Markus Söder of the Bavarian Christian Social Union and the new governor of Bavaria conducts a  brass band at the Bavarian state parliament on March 16, 2018 in Munich, Germany.

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.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England, following a suicide attack at Manchester Arena.

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.

US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses supporters at Macomb Community College on October 31, 2016 in  Warren, Michigan.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded fierce campaign trail attacks Monday, as the Republican underdog barnstormed Democratic territory in the race's final week and warned of a "constitutional crisis" should his rival win the White House. / AFP / JEFF KOWALSKY        (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

An election campaign poster of presidential candidate Norbert Hofer from the Freedom Party of Austria (FPOE) is seen in Vienna, Austria on April 19, 2016.
Some 6,3 million Austrians are eligible to vote in presidential elections to take place on April 24, 2016. Candidates from Austria's two main parties look set for defeat in the elections, with polls suggesting they are lagging behind the three frontrunners, including a far-right contender. / AFP / JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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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.

WYNNEWOOD, PA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Pope Francis greets seminarians as he walks the loggia to his address to the Bishops at St. Martin of Tours Chapel at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, September 27, 2015 in Wynnewwod, Pennsylvania. After visiting Washington and New York City, Pope Francis concludes his tour of the U.S. with events in Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday. ((Photo by Tom Gralish-Pool/Getty Images)

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.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - OCTOBER 24:  European Union flags are pictured outside the European Commission building on October 24, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. Alongside criticism from outgoing European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso on the UK's stance on EU immigration and a plan to quit the European Court of Human Rights, the UK has now been told to pay an extra £1.7bn GBP (2.1bn EUR) towards the EU's budget because its economy has performed better than expected.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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.

Bin Laden Shooter

$50,000 Won’t Get You ‘Machine Gun Fun’ with SEAL That Killed Bin Laden After All

ForAmerica, the group that advertised a $50,000 opportunity for "machine gun fun" with the man who killed Osama bin Laden, is retracting parts of their original offer.