July 24, 2016

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Can Tony Hall prove he isn't too nice to make the changes the BBC needs?

Charlotte Moore – recently given BBC2 and BBC4 on top of her old job as controller of BBC1 – was made director of content and...

POLITICO's must-read briefing on what's driving the day in Washington

He is more conservative than I am. …[T]rust me, on -- on his worst, worst, worst day, Tim Kaine is 100 times better than Donald...

Box Office: 'Star Trek Beyond' Beams Up $59.6M; 'Ice Age 5' Bombs With $21M

Elsewhere, 'Lights Out' scares up strong business for New Line, while conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's Hillary Clinton doc cracks the top 10 in its nationwide...

Nick Clegg is awarded an allowance normally only given to former PMs

The 'public duty cost allowance' has previously been awarded only to Sir John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and is designed to help with...

Tim Kaine's Republican fan club

Working with more conservative Democrats and deal-cutting Republicans, Kaine's blessing for the bill helped drive a 98-1 vote in the Senate, effectively forcing Obama to...

Democrat senator has GOP rep's back

A joint press release turned heads last week as Republican Rep. Marc Lombardo, one of the most conservative members of the House, and Democrat Sen.

NDP MP Guy Caron Touring Atlantic Provinces

Caron is speaking with people across the provinces to discuss his upcoming bill, which will allow business owners and buyers in the same family to...

You can't investigate MMIW without looking at police conduct, Steven Zhou writes

Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Indigenous affairs and northern development charged with launching the national inquiry, has reported this to be the case. ... She...

A Lack of Plain Old Good Etiquette Is Undermining Our Democracy

(HNN) (HNN)This was the rhetorical equivalent of another South Carolina congressman, Preston Brooks, who physically attacked the abolitionist Charles Sumner in the Senate in...

The future of Latino politics

African Americans, for historic reason, are heavily concentrated in deep blue cities, simply padding already existing Democratic supermajorities, or in the deep red South, where...

Finding a new approach

Last month, Gov. Matt Bevin created a committee of legislators, judges, criminal justice professionals and reform advocates, religious leaders and even the head of the...

The Spanish Civil War: A Trial Run for World War II

The Spanish Civil War began in July 1936 when Francisco Franco led a dissident group of staunchly conservative and Catholic generals, as well as half...

Call to nominate Pence stuns Holcomb

Slate Magazine (blog)Pence – who many believe will help bring the Republican Party's conservative base to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump – is also unknown...

GOP moderate Chris Vance waging low-budget challenge to Patty Murray

In an election that's given us presidential candidates bragging about the size of their hands, Chris Vance wants to talk about compromise, more specifically Simpson-Bowles,...

Reagan: We can't elect a liar-in-chief

The stunt Ted Cruz pulled at the GOP convention in Cleveland Wednesday night may someday become known as his "Mistake on the Lake." By making...

Free trade foes unfairly criticized

Good for columnist Linda McQuaig for pointing out the Machiavellian ways that defenders of free trade deals have discredited reasonable opposition to them. Opponents like...

Pence the pliable

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)Pence, a broad-spectrum social conservative saddened by our fallen world, can minister to the boastful adulterer and aspiring torturer who...

OPINION: Saudi Arabia opens the gates of Hell

IN the 1930s, Nazi Germany opened the gates of Hell, America did it in Vietnam and the Middle East and, now, it's Saudi Arabia's turn...

Taking a look at the Vols' quarterbacks

He attempted only 40 fourth-quarter passes because Tennessee either had the game in hand or was opting to play conservative with a lead. The eighth-most...

Get to know state House, Senate candidates

Larry Dotson (R). •Age: 47. •Occupation: City of Memphis firefighter and rancher. •Education: Studied agriculture at Murray State University. •Current hometown: Hillville. •Political experience/what makes...