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UK’s Brexit Predicament

UK’s Brexit Predicament

The Brexit talks between the UK and the European Union haven’t gone well. The March 2019 deadline for concluding an agreement is approaching, and progress has been much too slow. Prime Minister Theresa May needs to get a grip on this process. Britain’s...
Brexit Disarray Points to Disaster

Brexit Disarray Points to Disaster

The Brexit talks have started, and there’s little sign yet of an intelligible U.K. strategy. All is disarray. The shambles makes two bad possible outcomes more likely. One is that the U.K. will crash out of the European Union in 2019 with no agreement in place....
Brexit Doesn’t Have to Be a Disaster

Brexit Doesn’t Have to Be a Disaster

As UK Prime Minister Theresa May starts the clock on Britain’s departure from the European Union, there’s no real question that the divorce is going to hurt both parties — and the UK, to be sure, much more than the EU. But this isn’t to say...
The Case for Cluelessness

The Case for Cluelessness

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has maintained the freeze on the presidential order. Its reasoning is concise and accessible, and deserves wide reading. The ruling didn’t break any constitutional ground and it didn’t clarify anything that was...