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Theo Brainin

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London Riots Timeline, Police React

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Since I first wrote about the riots in London, the situation has evolved rapidly:

  • On Tuesday, the riots claimed their first life– a man shot in Croydon on Monday died in hospital
  • That morning, Prime Minister David Cameron flew into the country, promising a recall of ...

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London is Burning, but Austerity Measures Aren't to Blame

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

In a month of street riots, budget cuts and sovereign debt crises in London, it’s hard to resist comparisons to Greece – and indeed, if you read much of the coverage in the U.S. media it would seem that London is in the grips of a raging anti-austerity protest. But while the closure of youth programs may leave more troubled teenagers idling in town centers, it doesn’t make them anti-austerity protesters.

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Why the Tide Turned on News of the World - and Murdoch's BSkyB Deal

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just a short week and a half ago, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp was in seemingly robust health. Cash rich and growing, it stood at the cusp of finalizing its $13b buyout of BSkyB, Britain’s largest pay TV provider. Now Murdoch and Co. are in full retreat, and the BSkyB deal has collapsed. So what happened?

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Is There a Good Way to Hire a Judge?

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

How do you hire a judge? It’s a thorny question—who, or what, can be trusted to pick someone who is supposed to be impartial between everyone?

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