Britain May Back Boris to Get Brexit Done

Dec 10, 2019

Just days before the December 12 election, The Guardian’s opinion poll tracker finds the Tories to “have a significant lead” over Labour even as support for the Liberal Democrats and the Brexit Party has slumped. In recent years, opinion polls have been notoriously unreliable. Rob Watson,...

What Americans Need in 2020
Dec 10, 2019

What Americans Need in 2020

The Climate Within the Brexit Election
Dec 10, 2019

The Climate Within the Brexit Election

In Britain’s Election, the Future of Human Rights Is at Stake
Dec 09, 2019

In Britain’s Election, the Future of Human Rights Is at Stake

Britain Faces a Historic Election

Britain Faces a Historic Election

Dec 09, 2019

Elections are almost invariably termed historic. For once, the use of the term is not an exaggeration. When British voters go to the polls on December 12, they will indeed be making a historic choice. Scroll down to read more in this 360° series British democracy has been...

The UK Election: What About Foreign Policy?

The UK Election: What About Foreign Policy?

Dec 09, 2019

In the frenzy and fury of yet another UK election that whirls and swirls around Brexit, our politicians are dancing in a conga line of counter-accusations, misinformation and outright lies. Savvy political pundits and sage pollsters assess and debate the direction of travel of the conga line. And...

Germany’s East-West Divide Fuels the Far Right

Germany’s East-West Divide Fuels the Far Right

Nov 28, 2019

In September, citizens of the former East German states of Brandenburg and Saxony headed to the polls to elect their new legislatures. The results were, on the one hand, a breath of fresh air for traditional parties, in particular the Social Democrats (SPD) who, following a series of disastrous...

The Guardian’s Bombshell and Jeremy Corbyn’s Wounds

The Guardian’s Bombshell and Jeremy Corbyn’s Wounds

Nov 27, 2019

Although their arsenals are clearly non-nuclear, the popular media across the English-speaking world have acquired a taste for bombarding their readers with “bombshells.” Prime offenders in the US are MSNBC, CNN and Fox News but also the staid Gray Lady herself (The New York Times). In the UK,...

Don’t Just Focus on Trump’s Crimes at Home

Don’t Just Focus on Trump’s Crimes at Home

Nov 22, 2019

It’s a cliché in Westerns. The bad guys ride into town only to be met by a sheriff who stands tall. “I am the law,” the sheriff says, “and you boys better move on.”  This line appears in King Vidor’s 1930 film, "Billy the Kid." But the speaker, sheriff William...

Obama Pushes the Envelope Before Sealing It Shut

Obama Pushes the Envelope Before Sealing It Shut

Nov 21, 2019

Writing for MSN News, journalist Dave Goldiner can’t contain his enthusiasm for what he calls former US President Barack Obama’s “rare advice to the crowded field of 2020 Democrats.“  Goldiner focuses on this oracular pronouncement of the twice-elected former president: “Even as...

Britain’s Practice of Unsafe Politics

Britain’s Practice of Unsafe Politics

Nov 18, 2019

The Brexit virus has infected the Brits and destroyed their natural immune system.   Opportunistic infections and cancers now thrive in the weakened British political metabolism and have enabled Boris Johnson to come to power, and other unnatural organisms to flourish. Brexit Party...

Is It Hillary or Chelsea Who’s Running?

Is It Hillary or Chelsea Who’s Running?

Nov 15, 2019

In a BBC interview, Hillary Clinton reveals that she may yet again run for president. Like Jamie Dimon, CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase, who explained to CBS that the reason he earns such a high salary is the result of no choice of his own because it was imposed on him by his board, Clinton...

What Is Driving the Protests in Latin America?

What Is Driving the Protests in Latin America?

Nov 13, 2019

The first thing to bear in mind when looking at the recent violent demonstrations that have occurred in Latin American countries like Chile, Ecuador, Haiti and Bolivia is to resist the spell of common myths about the region. Latin America is a vast territory composed of 20 countries, from Mexico...

Elizabeth Warren’s Grudging Acceptance of Billionaires

Elizabeth Warren’s Grudging Acceptance of Billionaires

Nov 12, 2019

Although direct rivals for the Democratic presidential primaries, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have been working in some respects like a wrestling tag team. The media prefer to ignore the most serious implications of their strategy for the party itself and US society as a whole, but with...

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