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Published: 05/23/10

British Elections: Why Labour and Tories Are Declining, and 9 Other Trends

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
British Elections: Why Labour and Tories Are Declining, and 9 Other Trends

If you followed the press coverage of this month's general elections in the United Kingdom, you're likely to come away with the sense that we just witnessed a watershed moment in this country's political history. But were these elections really historic? And if so, why? There's no question that there was a lot of drama packed into the brief, four-week election period that ended on May 6. It saw the first-ever televised political debates between the three main party leaders. Nick Clegg became a household name. And in the end, because no one party secured a majority, two political parties...

Published: 05/10/10

Gordon Brown to Step Down; British Government Up For Grabs

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Gordon Brown to Step Down; British Government Up For Grabs

Just when you thought you knew where the British elections were headed, things took another wild swerve. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is stepping down as party leader and the Liberal Democrats have opened up talks with the Labour Party....

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Published: 03/4/10

Oscars' New Voting System: Could It Work for Gordon Brown?

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Oscars' New Voting System:  Could It Work for Gordon Brown?

For Oscar lovers like me, the usual nail-biting anticipation that accompanies the annual Academy Awards is all the greater this year. Not only are there more films up in the category of Best Picture, but the rules by which that movie is selected have also changed. In a curious case of life imitating art, the British government is also looking at reforming its electoral system along similar lines. In both cases, the big question on everyone's mind is this: Who benefits?...

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French Comedy 'Potiche' Mixes Laughs With Social Message

By  Eleanor Clift

For women, and men too, weary of nuance and...

3/14/11 at 8:27 AM

Can the Girl Scouts Help Balance Georgia's Budget?

By  Joanne Bamberger

If Georgia lawmakers get their way,...

3/13/11 at 1:30 PM

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By  Donna Trussell

My friend Julie Levine had everything I...

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