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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...

Kochs Invade Canada

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

After losing their fight for Proposition 23 in California, one hoped the world would be safe from Charles and David Koch. But now, their misinformation campaign is drifting into Canada.

Protest Works. Just Look at the Evidence -- And Start to Fight Back

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

If enough of us demand it, in Britain and the US, we can make the rich pay their share for the running of our country, rather than the poor and the middle.

Democrats Just Love Those Ticket Splittin' Republicans!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Democrats are enjoying sitting back with their popcorn buckets as they watch the GOP Civil War get nastier by the minute, making it even more likely that the left will have another two years at the controls.

Profiles in Doing Both: Can David Cameron Cut Deficits and Stimulate Growth?

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Inder Sidhu

"The West's Most Daring Government." That's what The Economist is calling the United Kingdom's new Conservative-Liberal coalition, headed by Prime M...

New York Conservative Party Planning Anti-'Ground Zero' Mosque TV Ad Campaign

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's Conservative Party is planning a television ad campaign to pressure a New York City utility to use its power to block ...

Key Players In Britain's Coalition Government

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's new coalition government was still coming into focus Wednesday. Here are some of its key players: Prime Minister – Con...

Nick Clegg Faces Agonizing Coalition Choice

AP | JENNIFER QUINN and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The kingmaker in Britain's drama-soaked election faces what must be an agonizing choice. Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats must deci...

David Cameron Modernized Tories, But Can He Win?

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Ambitious blue blood or an average "Call me Dave" kind of guy? David Cameron has tried to remake his Conservative Party in his own ima...

UK Election: Candidates Make Final Push For Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Britain is heading to the polls Thursday to vote in what at least one writer for the Times of London is calling "the most exciting election in a gener...