Quite a lot of the conventional wisdom about the European Union is simply wrong, yet political leaders across the continent continue to reinforce the public’s worst impressions.
Once association with Donald Trump is proven to be a risk for reelection rather than an asset, it is the beginning of his end.
The burden of proof must now shift to those who oppose legalisation of marijuana.
The dynamic that emerges looks almost exactly like a classic problem in game theory.
Electing at least some MEPs on a cross-border basis, for example, would force candidates to articulate a vision for Europe, rather than count on preexisting party loyalties, to get elected.
The current Supreme Court battle in the US is a display of politics corrupting judicial independence, but it also shows how democracies are changing.
The problem is caused by the demand side.
Are you with Winston Churchill, beer gardens, freedom and French fries? Or do you prefer Putin, commuting to work in an icy black abyss and tyranny?
How long will it go on and how can we limit the damage?
We don’t allow five-year-olds to smoke cigarettes or juggle knives in their kindergarten. Yet, people are willing to engage in a conspiracy to avoid vaccinating their kids.
We can not pretend that EU policies addressing southern Europe’s various liquidity and budgetary crises did not contribute to the collapsing infrastructure in southern Europe.
Gas chambers were preceded by eight or so years of seemingly reasonable people trying to rationalise irrational racism.
Babiš proposes to end war, poverty and religious extremism with a snap of our fingers. Why hasn’t anybody else thought of this?
Did you ever wonder what it would be like for a man with no attention span, who has declared bankruptcy four times, to lead the world’s most powerful country?
People like Robert Fico have convinced a fair amount of the population that a weak Brussels is good for a small country like Slovakia. It is not.
Fico's attempt to manufacture panic is even more ridiculous than it was the first time.
To give equal weight to the concerns that a Slovak or Czech feels about migration with that of an Italian or Greek is like having equal sympathy for a hypochondriac and a cancer patient.
FIFA, may not be a government, but they and the events they put on are undeniably political and embody all the worst things about globalisation.
A counterrevolution against illiberal populism is underway in parts of Europe.
Three years after the worst of the Greek crisis, Europe has done little to address the roots of eurozone problems.