Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Economist | Plebiscites in Europe: Referendumania

Take Away: But use to impose accountability on representatives. For example, an initiative to require a civil prosecution of abuse of power to “dis bar” officials from their position. Not a recall, which should be permitted anyway, but a proceeding triggered by a complaint that the official has gone beyond an error in judgment.


NYTimes: Florida Man Says He Killed Sick Wife Because He Couldn’t Afford Her Medicine, Sheriff Says

William J. Hager, 86, said he shot his wife of more than 50 years while she slept in their Port St. Lucie house.