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Endangered Species Habitat Check 27 Nov 2018, 7:35pm Endangered Species Habitat Check
The Supreme Court rules 8-0 against a federal land grab for the dusky gopher frog.
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Climate Change Is Affordable 27 Nov 2018, 6:47pm Climate Change Is Affordable
A new assessment allows us to think about good policy without panicking.
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The U.S.-Saudi Partnership Is Vital 27 Nov 2018, 6:46pm The U.S.-Saudi Partnership Is Vital
We don’t condone Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. But the kingdom is a powerful force for Mideast stability.
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My Brother the Car Horn 27 Nov 2018, 6:44pm My Brother the Car Horn
Life is about attitude and timing. Two automotive stories illustrate the point.
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The Case for Pausing the Interest-Rate Climb 27 Nov 2018, 6:43pm The Case for Pausing the Interest-Rate Climb
The Fed predicted another increase this year, but changing conditions should lead it to reconsider.
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Yes, Donald Trump is talking perfect sense on May’s Brexit deal | Peter Mandelson 27 Nov 2018, 2:30pm Yes, Donald Trump is talking perfect sense on May’s Brexit deal | Peter Mandelson
Negotiating trade terms is a long, painful process – and a deal with the US may never happen
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The Guardian view on Ukraine: a forgotten crisis flares up | Editorial 27 Nov 2018, 1:44pm The Guardian view on Ukraine: a forgotten crisis flares up | Editorial
The Kerch strait clash is an ominous development. As Moscow seeks to extend its control, solidarity is needed in the westRussia’s attack on and seizure of Ukrainian navy ships and personnel in the Sea of Azov is an alarming escalation of an ongoing but neglected crisis. Now it has
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The Guardian view on the World Chess Championship: not just a popularity contest | Editorial 27 Nov 2018, 1:43pm The Guardian view on the World Chess Championship: not just a popularity contest | Editorial
The game has regained its popularity thanks to the rise of Asian giants and the world wide webThe World Chess Championship match between the title-holder, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, and his American challenger, Fabiano Caruana will finally be decided tomorrow, after a three-week
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Letter: William Goldman obituary 27 Nov 2018, 12:12pm Letter: William Goldman obituary
In the 1980s I had the great pleasure of interviewing
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Ways to make Bath breathe easier | Letters 27 Nov 2018, 12:09pm Ways to make Bath breathe easier | Letters
Readers offer their views on the city’s proposed clean air zone
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Missing the point in graduate pay report | Letter 27 Nov 2018, 12:04pm Missing the point in graduate pay report | Letter
The IFS study also showed that men with degrees earned less than those without one, says
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Quite happy to go back to square one | Brief letters 27 Nov 2018, 11:48am Quite happy to go back to square one | Brief letters
Gilets jaunes | Brexit | Mars probe landing | Killer sudoku | Seven Wonders of YorkshireThousands of French protesters – the “gilets jaunes” – have been donning yellow vests to protest against poverty and low pay (
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The brilliance of My Brilliant Friend: this series gives us female lives in full | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett 27 Nov 2018, 9:53am The brilliance of My Brilliant Friend: this series gives us female lives in full | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
The TV version of Elena Ferrante’s great novel is faithful to the relationship at the book’s heart. And that feels revolutionaryIt’s always high-stakes viewing when a book you love is transferred to the screen. The world of the novel, vividly imagined, can feel flat and jarring when it’s beamed into being from another person’s brain. “That’s not how it’s supposed to be,” you think, because although the adored writer has sketched the outlines, someone else has art-directed it, colouring it in – more often than not in the wrong shades. This is precisely what I worried would happen in the TV adaptation of My Brilliant Friend,
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The lesson from this missionary’s death? Leave the Sentinelese alone | Ajay Saini 27 Nov 2018, 9:16am The lesson from this missionary’s death? Leave the Sentinelese alone | Ajay Saini
The history of the Andaman islands means its inhabitants have good reason to fear outsiders. Let them be“Lord, is this island Satan’s last stronghold where none have heard or even had the chance to hear your name?” recorded John Allen Chau in a diary of his last days. Chau, a 26-year-old American missionary, wanted to “
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Nixon, Now More Than Ever 27 Nov 2018, 9:02am Updated Nixon, Now More Than Ever
Trump could use an elder statesman to tell the Saudis what they need to hear.
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Putin is profiting from chaos in Ukraine – and the west is letting him | Natalia Antonova 27 Nov 2018, 7:57am Putin is profiting from chaos in Ukraine – and the west is letting him | Natalia Antonova
The Sea of Azov skirmish bolsters Putin at home while delivering a masterclass in despotism to any watching dictatorsWe’re often told that the reason the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is so dangerous is that he is a brilliant political chess master, always thinking several moves ahead. Yet there is reason to believe that the real reason Putin is so dangerous is that he is no chess master at all. His latest skirmish with Ukraine, this time in the
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Trump’s Brexit bomb is a brutal reminder that May’s work has barely started | Gaby Hinsliff 27 Nov 2018, 6:35am Trump’s Brexit bomb is a brutal reminder that May’s work has barely started | Gaby Hinsliff
Even if the PM’s deal gets through parliament, she faces negotiations with countries whose power far outweighs oursThere is no political crisis so bad that Donald Trump can’t somehow manage to make it worse. And so it has come to pass with Brexit. Just as Theresa May is straining to persuade the nation that her compromise deal isn’t as bad as it sounds, our erstwhile ally pops up to pour a bucket of cold water all over it. Britain “
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The far right is marching for Brexit. Will the left stand against it? | Michael Chessum 27 Nov 2018, 5:09am The far right is marching for Brexit. Will the left stand against it? | Michael Chessum
Tommy Robinson is organising a protest two days before parliament votes. What happens now is a litmus test for the leftThe far-right activist
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When will the liberal literati stop coddling the powerful? | Fatima Bhutto 27 Nov 2018, 3:00am When will the liberal literati stop coddling the powerful? | Fatima Bhutto
Many writers embraced by the western establishment not only regularly fail to confront the violence inflicted by the west, they often celebrate and endorse it In April, at an event called Resist and Reimagine, Pen America invited Hillary Clinton to deliver the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write lecture. The former secretary of state, chosen by America’s preeminent literary organisation for her “human rights accomplishments”, engaged in a Q&A afterwards with Nigerian American novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
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The seismic shock of Brexit will change the UK’s politics for ever | Rafael Behr 27 Nov 2018, 1:00am The seismic shock of Brexit will change the UK’s politics for ever | Rafael Behr
Party politics is sailing into a constitutional hurricane, where many things will be thrown overboard – policies, MPs, leaders Parliament’s verdict on
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Don’t be scared to challenge antisocial phone users – they’re people too | Kay Holmes 27 Nov 2018, 1:00am Don’t be scared to challenge antisocial phone users – they’re people too | Kay Holmes
Sometimes they don’t realise they’re making a racket. A gentle reminder is much more human than angrily putting up with itFor years I’ve fumed silently at loud
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From Airbnb to city bikes, the ‘sharing economy’ has been bought up by big money | Evgeny Morozov 27 Nov 2018, 1:00am From Airbnb to city bikes, the ‘sharing economy’ has been bought up by big money | Evgeny Morozov
To flourish, the informal digital networks providing new services needed to be protected from the market Of all the ideologies spawned by Silicon Valley, that of techno-populism – the making of empty promises on the basis of seismic digital disruption – is the strangest. Promising a world of immediate and painless personal empowerment, techno-populism is ambiguous enough to unite big tech firms, startups, cryptocurrency aficionados and even some political parties. The history is murky, but we do know the date when it went mainstream. It can be traced to Time magazine’s
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