Boris Johnson Needs a Second Referendum to Stay in Power
A general election in the wake of a chaotic no-deal Brexit is too great a risk. For a man who has always wanted to occupy No. 10 Downing St., a three-way referendum is the safest way to prolong his premiership.
Brexit Is for Boys
Since 2016, the campaign to leave the European Union has been led primarily by men. The remaining candidates for prime minister are all male—and they're not talking about the grave consequences of Brexit for women.
Britain’s Tories Bravely Put Party Before Country
Internal fights among the Conservatives have wrecked the U.K.—and Labour isn’t much better.
Will Brexit Blow Up Britain’s Conservative Party?
Europe has ended the careers of many a Tory prime minister. If Theresa May can’t forge a deal that carries a majority, she could send the party into the political wilderness.
Will the Tories Sacrifice Theresa May to Survive?
Britain’s prime minister is fighting a three-front battle to save her Brexit deal. Most of the party claims to support her, but the prospect of losing power to Jeremy Corbyn might motivate Conservatives to replace their leader.
The Brexit Deal Won’t Destroy Britain
Theresa May’s proposed deal with the European Union won’t put Jeremy Corbyn in power, but it might cost the prime minister her job.
Theresa May’s Government Is Steering Britain Toward an Iceberg
The Conservative Party's negotiating strategy is premised on telling the EU one thing and British voters another. Doublespeak won't deliver a deal; it will lead to economic and political disaster.
A No-Deal Brexit Will Destroy the British Economy
The magical wing of the Conservative Party believes that Britain can crash out of the European Union painlessly. It is leading the country into a recession.
How Far Will Bavaria’s CSU Go to Fend Off Germany’s Far-Right?
Angela Merkel’s sister party, the Christian Social Union, is taking an extreme line on refugees and threatening to bring down her coalition.
Don’t Blame Amber Rudd for Britain’s Racist Immigration System
The ousted home secretary was trying to clean up the mess her boss created. Theresa May alone is responsible for the “hostile environment” policy’s heinous abuses.
Donald Trump Is Already a Lame Duck
The White House is in a tailspin, and even the president's fans are starting to realize it.
The Other Women’s Movement
They voted for Donald Trump. Their European sisters are supporting nationalist movements of their own. And they’re not who you think they are.
A Putsch With a Pretty Face
Austria’s likely next president is a handsome, soft-spoken former engineer. He’s also a far-right, racist, xenophobe.
The End of Politics as We Know It
The traditional ideological divides of Left and Right are collapsing. And that raises big questions about the future of liberal democracy.
Can Democracy Work for the World’s Values Voters?
Social conservatives are on the march across the world — but there’s no reason they can’t play by democratic rules.
The Pope’s Meeting With Kim Davis That Wasn’t
The Vatican says Pope Francis did not meet privately with the Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
The Conservative’s Case for the European Union
Those of us who believe in freedom and free markets must defend Brussels from the Euroskeptic onslaught.
The Pope Believes in Climate Change (and One Group of Catholics Is Glad to Hear It)
Pope Francis's controversial climate encyclical might tick off American Catholics from Princeton professors to the GOP, but it's right in line with his congregation in Latin America.