Democrats are demanding votes on a gun measure that would bolster Bush-era surveillance initiatives.
Joe Macaré of Truthout: The UK's mainstream political parties, the media and the EU all share some responsibility for this outcome, which will embolden far-right nativist groups.
Valerie Tarico is a psychologist. She is the author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light. She is also the founder of WisdomCommons.org.