Charles RichardsonDec 2, 2016
France's president decides to bow out of a contest that seemed hopeless. But it's not clear that his party will do any better in his absence.
Charles RichardsonNov 29, 2016
No surprises in the second round of France's Republican primary, but it foreshadows a fascinating presidential election in five months' time.
Charles RichardsonNov 23, 2016
François Fillon, whether you think of him as a liberal or conservative, is now the odds-on favorite to be the next president of France.
Charles RichardsonNov 20, 2016
France's centre-right opposition is voting to select a presidential candidate, amid differing views on how to deal with the threat from the far right.
Charles RichardsonNov 15, 20162 Comments
There's no reason to expect anything good from a Trump presidency. The best we can do is find some reasons why it might not be quite as bad as feared.
Charles RichardsonNov 8, 2016
Only so much responsibility attaches to party leaders; ultimately the voters are the ones who decide. In America they have decided to mostly stick with their respective parties, and nobody really seems to know why.
Charles RichardsonNov 7, 20161 Comment
Far too few conservatives have spoken out against Donald Trump, and even those that have need to look more searchingly in the mirror.
Charles RichardsonAug 19, 2016
Young libertarians and conservatives attend another debate, and tell us what they think. It's interesting, and disturbing.
Charles RichardsonAug 8, 20162 Comments
The rise of Donald Trump shows why we can't rely on libertarians to defend liberty.