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The Guardian's trans rights civil war rumbles on

21 March 2020 4:55 pm

At times of great stress it is necessary to find your enjoyments where you can. And as I mentioned in…

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Coronavirus keeps the spotlight on Trump and away from Joe Biden

21 March 2020 6:17 am

Well, well, well. There was former White House press secretary Sean Spicer at today’s press conference in a new incarnation…

Rishi Sunak's 'unprecedented' wage guarantee

21 March 2020 6:15 am

When Chancellor Riski Sunak unleashed a colossal package for business earlier this week, with over £350bn in loans, grants and…

Boris's pub ban makes this a dark day for Britain

21 March 2020 6:03 am

For surreal moments, this will take some beating: I’m in a pub watching the prime minister announce the closure of…

Rishi Sunak’s wartime economy

21 March 2020 5:15 am

At least no one can say it isn’t bold. The United States is fiddling around with some possible cuts to…

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How coronavirus could kill conservatism

21 March 2020 12:29 am

‘No corporate bailouts,’ says Michigan Rep. Justin Amash as lawmakers debate an economic stimulus package in response to coronavirus. Washington…

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After the coronavirus, who wins the recovery?

20 March 2020 11:17 pm

We are living through a gruesome case study in the irrationality of elites. COVID-19 is a serious disease, but the…

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Why Tulsi backed Biden

20 March 2020 12:04 pm

Though neither her supporters and detractors wanted to hear it, Tulsi Gabbard was always clear that she would support the…

Could measures we've taken to stop Covid-19 already be saving lives?

20 March 2020 3:15 am

Perspective is a bit in short supply at the moment but if you want a brief respite from the onslaught…

The worst thing about having coronavirus

20 March 2020 1:29 am

Be honest: when you first heard about self isolation, did you think, just for a second: ‘that sounds good’? Many…

Marine Le Pen has the most to gain from France's coronavirus crisis

19 March 2020 11:13 pm

Any hope that the two week ‘confinement’ imposed by President Macron would heal France’s deep divisions has vanished as swiftly…

School closures leave parents with a serious headache

19 March 2020 5:39 am

Well, thanks a whole lot, Gavin W. The announcement that schools would close in England from Friday was pretty well…

Coronavirus fake news is big business

19 March 2020 3:09 am

The explosion of armchair virologists during the coronavirus pandemic has once again put the spotlight back on the social media…

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Vermin Supreme’s quest to win hearts, minds and the Libertarian primaries

19 March 2020 2:48 am

Vermin Supreme has ‘been running for president for over 30 years’. His two most recent bids polled at third and…

Our politicians are only trying to do their best

18 March 2020 11:41 pm

This is a time for generosity and kindness; a moment for the cutting of slack and the making of allowances.…

How Mao's medicine made modern China

18 March 2020 9:01 pm

History repeats itself, said Marx, first as tragedy and then as farce. And when it comes to the world’s latest…

Trump's coronavirus tonic is borrowed from Obama's economic rescue plan

18 March 2020 5:02 pm

Coronavirus is having a disastrous effect on the economy and whether Donald Trump likes it or not, the United States…

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Biden bus rolls over Bernie in Florida, Illinois and Arizona

18 March 2020 12:04 pm

Joe Biden is projected to win all three states that voted in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night, advancing his…

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The coronavirus is springing the Thucydides trap

18 March 2020 8:34 am

The first casualty of informational war is truth. The first American casualty of COVID-19 was the myth that the United…

Will the Chancellor's £330bn stimulus tackle Covid-19 fears?

18 March 2020 6:26 am

Last week’s £12bn stimulus package to tackle the health and economic consequences of Covid-19 now seems like a drop in…

Tory taboos must be broken in the fight against coronavirus

18 March 2020 5:37 am

A £330 billion package of loans to business. A huge tax break to any company in the hospitality or leisure…

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Panic among the pigeons

18 March 2020 5:32 am

Life is a risky business. Danger is everywhere. In New York, even the pigeons are a threat. A friend recalled…

Why schools haven't shut yet in response to coronavirus

18 March 2020 3:09 am

One of the big sources of confusion in the Government’s latest advice on coronavirus is about schools. You don’t have…

How coronavirus is changing America

17 March 2020 6:03 pm

The coronavirus is altering American life as we have never seen before. New York City’s restaurants and bars can now only…

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The weak response to coronavirus is a symptom of the decay of the liberal state

17 March 2020 6:54 am

This article is in The Spectator’s April 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. If COVID-19 spreads in the United States…