Theresa May has clout to last as PM – if she can contain Brexit economic fallout

Written by: Matthew Francis It has become popular to assume that Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister, has survived the wreckage of Brexit by virtue of “not being a shambles”. The thinking seems to be that May sat back while her rivals for the Conservative Party leadership eliminated themselves one-by-one. George Osborne was too closely associated…

There’s Wisdom and Humour to Be Found Painted on the Back of Nepalese Trucks

  Next time you’re in Nepal, you might notice something special about the trucks plying the country’s roads. Unlike in Pakistan, where trucks are often decorated with colourful art, Nepalese trucks carry quirky, witty verses and contextual satire. The messages range from politics and philosophy to love, humour and even expletives. These days, they aren’t limited to trucks, but show up…

How to sell a product called democracy

Photo credit:What would it take to get more Americans to buy into our democracy? REUTERS/Jim Young via The Conversation. Marketing – something I know quite a bit about – and democracy are closely connected. Exploring this connection could help us improve not only our country’s electoral and government system, but also the lives of many…

Why Asian Americans don’t vote Republican

During the recent No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire, things got a little uncomfortable. When Joseph Choe, an Asian-American college student, stood up to ask a question about South Korea, Donald Trump cut him off and wondered aloud: “Are you from South Korea?” Choe responded, “I’m not. I was born in Texas, raised…