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Explainer: Voting Rules for Saturday's Election of DNC Chair

Rob Richie | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Rob Richie

This piece was co-authored by EJ Marin, an Advocacy Intern at FairVote.This weekend, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will gather for its winte...

Donald Trump Says Refugee Crisis And Threats To UK Identity Drove Brexit

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.15.2017 | World

In a wide-ranging interview with the Times of London on Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump said he believes the United Kingdom’s departure from th...

The Political Architecture of Britain and America Under Attack

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

On both sides of the Atlantic, political and business retaining walls are being torn down in the belief that they are of no structural importance. Messing with the political and business architecture is likely to have grave, and possibly terrible, effects on democracy and prosperity.

Trump Takes His Campaign To Manhattan

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK ― Struggling in key states and getting beaten in the money race, Donald Trump nevertheless spent part of his Wednesday campaigning in his h...

What If Our Political Opposite Isn't (Actually) The Devil... What Then?

Living Room Conversations | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

Credit: Bonch Gurevich by Jacob Z. Hess, Partner, Living Room Conversations It used to be that friends and acquaintances were mystified at my inter...

Britain's Major Political Parties Are In Disarray After Brexit

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.26.2016 | World

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Britain's two main parties were in open conflict on Sunday after a vote to leave the EU triggered an attempted "coup" in t...

Brexit and Us: Voters Frightened by Chaos Choose ... More Chaos

William Bradley | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Does Hillary Clinton get it? The Democratic presidential candidate, for whom Bernie Sanders now says he will vote in November, reacted to the British...

U.K. Official Refuses To Apologize For Tarring Muslim Mayor With Extremism

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.07.2016 | World

May 7 Efforts by Britain's ruling Conservative party to link the new Mayor of London to Muslim extremism during campaigning for the capital's election...

The Coalition of the Nervous: Movement Conservatives, the 'New York Times' and Fox News Against Trump

Richard Brodsky | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Donald Trump is a unifier, no doubt about it. Who else could have forged the growing alliance between the Conservative movement, Fox News and the New York Times? Listen up.

Britain's Woes and England's Fears

Llewellyn King | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
Llewellyn King

Brexit: Boris Johnson (left): "out." David Cameron: "in." England's problem is English: the language it gave to the world. In particular, it's a pr...

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

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.21.2016 | 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 ma...

Why Are Republicans So Mean?

Cody Cain | Posted 07.11.2016 | 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 06.19.2016 | 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 05.19.2016 | 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 05.11.2016 | 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 05.10.2016 | 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. The...

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.