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How Europe Eats Its Young 17 Feb 2017, 7:35pm How Europe Eats Its Young
The Continent’s generational bargain now tilts dangerously toward the old, with political consequences to follow.
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Repeal and Replace Panic 17 Feb 2017, 7:30pm Repeal and Replace Panic
The GOP health reform needs to give states the freedom to fix Medicaid.
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Michael Novak 17 Feb 2017, 7:24pm Michael Novak
A thinker who argued for the morality of free markets.
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How to Make the Voice of America Come Through Loud and Clear 17 Feb 2017, 6:48pm How to Make the Voice of America Come Through Loud and Clear
The broadcaster’s purpose isn’t just to entertain, or even to inform. It’s to wage the battle of ideas.
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Mark Zuckerberg rules his empire but politics is another country | Anne McElvoy 17 Feb 2017, 2:22pm Mark Zuckerberg rules his empire but politics is another country | Anne McElvoy
The Facebook founder could yet lead other tech titans into the arena of public life. But they would need a whole new set of skillsAbraham Lincoln took under 300 words to deliver the
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Let’s follow Ecuador in holding a referendum on tax havens | Letters 17 Feb 2017, 1:31pm Let’s follow Ecuador in holding a referendum on tax havens | Letters
This Sunday, 19 February, Ecuador will become the first country to hold a national referendum on the issue of tax havens. If it is passed, politicians and public servants will have a year to repatriate their money from tax havens or face the sack. It is estimated that $30bn, a sum equivalent to a third of Ecuador’s GDP, is hidden away in tax havens abroad. Ecuador is by no means alone. According to Oxfam, a conservative calculation of the money hidden in tax havens worldwide from wealthy individuals alone, not counting multinational corporations, is $7.6tn. Since the
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Admiration and courage in the Church of England | Letters 17 Feb 2017, 1:31pm Admiration and courage in the Church of England | Letters
Your correspondent is quite wrong to conclude that the vote is in any sense a blow to the authority of Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury (
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Operatic successes provide cause for hope | Letters 17 Feb 2017, 1:30pm Operatic successes provide cause for hope | Letters
It was good to read
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Rail women blazing a trail in the powerhouse | Brief letters 17 Feb 2017, 1:30pm Rail women blazing a trail in the powerhouse | Brief letters
Northern powerhouse | ‘George’ Bernard Shaw | 35mm film canisters | Mashy pudding | Sly cake | MadonnaYour photograph (
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The Guardian view on Tony Blair’s Brexit speech: the message not the messenger | Editorial 17 Feb 2017, 1:07pm The Guardian view on Tony Blair’s Brexit speech: the message not the messenger | Editorial
The controversial former prime minister made a compelling and well-judged case for Britain in Europe, delivered with his familiar political skillIf the test of a speech is how effectively it generates headlines and dominates conversations,
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The Guardian view on Proust: finding an artist again, not his art | Editorial 17 Feb 2017, 1:07pm The Guardian view on Proust: finding an artist again, not his art | Editorial
A snatch of film thought to show the great French novelist captivates our imagination. But it cannot tell us what we really want to know about the artistThe discovery of
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Trump is a media troll – so stop feeding him | Marina Hyde 17 Feb 2017, 12:24pm Trump is a media troll – so stop feeding him | Marina Hyde
The president’s supporters don’t care if he’s mean to journalists. So ignore his insults and focus on his liesThere’s a scene near the start of the movie
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Can Nokia persuade you to dumb down your tech? – catch up on the Guardian Social 17 Feb 2017, 11:36am Updated Can Nokia persuade you to dumb down your tech? – catch up on the Guardian Social
Readers joined us to discuss the week’s news and views with Guardian journalists both above the line and
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Can Nokia persuade you to dumb down your tech? – join our live look at the week 17 Feb 2017, 10:25am Can Nokia persuade you to dumb down your tech? – join our live look at the week
Join us from noon-4pm to discuss the week’s news and views with Guardian journalists both above the line and
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Adele’s tribute to Beyoncé was a frank admission of privilege. I salute it | Michaela Coel 17 Feb 2017, 10:04am Adele’s tribute to Beyoncé was a frank admission of privilege. I salute it | Michaela Coel
Speaking at the Grammys, the white, working-class Londoner shattered the taboo of race and class with a display of solidarityWas there really a white celebrity on stage at the Grammys saying to a black artist: “The way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel, is empowering”? We’ve all seen
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Who should pay for dinner on a first date? – join our live look at the week 17 Feb 2017, 9:48am Who should pay for dinner on a first date? – join our live look at the week
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How can we close the north-south divide on Brexit? – join our live look at the week 17 Feb 2017, 8:10am Updated How can we close the north-south divide on Brexit? – join our live look at the week
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Understanding Trump’s narcissism could be the key to deposing him | Kamran Ahmed 17 Feb 2017, 7:55am Understanding Trump’s narcissism could be the key to deposing him | Kamran Ahmed
It may be unethical to declare the new US president to be mentally ill, but studying his personality is both legitimate and importantThe debate around Donald Trump’s mental health and his fitness to continue as US president rages on. Most recently Prof Allen Frances, the psychiatrist who wrote the book (or at least the diagnostic criteria) on narcissistic personality disorder has penned a
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Is Tony Blair the right person to lead the anti-Brexit fight? Our panel responds | The Panel 17 Feb 2017, 7:48am Is Tony Blair the right person to lead the anti-Brexit fight? Our panel responds | The Panel
The former prime minister has called for a political movement to oppose leaving the EU. Should he be getting involved? Our writers give their views
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What Facebook and Instagram’s censorship of my Tillmans post says about our fear of offending | Emma Blau 17 Feb 2017, 7:28am What Facebook and Instagram’s censorship of my Tillmans post says about our fear of offending | Emma Blau
My picture of an intimate piece was removed. But I’m uncomfortable with the idea that we have an intrinsic right to be comfortable at all timesI was delighted to attend the private view of Wolfgang Tillmans’ mid-career show
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On Brexit, Tony Blair should get real – and butt out | Simon Jenkins 17 Feb 2017, 5:14am On Brexit, Tony Blair should get real – and butt out | Simon Jenkins
The former PM says remainers should rise up against a referendum that duped them. In truth, it was more open to the public than some of his own decisionsIt doesn’t ring true: a blemished ex-prime minister
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17 Feb 2017, 5:00am Updated Friday Mailbag: Pink Slip in Washington, Sweepstakes in the Catskills
Is The Times drowning readers in Trump coverage? Or does the capital turmoil merit the coverage? And was a real estate story not skeptical enough?
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Why does the £5 note debate matter? Because it’s state power v minorities | Chas Newkey-Burden 17 Feb 2017, 4:00am Why does the £5 note debate matter? Because it’s state power v minorities | Chas Newkey-Burden
The Bank keeping tallow, or beef fat, in the new fiver sends a message to vegans, as well as Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, that our values don’t matterThe Bank of England’s
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17 Feb 2017, 3:21am Plastic Bag Fees Make Sense. Just Not to Albany.
In blocking New York City’s plan to impose a fee, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has needlessly held back a workable solution.
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A moment that changed me: my psychiatrist told me I could be one too | Linda Gask 17 Feb 2017, 3:00am A moment that changed me: my psychiatrist told me I could be one too | Linda Gask
While studying medicine, I suffered from mental health problems that required treatment. My doctor told me they needn’t stop me pursuing my dream
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Morgan and Rowling’s clash of values shows up what Westminster’s lost | Jackie Ashley 17 Feb 2017, 1:50am Morgan and Rowling’s clash of values shows up what Westminster’s lost | Jackie Ashley
From Gary Lineker to Michael Sheen, social media players have taken over the battleground of ideas – and we are gripped by themSomething new is happening in our political culture. We live in fast-moving times, and it can be hard to pinpoint important changes – but this is surely one. I think of it as the emergence of political avatars, the players and voices across social media who are now replacing elected politicians as the representatives of values, belief and ideology.
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Labour’s heartlands aren’t racist. They need listening to | Lynsey Hanley 17 Feb 2017, 1:00am Labour’s heartlands aren’t racist. They need listening to | Lynsey Hanley
My ‘white working-class’ area rejected its traditional party. But it hasn’t lurched right – all it wanted was politicians who meet local needsChelmsley Wood is a large peripheral West Midlands estate, where I lived up to the age of 18 and on which I still spend a fair amount of time. It sits in the most deprived 10% of council wards, in a borough polarised by geography (broadly, south Solihull is rich, north Solihull is poor), and has a small ethnic minority population. The estate was built in the late 60s on greenbelt land during slum-clearance mania, and housed 60,000 people from all parts of Birmingham.
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