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Republicans on Wall Street

American politics are fascinating partly because sooner or later they cross the pond and replicate themselves here.  Triangulation, for instance.  Now we learn that the Republicans in Congress are adamant that the President’s debt limit bill must not go through … Continue reading

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Cometh Sarah Palin

We Europeans might pretend that we don’t understand the Sarah Palin phenomenon, but we know full well what it is. We have met her like before, in the shape of various politicians down the years, such as Pierre Poujade.  She … Continue reading

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The general, the boss and the prince

There’s often something particularly interesting when different news stories coincide, intersect or collide. General Petraeus fainting at a Senate hearing was one legislative drama this week; BP’s Tony Hayward being grilled by Congresspersons for over seven hours was another. I … Continue reading

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