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Trump Demands Inquiry Into Whether Justice Dept. ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled’ His Campaign
20 May
8:13

Trump Demands Inquiry Into Whether Justice Dept. ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled’ His Campaign

Under pressure from Mr. Trump and his Republican allies in Congress, the Justice Department said in March that it would begin an investigation into the surveillance of Mr. Page. Law enforcement officials had long had concerns that Mr. Page, a former investment banker based in Moscow, was acting as a […]

Politics and barbecue share a ticket today; here’s a look
19 May
2:42

Politics and barbecue share a ticket today; here’s a look

Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate issues at the Colorado Civic Barbecue on Saturday. Photo by Mark Harden, coloradopolitics.com.  A heaping plate of barbecue and two helpings of talk about the issues facing Colorado. What could be tastier? Today, we’re serving up the Colorado Civic Barbecue, an event that combines good food […]

President Trump today
17 May
3:29

President Trump today

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, May 17, 2018. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, […]

Did Lincoln foretell today’s dishonesty in politics with his 1838 Lyceum speech?
17 May
11:03

Did Lincoln foretell today’s dishonesty in politics with his 1838 Lyceum speech?

Speaking of dangers to the country in 1838 at the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Ill., Lincoln said: “If it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation […]

How Britain’s colonial legacy still affects LGBT politics around the world
15 May
1:36

How Britain’s colonial legacy still affects LGBT politics around the world

At the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, the British prime minister, Theresa May, urged Commonwealth nations to reform existing anti-gay legislation held over from British colonial rule. And while stopping short of a formal apology, she used her speech to explicitly acknowledge Britian’s responsibility: “As the United […]

MP worries about “tribal” politics on BBC Radio 4 Today
14 May
11:02

MP worries about “tribal” politics on BBC Radio 4 Today

An MP has appeared on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme to advocate “gentle politics” following the death of an MP. Lady Tessa Jowell, the MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, died from a brain tumour this weekend. She had campaigned to be Mayor of London and ran to represent […]

Labor reaps post-budget political dividends as Coalition left with no easy response
13 May
2:00

Labor reaps post-budget political dividends as Coalition left with no easy response

The widening in the Labor lead over the Coalition, from 52:48 before the budget to 54:46 in two-party terms after the budget, is half the improvement that followed Tony Abbott’s first budget four years ago. The deep spending cuts in May 2014 helped Shorten widen Labor’s lead from 52:48 before […]

Useless citizenship saga is indicative of Australian politics today
11 May
2:11

Useless citizenship saga is indicative of Australian politics today

There was one consistent message coming from readers yesterday, regarding the recent flare-up in the citizenship saga: FFS get it sorted, already. That’s not just a message for Bill Shorten, but the lot of them. On Labor’s new trouble with the citizenship saga: Les Heimann writes: Once again more useless elections […]

American democracy has faced worse threats than Donald Trump
10 May
12:00

American democracy has faced worse threats than Donald Trump

A university recently invited me to participate in a forum considering this question: Has American politics ever been this bad? The answer, clearly, is that it has been much worse. We had a Civil War, after all. Congress worked out proposals to eradicate and subjugate Native American tribes. We interned […]