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Influence Peddling and Inequality in London: Nobody Expects a Monty Python Fourth of July

Michael Winship | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In the face of heavy opposition from the moneyed classes on either shore, both the United States and the United Kingdom are desperately in need of campaign finance reform. No joke.

Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.

EU: The Liberal Democrats As The 'Party Of In'

Tim Farron | Posted 01.25.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

Whilst the Tories squabble over EU membership and Labour shy away from the subject completely, Lib Dems are united in saying that across Europe we are "better together". We support an in/out referendum when the time is right and we campaign passionately for the UK to remain a member of the EU.

Thatcher's Militant Democracy

David Miles | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
David Miles

Unlike Chancellor Merkel of Germany, who has a reputation for only sticking her neck out when confident of victory, Margaret Thatcher sometimes had little choice in the timing of the battles she had to fight.

Maggie's Martyrs: Mapping Lady Thatcher's Legacy

Kevin Childs | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Kevin Childs

What is it about women and power? The furor around Lady Thatcher's death and funeral once again magnifies how we respond to powerful women.

Not Sure How to Remember Margaret Thatcher? Look Around You

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Thatcher's credo of unashamed greed transformed the global economy. That meant transforming our culture and our politics -- and she did.

The Irony Lady: In Defense of Margaret Thatcher...

Martin Lewis | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Martin Lewis

The world's heart is heavy as we have learned of the death of the most brilliant leader the world has even known - the blessed Margaret. It was the saintly Margaret who rescued Britain from its dire position at the end of the 1970s and restored it to its former glory.

Cameron Fuels the Folly of British Isolationism

David Miles | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
David Miles

Possibly the most stand out moment of levity in David Cameron's speech on Wednesday announcing an 'in/out' referendum on Britain's EU membership within the next 5 years was when he said: "It is time to settle this European question in British politics."

Boris Johnson, The Next UK Leader?

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

LONDON — It's an Olympic tussle – an election battle to win control of London's City Hall just weeks before hundreds of thousands of athle...

Is There a Big Idea in Occupy Movements?

Vaios Papanagnou | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Vaios Papanagnou

The epoch that started in 2008 is defined by a single worry. Equally defining is the visible form that this angst takes. Millions of people in the Wes...

Rory Stewart: Remember This Name

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Rosen

Rory Stewart just turned 37. He is not now in government; he has never even stood for election. And he's going to become prime minister of Great Britain.