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Published: 11/11/10

Brits Take to the Streets to Protest Austerity (Finally!)

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Brits Take to the Streets to Protest Austerity (Finally!)

LONDON -- It's been a long autumn over here in Europe. As country after country has undergone massive budget cuts, Europeans have taken to the streets to express their frustration at losing some of their most prized government services. There were protests in Greece. A general strike in Spain. And, of course, massive street protests in France over a proposal to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 which dragged on for weeks, shutting down oil refineries and waste incinerators in their wake. Through it all, the U.K. remained eerily silent. Despite enduring 25 percent spending cuts in most ...

Published: 01/19/10

Smart Bombers: Do Universities Breed Terrorists?

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Smart Bombers: Do Universities Breed Terrorists?

LONDON -- In the aftermath of the Christmas Day bombing attempt, our nation is once again grappling with how best to protect itself against terrorist attacks. So far, the U.S. government has been directing its resources towards things like airport security and strengthening the government in Yemen, a new hotbed for al-Qaeda. But it's worth asking whether we'd be better served by focusing on what goes on inside universities....

Published: 10/22/09

Is the EU in Trouble? (And Does America Care?)

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Is the EU in Trouble? (And Does America Care?)

It might seem curious that just three weeks after Ireland voted overwhelmingly to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, there's already fresh talk of the demise of the European Union. But despite eight years of painstaking work, some forces appear to be conspiring against the EU.European heads of state are slated to meet toward the end of this month to finalize the treaty, which makes a number of institutional changes to the EU charter following the inclusion of 10 new member states back in 2004. The problem is that in order for it to take effect, the treaty needs to be ratified by all 27 members. And not...

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