Now here's an interesting speculation [3]. Is Bill Clinton actively (or subconsciously perhaps) trying to undermine Hillary's campaign? Alpha males are as alpha males do....

A welcome outbreak of economic liberalism [4] on the British political scene.  

An outbreak of illiberalism [5] on the British political scene. Can MPs really be thrown out of their party for attempting to uphold a manifesto pledge? 

A solution to a problem [6] on that scene: how to adjust MPs' expenses so that they are rather fairer (to the taxpayer that is). 

An extremely important word, one which Sr. Chavez doesn't seem to have quite grapsed as yet: fungible [7]

And finally [8], the results of that smoking ban in France. Smoking does cover up the smell of people themselves and in France....