Brits Jump on ISIS Bombing Bandwagon

Aleksander Chan · 09/26/14 12:00PM

British Parliament voted today in favor in joining the American-led air campaign against ISIS targets in Iraq. Military action was approved by a 524 to 43 vote after seven hours of debate. Prime Minister David Cameron said he recalled Parliament Friday in the hopes of the matter going to a vote. "This is not the stuff of fantasy—it is happening in front of us and we need to face up to it," Cameron said.

Britain, With a War to Sell, Arrests Nine in Anti-Terror Sweep

Allie Jones · 09/25/14 06:56AM

British police arrested nine men this morning in an anti-terror sweep across London and the English Midlands. Hours before the arrest, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the U.K. should join in airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq. "These people want to kill us," he told Brian Williams last night.

Margaret Thatcher Is Dead

Max Read · 04/08/13 07:37AM

Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 20th century, and the first and only female prime minister, has died of a stroke at age 87.

A Rockefeller By Any Other Name Would Make Just as Much

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 02/09/13 12:07PM

Depressing information for the normal set: a new study from an economist at UC Davis has found that social mobility, while still a cool concept, is not really happening. By following the rare surnames of prosperous Swedes (prosperous Swedes wake up every morning, clad in their flaxen robes, singing "I am a prosperous Sweeeeede!"), Gregory Clark found that the names of elite families in the 18th century still make up more than their correct proportion of premium jobs. According to The Economist:

Eric Hobsbawm, Eminent Historian, Dead at 95

Max Read · 10/01/12 10:59AM

British intellectual Eric Hobsbawm, the pre-eminent historian of his generation, died Monday morning in a hospital in London, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 95.