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Bonfire of The Vanities: The Arrogance of British Politics

Cedric Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cedric Perrier

Politicians have long been fodder for the rabble-rousing editor of any tabloid, but when exactly did we stop respecting or appreciating those we elect to represent us in the legislative process?

Obama's New California-Based Climate Policy: Six Key Things To Know

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William Bradley

Obama announced Tuesday that he is making California's standard for greater vehicle fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions the new national standard.

Quartet, Arabs Working On A New Strategy For Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The US-led Quartet of Middle East mediators is working on a new strategy for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and is expected to present it in five to ...

Tony Blair's Son Euan Begins Legal Action Against British Paper

Guardian | James Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Now a 25-year-old trainee banker, the former prime minister's eldest son has taken matters into his own hands: he has begun legal action against Sunda...

The Republican Choice: React or Modernize

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

It's been a strange week for the Republican Party, with noisy events pushing the old-time religion, a speech urging a new moderation, and back-to-the-future reactions to Obama's friendly gestures to Chavez.

Tony Blair Facebook Profile Hijacked

The Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Tony Blair Faith Foundation on Facebook, which is accessed via a link from the charity's official website, is supposed to promote understanding of...

Making In the Loop and The Exclusive Poster Debut

Armando Iannucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Armando Iannucci

The film was inspired by practically every British politician who comes to America and meets famous folk like Vice Presidents and Five-Star Generals and who can't help but get star-struck.

Tony Blair Says Full Gay Equality Is Coming to America -- and Clashes With the Pope

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Tony Blair's decade in power is seared with disappointments, but there is one cool, consistent success-story that ran through his time in power: the rapid advance of gay rights.

Stars Light 'Candles For Rwanda' For Genocide Survivors (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

On this tragic anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, 10,000 candles are being lit in Kigali. The ceremony is the beginning of a mass global remembrance, which will continue for a hundred days.

Britain's Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

There are many unnerving similarities between the Bush administration's policies and those implemented in the U.K., which have caused barely a ripple of protest.

Report: Emails Back Up Claims British Government "Sexed Up" Intelligence On Iraq

United Press International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

British intelligence officers reportedly exchanged e-mails mocking claims about Saddam Hussein during the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq....

Blair, Obama Joke About Blackberrys

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama attended his first prayer breakfast Thursday, where he was met by Britain's Tony Blair. The former Prime Minister congratulated Obama ...

Philanthrocapitalism: Yes We Can

Matthew Bishop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Bishop

The economic crisis may be the catalyst that sorts out the best non-profits from the also-rans, leading to a sharp increase in the overall effectiveness of the sector.

Tony Blair: Hamas Must Be Brought Into Peace Process

Times Online | Philip Webster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hamas must somehow be brought into the Middle East peace process because the policy of isolating Gaza in the quest for a settlement will not work, Ton...

New Radicals Take A Leap Of Faith

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Over the holidays, I was tossing old magazines into the recycling bin when I spotted the June issue of TIME, and an article about former British prime...

Tony Blair To Hold Talks With Israeli, Palestinian Officials

Telegraph | Last Updated: 11:01AM GMT 30 Dec 2008 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair will visit the Middle East next week as the international community steps up its efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Mr...

Tony Blair: Britain's Bush And Obama

New York Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Most world leaders, like movie stars, have a certain intensity when they walk into a room. Not Tony Blair. He's mild, light on his feet; he disarms no...

The God Series: Because Religion Is the Battleground of the 21st Century

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

What is it about faith that made it suddenly re-emerge as the driving force in American politics and in the politics of the Islamic countries?

Obama, Arnold, And The Renewed Climate Change Fight

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Despite many rumors, don't look for Schwarzenegger in the Obama administration, at least not now, though candidate Obama mentioned him several times as someone he'd like to appoint.

Israeli Airport Panics After Gun Of Tony Blair's Bodyguard Goes Off

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tony Blair's Scotland Yard bodyguard caused a security scare at an Israeli airport today when he accidentally fired his handgun. The weapon went off ...

Elisabeth Murdoch's 40th Birthday Party Draws Celebs From Politics, Media, Business, And Entertainment

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Party People: Elisabeth Murdoch and Matthew Freud's Circle of Influence From the NY dinner that brought Sarahs Brown and Palin together to the bigges...

The Best Medicine

Caroline Hirsch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Hirsch

As the economy collapses and political scandals keep flaring up like bad rashes, where should America turn for answers? What's going to keep us from falling apart? The answer: laughter.

Sorry, Jon, You Are A News Show

Eric Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Burns

The editorial content of the CBS Evening News -- and the ABC and NBC evening newscasts -- was precisely the same as that of The Daily Show. Only the style of presentation was different.

George W. Bush Blew the Biggest British Terror Investigation Ever to Score Pre-Midterm Election Political Points... McCain '08!

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

I saw Ron Suskind give a talk tonight at Politics and Prose in Washington on his essential new book The Way of the World . I tore through this book i...

But Has Joe Biden Ever Punched a Voter?

Dakis Hagen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dakis Hagen

In Britain, we experienced a political coupling during the Blair era, which bore some similarity to the thinking behind the Obama/Biden pairing.