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Sage Grouse Sanity, At Last 13 Dec 2018, 7:14pm Sage Grouse Sanity, At Last
Western states welcome the new Trump plans for the bird’s habitat.
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Checking Robert Mueller 13 Dec 2018, 7:03pm Checking Robert Mueller
The sentencing judge brings to light dodgy FBI conduct in the Mike Flynn case.
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New York State Targets Jewish Schools 13 Dec 2018, 7:00pm New York State Targets Jewish Schools
Albany bureaucrats want to commandeer our curriculum. We won’t have it.
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I Want to Be Aquaman When I Grow Up... 13 Dec 2018, 6:58pm I Want to Be Aquaman When I Grow Up...
. . . said nobody ever. Does Warner Bros. know what it’s doing with its new film?
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The Supreme Court May Begin to Tame the Administrative State 13 Dec 2018, 6:43pm The Supreme Court May Begin to Tame the Administrative State
A 1997 precedent requires judges to defer to agencies’ interpretations of their own ambiguous rules.
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13 Dec 2018, 3:45pm Trump and Campaign Finance
News organizations had an interesting take when the law was applied to others.
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The Guardian view on China and the US: unlucky Canada is taking the hit | Editorial 13 Dec 2018, 1:24pm The Guardian view on China and the US: unlucky Canada is taking the hit | Editorial
Playing it straight is not enough to help Ottawa. Beijing has warned it faces ‘grave consequences’ over the Huawei caseOn first sight, Canada is caught in a clash between two rhinos. Unfortunately for Ottawa, the truth is probably worse. If Beijing charged straight at Washington, it would risk being badly gouged. Instead, it seems to be redirecting aggression in a threat display and Ottawa is the unlucky object getting thrashed. Chinese state media report that two Canadians have been separately detained on suspicion of “engaging in activities that harm China’s national security”, days after Beijing
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The Guardian view on Scotland’s tax and spend: democracy in action | Editorial 13 Dec 2018, 1:24pm The Guardian view on Scotland’s tax and spend: democracy in action | Editorial
Like Holyrood, English councils ought to have more control over how they tax and spend. People might then bother to vote for themBefore Scotland got its own parliament in 1999, Tony Blair upset the country of his birth by answering the question of whether Edinburgh should have tax-raising powers. Mr Blair
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Why the May no-confidence vote was a vote against women in Westminster | Hannah Peaker 13 Dec 2018, 12:59pm Why the May no-confidence vote was a vote against women in Westminster | Hannah Peaker
Trust in parties’ ability to hold men to account over alleged sexual misconduct has been eroded by two MPs’ reinstatementFor women who have been involved in the #MeToo movement, the no-confidence vote in Theresa May on Wednesday was supposed to be the most meaningful of all. It was the first time Conservative MPs accused of sexual misconduct who had had the whip removed pending the outcome of an investigation would have had to miss a key vote. What could be more important than a vote on the future leadership of their party? But when it came down to it, their friends chose to
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Don’t pity May. Her immigration obsession helped get us into this mess | Gary Younge 13 Dec 2018, 12:18pm Don’t pity May. Her immigration obsession helped get us into this mess | Gary Younge
Her policies as home secretary contributed to a toxic climate at the time of the referendumAt the beginning of this week it was difficult to imagine that Theresa May could be any weaker, her party behave any more recklessly or the country appear any more shambolic in the eyes of the rest of the world. It’s only Thursday and we’re already setting new lows. In all of this, May strikes a tragic, hapless figure. Whenever she gambles – on a
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Cross-party cooperation is the only way forward on Brexit | Letters 13 Dec 2018, 11:48am Cross-party cooperation is the only way forward on Brexit | Letters
Readers respond to Theresa May’s survival of the coup attempt against her by members of her own partyThree obstacles to resolving the Brexit crisis are the editors of the Sun, the Telegraph, and – alas – the Guardian. Your editorial (
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Grief and pride of the Stansted 15’s parents | Letters 13 Dec 2018, 11:43am Grief and pride of the Stansted 15’s parents | Letters
Parents of the protesters convicted this week say that the group has upheld the values of social justice and human rights on behalf of us allAs parents of the defendants, we are heartbroken at the guilty verdict on Monday at Chelmsford crown court for the Stansted 15 (
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International community must act on Yemen | Letters 13 Dec 2018, 11:42am International community must act on Yemen | Letters
The international community stands by as families, women and children have their lives destroyed, writes
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Talk to your child, not your mobile | Brief letters 13 Dec 2018, 11:42am Talk to your child, not your mobile | Brief letters
Advice for modern parents | Dotterels | Christmas recipes | Austerity | CrescendosIn the early 2000s I produced a booklet, Talk to Your Child, which was funded by Sure Start. The text to one of the photos in the book was “Talk to your child, not your mobile” (
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Jacob Rees-Mogg’s paper tigers may yet split the Tory party | Gaby Hinsliff 13 Dec 2018, 10:58am Jacob Rees-Mogg’s paper tigers may yet split the Tory party | Gaby Hinsliff
The flame of an imaginary ‘perfect Brexit’ could be kept alive in a new hard-right partyDarkness had fallen, and anyway they were caught up in the heat of the moment. It would have been all too easy for the
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The French far right is hijacking the Strasbourg shooting to sow division | Cécile Guerin 13 Dec 2018, 10:15am The French far right is hijacking the Strasbourg shooting to sow division | Cécile Guerin
France needs unity more than ever – but those who seek to divide us are again harnessing a tragedy to propagate fake news
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If the remain campaign makes the same mistakes again, it will lose again | Ash Sarkar 13 Dec 2018, 8:07am If the remain campaign makes the same mistakes again, it will lose again | Ash Sarkar
If the electorate gets another say on Brexit, saying the same things louder won’t work – we must appeal to leavers’ emotionsTheresa May has survived a
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Theresa May arrives in Brussels with Brexit vote not scheduled until January – politics live 13 Dec 2018, 7:32am Updated Theresa May arrives in Brussels with Brexit vote not scheduled until January – politics live
PM won party backing in confidence vote but faces uphill battle to get her deal through Commons
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Finally, some good news: the ERG has been aggressively made love to by an ass | Marina Hyde 13 Dec 2018, 7:27am Finally, some good news: the ERG has been aggressively made love to by an ass | Marina Hyde
Theresa May lives to die another day. Now the mad bastards of her party should emerge from their ‘kill zones’ – to slaughter each other Of all the mad bastards out there, there are none madder than the
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Theresa May heads to Brussels with Brexit vote delayed to January – politics live 13 Dec 2018, 6:34am Updated Theresa May heads to Brussels with Brexit vote delayed to January – politics live
PM won party backing by 83 votes but faces uphill battle to get her deal through Commons
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Theresa May heads to Brexit talks in Brussels after seeing off confidence vote – politics live 13 Dec 2018, 5:29am Updated Theresa May heads to Brexit talks in Brussels after seeing off confidence vote – politics live
PM won party backing by 83 votes but faces uphill battle to get her deal through Commons
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Why I’ve decided it’s OK to accept an MBE from the Queen | Ms Dynamite 13 Dec 2018, 4:00am Why I’ve decided it’s OK to accept an MBE from the Queen | Ms Dynamite
Honouring my Windrush grandparents and their sacrifices they made trumps my long-held negative feelings about empire I never thought I’d be someone who would accept an honour from the Queen. As an artist, I’ve been outspoken. My music has been honest and challenging, and I’ve never shied away from writing songs about hardship, inequality and injustice. And when I was younger and saw well-known people of colour collecting MBEs and OBEs, I’d be thinking: why would you want that? No, I told myself, I’d never accept one. So when I found out I was being offered an MBE in the
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‘Someone cares’: the secret volunteers filling in for the welfare state | Frances Ryan 13 Dec 2018, 3:00am ‘Someone cares’: the secret volunteers filling in for the welfare state | Frances Ryan
Jemima dreams of winning the EuroMillions so that the Biscuit Fund can help even more people next yearIn bed in west Wales, with a laptop propped up on the sheets, Jemima is patching up
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Theresa May heads to Brexit talks in Brussels after seeing off vote – politics live 13 Dec 2018, 2:17am Updated Theresa May heads to Brexit talks in Brussels after seeing off vote – politics live
PM won party backing in confidence vote but faces uphill battle to get her deal through Commons
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My message to Europe: tell us you want Britain to stay | Timothy Garton Ash 13 Dec 2018, 1:00am My message to Europe: tell us you want Britain to stay | Timothy Garton Ash
Leaders across Europe might want to get Brexit over the line. But in the long term the EU would be weaker without the UK
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How to create a leaderless revolution and win lasting political change | Carne Ross 13 Dec 2018, 1:00am How to create a leaderless revolution and win lasting political change | Carne Ross
In an age of insurgency, from gilets jaunes to Extinction Rebellion, non-violence is key to harnessing the energy of protest The
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In troubling times, it’s best to turn to your inner poet | Ruth Padel 13 Dec 2018, 1:00am In troubling times, it’s best to turn to your inner poet | Ruth Padel
As Jeremy Corbyn found with Shelley’s Masque of Anarchy, a resonant poem can help us make sense of the tumult
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