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First presidential debate: Romney good, but not good enough

On last night’s presidential debates: Mitt Romney clearly did a better job (“won”, if you’re keeping score) against a President Obama who seemed somewhat tired and defensive. Although mostly still in attack mode, Romney did talk some about his own … Continue reading

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“I own a lot of cars, so please love me, Michigan.”

So the Republican Party in the US are in the middle of their primaries, and in fact, Michigan and Arizona are having their votes today, the polls closing in a little over respectively one and two hours at the time … Continue reading

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A citizen’s guide to the Council meeting

So the European Council meeting is underway and in full swing; an important event that could decide the future of Europe for years to come. But it can all be a bit confusing. What is the European Council, anyway? Who … Continue reading

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Not quite dead yet

Although Berlusconi got his coat and left the building last night – he in fact literally “slipped out of a side door” – we should remind ourselves thathe is not quite gone from Italian politics yet. His Popolo della Libertà … Continue reading

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Having your cake and eating it

So while the rest of Europe got on with the task of not having everything ruined forever – Greece finally got a new government, Italian President Napolitano apparently had a little heart-to-heart talk with Silvio Berlusconi, and the Germans may … Continue reading

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Regarding Silvio

With the political crisis in Greece apparently about to end up with the formation of a national unity government in some form, attention is now shifting to Italy where PM Silvio Berlusconi’s life suddenly got even more interesting than usual … Continue reading

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