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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announces that the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services had approved the state's waiver request for the plan his administration calls HIP 2.0 during a speech in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Appointing Pence is not enough

Mike Pence is decent, talented and experienced. He is a true conservative: a happy warrior, for free markets, constitutional rights and for social conservatism. In every particular, therefore, he is the opposite of Donald Trump. Trump is not talented or decent and has no significant experience or knowledge. He is no sort of conservative, and […]

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Brexit – what does it really mean?

Opinion polls in the UK underestimated support for “Brexit” – Britain’s exit from the European Union. Blue collar workers in particular ignored pleadings of the Labour Party, which was almost united in arguing that Britain should remain in the EU, and either voted to leave or stayed at home. This may have implications for polling […]

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Brexit – what does it really mean?

Opinion polls in the UK underestimated support for “Brexit” – Britain’s exit from the European Union. Blue collar workers in particular ignored pleadings of the Labour Party, which was almost united in arguing that Britain should remain in the EU, and either voted to leave or stayed at home. This may have implications for polling […]

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announces that the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services had approved the state's waiver request for the plan his administration calls HIP 2.0 during a speech in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Appointing Pence is not enough

Mike Pence is decent, talented and experienced. He is a true conservative: a happy warrior, for free markets, constitutional rights and for social conservatism. In every particular, therefore, he is the opposite of Donald Trump. Trump is not talented or decent and has no significant experience or knowledge. He is no sort of conservative, and […]

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Unbelievable folly: the ‘lose-lose’ EU climate policy

… I’d like to start by addressing two of the clichés — indeed the canards — that invariably come up in any debate about the EU and the environment. The first is: “We have to thank the EU for clean beaches” … or for employment rights, or health and safety, or whatever. Maybe I can […]

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Solar power or batteries? Which will be the breakthrough?

Will electric cars revolutionize the world? We have seen, just last week, news of a battery powered plane. Will this change our transport structures? It is certainly possible, but we probably need better ways of generating electricity if we are to see major environmental benefits from any such change. In large parts of the US, […]

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Clinton has been caught lying

It seems that the most exciting possible development of the presidential election is now unlikely: 72 hours after interviewing her, the FBI has recommended against prosecuting Hillary Clinton. But, let’s be clear, the FBI has not cleared her. This is not a statement that she did not break the law or that there is not […]

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Who will the Never Trump Republicans support?

The number of Republicans who have declared for Clinton has, thus far, been low. Names like Richard Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State in the George W Bush administration, do not shift elections. But there are many people in the Republican Party who will never support Donald Trump, and for many excellent reasons. Most are waiting […]

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Brexit – what does it really mean?

Opinion polls in the UK underestimated support for “Brexit” – Britain’s exit from the European Union. Blue collar workers in particular ignored pleadings of the Labour Party, which was almost united in arguing that Britain should remain in the EU, and either voted to leave or stayed at home. This may have implications for polling […]

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