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Protesters including Leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable  and the Green Party's Caroline Lucas take part in the Put It To The People March on Whitehall on March 23 in London.

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.

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Sajid Javid, and Rory Stewart participate in a televised Conservative Party leadership debate on June 18 in London.

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.

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaking during the Conservative Party Spring Forum on April 9, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.   (Photo by Kerry Davies - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Britain’s Tories Bravely Put Party Before Country

Internal fights among the Conservatives have wrecked the U.K.—and Labour isn’t much better.

A 'Leave Means Leave' sticker on Westminster Bridge near the Houses of Parliament on Jan. 18, in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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.

Conservative member of Parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks to the media after submitting a letter of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May  on November 15, 2018 in London.

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.

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on November 16, 2018.

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.

British Prime Minister Theresa May looks back as she and other leaders depart at a summit of leaders of the European Union on September 20, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria.

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.

Conservative members of Parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, and Peter Bone listen during the launch of "A World Trade Deal: The Complete Guide" at the Houses of Parliament on September 11, 2018 in London, England.

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.

Naturalization candidates attend a ceremony for new U.S. citizens at the National Archives in Washington on Dec. 15, 2015. (Martin H. Simon/Pool/Getty Images)

Limit Migration to Save Migration

On the podcast: Reihan Salam takes on the immigration debate.

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.

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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.

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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.

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