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Bad Omen: Dave Of The Jackal!

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

Dave "Damien" Cameron and the mother of his political philosophy "OK. Enough of that social justice crap... Let's get back to screwing the poor!"> ...

Labour Contender Under Fire For 'Kill Thatcher' Joke

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Labour leadership hopeful said on Tuesday he had not meant to upset anyone after claiming he wished he could go back in time and kill former prime m...

Falkland Islands Issue May Divide UK And US

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Matthew Hart LONDON, United Kingdom -- The "special relationship" between Britain and the United States has come under scrutiny here recently be...

In the Century of "Black Swans", Modern Economics Deserves "Creative Destruction"

Dr. Vladimir A. Masch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Vladimir A. Masch

Neoclassical economics must be replaced. Nobody can predict now the full scale of its radical replacement, and how beneficial would that replacement become, but its absence will surely be a tragedy.

UK Election Winner! Meet the New Toff (Same as the Old Toffs)

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

You thought that George W. Bush was an ultra-rich kid with a sense of entitlement to rule and a mission to take care of fellow millionaires? Meet Britain's new Prime Minister!

With Justice for All: Human Rights and Civil Rights at Home and Abroad

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rev. Jesse Jackson

I want to say to you young people especially--keep reaching beyond your grasp, keep dreaming beyond your circumstances. Dream beyond your race and ethnicity; dream a new freedom.

Lord Norman Tebbit Attacks Child Dressed As Dragon

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lord Norman Tebbit, a British Conservative politician, has apparently attacked a crowd celebrating Chinese New Year near his home in Bury St Edmunds. ...

New Files Show Margaret Thatcher Was At Odds With US On Iran

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Now we know why there were no Margaret Thatcher tea cups in 1979. The Iron Lady wouldn't have it. When her media adviser, Gordon Reece...

Trapped In Prisoner's Dilemma, More Stimulus Is The Way Out

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

The stimulus' oft-cited $787 billion figure includes nearly $300 billion in tax cuts, meaning that it represents a split between conservative and interventionist economic philosophy.

"Thatcher Dead" Text Sparks Fears - Despite Referring To A Cat

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A misconstrued text message announcing the passing of a beloved pet has sparked a flurry of diplomatic activity in Canada....

Britain Unveils Whopping Tax On Bank Bonuses; U.S. Windfall Tax Proposal Going Nowhere

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

British bankers are going bonkers today after the UK government announced that it wouldn't stand idly by as they showered themselves with obscene bonu...

Labour Party Fighting for Life Against Conservatives in U.K

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Cohen

When the Conservative Party talks about cutting costs, it isn't talking about hurting the rich. The poor will bear the brunt of the new 'streamlined' government as cuts are made to education, health care and welfare.

This Film is an Idiot's Version of Naomi Klein's Masterpiece

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine is one of the most important political books of the past decade. But Michael Winterbottom's "adaptation" for film is garbled and mumbled to the point of meaninglessness.

Cast Couture: Politicos Who Persevere In Crutches, Casts, And Slings (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke her elbow outside the White House on June 18th, her injury put her in good company: Supreme Court Justic...

Pet Shop Boys Write Social History 1983-2009

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

We spoke to the band about how their work has documented social history, how to make a living with music videos no longer appearing on MTV, and musicians' latest professional challenges.

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.

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.

Margaret Thatcher's Former Hairdresser: "She Was A Bit Terrifying"

Telegraph | Bryony Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Galvin has tended to the tresses of some very interesting heads. "Unbelievable," he gasps. "From pop stars to royalty to film stars... so many film st...

Martha Washington Redux: America's First MILF

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Hold on to your hats folks or at least your iPod earbuds, Martha Washington was actually a babe! Also, she avidly consumed Gothic romance novels. Me-ow!

Carol Thatcher, Margaret's Daughter, Dropped By BBC Following "Golliwog" Remark

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LONDON — The BBC says it has dropped Carol Thatcher, daughter of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, as a contributor to a TV show after sh...

GOP: Imploding, Meaningless, and Run by Crazies, But not Dead

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Beyond its regional concentration, the Republican Party's face is from another time. Indeed, nearly half of the Republican caucus is composed of Southern white men.

Sarah Palin Is Making Powerful and Sexy a Potent Brew Without Emasculating Her Husband

Jill Brooke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Brooke

It sure doesn't look like Sarah Palin will be facing divorce. She may have difficulty explaining foreign policy, but she is clearly proud to assert femininity and sexuality along with power.

She's Not Quayle; She's Thomas

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

A second X-chromosome is no more a sufficient qualification for being women's choice for the vice presidency than dark pigmentation was for being African-Americans' choice for a seat on the Supreme Court.

Hillary, not Michelle, is the Democrats' True First Lady

Dakis Hagen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dakis Hagen

Maybe after being bludgeoned by the Clinton machine, Michelle found Hillary's easy liberalism a little hard to stomach. But now she must be silent.

Margaret Thatcher Suffering From Dementia: Can't Remember Falklands War

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LONDON — Margaret Thatcher's daughter says she first realized that her mother was having memory problems when the former prime minister struggle...