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The whataboutery of the Alabama abortion ban

18 May 2019 2:19 am

Alabama’s near-total abortion ban, signed into law on Wednesday by governor Kay Ivey, is a real moment of hope. The principle on…

Behind the scenes at a Brexit Party rally: why Labour and the Tories should be terrified

18 May 2019 1:27 am

In a small town in the Black Country last night, a political rally took place which should have the two main…

Theresa May’s successor should be careful what they wish for

17 May 2019 4:34 am

Let’s assume this really is the start of the last act of Theresa May’s premiership. Let’s assume too that her…

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Racist incidents are down since Trump’s election. Yes, really

17 May 2019 3:08 am

The election of Donald Trump has, of course, unleashed the latent racist which lurks within millions of Americans. We know…

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What’s the truth about Cambridge Analytica?

16 May 2019 8:06 pm

If you have heard of Alexander Nix, you probably think he’s a villain. He is the former head of Cambridge…

The twisted truth about Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

14 May 2019 10:17 pm

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party pretends to stand for the traditional values of old England: Parliamentary sovereignty, patriotism and decency. However little…

Brexit is a symptom of Europe’s problems

13 May 2019 7:55 pm

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin wall, Europe is once again at a crossroads. In 1989 and the years…

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Why did Democrats invite a hate preacher into Congress?

11 May 2019 5:47 am

The Republicans are the party of racists and religious bigots, and the Democrats are the party of anti-racists and religious…

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Why Joe won’t blow it

11 May 2019 4:54 am

A common fallacy circulating among the pundit class is that every presidential election cycle will be as ‘disruptive’ as 2016…

How do the Project Fear prophets explain the good news about Britain’s economy?

10 May 2019 11:15 pm

Of course, we shouldn’t read too much into a set of good economic figures when they are so obviously down…

Theresa May could be gone by the first week of June

9 May 2019 5:30 pm

The 1922 executive committee thinks it has finally laid a surefire trap for Theresa May – by securing a promise from…

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What’s the matter with Bernie?

9 May 2019 6:11 am

Who’s the biggest loser? Joe Biden’s third try for the White House might look as doomed as Hillary Clinton’s run…

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When populism fails

9 May 2019 5:04 am

It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that Donald J. Trump ran his insurgency presidential campaign against the coordinated opposition…

A crowdfunded prosecution of Boris Johnson is nothing to celebrate

7 May 2019 11:22 pm

I have often wondered what would happen if politicians were bound by the same rules as advertisers, or if manifestos…

When will Theresa May be removed by her party?

7 May 2019 10:48 pm

I understand Sir Graham Brady – chairman of the 1922 committee and therefore representative of all Tory MPs – expects…

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Are you ready for the Summer of Biden?

6 May 2019 8:37 am

Ah Biden, Sleepy Joe, the gaffe machine from Scranton, Penn. He’s familiar to everyone, but an unknown quantity as a…

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Is war with Silicon Valley a Trump 2020 strategy?

5 May 2019 12:49 am

The world, or at least Twitter, awoke Saturday morning to an extraordinary series of retweets from the site’s most infamous…

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A booming economy makes Trump look wiser than his detractors

4 May 2019 5:47 am

What delicious reading it makes going back over Paul Krugman’s missive in the New York Times on the morning after…

How the Tories can turn their dire election results around

4 May 2019 2:46 am

The local election results are dire for both the Tories and Labour. The Tories have lost over a thousand seats—and…

Ministers shouldn’t be able to escape their mistakes

4 May 2019 1:55 am

There is little doubt that Rory Stewart is amply-qualified for his belated promotion to the cabinet. The new International Development…

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Barr prompts a new low in MSNBC media madness

3 May 2019 1:11 am

Coverage of Trump has caused mainstream news media to deviate from standard journalistic norms on too many occasions to count,…

Is the Guardian practising what it preaches on climate change?

2 May 2019 8:11 pm

The Guardian has an advertisement today from Sainsbury’s. Nothing wrong with that; respectable paper, respectable retailer. It’s the nature of the…

Gavin Williamson sacked, but denies guilt on Huawei leak. What went on?

2 May 2019 3:04 am

Gavin Williamson has been sacked from government this afternoon following an investigation into the Huawei leak from a meeting of…

Pointless PMQs shows up the government’s powerlessness

1 May 2019 10:26 pm

Most MPs’ minds are elsewhere at the moment, with the local elections on Thursday and the European elections looming at…

The Government wants Brexit talks to end next week. But can they end well?

30 April 2019 10:25 pm

Will the cross-party Brexit talks ever end? They seem to have been going on for almost as long as the…