Hungary has come under heavy fire for its new constitution, which brings the judiciary, central bank and press more under government control. On closer inspection, though, the real rub is
in its affirmation of national sovereignty – which smacks of authoritarianism.
The Republicans have been invigorated by the conservative movement known as the Tea Party. They were hugely successful in the midterm elections and are now hoping to generate the critical mass necessary to win the White House.