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Libertarians vs conservatives, again

The Cato Institute sponsors a debate and then surveys the audience, with revealing results.

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OK, one more post about Greece

Fallout from the Greek crisis has put serious constitutional reform of the European Union onto the agenda. That doesn’t mean it will happen, and certainly not quickly.

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If not peace, what?

Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have good reasons for not being too explicit about what their alternative is.

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American unbelief comes out of the closet

Another instalment in the long-running debate over the condition of religion in America.

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Do American parties now matter more than candidates?

Whether or not you think Hillary Clinton is pretty much a sure thing could depend on whether you think the working of the American party system has fundamentally changed.

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Discrimination, yet again

The controversy over religious freedom in Indiana shows the ground shifting under the cultural warriors with remarkable speed.

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Sanctions, east and west

American sanctions against Cuba have had more than fifty years to work, but haven’t. Sanctions against Russia, however, are doing unexpectedly well.

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We’re back!

World blogging returns, with news from Greece, Japan, the US, Moldova, Tunisia and Hungary.

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US midterm elections live (more or less) coverage

Regular updates on the US midterm elections, with Senate control still in doubt.

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Howard Baker, RIP

Howard Baker, who died on Thursday aged 88, led the first Republican Senate majority for a generation. His leadership style would be unwelcome among today’s Republicans.

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