Europe/Americas update: February 26 2018

EUROPE GREECE Somebody tossed a grenade at an Athens police station overnight, causing one minor injury. A left wing anarchist group apparently took credit for the attack in an online posting. HUNGARY The surprise outcome of Sunday’s mayoral election in the city of Hódmezővásárhely has opposition parties wondering if Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party might… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: February 26 2018

Europe (i.e., UK) update: June 8-9 2017

UNITED KINGDOM Sometimes you just have to tip your cap to a master, and while I’m no expert on British political history or the history of electoral politics more generally, I can’t help but tip my cap to Theresa May, who yesterday achieved what has to be one of the greatest self-inflicted political wounds of… Continue reading Europe (i.e., UK) update: June 8-9 2017

Squealing too loudly

Maybe Tony Blair is right for once (sorry, I just threw up in my mouth a little bit), and Labour has consigned itself to the electoral hinterlands by electing Jeremy Corbyn as its leader. But his election sure does seem to be bothering a lot of Very Serious Center/Center-Right People both in the UK and… Continue reading Squealing too loudly