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It’s far too easy to blame the east for all of Europe’s woes | Natalie Nougayrède1h 50m It’s far too easy to blame the east for all of Europe’s woes | Natalie Nougayrède
In western Europe, we conveniently ignore our own faults – and show little compassion for our neighbours’ troubled pastsThere’s now a growing perception within Europe that one specific category of societies or citizens deserves to be labelled with scorn or condescending regret. That category is geographically defined: it’s in the east. In Brussels, Paris, Berlin, and elsewhere in the western part of the continent, it’s become almost common wisdom to say the “easterners” are spoilers in the EU club. Is that fair?
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You don’t need bankers to invest your pension. There’s a DIY ethical route | Aditya Chakrabortty1h 50m You don’t need bankers to invest your pension. There’s a DIY ethical route | Aditya Chakrabortty
One pioneering service shows that savers can bypass the City, and invest in social and environmental causes instead Right on the doorstep of the world’s greatest financial centre sits one of Britain’s oldest council estates. Built in the 1890s,
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Rough Social Justice at Evergreen State7h Rough Social Justice at Evergreen State
The Washington college’s enrollment plummets as even the left sours on protest-mob politics.
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When Carter Page Met Stefan Halper7h When Carter Page Met Stefan Halper
A timeline that contradicts claims by Justice and the FBI.
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A Right To Try Arrives7h A Right To Try Arrives
Congress resolves its differences on access to experimental drugs.
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Suffer the Little Children7h Suffer the Little Children
Philadelphia sacrifices Catholic foster services to identity politics.
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Before Meeting Kim, Trump Had to Repudiate the Iran Deal8h Before Meeting Kim, Trump Had to Repudiate the Iran Deal
Otherwise North Korea could have demanded the same lenient terms, and negotiations would fail.
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Trump Courts Disaster With Iran8h Trump Courts Disaster With Iran
The administration’s strategy alienates Europe and risks war in the Mideast.
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The Last Temptation of Elon Musk8h The Last Temptation of Elon Musk
He could have built an electric-car business that wasn’t based on green hot air.
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Remember the Pueblo, Mr. President8h Remember the Pueblo, Mr. President
More than 50 years later, North Korea should return the ship.
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10h Trump, the Six Billion Dollar Man*
Despite his federal spending blowout, some encouraging news about the burden of government.
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Steve Bell on Abdel Hakim Belhaj – cartoon11h Updated Steve Bell on Abdel Hakim Belhaj – cartoon
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2018/may/22/steve-bell-on-abdel-hakim-belhaj-cartoon">Continue reading...
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The Guardian view on Gove’s clean air plan: just hot air | Editorial13h The Guardian view on Gove’s clean air plan: just hot air | Editorial
The environment secretary must not use simplistic policies to avoid the complex and difficult trade-offs called for in dealing with the air quality crisis that is ending thousands of lives prematurelyMichael Gove, the environment secretary, made his name during the Brexit campaign for quipping that “the people have had enough of experts” and likening economists who warned against leaving the European Union to
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The Guardian view on papal infallibility: an authoritarian U-turn | Editorial13h The Guardian view on papal infallibility: an authoritarian U-turn | Editorial
Popes rarely admit their own mistakes. But Pope Francis has now done so, spectacularly, in a case of child abusePopes hardly ever
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Arbitration Wins at the High Court13h Updated Arbitration Wins at the High Court
Justice Gorsuch buries the NLRB’s rogue rewrite of labor law.
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Letters: Tessa Jowell obituary13h Letters: Tessa Jowell obituary
Sebastian Kraemer writes:
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The revolutionising potential of medical AI | Letters13h The revolutionising potential of medical AI | Letters
Readers respond to news that Theresa May has promised millions towards artificial intelligence that could help fight cancer and other diseasesThe news that Theresa May has urged the NHS and technology companies to adopt artificial intelligence techniques in order to diagnose diseases such as cancer is extremely positive for both the healthcare community and for patients (
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Golden age of female film critics | Letters13h Golden age of female film critics | Letters
Pauline Kael gushed about Last Tango in Paris, writes
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Scandalous not to mention Russell T Davies | Brief letters13h Scandalous not to mention Russell T Davies | Brief letters
Extremism in Thessaloniki | Benefits of exercise | A Very English Scandal | Clothes mothsHistory repeating itself (
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Britain’s wealth was built on black backs. Windrush is a scandal of forgetting | Andrea Stuart15h Britain’s wealth was built on black backs. Windrush is a scandal of forgetting | Andrea Stuart
Images of the 1948 arrivals still move black Britons like me. This moment is a chance for the UK to remember its debt to usI am sitting beside my mother, watching the Windrush coverage. Both of us are saddened by the reports of black Britons, who are still being treated so cavalierly by the establishment. Because of the Windrush debacle, many have been separated from family and loved ones,
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AI promises a new utopia – but will the workless be welcome? | Benji Lanyado17h AI promises a new utopia – but will the workless be welcome? | Benji Lanyado
Jobs are under threat from artificial intelligence – but all we hear is the upside. We need to fight the draining of wealth from ordinary people to Silicon Valley There is a frontier excitement around artificial intelligence. As the founder of a tech company, I have this year found myself in the clutches of giddy AI marketing folk, wide-eyed and expectant, heralding the revolution to come – the accelerating advances in computational speed and decision-making contain a multitude of world-changing possibilities, they say. The buzz is gradually infiltrating the political classes – on Monday, Theresa May
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Gove ‘identitarian’ speech shows how toxic he has become | Nesrine Malik17h Gove ‘identitarian’ speech shows how toxic he has become | Nesrine Malik
His cynical US-style decrying of identity politics is proof the man who called for same-sex marriage in the Daily Mail is long goneI have always thought that the best thing ever to happen to Michael Gove was Boris Johnson. The latter’s obvious incompetence, buffoonery and inability barely to utter a complete sentence without
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Ken Livingstone’s petulant sign-off is the last act of a very sad spectacle | Gaby Hinsliff19h Ken Livingstone’s petulant sign-off is the last act of a very sad spectacle | Gaby Hinsliff
Even now, he’s clinging to his theory about Hitler. When did such a shrewd, likeable politician become such a liability?Ken Livingstone is
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How the Unfettered Fed Flattened the Phillips Curve19h Updated How the Unfettered Fed Flattened the Phillips Curve
Insulating the central bank from politics made it possible to keep inflation and unemployment low.
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Cheap Nando’s for young Tories? The Conservatives are really winging it | Coco Khan19h Cheap Nando’s for young Tories? The Conservatives are really winging it | Coco Khan
The eatery crushed the Tory scheme. But after austerity, it will take more than wing roulette to win over young votersPeople are always sniping about the cesspit that is social media, but credit where credit is due, the good people of Twitter really showed some restraint on Monday. This story started on Sunday when
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What would get you on your bike? Here’s a chance to change your streets | Laura Laker20h What would get you on your bike? Here’s a chance to change your streets | Laura Laker
More walking and cycling would improve everything from the UK’s air quality to its health. The government is listening – send a messageImagine if, with an email, you could help to start a national conversation about cleaning up the air where you live, improving the health of your community, boosting the local economy and making your neighbourhood a happier place to be. Well, you can – and you’ve got until 1 June. This is the
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Impeaching Trump: could a liberal fantasy become a nightmare? | Ganesh Sitaraman20h Impeaching Trump: could a liberal fantasy become a nightmare? | Ganesh Sitaraman
The process presents a constitutional and political dilemma, and a brilliant new book unpacks just how risky it is Should members of Congress impeach Donald Trump?
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Why the stories of those who died at Grenfell are so important to hear | Seraphima Kennedy20h Why the stories of those who died at Grenfell are so important to hear | Seraphima Kennedy
The successful fight to put Grenfell’s 72 victims at the heart of the inquiry shows that lessons from Hillsborough can be learnedThere is a
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When we cheer the royals, democracy suffers. What a retrograde moment22h When we cheer the royals, democracy suffers. What a retrograde moment
Meghan Markle brings glamour to the royals, and they benefit enormously, but Broken Britain can’t be patched together by pageantry and a kissA friend texts from the US: “Is the monarchy safe for another 100 years now?” Yes, I tell him, I think it is. Saturday was a sunny day and we were brought a vision of ourselves as open, inclusive, free of politicians, full of celebs and horses; this was balm itself. The two people at the centre of it all radiated love, there was a gospel choir and a preacher, and a single mother sitting all alone with immense dignity. I was happy for them.
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Make junk food expensive, and children will go hungry | Phil McDuff23h Make junk food expensive, and children will go hungry | Phil McDuff
Jamie Oliver and Nicola Sturgeon’s plan to tackle child obesity will punish poor people. The answer is to make healthy food cheaper“To people like
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Ireland’s abortion referendum is revolutionary politics, whoever wins | Lizzie O’Shea25h Ireland’s abortion referendum is revolutionary politics, whoever wins | Lizzie O’Shea
Women’s reproductive rights have been ill-served by top-down politics. The campaign to repeal the eighth should inspire us all No matter what happens in Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday, the campaign should serve as an inspiration. For too long, women in Ireland and elsewhere have paid the price for the notion that abortion is electoral poison and no good will come of politicians campaigning on it. The
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The real war within the Tory party? It starts after Brexit | Rafael Behr25h The real war within the Tory party? It starts after Brexit | Rafael Behr
Party modernisers are trying to attract young people with liberal views just as the party absorbs a huge number of ex-Ukippers It is a snowy December day in New York. Tom Hagen,
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There are ways out of our care crisis, if only May had the guts to pick one | Polly Toynbee25h There are ways out of our care crisis, if only May had the guts to pick one | Polly Toynbee
With care homes closing despite soaring need, the question of how to pay for social care becomes ever more pressing The stagnation of this stymied government is remarkable. A new government’s first year is prime time for hyperactivity but, to use the prime minister’s famous phrase: “Nothing has changed.” Brexit sucks out the air – though even that makes no progress. Social care offers the best illustration of paralysis, and you can see why: this toxic topic cost Theresa May her majority when her “dementia tax” exploded mid-campaign last year. A green paper promised by summer 2017 was postponed to “before the 2018 summer recess”, but the word is that it’s delayed again. There have been
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