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Maya Wiley’s ‘Defund the Police’ folly

9 June 2021 12:09 am

Defund the police! The clarion cry of protesters and middle-class warriors everywhere never fails to stir Cockburn’s passions. Slashing police…

Political asylum? There’s an app for that

8 June 2021 3:45 am

Apps are the 21st century’s answer to everything, it seems to Cockburn. Faced with a problem, sooner or later some…

Matt Walsh, AOC and the limits of ‘own-the-libs conservatism’

7 June 2021 9:02 pm

On Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued an anguished tweet about the living conditions of her grandmother in Puerto Rico, whose…

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Donald McNeil described Americans as ‘selfish pigs’ in email to Fauci

4 June 2021 1:34 am

There are some wondrous revelations in Dr Anthony Fauci’s over-3,200-page email trove acquired by BuzzFeed and the Washington Post through the Freedom…

Why is Ellie Kemper being targeted? 

2 June 2021 5:41 pm

Comedienne Ellie Kemper is in trouble! What for? Well, it’s a bit hard to understand. Let Cockburn go and take…

A shakedown in Tulsa

2 June 2021 1:18 am

Cockburn was vaguely aware that yesterday, May 31, marked the centenary of one of America’s darker episodes, the ‘Tulsa Race…

Lori Lightfoot ruins the CRT racket

31 May 2021 12:30 am

Give some credit to Lori Lightfoot. She’s really good at wrecking things. When America’s most Innsmouth-ian politician took over Chicago…

Making up history with the Biden White House

28 May 2021 3:06 am

Journalists gleefully declared on Wednesday that the Biden administration was ‘making history’ by sending White House deputy press secretary Karine…

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Why did the Biden administration shut down Pompeo’s lab leak probe?

26 May 2021 9:30 pm

Joe Biden and his administration want you to know that they are not — repeat not — soft on China.…

Hell hath no fury like a restaurateur scorned

26 May 2021 4:36 am

How does the saying go? Is it ‘fool me once, shame on me. Fool me four times, I’ll shame you…

Liz Cambage and the unapologetic ‘big bitches’ of the WNBA

26 May 2021 4:18 am

Cockburn has long admired the athletic feats of strength displayed on the basketball court and the Olympian proportions of the…

How private should Prince Harry’s life be?

22 May 2021 3:30 am

‘Never complain, never explain,’ the Cockburns say. Our family friend Prince Harry has a different motto: carry on moaning and show me the…

Biden’s bogey

19 May 2021 4:18 am

President Joe Biden hit the golf course for the second time since taking office on Sunday, continuing something of an…

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Bill Gates isn’t a creep. He’s a beta. 

18 May 2021 6:43 pm

Won’t you spare a thought for poor William Henry Gates III? For most of America, the collapse of one’s marriage…

Long live the Riot Squad

14 May 2021 10:27 am

Spare a thought for the joyless malcontents over at the Intercept, a website that once proudly defended journalists and fought government…

Do you have Bruenig Derangement Syndrome?

12 May 2021 12:34 am

Oh, mother! What’s the most subversive argument a woman can make in the topsy-turvy la-la land that is America in…

Facebook keeps Trump on the naughty step…for now

6 May 2021 1:26 am

The Facebook Oversight Board has reached a decision on Donald Trump…kind of. The tech company’s ‘Supreme Court’ is upholding the…

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Tucker Carlson…unmasked

28 April 2021 8:56 am

It’s a day that ends in -y, which means there is some execrably stupid dust-up involving Tucker Carlson. Have you…

Biden’s UN flambassador

16 April 2021 9:37 pm

The US federal government may very well be the most complex human undertaking in existence, an immortal leviathan with millions…

Do black lives really matter to Twitter celebrities?

14 April 2021 6:16 pm

For years, activists have demanded stricter gun control in America, on the cogent (though perhaps unconstitutional) grounds that fewer guns…

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YouTube pulls Spectator editor interview with Trump lawyer John Eastman

5 April 2021 11:54 pm

Over three-quarters of Republicans believe that there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election and about a third of…

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Ben Smith gifts Harper’s best subs week ever

2 April 2021 5:09 am

Say what you want about the sickness of cancel culture, it can be great for business. Nothing rallies paying readers…

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The curious case of Matt Gaetz

31 March 2021 10:21 pm

From the moment Matt Gaetz blitzed into Washington in 2016 as a 34-year-old Trump ally, it was clear that the…

How to cancel someone

29 March 2021 7:52 pm

Cancel culture, I’m sure you’ve heard, is everywhere. Not a day goes by without some sorry sap being caught out…

REVEALED: the Pentagon’s amazingly silly anti-Russia meme

26 March 2021 7:58 pm

After 20 years, a peak of 100,000 troops and trillions spent, the American military was unable to defeat the Taliban…