Monthly Archives: May 2010

Santos in the lead

Yesterday, Colombians went to the polls and Juan Manuel Santos, the Minister of Defense under the current President, Álvaro Uribe, came out with a distinct lead, winning 46.6% of the .  However, it was not a majority and he will … Continue reading

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The coalition’s first casualty

Today, David Laws stepped down as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of the United Kingdom.  He was the highest ranking Liberal Democrat in the Treasury and served in many ways acted as the deputy to the Chancellor of the … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens, 30 years on

Thirty years ago yesterday, Mount St. Helens blew its top with remarkable force, showering the United States with ash.  You can see some great imagery of the eruption and its aftermath from the Big Picture as well as a timelapse … Continue reading

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The 55% rule

Of all the proposals put forth by the United Kingdom’s new governing coalition, perhaps one of the most controversial was the new requirement for 55% support in the House of Commons for a dissolution of Parliament to occur.  Traditionally, this … Continue reading

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The mechanics of Britain’s new coalition government

The Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrat Party have each released the text of their agreement to form a coalition government (in HTML on the Lib Dem website and as a PDF on the Tory website).  The BBC gives a … Continue reading

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A Tory-Lib Dem coalition

It looks like David Cameron’s Conservative Party and Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats have settled on a coalition deal to form the next government for the United Kingdom.  Gordon Brown has tendered his resignation as Prime Minister to the Queen, clearing … Continue reading

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A Protestant-free Supreme Court

When John Paul Stevens steps down from his post on the Supreme Court, he will be leaving the institution as its last Protestant on the bench, so long as President Obama’s nominee, Elena Kagan, is confirmed by the Senate as … Continue reading

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