Daily Archives: September 19, 2010

A Historic First: Europe’s Ronald Reagan Wins Re-Election by Gregory Hilton

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and wife Filippa with Crown Princess Victoria and her husband.


In a major victory for the conservative movement, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt was re-elected to a second term tonight. This is the first time in the nation’s history that a non-socialist government has been re-elected to a second term. The right wing coalition won 49.3 percent while the socialists received 43.7 percent. This results in 172 seats for the ruling coalition and 157 seats for the socialists in the 349-seat parliament. Continue reading

The Great Myth: The GOP Establishment vs. The Tea Party by Gregory Hilton

Tuesday’s night victory of social conservative Christine O’Donnell over moderate Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary is being portrayed as a great setback for the Republican establishment. The enthusiasm behind the O’Donnell crusade can not be denied, but her electability remains questionable. On Wednesday morning, O’Donnell was trailing liberal Democrat Chris Coons in cash on hand by $20,000 to $940,000. That was the beginning of an explosion of Internet support, and O’Donnell now has almost $2 million and is ahead of Coons in cash on hand. Continue reading

Why Is It Taking Twenty Somethings So Long To Grow Up?

The following excerpts are from Robin Marantz Henig’s article “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” in this Sunday’s New York Times: