Ben Sixsmith

great reset

What is the Great Reset?

18 November 2020 4:14 am

The phrase has shot throughout the fringes of Right-Wing Twitter like a virus through a karaoke bar. According to Pauline…

nursing homes

Duty of care: the trouble with America’s nursing homes

10 October 2020 2:51 am

We can debate the value of sacrificing normal life to COVID-19. Personally I think the measures are increasingly destructive —…

zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for redemption

27 September 2020 1:01 am

Stung by recent criticism, and fearing major regulation, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, has announced the establishment of…

qanon

Cuckoo Q: are the QAnon crowd as crazy as they seem?

21 August 2020 3:54 am

‘Have you guys been following 4Chan?’ asks Marjorie Taylor Greene in a 2017 video. A mysterious ‘patriot’ named ‘Q’, Greene…

andrew cuomo

In many ways, Andrew Cuomo is just a metaphor

18 August 2020 10:01 pm

With the United States lurching from crisis to crisis, the Democrats want their convention to present them as the tough,…

Two faces of Polish rebellion

14 July 2020 5:18 am

The narrowness of President Andrzej Duda’s victory in this weekend’s Polish presidential elections, where he defeated Rafał Trzaskowski, the Mayor…

Kanye West and the uncancellables

8 July 2020 1:47 am

For better or worse, the rapper, producer and sneaker salesman Kanye West is almost certainly not running for president, as…

canceled cancel culture

Conservatives talk about cancel culture too much

20 June 2020 3:29 am

If you are on the right I suspect you have heard leftists saying something like this: ‘Thousands of people are…

America’s riots could be contagious

2 June 2020 2:44 am

It’s kind of amazing. For weeks we have been arguing about the minute details of viral transmission. Can you be…

dirtbag

The Democratic civil war has been a long time coming

4 March 2020 3:07 am

Bernie Sanders has had an unlikely ally during the 2020 Democratic nomination race: Donald Trump. The president has repeatedly insisted…

joe rogan

Why aren’t leftists happy Joe Rogan endorsed Bernie?

25 January 2020 6:36 am

As a twenty-something man who spends excessive amounts of time on the internet I have of course watched countless hours…

bernie bros

My evening with the Bernie Bros

17 January 2020 7:10 am

The stench of beer and cheap deodorant filled the bar in which the ‘Bernie Bros’ were meeting. The scene looked…

joe kennedy

Joe Kennedy and the perils of media hubris

22 December 2019 6:26 am

‘Dear Ellie and James,’ said Rep. Joe Kennedy in his remarks to the House of Representatives as he voted to…

advertising

Why the left wants a political advertising ban

2 November 2019 1:45 am

An easy, crowd-pleasing opinion column would maintain that banning political adverts from social media platforms is wrong because it implies…

bill kristol

Can we find Bill Kristol a new job?

31 August 2019 5:23 am

With millions of people unemployed, finding a new job for a well-heeled Washington insider might seem like a low priority…

Can the Brexit party survive Brexit?

28 July 2019 5:00 pm

You have to admit that Brexit party MEPs have a fun job. Imagine turning up to work to insult your…

Why are there so few Polish people on British TV?

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Have you ever seen a Pole on British television? Poles are the biggest immigrant group in Britain, numbering between 900,000…

joe biden

The case for locking Joe Biden in a cupboard

21 June 2019 3:55 am

Most candidates for the Democratic nomination are struggling to be noticed in a crowded field. Elizabeth Warren details policy proposals.…

not trump enough

Being ‘Not-Trump’ is not enough

10 April 2019 8:20 pm

For all that progressives hate Donald Trump’s policies, his tax cuts and his travel bans, nothing has been more outrageous…