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.

http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21699146-direct-democracy-spreading-across-europe-not-always-good-thing-referendumania?frsc=dg%7Cc

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/20/us/florida-man-says-he-killed-sick-wife-because-he-couldnt-afford-her-medicine-sheriffs-say.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

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