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Race and the Republicans

Charles RichardsonJul 29, 2016

The history of the last fifty years in the Republican party shows how the conservative movement sowed the seeds of its own destruction. It's not clear how it can ever be rebuilt.

Spain, eighty years on

Charles RichardsonJul 20, 2016

Spain marks another anniversary, but the lessons of the civil war have a special resonance this year for the rest of the world as well.

World election news

Charles RichardsonJul 15, 2016

A roundup of election news from Austria, the United States, Mongolia and Australia.

Leadership battles in Britain

Charles RichardsonJul 12, 2016

Britain's Conservative Party has a new leader, while Labour is divided on whether or not to stick with its old one.

Disunited Kingdom, European Disunion

Charles RichardsonJun 29, 20164 Comments

A look at the winners and losers from the British referendum result.

Is it 1964 all over again?

Charles RichardsonJun 23, 2016

Donald Trump's train wreck of a campaign raises thoughts of 1964, the last time the Democrats won a landslide.

Hollande's rocky road to re-election

Charles RichardsonJun 22, 2016

French president François Hollande will have to win the vote of his own party before he can stand for re-election – and even then it will be hard work to make it to the second round.

And the winner is: Tony Abbott

Charles RichardsonJun 14, 20162 Comments

Despite the advent of Malcolm Turnbull, the Liberal Party's war against modernity has continued – as shown in its strange obsession with the Greens.

Final Tuesday, live

Charles RichardsonJun 8, 2016

Results as they appear from the last states to hold primaries.

A three-party America?

Charles RichardsonJun 7, 20162 Comments

The Libertarian Party has hopes of becoming something like a mainstream European-style liberal party. But it needs to come to terms with the fact that plenty of liberals are happy enough as Clinton Democrats.