The Politics of Free Food

The governor’s race there has a dandy ethics controversy that began with charges that a businessman with a rather dicey background gave Gov. Bob McDonnell $15,000 to pay for the catering at his daughter’s wedding. Actually, this would have been perfectly legal if...

Religious Right and Politics — From Iowa to Cairo

Guess where in the world candidates for political office are pandering to religious conservatives, using religious imagery in political advertisement and participating in political forums in houses of worship? Where some voters are unwilling to support candidates...

Opinion: Has Greece’s democracy regressed?

Editor’s note: Othon Anastasakis is the Director of South East European Studies at University of Oxford and a Fellow at St Antony’s College, where he teaches South East European politics. His most recent books include “From crisis to recovery:...

Just a wonderful heart warming story, try not to cry..

“Watch out!  You nearly broad sided that car!”  My father yelled at me. “Can’t you do anything right?”  Those words hurt worse than blows.  I turned my head toward the elderly man in the seat beside me, daring me to challenge him.  A lump...