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UK Monarchy

June 15: King John Signs Magna Carta

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Many people, especially those who write articles on this subject for Wikipedia, would say the Magna Carta is the most influential and important foundation of constitutional law.

No, We Can't: The Impossibility of a Black British Head of State

Peter Tatchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Tatchell

In Britain we can only dream of a black head of state. It isn't going to happen any time soon because the UK system is rigged against a black leader. Black and Asian Britons are effectively barred by the system.

Prince Charles Rings the Death-Knell for the British Monarchy

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

Charles Windsor has just announced that he is seizing the role of president for himself, without an election. This news finally offers a vision of how the rusty British monarchy will fall.

Will's Cup of Tea

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vicky Ward

British bookmakers are now taking money only on details surrounding the wedding date of Prince William -- which many think will be in 2009.