World

Juan Carlos' exile may not save the Spanish monarchy

4 August 2020 7:37 pm

In the ‘bad bank’ model, a bank protects itself by dumping its toxic assets onto a second, newly-created institution. By…

arlington

Where the Arlington sidewalk ends

4 August 2020 6:09 am

Watch out, Gretchen Whitmer! The queen of draconian and idiotic coronavirus restrictions is getting a run for her money thanks…

tiktok

The media’s TikTok blindspot

4 August 2020 4:08 am

We learned about journalists this past weekend. Specifically, we learned about tech journalists who aren’t particularly interested reporting or analyzing…

peak biden

Have we passed peak Biden?

4 August 2020 3:12 am

A consensus has formed about this presidential election: it is Joe Biden’s to lose. As long as his vice-presidential nomination…

statue of liberty

It’s all relative with the Statue of Liberty

4 August 2020 2:50 am

She stands in the smoky morning air, her copper lamp held elegantly aloft across the waters from Manhattan. Oh, say…

It's time to rein in the Supreme Court

4 August 2020 2:43 am

The return of lockdown measures across parts of northern England, as well as the announcement of dozens of new peerages,…

Rosie Duffield and the war on women

4 August 2020 2:39 am

It’s summer but the war on women continues. The latest person to fall victim to the transgender thought police is…

Layla Moran will kill off the Lib Dems. But I still want her to win

3 August 2020 10:46 pm

Make no mistake: Layla Moran’s Lib Dem leadership platform is terrible. She wants to scrap Ofsted, stop publishing league tables of…

Why I'm glad Boris and Starmer are sitting out the trans rights war

3 August 2020 7:24 pm

I’m starting to think that Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer have quite similar views about the politics of trans rights,…

Why Covid cases in England aren’t actually rising

3 August 2020 7:07 pm

The government has restricted the movements of millions of people in England because Covid is apparently on the rise. But…

Covid-19 and the twilight of Britain and France

3 August 2020 6:17 pm

Is Covid accelerating the eclipse of France and the UK as ‘great powers’? For over two centuries Paris and London…

taxi

Taxi cabs are New York’s right-wing safe spaces on wheels

3 August 2020 1:55 am

Conservatives in a place like New York — squirming daily beneath the iron heel of a newly hawkish progressive minority…

How to travel in the captivity of your home

2 August 2020 5:00 pm

We can’t travel with ease anywhere, anymore. First it was Spain, now Luxembourg is the latest holiday spot to require…

The government's new concern: winter is coming

1 August 2020 9:58 pm

It is remarkable to think that just 15 days ago, Boris Johnson was setting out a plan to end all…

Should the Russia Report have relied on Christopher Steele?

1 August 2020 9:00 pm

When the Intelligence and Security Committee’s (ISC) Russia Report was finally published last week, the name of one person who…

rbg

A look into the post-RBG world of American politics

1 August 2020 6:01 am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital — again. The 87-year-old has overcome many health concerns while…

Is Scotland changing the law on gender by stealth?

1 August 2020 4:50 am

It’s not often that feminists threaten legal action over plans to increase women’s representation on public boards, so the Scottish…

funerals

Who deserves a funeral?

1 August 2020 4:20 am

No one would argue that Rep. John Lewis doesn’t deserve a proper memorial. He was a civil rights icon and…

Welcome to authoritarian Hong Kong

31 July 2020 11:16 pm

The national security law in Hong Kong has been passed for just over a month, but the scope of Beijing’s…

Boris Johnson pauses lockdown easing

31 July 2020 9:57 pm

After deciding over the weekend to impose a two-week quarantine on Britons returning from Spain, Boris Johnson has pulled the…

MPs are starting to question the local lockdown strategy

31 July 2020 5:51 pm

Boris Johnson’s policy of local lockdowns will no doubt come under increased scrutiny after new restrictions were imposed on Greater Manchester and parts of East…

big tech

Four main takeaways from the House’s Big Tech antitrust sideshow

31 July 2020 7:55 am

Here’s a terrifying thought: Mark Zuckerberg is the only person in Silicon Valley that the political and intellectual right can…

Three hours to prepare for a local lockdown

31 July 2020 7:53 am

My weekend plans have somewhat been ruined by Matt Hancock tonight. The government has announced new lockdown restrictions for over…

Jackson Carlaw’s successor and the fight to save the Union

31 July 2020 6:40 am

The Scottish Conservatives are now in crisis. Jackson Carlaw has resigned six months into his leadership and less than a…

riots

Riots for thee, but not for me

31 July 2020 6:21 am

A funny thing happened on the way to the riots. Left-wing revolutionaries discovered ‘NIMBY!’ — Not In My Backyard. The…