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American UNophobia Dims the World's Lights

(110) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 10:57 AM

Conservatives make a fetish of sovereignty. Any move construed as an attack on the rights of nations to manage their own affairs is sacrificed at the tribal altar of patriotism.

In the UK, this sovereignty fetish plays out in the form of opposition to the European Union. Aided by...

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Mitt Romney: Cliff Slayer

(93) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 7:44 PM

The U.S. Government is still hurtling towards the "fiscal cliff." For all the bipartisan rhetoric, the political fundamentals look largely unaltered. The cost of government dysfunction is suddenly, horribly clear. Gridlock equals austerity.

Both sides are hemmed in by political circumstance: Each has a base to tend. But the...

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British Bipartisanship: Four Top Tips for the U.S.

(8) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 12:50 PM

The story now: Gridlock or bipartisanship? How can the political leaders of the two Americas cut a deal on the deficit and avoid the 'fiscal cliff?' The British experience of coalition government offers a few tips.

Of course, the British and U.S. political systems are very different. The victor...

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Dear Pre-Modern Mitt...

(7) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 4:15 PM

Dear Governor Romney,

I hope you will forgive this public entreaty. This is my application for the role of White House chief of staff in the event that you win in November. I've got credentials: my last role was Deputy Director of Strategy to the British Government. True, we don't...

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Planning the American Dream

(74) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 3:24 PM

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama loudly agree on at least one issue. Obama wants an America where "everyone gets a fair shot" and there are "ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers." Romney calls for an America where "every parent knows that their child will get an education that...

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