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Same As it Ever Was

When is a change not a change? When one member of the moribund House of Windsor gives way to another but the inexorable decline of the United Kingdom continues apace.(...)
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Climate Populism

Coming to the end of one of the hottest and most destructive summers on record, politics on both sides of the Atlantic are heating up as well.(...)
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Conservatives in Crisis

The Tory leadership contest is hotting up, with Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak failing to pitch themselves as Thatcher 2.0.(...)

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Getting Rid of Boris

Boris Johnson has resigned. He’s still premier until September, so it’s not time to start singing “Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead” just yet.(...)

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Lose Your Apathy

The overruling of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court has roiled American politics. The right exults, while everyone else has been caught flat-footed.(...)
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Elected by Macron

Few French politicians are as loathsome as Marine Le Pen. Patiently waiting her turn for the presidency, she's spent decades on the sidelines, preparing to take over.(...)
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The Northern Ireland Crisis

Boris Johnson is facing a crisis of confidence, but not in himself sadly. Discontent in the UK over Partygate and the cost-of-living crisis is matched by anger from Tory backbenchers.(...)

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The Fascist Ideological Complex

Perhaps it’s an expression of our collective fear. But the perception that fascism is making a comeback is much in evidence, both on the left and elsewhere.(...)

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Quagmire Now

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine looks more and more like a quagmire, the broader consequences of Vladimir Putin’s aggressive policy come increasingly into view.(...)

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New Politics Needed

Voting is so yesterday. That is if you want to elect a political party that's neither far-right nor neoliberal. The results of the 2022 French presidential election bear this out.(...)