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The EU needs to increase funding to help out the economically dislocated, or it will face more exits.
David Cameron defied political common sense when he scheduled the Brexit referendum. He also defied sound economic principles.
Why are voters here and in the UK abandoning "reality-based" politics? Because the elites who proclaim them abandoned the voters.
By waving the centrist flag, politicians make activism seem extremist, radical, and unrealistic.
The Village Green Preservation Society prevails in the UK.
Far-right nationalists and neoliberal capitalists will survive the demise of institutions like the EU. What about the rest of us?
The victory of Sadiq Khan has "normalized" Muslims in UK politics in much the same way that JFK normalized Catholics in American politics. But American Muslims are still waiting for their JFK moment.
Ireland was a laboratory for every manner of colonial repression by the British. 100 years after the Easter Rebellion, it is once again — this time by banks.
2015 had more than its share of bad news. But it also saw groundbreaking victories on climate, marriage equality, the drug war, and diplomacy.
A few politicians and intellectuals decry "Islamofascists," but the real target of Islamophobia is the mainstream Islam of mosques, moderate imams, and your friendly Muslim neighbors.