Why Only Republicans Can Save Us From the Tea Party | Ten Miles Square | The Washington Monthly

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English: Peerialism as the odd middle part between right and left wing politics. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a thoughtful and important article by Curtis Gans, published in the Washington Monthly. I would recommend this as a MUST READ article. Check it out!

via Why Only Republicans Can Save Us From the Tea Party | Ten Miles Square | The Washington Monthly.

Sadly, as I dwell on right-wing politics in the US, my mind wandered to the views of right-wing politics more generally. On the other hand, I am equally wary of left-wing extremism.

What ever happened to the one-nation conservatives?

Any thoughts?

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Left, Right and Centre: some recent observations – Simon Wren Lewis – Mainly Macro

English: The BBC Trust logo.

English: The BBC Trust logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a very interesting article from Oxford economist, Simon Wren-Lewis, writing in his Mainly Macro blog. It’s RECOMMENDED READING for the weekend, in my view. Check it out!

via Left, Right and Centre: some recent observations – Simon Wren Lewis – Mainly Macro.

The article cites some excellent further readings in the moving perception of Left, Right and Centre. It will be of interest to US and UK readers who complain of left wing bias in the US media and the BBC respectively. The article provides some excellent insights into the BBC’s reporting on the political bias of various think tanks.

Let me conclude with two open questions about the BBC:

  1. So if the BBC has a left wing bias, why should it continue to receive funding from the taxpayer?
  2. Isn’t it about time that the BBC was privatized?
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