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How Today's Ugly GOP Presidential Race Provides a Teachable Moment

Andy Schmookler | Posted 01.24.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

For years, there's something that we Americans have urgently needed to see. If now isn't a teachable moment -- what with the spectacle of the Republican presidential race before us -- I don't know what would be. We can begin with Trump as a flagrant piece of a much bigger picture.

UK Lawmakers Debate Petition To Ban Trump

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.18.2016 | World

LONDON (AP) — Donald Trump doesn't have many fans in Britain's Parliament. But a debate among lawmakers on calls to ban Trump from the country ...

Saudi Arabia's Version Of Parliament Has More Women Than U.S. Congress

Vocativ | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

Female representation in Arab countries has risen by 13 percentage points, surpassing Pacific nations this past year. That's quadruple the growth rate of Nordic countries, which have consistently elected a higher percentage of women to parliament over the last 15 years.

Mark Blumenthal

Here's What the Polls Say About Today's UK Election | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

Polls in the UK forecast a close outcome with both major parties short of a majority. Hillary Clinton 'takes a hit,' or maybe she doesn't. And Jeb Bus...

Revising Foreign Aid

Lewis Worrow | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Lewis Worrow

It is the case that the benefits of foreign aid are evident in themselves and something that we should commit to, but more so we need to ensure that the poorest people in the world receive the aid they need.

What the Scottish Referendum Teaches the World

Ziad Haider | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
Ziad Haider

While the movie Braveheart elicits eye rolls in Scotland for its inaccuracies (and marvel at its impact on tourism), William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, two key characters, are central figures in Scottish history.

Syria: With the Greatest Respect Mr President "Keep Calm and Pursue Diplomacy"

Michael Kay | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Michael Kay

With or without a credible UK or US foreign policy, military strikes serve no purpose besides compounding an already desperate humanitarian problem, destabilizing a delicate and fragile political landscape, and weakening a security structure that confronts the objectives of Al Qaeda head-on.

France's "Cri de Guerre"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.02.2013 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Perhaps it is solidarity with the victims of Damascus that has caused Hollande and France to voice their determination, and now to assume a leading role. As if to declare, 'We know, we have been there, it can not be permitted to happen again."

What Is to Be Done in Syria?

Alan Miller | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Alan Miller

The desire for a "low-impact" affair, with minimal western casualties but some kind of "show" of what is "right" versus "wrong" is utterly juvenile. It represents the hole at the heart of western thinking.

Miranda Is Not a One-Off; it Happened to Me

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Leah McGrath Goodman

Before David Miranda was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport, there was me.

11 Reasons Why We Should Not Attack Syria

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Sarah van Gelder

As U.S. political and media leaders prepare for military strikes against Syria, the parallels to the lead-up to the war with Iraq should give us pause. The arguments sound all too familiar. Here are 11 reasons the United States should stay clear of military action.

Cameron Loses Parliamentary Vote On Syria Action

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

(Recasts, adds Cameron quotes) LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron lost a vital parliamentary vote on Thur...

Fixing 2 Government Toilets Costs $152,000

AP | Posted 06.30.2013 | World

LONDON -- They will be toilets fit for nobility. Officials at Britain's Parliament plan to spend about 100,000 pounds ($152,000) to refurbish two toi...

Parliament Probes MI5 In UK Soldier Attack

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

LONDON -- Britain's parliamentary intelligence committee said Tuesday it will carry out a report into whether U.K. intelligence services fell short be...

The Cult of Presidential Personality

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

Over time, the scale of the presidential election itself has given the office a kind of larger-than-life quality that was not the original intention.

Lawmakers Rip Ex-Barclays CEO Over 'Highly Selective' Libor Testimony

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business

LONDON -- Former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond offered a "highly selective" account to a parliamentary hearing on the banking rate-fixing scandal, British ...

Bank of England Official Denies Pressuring Barclays

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business

LONDON — A senior Bank of England official denied Monday that he had given any hint to Barclays that it should manipulate reports of its borrowi...

British Lord Wants To Rename 'Bank Holidays'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.05.2012 | Business

Lord McColl of Dulwich has had enough. In light of a slew of bank-related controversies, recently climaxing with Barclays' $450 million settlement ove...

Will Britain Ditch The Dukes?

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

LONDON — Can Britain's government ditch the dukes, eject the earls and kick out the cronies? Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday set out ...

Lawmakers Kick Up A Stink Over Smelly Restrooms

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

LONDON -- British lawmakers are kicking up a stink about the odor and lack of cleanliness inside restrooms at the House of Commons. In an internal su...

Blockbuster Phone Hacking Report Gets A Target Date

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | Media

LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - British legislators said on Thursday they hoped to publish on May 1 a long-awaited report into a phone hacking scandal ...

E-petition Urges Government To Take Steps To 'Curb' Immigration

PA | Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

Campaigners have launched a petition urging the Government to take "all necessary steps" to curb immigration and stop the UK's population from swellin...

After the British Riots: What Comes Next?

Erik Bleich | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Erik Bleich

The recent events in England allow us the opportunity to make social scientific lemonade out of British lemons. Cameron's government should not only crack down on protesters, but also unearth funds to implement jobs programs for at-risk youth.

After the Riots, "Broken" Britain Grows Still More Fractured

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.21.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

You won't find the most troubling "moral breakdown" in London among its youth. It reveals itself in every humiliating police search, every shuttered youth club, every corruption scandal ingrained in a political structure that walls off ordinary people.

UK PM Recalls Parliament As Riot Crisis Deepens

AP | DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

LONDON -- British Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament from its summer recess Tuesday and tripled the number of police on the streets of L...