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Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd can’t let go

Last week The Economist published a special report on an emerging class of older worker, the generation “between work and decrepitude”, people who still have a great deal of energy and aptitude, but whose existence is posing troublesome economic and social questions because society hasn’t worked out how to harness their energies. Possible labels for […]

York born Vince Cable wins party leadership (From York Press)

Sir Vince Cable has become the new leader of the Liberal Democrats with a promise to offer voters the possibility of an “exit from Brexit” through a second referendum on EU membership. The former business secretary took up the role after nominations for the post closed without him facing any challengers, becoming, at 74, the […]

Dirty coal to dirty politics: everything is connected through a malformed political economy | David Ritter | Guardian Sustainable Business

Ten years ago, David Simon’s iconic TV series The Wire portrayed contemporary Baltimore as wracked by illegal drug use, violent crime and failing institutions. But underneath the symptoms were the structures of political economy. As the show’s tagline had it, “everything is connected”. Simons explained that the show was intended to depict “a world in […]

She came to stay! Vote Akile! |

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5 Things About Joe Straus, Last GOP Moderate In Texas – The Forward

Texas lawmakers are getting ready to debate a controversial bill aimed at limiting access of transgender people to public restrooms. At the center of the battle, which could mark a turning point in America’s discussion about transgender rights, stands Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives and perhaps the last moderate Republican in […]

Iranians pushing boundaries in ‘private sphere’ debate

An Iranian couple walks in the sea in Mahmoudabad, Mazandaran province, Iran, June 16, 2016.  (photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images) Iranians pushing boundaries in ‘private sphere’ debate Author: Mahmoud Pargoo Posted July 20, 2017 Every now and then, Iranian media outlets are full of news and analysis about the boundaries between the “private” and “public” spheres. The […]

Letting Democrats Control Healthcare Debate Blocks GOP Reforms

Watching U.S. Senate Republicans deal with healthcare reform, you would think they were in clown college and not members of a lawmaking body. After promising constituents for seven years that they would repeal and replace Obamacare, they have thus far reneged — betraying the public trust. One thing you can say about the Democrats, they […]