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From Washington to Jerusalem 14 May 6:57pm From Washington to Jerusalem
Trump fulfilled a campaign promise that others wouldn’t.
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Trump, Iran and American Power 14 May 6:49pm Trump, Iran and American Power
The president sees Tehran’s overreach as an opportunity to arrest U.S. decline.
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Who Needs Calculus? Not High-Schoolers 14 May 6:49pm Who Needs Calculus? Not High-Schoolers
They’d be better off taking AP statistics or computer science.
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The Day la Terre Stood Still 14 May 6:46pm The Day la Terre Stood Still
As France ground to a halt, the protests seemed to be about everything—or just a love of talking revolution.
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Rebuilding Schools, Bridges---and Lives 14 May 6:46pm Rebuilding Schools, Bridges---and Lives
Public investment in infrastructure can restore America’s public works and promote opportunity.
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Trump threw a match into Jerusalem with no plan to put out the fire | Rachel Shabi 14 May 2:13pm Trump threw a match into Jerusalem with no plan to put out the fire | Rachel Shabi
The killing of 52 Palestinians is the result of the president’s recklessness in giving Netanyahu what he wanted
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As a pupil, I was not ‘poverty-proof’. At least give children their dignity | Dawn Foster 14 May 1:31pm As a pupil, I was not ‘poverty-proof’. At least give children their dignity | Dawn Foster
A schools initiative encourages teachers not to single out poorer kids. I just wish it had happened earlierThe most recent novel by the Nobel laureate JM Coetzee,
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The Guardian view on intelligence cooperation: don’t let Brexit break it | Editorial 14 May 1:29pm The Guardian view on intelligence cooperation: don’t let Brexit break it | Editorial
The security services in Britain and Europe work very closely together and it is essential that politicians on both sides of the Channel understand how important this isWhen MI5 is open and straightforward there has to be something hidden in plain sight. This is a proposition that applies to all government departments, but for the security services it is especially important, and Andrew Parker’s
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The Guardian view on Gaza shootings: stop killing unarmed civilians | Editorial 14 May 1:28pm The Guardian view on Gaza shootings: stop killing unarmed civilians | Editorial
Channelling a reckless Donald Trump, Israeli ministers appear to have adopted a dangerous mindset: to destroy the national aspirations of the Palestinians by military forceIt is inexcusable for soldiers of a military, especially those under democratic civilian control, to shoot and kill protesters, almost all of whom were unarmed, and who pose no credible threat. Yet at the boundary between Gaza and Israel today Israeli soldiers
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It’s becoming clear that Jeremy Corbyn wants a hard Brexit | Rafael Behr 14 May 1:21pm It’s becoming clear that Jeremy Corbyn wants a hard Brexit | Rafael Behr
Why won’t Labour’s leader back a soft EU exit, or a public vote on the final deal? He’s testing the patience of his most ardent supportersJeremy Corbyn does not have a better plan for Brexit than
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The UK’s obsession with the Russian bogeyman doesn’t stack up | Mary Dejevsky 14 May 1:20pm The UK’s obsession with the Russian bogeyman doesn’t stack up | Mary Dejevsky
The head of MI5 has joined the security establishment’s anti-Putin onslaught. But his organisation agrees that Moscow is not the greatest threatToday’s
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Israel is 70 – is hope for a two-state solution gone? | Letters 14 May 12:55pm Israel is 70 – is hope for a two-state solution gone? | Letters
More than 130 Jewish people sign a letter calling for a secular state with equal rights for all. Plus:
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1968 and the need for nuance | Letters 14 May 12:55pm 1968 and the need for nuance | Letters
Readers respond to articles by John Harris and David Edgar on the legacy of 1968We are 50 years on from “les événements” in France of 1968. As evidence of how much that year did not achieve there is very little being made of this half-centenary. If it had been a year that had shaped our futures there would have been a mass of academic reflection on its significance. Instead, what we have had this week is Joan Bakewell on BBC2 reminiscing about a year when she was a young television personality fronting Late Night Line-up, John Harris making a neat summary of what happened (
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Banning plastic bags can be a lifesaver | Brief letters 14 May 12:54pm Banning plastic bags can be a lifesaver | Brief letters
Rwanda’s plastic bag ban | Sugar in recipes | School funding | Autocorrect | Tessa JowellWhile “other East African nations are considering following suit” (
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The African Terror Fight 14 May 12:09pm Updated The African Terror Fight
The U.S. should stay on the continent despite the failed Niger mission.
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Rice is the perfect Brexit metaphor: white and getting stickier by the moment | Hannah Jane Parkinson 14 May 12:08pm Rice is the perfect Brexit metaphor: white and getting stickier by the moment | Hannah Jane Parkinson
If you like politicians making points in factories, you’ll love David Miliband and co lobbying for soft Brexit while surrounded by rice So this is what Brexit boils down to: rice. Brexit doesn’t mean Brexit, it means … rice. Bags and bags, literally, of rice. It means three Artists Formerly Known As Cabinet Ministers (
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If kindness is not part of the socialist vocabulary, count me out | Suzanne Moore 14 May 11:52am If kindness is not part of the socialist vocabulary, count me out | Suzanne Moore
The career of Tessa Jowell, who died last week, shows that kindness is smart, strategic – and sadly absent from public life right now Everything I have read about
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Letter: Tessa Jowell obituary 14 May 11:48am Letter: Tessa Jowell obituary
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/13/the-people-politician-tessa-jowell-obituary" title="">Tessa Jowell
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No, ‘gammon’ is not a racial slur. Now let’s change the conversation | Owen Jones 14 May 11:24am No, ‘gammon’ is not a racial slur. Now let’s change the conversation | Owen Jones
The crybullies of the right are hamming it up over a term of mockery to deflect from their own poisoning of the political discourseGet your hankies ready, for I am here to share a story of woe and oppression. The nation’s truly subjugated minority, affluent middle-aged white men in the shires who turn pink with rage at the thought of immigrants or taxes, are under siege. Golf clubs across the land abound with dark mutterings: you can’t even
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A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering | Frances Ryan 14 May 10:11am A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering | Frances Ryan
If you’re disabled, BAME or from low-income background, the barriers to a good education kick in long before universityA thinktank’s suggestion for
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David Miliband is back – and mapping the only sane path towards Brexit | Simon Jenkins 14 May 7:46am David Miliband is back – and mapping the only sane path towards Brexit | Simon Jenkins
Theresa May must show some guts – and join the former Labour MP in calling for membership of the European Economic AreaWhen David Miliband fled to New York to
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Postmodern architecture is making history – and about time | Catherine Croft 14 May 5:30am Postmodern architecture is making history – and about time | Catherine Croft
From industrial estates to housing estates, the listing of 17 PoMo buildings is an enlightened move. But what about brutalism?The listing of
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Stormzy is a political pop hero young people can truly believe in | Jeffrey Boakye 14 May 5:19am Stormzy is a political pop hero young people can truly believe in | Jeffrey Boakye
The grime artist, who called out Theresa May over Grenfell, couldn’t be more different to pious celebrities like Bono and GeldofImagine a Venn diagram consisting of three interconnected rings: the musician, the celebrity, and the well-meaning, liberally minded individual. Right in the middle of the overlap lies your irritation. You know what I mean. The combination of entitlement and earnestness can be wince-inducing, as the rest of us tough it out in the world of non-chauffeur-driven cars and economy air travel.
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When society’s safety net is shredded, the predators move in | Phil McDuff 14 May 2:00am When society’s safety net is shredded, the predators move in | Phil McDuff
In place of the ‘big society’ we were so fatuously promised, we have growing numbers of loan sharks and slumlordsIt may be hard to believe, in the midst of a benefit sanctions regime that sees one in five
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Palestinians do not want to negate Israel. We just want a future | Atef Abu Saif 14 May 1:00am Palestinians do not want to negate Israel. We just want a future | Atef Abu Saif
We Gazans may be penned in like animals – but on Nakba day we will show the world our humanity is unbroken On the first Friday of the
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Why parents should fear childcare going the way of Carillion | Helen Penn 14 May 1:00am Why parents should fear childcare going the way of Carillion | Helen Penn
The UK hasn’t seen the collapse of a major nursery provider yet, but other countries haveAsk any parent of young children about what worries them financially, and childcare will likely be near the top of the list. Costs have risen
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