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The Guardian view on children’s mental health: not an optional extra | Editorial 20 Sep 2017, 7:05pm The Guardian view on children’s mental health: not an optional extra | Editorial
The latest research shows the crisis is even worse than anyone realised. Wellbeing must be put back where it belongs – at the heart of what schools doAdolescence is notorious for its moments of misery that at least for the fortunate are unequalled in later life. Almost every adult looks back on the eruption of spots and the inexplicable weight gain, the exam pressures and the mishandled relationship crises with sympathy for their earlier selves. So it is no surprise to discover that in any given fortnight, many teenagers have felt low. The shock is just how low, and how many. Nearly one in four 14-year-old girls and almost one in 10 boys the same age, say they have felt inadequate, unloved, or worthless. That means that hundreds of thousands of young teenagers are experiencing a range of feelings that amount to a diagnosis of clinical depression; worst of all, the numbers are disproportionately higher in poorer families. The
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After Islamic State, Is There Still an Iraq? 20 Sep 2017, 7:04pm After Islamic State, Is There Still an Iraq?
Reconciliation is possible, but the country will have to overcome at least five major challenges.
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Tax Reform Transformed North Carolina. Congress, Take Note 20 Sep 2017, 7:03pm Tax Reform Transformed North Carolina. Congress, Take Note
After Tar Heels overhauled their code in 2013, the economy went on a tear—and so did state revenue.
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Republicans Get One Last Chance on ObamaCare Reform 20 Sep 2017, 7:03pm Republicans Get One Last Chance on ObamaCare Reform
Graham-Cassidy is not perfect, but it creates a competition of ideas and gives power back to states.
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Trump Goes Nuclear 20 Sep 2017, 7:02pm Trump Goes Nuclear
Critics of Trumpian rhetoric live outside the range of Kim’s missiles—for now.
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The Republicans Who May Save ObamaCare 20 Sep 2017, 7:02pm The Republicans Who May Save ObamaCare
Start with Rand Paul. Can he vote ‘no’ on Graham-Cassidy after voting ‘yes’ in July?
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Kick North Korea Out of the U.N. 20 Sep 2017, 7:02pm Kick North Korea Out of the U.N.
Membership has its privileges—spying, money laundering and illicit procurement.
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Tax Reform Progress 20 Sep 2017, 7:01pm Tax Reform Progress
A Senate budget deal creates more space for cutting tax rates.
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The Tories can’t fix the debt crisis: their doctrine caused it | Owen Jones 20 Sep 2017, 2:50pm The Tories can’t fix the debt crisis: their doctrine caused it | Owen Jones
Thatcherites said they would set us free. Then they created a society less able to pay its way, more dependent on ever-rising creditBritain’s current economic system is not scarred by insecurity. It is based on insecurity. The insecurity that defines the lives of millions of people does not represent a flaw in the system. It is the system. From the late 1970s, the ideological rationale of the Thatcherite experiment was that British citizens had become mollycoddled by the state, by collectivism, by welfarism, by socialism, by trade unions. By making people less secure – or less dependent, as the Thatcherites would have it – they would work harder and aspire more. Put someone on a treadmill, and they have to run.
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The Guardian view on British cinema: shockingly white and male | Editorial 20 Sep 2017, 2:37pm The Guardian view on British cinema: shockingly white and male | Editorial
The UK film industry is full of talent – but the figures show its stories and perspectives are limited. It’s time for change Given the brilliance of female British talent in film, it is sometimes possible to imagine that the British film industry is well on its way to a state of gender parity. There are actors too numerous to mention, and, though fewer in number, directors too of the likes of
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Steve Bell on Donald Trump at the United Nations – cartoon 20 Sep 2017, 2:31pm Steve Bell on Donald Trump at the United Nations – cartoon
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Trump Shock at Turtle Bay 20 Sep 2017, 1:48pm Updated Trump Shock at Turtle Bay
A bracing call on North Korea but a cramped view of ‘sovereignty.’
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Ignore Trump’s lies. North Korea is no threat to Britain | Simon Jenkins 20 Sep 2017, 1:22pm Ignore Trump’s lies. North Korea is no threat to Britain | Simon Jenkins
Kim Jong-un does not present an existential threat, and in the end it will be up to China to cut him down to sizeDonald Trump’s United Nations
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Time isn’t on her side: Theresa May must set out her Brexit plan this week | Anand Menon and Jonathan Portes 20 Sep 2017, 12:51pm Time isn’t on her side: Theresa May must set out her Brexit plan this week | Anand Menon and Jonathan Portes
What should transition look like? What to do about the Brexit bill? The prime minister needs to clearly articulate her stance at Friday’s speech in FlorenceWe are approaching what Alex Ferguson used to refer to as “
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We felt so lucky to foster a young refugee. Don’t let Parsons Green tarnish a proud tradition | Anonymous 20 Sep 2017, 11:24am We felt so lucky to foster a young refugee. Don’t let Parsons Green tarnish a proud tradition | Anonymous
Fostering a teenager from Syria has been a privilege and given us a new perspective on our lives. I hope this horrific attack does not deter future carers A year ago my husband and I were reading about child refugees arriving in the UK. On the spur of the moment, we decided to become foster parents. After all, we had enough space, the resources to offer support and felt a responsibility to do something. Trusting and caring for strangers who need it is a British tradition that we felt proud to become part of.
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Modern slavery in the UK is inflicting misery under our noses every day | Abda Khan 20 Sep 2017, 10:59am Modern slavery in the UK is inflicting misery under our noses every day | Abda Khan
Exploitation of the vulnerable is rampant in Britain, from nail bars and car washes to building sites, hotels, restaurants and farmsA new
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Issa Amro is merely the latest casualty of Palestine’s war on free speech | Diana Buttu 20 Sep 2017, 10:42am Issa Amro is merely the latest casualty of Palestine’s war on free speech | Diana Buttu
The Palestine Authority is trying to silence anybody prepared to stand up and criticise its actions or those of Mahmoud Abbas. This should worry us allLast week, Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro was
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Only the spirit of Simon Cowell can save thje Antiques Roadshow | Peter Bradshaw 20 Sep 2017, 10:01am Only the spirit of Simon Cowell can save thje Antiques Roadshow | Peter Bradshaw
With a dearth of ‘stonkingly good’ finds presenter Fiona Bruce might try taking an acidic look at the dross that’s brought alongIs Britain running out of decent old stuff? The long-running BBC programme Antiques Roadshow, presented by
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Democrats Collude With Moscow Don 20 Sep 2017, 8:20am Updated Democrats Collude With Moscow Don
Why the intelligence community was so eager to flog Trump-Russia innuendo.
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Like it or not, the far right is heading for Germany’s Bundestag | Alan Posener 20 Sep 2017, 8:11am Like it or not, the far right is heading for Germany’s Bundestag | Alan Posener
The AfD party has become increasingly nasty – and more popular too. That nationalists will have a voice in the German parliament once again is disturbingOn the face of it, Sunday’s general election will be the most boring in Germany’s history. The only question seems to be: will chancellor Angela Merkel continue her “grand coalition“ with the Social Democrats (SPD), or will she rule with the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) or the Greens, or both? One thing, however, seems as certain as Merkel’s continued premiership, and it’s more important: the far-right populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party
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It isn’t just tech giants that disown responsibility for terrorist attacks | Jonathan Freedland 20 Sep 2017, 6:38am It isn’t just tech giants that disown responsibility for terrorist attacks | Jonathan Freedland
After each atrocity, the government cites the ease with which extremist material can be accessed on the internet. But ministers are also to blameIt was nearly a decade ago now, when social media – and indeed my children – were in their infancy. My eldest son, then six, had a favourite toy, a remote-control car that could navigate water as well as land. He filmed it in the park, as it ploughed through muddy puddles, and wanted to post the video on YouTube. To add to what was then a novel experience, he added a soundtrack. To reinforce the watery theme, he chose Neil Young’s Down by the River.
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Unless Ryanair treats pilots like me better, this crisis will be a long haul | James Atkinson 20 Sep 2017, 5:14am Unless Ryanair treats pilots like me better, this crisis will be a long haul | James Atkinson
I know from bitter experience the truth behind Ryanair’s grounded flights. Its dire working conditions means the airline can’t replace pilots as fast as they quit
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The Australian government responds to Rohingya crisis – with emojis and cash! | First Dog on the Moon 20 Sep 2017, 3:35am The Australian government responds to Rohingya crisis – with emojis and cash! | First Dog on the Moon
What? Genocide? Really? How awful, is there a GoFundMe or a Facebook page?
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Why are children so annoying? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Phil Daoust 20 Sep 2017, 3:00am Why are children so annoying? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Phil Daoust
Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesWhy are children so annoying? How long have you got? As a father (of one) and a stepfather (of two) here are the first 60 reasons that spring to mind. There are many, many more, and I’ve limited myself to the years between toddlerdom and adolescence. Got your own suggestions? The comments are open … 1. Because they won’t shut up. From the second they wake to that blissful moment when they close their eyes, their lips are flapping. They’ll tell you about their favourite toy, their new best friend, the bogey they’ve just fished out of their nose. Everything gets a running commentary.
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The real saboteurs are the Tory fantasists backing hard Brexit | Rafael Behr 20 Sep 2017, 1:00am The real saboteurs are the Tory fantasists backing hard Brexit | Rafael Behr
Faced with the serious work and compromise that exiting the EU requires, many leavers are opting for fantasy, bombast and obstruction insteadEverything in politics is harder than it looks. Theresa May is not the first person to reach high office, only to discover that the skills used for getting a job are insufficient for doing it well. Boris Johnson – unlike his boss in most ways – is in a similar bind. He is a more gifted performer than the prime minister, but loquacity isn’t competence. The foreign secretary’s talent for bombastic phraseology and self-aggrandising frivolity is the opposite of what is required of a chief diplomat. Johnson isn’t good at his current job and is bored with it. The proof is in the
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It’s good to get our older relatives talking. Isn’t it? | Lucy Mangan 20 Sep 2017, 1:00am It’s good to get our older relatives talking. Isn’t it? | Lucy Mangan
A well-meaning initiative encourages Guides to talk to older people. But that’s, assuming, of course, that they all want to be talked toI was home for the weekend. Late on the Sunday, Dad spoke. “I’m going to Dignitas,” he said.
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