Daily Archives: November 20, 2014

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A (Real) Climate Change Agenda

Freedom—the ability of all to live how they so choose, up to the point that this undermines the ability of others to do the same—and a thriving natural environment—the supply of the environmental goods and services as well as climatic stability upon which civilization depends—provide the common, fundamental keystones for a prosperous society composed of…

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Northern Ireland: Can Peace Hold?

A tall task faces US negotiator Gary Hart in his efforts to maintain relative tranquility in Northern Ireland.  Buffeted by myriad forms of conflict in the past eighteen months, the region’s peace has remained in place, if not securely so.  While matters concerning ethno-national parades and flags rank high on Mr. Hart’s docket, they are…

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Podemos: Spain’s Communist Party?

Over the last few months the dramatic rise of a nascent radical left wing political party in Spain, Podemos (literally “we can”), threatens to upend the dual party status quo that has existed since the end of Franco’s dictatorship in 1975. Five months after the party’s launch it managed to capture 8% of the vote…

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