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,...

The News Media’s Piano Lacks a Sustain Pedal
Dec 10, 2019

The News Media’s Piano Lacks a Sustain Pedal

Scandinavia’s #MeToo Problem
Dec 10, 2019

Scandinavia’s #MeToo Problem

What Americans Need in 2020
Dec 10, 2019

What Americans Need in 2020

The Climate Within the Brexit Election

The Climate Within the Brexit Election

Dec 10, 2019

You’d be forgiven to think that the only issue for discussion and decision by the public in the UK election is Brexit. As far as Boris Johnson is concerned, it may well be the only issue he wants a mandate for. This may have been the reason he refused to take part in the world’s first TV...

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

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

Dec 09, 2019

When Boris Johnson became prime minister in July, he assembled the most aggressively anti-human rights cabinet in decades. The current home secretary, Priti Patel, wants to bring back the death penalty. The chancellor, Sajid Javid, as a former home secretary, deported British citizens to the US...

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...

Can a Brutal Murder Shake India into Facing Its Rape Culture?

Can a Brutal Murder Shake India into Facing Its Rape Culture?

Dec 06, 2019

On November 27, Priyanka Reddy, a veterinary doctor from the Indian state of Telangana, was brutally gang-raped and murdered. Her body was burned to leave little trace of the misdeed. The incident took place when, while traveling home alone on a scooter, Priyanka got off at a toll plaza. A group...

The World Order After the US Steps Back

The World Order After the US Steps Back

Dec 06, 2019

The Financial Times claims that a major shift is taking place in the world order. Rana Foroohar writes: “Anyone who still doubts that the US is economically decoupling from the rest of the world should take a look at a proposal the commerce department put forward last week.” This assumes...

Inside the Battle for Another World

Inside the Battle for Another World

Dec 06, 2019

A succession of social upheavals over the last decade has radically realigned political power throughout the world. As a result of these tectonic shifts, what had once been on the furthest fringes of the right has now moved toward the center while the left has been pushed to the margins....

Innovation Is Not About Lone Geniuses and Free Markets

Innovation Is Not About Lone Geniuses and Free Markets

Dec 05, 2019

Wired magazine dares to challenge and deconstruct one of the media’s and the Western world’s dominant memes about the economy. The article introduces its readers to Italian-American economist Mariana Mazzucato, who recently launched a frontal attack on modern capitalism’s favorite fairy...

The Search for the Better Nazis

The Search for the Better Nazis

Dec 05, 2019

The leaders of neo-Nazi and other white nationalist groups in the United States face a major problem, one having to do with their claims of white or Aryan racial superiority. What to do if the groups involved appeal primarily to white men — and some women — who, by most standards,...

Has Macron Given NATO a Much Needed Wake-Up Call?

Has Macron Given NATO a Much Needed Wake-Up Call?

Dec 05, 2019

In a recent interview with The Economist, French President Emmanuel Macron shocked fellow NATO allies by calling the organization “brain dead.” His words, described as “astonishingly candid,” received a harsh rebuke from Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as from Turkey’s...

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