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Thatcher Remembered

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Why Wrecked Economies Need More Parental Leave

Christina Patterson | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

The U.S. is one of just four countries in the world that have no federal law for paid maternity leave at all. The others are Liberia, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland. I'm not at all sure you could say that it's a brilliant strategy for growth.

Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats Have Betrayed Britain

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Clegg is one of the great mysteries of British politics. In just a few days after the election, he cleared a space in his swanky new ministerial offices and staged a bonfire of his principles.

UK Labour Leadership Elections: The Brothers Miliband

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Abrams

For a politician who will need to confront both the hegemony and destructive immorality of the world political-economic order as well the furious, defeated neo-liberal wing of his own Party, this is clever.

Killing the Census

Charles Seife | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Seife

It's not a wise policy to reduce the quality of a government function while, simultaneously, making the costs bloat out of control, but that's precisely what anti-census politicians are advocating.

What Will Britain Lose If Labour Is Defeated Today?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

The gap between Labour and the Conservatives is far too small, but a lot of people live and die in that gap. If we, the anti-Tory majority, cast our ballots smartly, we will strip Cameron of a majority.

Mr. Cairns Goes to Westminster? UK Election Writ Small, Retail & Local

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denis Campbell

There are four dedicated candidates in this race who could all ably represent the people of the Vale of Glamorgan. That kind of dedication would make Mr. Smith very proud indeed.

UK Debate: Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Nick Clegg Appear In Britain's First Televised Debate

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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David Cameron, You've Just Become Britain's PM, What Are You Going to do Now?

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denis Campbell

Be careful what you wish for Mr. Cameron. You now have a paper "majority" but your back benchers are not as solicitous and collegial to the LibDems as you and Mr. Clegg are to each other.

UK Election Writ Small Part 2: Mr. Cairns Goes to Westminster

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denis Campbell

It was a display of local democracy in action. No machines, no computers. Those dozens of ballot counting ladies (and gentlemen) were the unsung heroes of this otherwise muddled election.

Don't Fall for It: British Conservatives Haven't Changed

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The reality of the British Conservative Party today severely punctures David Cameron's central pitch -- and he knows it.

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.

Political Hooliganism is Now Part of the Democratic Process

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Political debate legitimizes fringe groups. It allows these groups to obscure racism and xenophobia with phony arguments of UK border security while the real work is performed in the street.

The Celebration of a Progressive Holiday

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Progressives should take special pride in this holiday, for it was the ultimate achievement of progressive values that brought us this day.

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.

Gordon Brown 'Sorry' Over Controversial Emails Sent By Former Aide

Press Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologised today over controversial emails sent by one of his closest aides. Damian McBride resigned at the weekend after...

Gordon Brown 'Furious' Over Smear Emails

Press Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gordon Brown was "furious" when he found out about the smear emails written by a key aide about top Tories, his spokesman said today amid renewed Tory...

Damian McBride, Senior Adviser To Gordon Brown, Forced To Quit Over Emails Smearing Opposition

Guardian | Gaby Hinsliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gordon Brown is today engulfed in crisis after a key aide resigned and the Tories threatened legal action over explosive leaked emails discussing how ...

Quebec Says Non to Arts Funding Cuts, Stephen Harper

Kriston Capps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kriston Capps

Canadian politician Stephen Harper, who hoped to realize his dream of a legislative majority by roughly doubling his party's standings in Quebec, won the election but lost the majority.