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Higher Ed Needs More Cowboys 12 Jul 7:35pm Higher Ed Needs More Cowboys
The University of Wyoming sticks to its guns against PC faculty.
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What Putin Wants From Trump 12 Jul 7:32pm What Putin Wants From Trump
The U.S. President wants better relations. The price will be high.
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The Smears Begin on Kavanaugh 12 Jul 7:31pm The Smears Begin on Kavanaugh
The left tries some #MeToo guilt by association.
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Where New York Goes to Think 12 Jul 7:28pm Where New York Goes to Think
Where New York Goes to Think
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Will Imran Khan Turn Pakistan Into an Islamic Welfare State? 12 Jul 7:03pm Will Imran Khan Turn Pakistan Into an Islamic Welfare State?
The onetime cricket star has a public-spirited reputation, but his policies bode ill for the country.
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Trump Alone Can Cut Taxes 12 Jul 7:02pm Trump Alone Can Cut Taxes
A 2002 Supreme Court ruling sets the stage for indexing capital gains for inflation.
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Christian Serpent-Handlers Protect Us All 12 Jul 7:01pm Christian Serpent-Handlers Protect Us All
We enjoy religious freedom because of those who hold unpopular beliefs.
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Kavanaugh Is a Mentor To Women 12 Jul 6:48pm Kavanaugh Is a Mentor To Women
I can’t think of a better judge for my own daughter’s clerkship.
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12 Jul 6:47pm Notable & Quotable: Larry Mone Retires
‘The Manhattan Institute . . . has provided no modest portion of the intellectual energy that brought New York back to its feet.’
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England fans plan holidays after World Cup semi-final defeat 12 Jul 1:22pm England fans plan holidays after World Cup semi-final defeat
Travel firms report increase in bookings as fans look to ease heartbreak with a getaway, and even Croatia is on the agenda
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The Guardian view on England’s World Cup: savour the wins, learn from the defeat | Editorial 12 Jul 1:10pm The Guardian view on England’s World Cup: savour the wins, learn from the defeat | Editorial
Fans were giddy with hope for Gareth Southgate’s team. While losing hurts, it doesn’t have to be bitterThe sheer gaiety of England’s unexpected success at the World Cup in Russia was bewitching. In the nine days since Gareth Southgate’s men won a
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Donald Trump is right. Nato is a costly white elephant | Simon Jenkins 12 Jul 1:03pm Donald Trump is right. Nato is a costly white elephant | Simon Jenkins
Its founding mission to combat a Russian invasion has faded. Europe needs a much leaner fighting forceDonald Trump is a pig, a liar, a woman-hater, a racist, a monster of bombast – and did I mention a disrupter and total bastard as well? Does that feel better? Comment on the current US president seems to require a wallow in the pit of competitive contempt. But it just plays his game. I regard Trump as an aberration, a temporary trauma afflicting US politics. He honours the thesis of the
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Facing up to the reasons Donald Trump was elected | Letters 12 Jul 12:59pm Facing up to the reasons Donald Trump was elected | Letters
Readers respond to the arrival of President Donald Trump in BritainI don’t always agree with Owen Jones but I applaud his forensic piece on Trumpism and the rise of the far right down to the last comma (
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A whale would have been a right catch for a Roman fisherman | Letters 12 Jul 12:58pm A whale would have been a right catch for a Roman fisherman | Letters
Far more likely the Romans merely exploited any dead whales found floating or cast ashore, suggests
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Mouse house is a very, very, very fine house | Brief letters 12 Jul 12:57pm Mouse house is a very, very, very fine house | Brief letters
Worst BBC soap operas | Woodlice | Mouse house | Paul Simon | Big Ben | Cricket’s coming homeThere is a rival for the worst BBC soap opera (
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A good place to start fixing the BBC’s pay gap | Letters 12 Jul 12:45pm A good place to start fixing the BBC’s pay gap | Letters
Readers respond to the ongoing debate about the way the BBC remunerates its employeesJane Martinson’s article (
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For May, the ‘special relationship’ means craven compliance | Gary Younge 12 Jul 12:42pm For May, the ‘special relationship’ means craven compliance | Gary Younge
Hamstrung by her party, all the prime minister has to offer Trump is obsequiousness – which is exactly how he likes itA US president with no moral authority flies in to meet a British prime minister with no authority whatsoever. Each seeking legitimacy in the presence of the other, they hail their
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Back to the future: that’s where the church must dare to go | Christina Rees 12 Jul 12:24pm Back to the future: that’s where the church must dare to go | Christina Rees
A new church might look a lot like its early incarnation, with small groups and cathedrals replacing the parish systemThe
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Fahrenheit 100: could this be the summer Britain wakes up to climate change? | Michael McCarthy 12 Jul 9:54am Fahrenheit 100: could this be the summer Britain wakes up to climate change? | Michael McCarthy
I hoped 2003’s record heatwave would make people more aware. Yet they promptly forgot all about itI don’t know anybody who remembers 10 August 2003 and its significance, although the date has never faded from my mind. That was Britain’s hottest ever day, the day the current British air temperature record was set: it leapt from the old record of
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The Guardian view on the Trump visit: not welcome in Britain | Editorial 12 Jul 9:33am The Guardian view on the Trump visit: not welcome in Britain | Editorial
Theresa May let her country down by inviting a hostile US president to make a needless visit here. We support peaceful protests against his presence and his policiesThe first sitting president of the United States to visit Britain arrived here 100 years ago. President Woodrow Wilson came to Britain in 1918 on his way to the Versailles peace conference following the first world war. He came with the most noble of objectives: to help make peace in war-ravaged Europe and to lead the construction of a liberal international order based on laws and rights. Although the global order he was decisive in establishing was rejected at home and later challenged to within an inch of its life by fascism, it survived and was rebuilt more strongly. We are all the beneficiaries. The contrast between that first presidential visit and the visit of Donald Trump a century later could not be more eloquent of the changing global role of the United States. Mr Trump does not come with a message of peace, as Wilson did, but with messages of conflict and disruption. He arrives not as the optimistic upholder of an international order but as its casual potential destroyer. Where Wilson spoke
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Dear EU, please take Britain’s Brexit plan seriously. It may be our best offer | Henry Newman 12 Jul 8:15am Dear EU, please take Britain’s Brexit plan seriously. It may be our best offer | Henry Newman
Britain is making a fair and reasonable proposal, given the compromises that the government has had to makeDear Ambassadors and High Commissioners, I write regarding the British government’s Chequers plan, a white paper on which is published today. It’s two years since this country voted to
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If an artist was raped – or a rapist – galleries should not hide the fact | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett 12 Jul 7:20am If an artist was raped – or a rapist – galleries should not hide the fact | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Artemisia Gentileschi’s painting shocks because we know its history. In the era of #MeToo, context is vitalA self-portrait of the brilliant artist Artemisia Gentileschi has
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Kick pushchair-chasing companies like Emma’s Diary out of our hospitals | Rebecca Schiller 12 Jul 6:42am Kick pushchair-chasing companies like Emma’s Diary out of our hospitals | Rebecca Schiller
Using the NHS to gain commercial access to pregnant women and new mothers is totally unacceptablePrivate companies that exploit pregnant women courtesy of NHS staff and services have long made me sick. Companies with commercial agendas dressed up as philanthropy – such as Emma’s Diary and Bounty – are promoted to pregnant women via their appointments with midwives or GPs and after childbirth in NHS hospitals. They dangle free gift incentives in front of women, encouraging them to sign up to mailing lists and baby clubs that will share their data (thanks to carefully worded privacy statements) with a wide range of firms – from pharmaceuticals to cars. These firms will go on to bombard them with marketing materials at a time of financial and emotional strain. And now we know that some of the data collected by one company was used for political purposes.
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May’s Brexit plan is here, and it’s a dead duck already | Polly Toynbee 12 Jul 6:41am May’s Brexit plan is here, and it’s a dead duck already | Polly Toynbee
Never has there been a white paper of such profound potential importance and simultaneous absolute insignificanceToday, the government publishes its Brexit plan, two long years too late. The Chequers plan in this white paper should be a Magna Carta to lay out the country’s economic future and the destiny of Britain’s place in the world. In practice this poor specimen is dead on arrival. Never has there been a white paper of such profound potential importance and simultaneous absolute insignificance. No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy, (Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian chief of staff). This plan has so many enemies it should never have made it past the drawing board. Least threatening to it are the hard Brexiters, putting down killer amendments to kill off its central idea:
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Labour’s antisemitism code is the gold standard for political parties | Jon Lansman 12 Jul 5:09am Labour’s antisemitism code is the gold standard for political parties | Jon Lansman
The new code makes clear that discrimination against Jewish people is unacceptable while allowing for legitimate criticism of IsraelLast week, the Labour party introduced a
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If Esther McVey’s getting away with it, things must be really bad | Frances Ryan 12 Jul 4:32am Updated If Esther McVey’s getting away with it, things must be really bad | Frances Ryan
The Tories’ soap opera enters ever darker territory. But it’s us, not them, who will feel the consequencesThere are times so close to being ridiculous that only a cliche will do, so forgive me: a week really is a long time in politics. On the Wednesday Esther McVey went in front of the
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St Olave’s is not alone. Schools with dodgy practices are everywhere | Fiona Millar 12 Jul 4:30am St Olave’s is not alone. Schools with dodgy practices are everywhere | Fiona Millar
The marketisation of schools has unleashed a dark side where performance tables are more important than pupils’ welfareI suppose we should feel outraged at the damning report into shameful practices at St Olave’s super-selective grammar school, where high-flying pupils, who couldn’t quite fly high enough, were systematically forced out the door halfway through their A-levels. An
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Donald Trump’s visit could be just the unifying moment Britain needs | Hadley Freeman 12 Jul 4:00am Donald Trump’s visit could be just the unifying moment Britain needs | Hadley Freeman
The World Cup has started to bring England back together. Loathing Trump is something I honestly feel the whole UK can get behind
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It’s not wage rises that are a problem for the economy – it’s the lack of them | Thomas Frank 12 Jul 1:00am It’s not wage rises that are a problem for the economy – it’s the lack of them | Thomas Frank
Business chiefs moan about vacant jobs going unfilled and how it threatens the economy – so why don’t they just pay more?In recent weeks media outlets in the US have been fretting over what would ordinarily be considered good news – the roaring American economy, which has brought low unemployment and, in some places,
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Protest against what Donald Trump represents, not who he is | Owen Jones 12 Jul 1:00am Protest against what Donald Trump represents, not who he is | Owen Jones
The US president wants his theatrics to distract us. Instead, let’s focus on the hatred he epitomises
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