by | Nov 21, 2019

Global warming has been characterized by its critics (and occasionally by followers like Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono) as a religious movement. While this is correct, it is a religious movement of a special kind, that is, an apocalyptic movement. And…

by | Oct 7, 2019

The United Kingdom has never been a good fit in the European Union. It has never been a continental power. Since the 1707 Acts of Union it has been a proudly independent state. In 2016 then-Prime Minister David Cameron first…

by | Jun 7, 2019

Barely over a week after the British establishment’s disastrous performance in the European Union elections, it seems increasingly likely that a similarly dismal fate awaits them at home.  The EU election, held from May 23 through 26, saw significant gains…

by | May 28, 2019

In the European Parliament elections, held last week, parties critical of the direction of the European Union made substantial, but not decisive, gains. For the first time since 1979, when direct election of deputies by party lists was introduced, neither…

by | Mar 30, 2019

Tsunamis are nature’s surprise party. The sky is blue, the waves lap the shore gently, as usual. No reason to pack up the beach towel — much less run to the car and drive at top speed as fast as…

by | Mar 26, 2019

The European Parliament is about to vote on contentious new regulations that threaten to reshape how the internet operates. This will end a debate started in 2016 over two key provisions to the EU’s Copyright Directive, Article 11 and Article…

by | Mar 11, 2019

Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger famously asked, “Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” Since the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, that question has been unanswerable because Europe never spoke with one voice. For the last dozen…

by | Dec 11, 2018

American companies are warning the European Union that plans to tighten copyright protections will have unintended consequences that will greatly curtail Europeans’ ability to access online content. The EU is now debating a new copyright directive, with the greatest points…

by | Dec 5, 2018

Until earlier this week, French citizens were tearing through the ancient streets and magnificent boulevards of Paris, setting fire to everything in sight; pouring manure on French national treasures and generally defacing any symbol of French greatness they could locate….

by | Nov 19, 2018

There is little doubt that the UK is fed up with interference from Brussels in its domestic and economic affairs. Having willingly entered into a collaborative framework with Europe under the Maastricht Treaty of 1993, with even earlier antecedents, many…

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