Something not particularly relevant for us over here in the EU,* but still pretty interesting is the implosion of the US Republican party. I've been following it a little bit via the blogosphere etc. and the sole voice of reason,Â a kind of Ken Clarke of the GOP today has been David Frum. (One difference being that Frum doesn't seem to have anywhere near the same level of support as Clarke did.) Frum has however just recently being fired by the American Enterprise Institute. Bruce Barlett another Republican exile has a post lamenting this over here. *Rereading this post I just realised that this is the first time I've ever used the phrase 'here in the EU'