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Is Europe Headed for a ‘Lexit’?

Is Europe Headed for a ‘Lexit’?

When European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg this past September, he told them the organization was facing an "existential crisis." In part, he blamed "national governments so weakened by the forces of populism"...

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From the Battle of Seattle to the Financial Crisis

From the Battle of Seattle to the Financial Crisis

I had many lessons from the Battle of Seattle, and one of them was that policewomen can deal it out as good as any policeman. I got beaten up, badly, by one of Seattle’s best.  Yesterday, I decided go down memory lane and visit the scene of the crime.  I remember...

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A Cemetery of Life Vests But Not Lives

A Cemetery of Life Vests But Not Lives

Unlike islands elsewhere, Lesbos discards thousands of life vests every day. They litter its eastern and northern shores, coloring the beaches or floating aimlessly on the azure waters. For months now, they have been routinely collected by municipal workers and...

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Can the New Left Govern Europe?

Can the New Left Govern Europe?

Over the past year, left and center-left parties have taken control of two European countries and hold the balance of power in a third. Elections in Greece, Portugal, and Spain saw right-wing parties take a beating and tens of millions of voters reject the economic...

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