FROM Tony Travers
The Liberal Democrats Leaning Conservative Conservatives and Liberal Democrats appear to crafting a new British Government from the so-called “hung Parliament” that developed from last week’s close election. Despite being number two in the voting, Labor seems to be out.
Britain's Leftist Government Wobbles Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown narrowly averted a rebellion within his own Labor Party that would have cost him his job. These days, the party's glory years under Tony Blair seem part of the distant past. How long can Brown hold Labor together? How is party chaos affecting voters at the polls? Tony Travers is Professor of Politics at the London School of Economics.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.