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Power Line University (3): Brexit and the “Eurosausage”

Featured image One reason the “Yes, Prime Minister” series is so effective as a teaching tool about the nature of contemporary politics is that many of its story lines were taken from the real political controversies of the 1980s. One involved “bangers,” i.e., what passes for “sausage” in British pubs. The European Union, in its attempt to “harmonize” food standards, wanted Britain to rename “bangers” as something other than “sausage.” They were »

Power Line University (2): Who Reads the Papers?

Featured image For our second installment of our Power Line University “Yes, Prime Minister” course, let’s enjoy the famous scene “Who reads the papers?” There’s an American version of this joke: “The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country; the New York Times is read by people who think they ought to run the country; the New York Daily News is read by people who actually do run »