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.
Kristen Gwynne covers Drugs at AlterNet. She graduated from New York University with a degree in Journalism and Psychology. She is the youngest AlterNet employee.