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Understanding tribalism

Charles RichardsonSep 19, 2017

Recommending a survey article on tribalism in American politics.

Charlottesville

Charles RichardsonAug 18, 20171 Comment

Some further thoughts on the moral catastrophe that is Trumpism.

Oh dear, it’s North Korea again

Charles RichardsonAug 14, 20173 Comments

North Korea is staging its regular return to the headlines. Don't panic.

Can you get rid of presidential government?

Charles RichardsonAug 4, 20175 Comments

Events in Venezuela and the United States again cast doubt on the "separation of powers" constitutional model. Can it be reformed or replaced?

Yet another view of neoliberalism

Charles RichardsonJul 20, 20172 Comments

An American liberal's interpretation of "neoliberalism" explores the messaging strategy of the left.

Poland and populism

Charles RichardsonJul 17, 2017

Anti-government protests in Poland offer a window on the difference between liberals and conservatives, and also an opportunity to think about whether the authoritarian right deserves the label of "populist".

The war against Arab democracy

Charles RichardsonJul 3, 20173 Comments

The conflict with Qatar is fundamentally about the possibility of democracy in the Arab world. That's why Saudi and Trumpian autocrats are on the same side.

Georgia on their minds

Charles RichardsonJun 21, 20176 Comments

Republicans win an astronomically expensive Congressional race in Georgia, and almost lose the low-profile one in neighboring South Carolina.

Cartographical fun in North Carolina

Charles RichardsonMay 25, 20172 Comments

The US Supreme Court strikes a blow against gerrymandering but also exposes the depth of its own partisan divisions.

Macron and the debate on neoliberalism

Charles RichardsonMay 18, 20171 Comment

Debate continues on what it means to be a "neoliberal", but more people seem willing to accept that it's not always a bad thing.