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The more things change: Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves attend an event at the Backstage Centre on May 16, 2024, in Purfleet.

Britain’s Early General Election Will Be Far From Plain Sailing for Labour Britain’s Early General Election Will Be Far From Plain Sailing for Labour

“Stability is change” was the Labour Party’s anodyne slogan after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called an election for July 4 last week, but voices for real change won’t go quietly.

May 29, 2024 / Steve Howell

9/11 memorial at Bellevue Hospital

Saudi Arabia’s September 11 Connection and the Contradictions of American Foreign Policy Saudi Arabia’s September 11 Connection and the Contradictions of American Foreign Policy

How the state that aided terrorism on US soil has become an indispensable ally that the Biden administration is determined to placate at all costs.

May 29, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Trompe-L’oeil-ito

Trompe-L’oeil-ito Trompe-L’oeil-ito

Magavision.

May 28, 2024 / OppArt / Steve Brodner

Curtains

Curtains Curtains

Don’t look now.

May 27, 2024 / OppArt / Selçuk Demirel

A worker hangs an election campaign billboard of the Likud party showing former US President Donald Trump, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on September 8, 2019.

Will Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu Bless Donald Trump With an October Surprise? Will Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu Bless Donald Trump With an October Surprise?

Unlike Joe Biden, the former president benefits from international turmoil. 

May 24, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Emmanuel Macron, France's president, pauses during news conference following a Special European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium, on April 18, 2024. The European Union's waning clout is sounding alarm bells in Europe's capitals.

The Origins of Europe’s Economic Malaise The Origins of Europe’s Economic Malaise

Everyone seems to agree that Europe is struggling—but the EU shouldn’t look to the US for inspiration.

May 23, 2024 / Harrison Stetler

Gabrielius Landsbergis takes part in protest

Georgia Dreaming: Is Another Color Revolution About to Kick Off? Georgia Dreaming: Is Another Color Revolution About to Kick Off?

Ten years after the massive street protests that overthrew Ukraine’s president—and helped precipitate war with Russia—another former Soviet Republic teeters on the brink.

May 20, 2024 / Vadim Nikitin

Lincoln Cares

Lincoln Cares Lincoln Cares

If monuments could talk.

May 15, 2024 / OppArt / Colleen Quinn

Biden Holocaust Remembrance Day

Antisemitism, Then and Now: A Guide for the Perplexed Antisemitism, Then and Now: A Guide for the Perplexed

President Biden’s remarks at the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Days of Remembrance betrayed a total misunderstanding of what antisemitism actually is—and how it must be resisted.

May 10, 2024 / Omer Bartov

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer celebrates with supporters in Birmingham, England on May 4, 2024.

Local Elections in Britain Put the Labour Party’s Stance on Gaza Under the Spotlight Local Elections in Britain Put the Labour Party’s Stance on Gaza Under the Spotlight

Labour leader Keir Starmer is favored to win the UK’s general election later this year, but—as with Joe Biden—there is one word that could derail his campaign: Gaza.

May 7, 2024 / Steve Howell

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