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The Guardian view on the US midterms: a test for Trump and for a nation | Editorial 10 Aug 12:05pm The Guardian view on the US midterms: a test for Trump and for a nation | Editorial
Elections this week confirm that the Republicans face a struggle to stay in control of Congress in November. But the contests could be a test for the American constitution tooDonald Trump has always made American liberals angry. Now he also makes them fearful. What some fear, in particular, is that Mr Trump’s current popularity – with the US economy
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The Guardian view on food cultures: sharing, not snatching | Editorial 10 Aug 12:03pm The Guardian view on food cultures: sharing, not snatching | Editorial
Recent controversies have highlighted questions about racism in the industry and who ‘owns’ different cuisinesMuch of the joy of food lies in sharing: the passing of dishes across the table; the adoption of new ingredients and techniques. Curries and pasta have become staple parts of the British diet, while Malaysian hawkers use an Australian malted chocolate drink to make “roti Milo”. Even if some adaptations have niche appeal –
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Subversive elements in English cricket? | Letters 10 Aug 11:07am Subversive elements in English cricket? | Letters
Colin Graves’s reign at the ECB divides opinion – as does the suggestion that the game helps maintain the political status quoI am afraid that Matthew Engel is very wide of the mark in his criticism of Colin Graves, the visionary chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (
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Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters 10 Aug 11:02am Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters
Women who changed the world | Denis Healey | Old cars | Dogs’ names | Cheap bitterAll credit to the Virgin Mary for making it into the nominees for
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If so many Britons support freedom of movement, why doesn’t Theresa May? | Peter Kellner 10 Aug 10:48am If so many Britons support freedom of movement, why doesn’t Theresa May? | Peter Kellner
Even leave voters support qualified freedom, yet the prime minister’s targets for immigration cuts don’t reflect thisIn calling for Theresa May to abandon her ambition
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Boris Johnson’s burqa remarks are no surprise – his misogyny dates well back | Robert Verkaik 10 Aug 8:26am Boris Johnson’s burqa remarks are no surprise – his misogyny dates well back | Robert Verkaik
The seeds of his bigotry were sown in Eton and cultivated at Oxford, forming an outlook that is central to his politicsBoris Johnson’s
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No one’s civil liberties are violated by a ban on the far-right Infowars | Michael Segalov 10 Aug 7:53am No one’s civil liberties are violated by a ban on the far-right Infowars | Michael Segalov
Platforms such as Apple and Facebook are not engaging in censorship: they are deciding not to profit from hateIt’s nearly a decade since BNP leader
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Saudi Arabia and Israel are killing civilians – and Britain is complicit | Owen Jones 10 Aug 7:28am Saudi Arabia and Israel are killing civilians – and Britain is complicit | Owen Jones
The slaughter in Yemen and the Palestinian territories is happening with British arms and support – and media silenceWill not even the massacre of children in Yemen end the silence over the murderous complicity of the British government? They were little kids on a bus on the way back from a picnic, no doubt laughing and raucous as large groups of children tend to be, and then they were burned to death.
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Why us women should gamble on dating apps and pick the hottest men | Nichi Hodgson 10 Aug 5:51am Why us women should gamble on dating apps and pick the hottest men | Nichi Hodgson
When it comes to romance, a study shows apps have let women take the initiative – and can reap the greatest rewardsThroughout the history of dating, it’s been a truth universally acknowledged that a smart woman trades up socioeconomically but down when it comes to youth and looks – to ensure that the gentleman in question remains forever “grateful” to secure such a “prize”. And let’s face it, before the Married Women’s Property Act of 1870 right up until women could sign for their own mortgages in 1975 (not to mention buy themselves a beer with
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An Oscar for best blockbuster? Isn’t all the money enough any more? | Ryan Gilbey 10 Aug 5:00am An Oscar for best blockbuster? Isn’t all the money enough any more? | Ryan Gilbey
The Academy debases itself by pandering to this form of populism. It’s a sop to couch potatoesLadies and gentlemen, I have the envelope in my hand. And the prize for Most Conflicted Awards Ceremony goes to … let’s see if I can tear this open … why, it’s the Academy Awards, of course! Could there really be any other winner? Not the Golden Globes, voted for by the sycophantic freeloaders of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who are quite clear about what they want: to be
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The public execution of Infowars is dangerous and counterproductive | Silkie Carlo 10 Aug 4:38am The public execution of Infowars is dangerous and counterproductive | Silkie Carlo
In cutting off the rightwing media outlet without explanation, the social media companies have simply fed the conspiracists
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Woke-washing brands cash in on social justice. It’s lazy and hypocritical | Arwa Mahdawi 10 Aug 4:04am Woke-washing brands cash in on social justice. It’s lazy and hypocritical | Arwa Mahdawi
Advertisers are preying on our consciences - although that does signal the world is changing, however slowlyHow do you do,
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UK rents don’t have to rocket – just look at Berlin | Ellie Mae O’Hagan 10 Aug 4:00am UK rents don’t have to rocket – just look at Berlin | Ellie Mae O’Hagan
It’s time to join the fightback in the UK as renters’ unions take the battle to the landlordsI write this piece from Berlin, where I am currently staying in an airy three-bedroom apartment within easy reach of the city centre. The people who live here are not rich by any stretch of the imagination, but their home is light and spacious, and it’s not bankrupting them. Berlin’s housing system is not perfect. Friends who live here tell me securing an apartment is ludicrously competitive, and prices are rising faster than
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New York is making Uber pay a living wage – UK workers deserve the same | Frank Field 10 Aug 3:00am New York is making Uber pay a living wage – UK workers deserve the same | Frank Field
This country desperately needs minimum standards of employment to stop exploitation in the gig economy
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As panic about climate change sets in, I’m thinking about escape – to Canada | Emma Brockes 10 Aug 1:00am As panic about climate change sets in, I’m thinking about escape – to Canada | Emma Brockes
The summer of heatwaves and forest fires leaves my friends feeling helpless and a little hysterical. And who can blame us?The New York Times has devoted an entire edition of its magazine, some 30,000 words, to a terrifying piece about climate change. With 2C warming – an unlikely best-case scenario at this point, scientists were quoted as saying – the planet faces “long-term disaster”. With 3C warming, we are looking at “the loss of most coastal cities”. The possibility that the Earth might warm by 5C, wrote the author, Nathaniel Rich, had prompted some of the world’s leading scientists to warn of the end of human civilisation.
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DNA ancestry tests may look cheap. But your data is the price | Adam Rutherford 10 Aug 12:59am DNA ancestry tests may look cheap. But your data is the price | Adam Rutherford
Do customers realise that genetic genealogy companies like 23andMe profit by amassing huge biological datasets?In 1884, at the
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