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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Bill Clinton)

Bill Clinton is often quite a delight as ex-president, free to opine on a variety of subjects without being confined by anyone’s talking points. Case in point: his comments on Edward Snowden delivered before the Naval Academy earlier this week. 173 more words

Civil Liberties

French mayor seeks to remove CCTV cameras

Meanwhile in socialist France, something good is finally happening…

Eric Piolle broke 19 years of Socialist rule when he was elected mayor at the end of March.

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European Politics

McCutcheon v. FEC: The Supreme Court and the Decline of Democracy

Readers who have followed me for a while might remember my series of posts on what I called Corporatocracy, the rise of corporate power in our diminishing democracy. 357 more words


Hong Kong Editor Stabbed Amid Growing Fears for Press Freedom

Kevin Lau, a Hong Kong journalist who became the center of a major controversy a month ago when he was fired from his post as editor-in-chief of the newspaper Ming Pao, … 449 more words

Liberal Democrats should have no issue with supporting Harriet Harman today

The first time I ever became aware of Harriet Harman was when she won the Peckham by-election in 1982. It was the first time I’d been aware of anyone young, female and pregnant getting anywhere near the House of Commons and she was quite a role model for my generation. 641 more words


Why Kiev Matters

The struggle over Ukraine’s political system is important to the world for a lot of reasons. In short: 

  1. It matters whether any human population has fair and transparent, democratically accountable government;
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Electoral Politics