Category: Spectrum


Recommendations in Texas Senate. House races | Editorials

Eagle Editorial Board The three men who represent Brazos County in the Texas Legislature have filed for re-election and all three have attracted competition for their position. District 12 state Rep. Kyle Kacal is unopposed in the March 6 Republican Primary and will face one of two Democratic challengers in November. District 14 state Rep. […]

How will the political crisis play out?

On Monday, February 19 at 19:30 GMT:   It has been a frenetic and unpredictable week in Ethiopian politics. Political prisoners were released, the prime minister suddenly resigned and a state of emergency was then declared.   The speed of events has left many Ethiopians wondering what’s next and political analysts asking whether Africa’s second most populous […]

Aussie politician slammed for gun-toting photo

George Christensen posted the image of himself with a gun on social media days after a mass US school shooting George Christensen has received criticism across the political spectrum for posting this photo to Facebook with the caption: “You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” Sydney: A conservative Australian politician who posted […]

Netanyahu’s West Bank Annexation Talk Was No Gaffe

Hands have been wringing over Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s revelation that Israel has been discussing its annexation of the West Bank—long a diplomatic taboo—with the Trump White House. Trump already exploded a central rule of the long-played diplomatic game by conferring U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December. If the new American standard […]

Germany’s political identity crisis – POLITICO

BERLIN — The next four years in Germany will be anything but boring. A tectonic shift is taking place in Germany that will either revitalize or paralyze its usually staid political culture. The Social Democrats — whose astonishing self-destruction in recent weeks took the country by surprise — are fighting this battle early and under extreme public […]

Jagmeet Singh says taxes are an investment in the future

Jagmeet Singh is unafraid to speak kindly of taxes. The man who has led the federal New Democrats for a little less than five months told party members attending a convention this weekend they should be brave when developing policies to take the NDP into the 2019 election. And he demonstrated some of that bravery […]