When Americans want to understand Brexit, it’s clear Britain is in trouble

I have been asked to do a lot of Brexitsplaining over the past two and a half years in New York. I find it incredibly uncomfortable

How do you explain Brexit to Americans? In a way that doesn’t make the UK look like a complete joke, I mean. In a way that suggests the country retains a modicum of dignity.

That is not a rhetorical question; I would really like to know. You see, as a Briton living in the US, I have found myself being asked to do a lot of impromptu Brexitsplaining over the past two and a half years. I will be at a party, or getting coffee, or walking the dog, and someone will clock my accent. “Oh!” they exclaim. “You’re English? What is going on over there? Have you Brexited yet? Do you still have a prime minister? Is it true your politicians are macing each other?”

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I led the National Park Service. Zinke’s resignation leaves lasting damage

Hopes were high for the interior secretary’s tenure. But profiteers and climate deniers quickly changed that

When President Trump’s new secretary of the interior Ryan Zinke rode a horse across the National Mall to the steps of his new office, there was cautious optimism, as a western congressman who professed to idolize Teddy Roosevelt seemed like a solid choice to govern 20% of the land base of the United States.

In the unforgiving milieu of Washington DC, Zinke and the “horse he rode in on” were subjected to withering ridicule. As the 18th director of the National Park Service (NPS), where I oversaw over 400 national parks and the equestrian patrol of the National Mall who accompanied the new secretary, I chalked it up to a publicity stunt.

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Silicon Valley in Iowa: congressman’s fight for tech jobs in rural America

Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, pushes initiative in the state amid questions over his own political aspirations

Ro Khanna is not running for president.

Unlike many of his colleagues in Congress, the Silicon Valley congressman was not in Iowa to test the waters for a White House run. His visit was decidedly more ambitious: to bridge the deepening economic divide between urban and rural America.

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