorful careers in public life. Yet Johnson has the knack for transmuting disaster into celebrity, and celebrity into fame and electoral success.

The Conservative Fairy Tale About Government

Sally Steenland | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Sally Steenland

When people tell stories rooted in fantasy, they're called fairy tales. Such was the case last fall when Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at an anti-poverty forum at the Heritage Foundation.

Emily Swanson

Poll Reveals Conservative Wish List | Emily Swanson | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Conservatives are just as likely to say the government's top priority this year should be repealing President Obama's health care law as to say improv...

Despite higher income tax, state finances continue downward spiral in Illinois!

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A bill filed by Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is intensifying speculation that the 2011 personal and corporate income tax hikes could become permanent. T...

What If I'm Wrong?

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Who is Ethan Porter? According to Ethan, he is: a Philosopher of Science, Professor of Darkness, Harbinger of Despair, and (among plenty of other thin...

Conservative Messengers Need New Ideas

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Ronald Reagan put the Republican Party and conservative movement nationally into the big tent business. The Tea Party has shrunk the size of that tent by closing the tent flaps to many. If it continues to do so, it may eventually be in the pup tent business.

The Liberty Movement Must Ask the Most Important Question

Robin Koerner | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Why has the Libertarian Party -- and more importantly, the much broadly based new liberty movement -- failed to make a significant electoral impact, despite its recent tailwinds?

PHOTOS: 22-Year Old Running For State Senator Inspired By Legally Blonde

Posted 07.23.2012 | New York

A 22-year old is running for the New York State Senate. The self-described "Diva" has a LMFAO-themed campaign slogan (in sparkling GIF form), and says...

New York's Conservative Party Spells Trouble for Democratic Agenda

Dan Collins | Posted 09.15.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

A party with fewer than 150,000 members is getting to call the shots on more and more issues. If the three Republicans who voted with Gov. Cuomo on the gay marriage law lose their nominations the Conservatives could make the next few years a nightmare.

An Ugly Lesson in Repression at Cambridge University

Thomas Glave | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Thomas Glave

While Willetts's problematic intentions are one matter of critical importance in the U.K. today, the severe punishment of Owen Holland by Cambridge University -- punishment clearly intended to make an example of him by intimidation meant to target, discourage and stifle dissent -- is another entirely.

Why Wrecked Economies Need More Parental Leave

Christina Patterson | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

The U.S. is one of just four countries in the world that have no federal law for paid maternity leave at all. The others are Liberia, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland. I'm not at all sure you could say that it's a brilliant strategy for growth.

Lila Shapiro

While Labor Unions Show Their Might In U.K., Workers' Influence Remains Slight In U.S. | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

To those prone to suggest that the power of organized labor is declining in advanced economies, Great Britain offered up a potent counter-argument las...

750,000 Public Sector Workers Go On Strike In Britain

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

LONDON — Thousands of British schools will close and travelers will face long lines at airport immigration Thursday when three quarters of a million...

Wanted: An Opposition Party, Not a Coalition

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The president and his party should consider the fate of Nick Clegg and his Liberal Democrats before committing themselves to a coalition government that's doomed to fail.

The Curse of the Cult of the Amateur

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

We don't really need to be reminded that the spirit of British amateurism is alive and well. We can see it in a foreign policy that appears to be modeled on Carry on Up the Khyber, and in an economic policy that appears to be modeled on Calendar Girls.

"First Do Much Harm": UK & US Conservatives Stomp on Healthcare in Unison

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

You have to hand it to conservatives. When they want to stomp on regular folks -- they know how to act in unison. On the exact same day that Republi...