Ireland today holds the European Union’s only popular vote on the controversial Lisbon Treaty, which would strengthen and streamline the EU, among other things creating an EU president. The union’s other 26 members will consider ratification in their legislatures. Polls show the Irish vote as too close to call. A “no” vote would derail the treaty, and could hit the euro. The Lisbon Treaty is the successor to the stymied European Constitution. (MarketWatch)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS
- Will Kobani be ISIS's Waterloo?
- The U.S. Marines are developing laser weapons. Here's why.
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 10 things you need to know today: October 21, 2014
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Why the Supreme Court is allowing Texas to hold an unconstitutional election
- Gamergate has backfired spectacularly on its nincompoop perpetrators
Subscribe to the Week