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Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Military-Industrial Complex 2 Jan 2019, 6:55pm Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Military-Industrial Complex
In the era of cyberwarfare, walls between business, civil society and the army make us less safe.
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The Supreme Court Is Too Gun-Shy on the Second Amendment 2 Jan 2019, 6:54pm The Supreme Court Is Too Gun-Shy on the Second Amendment
The justices haven’t clarified the law since 2010, causing confusion in the lower courts.
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The True-State Solution 2 Jan 2019, 6:54pm The True-State Solution
Follow the map the British drew in 1922, which put Arab and Jewish Palestine across the Jordan River.
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My Predictions Are 2 for 3---Thanks, Oscar 2 Jan 2019, 6:53pm My Predictions Are 2 for 3---Thanks, Oscar
Plus a look ahead at 2019, from Mueller and impeachment to trade with China.
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Trump at the Turn 2 Jan 2019, 6:52pm Trump at the Turn
We have entered a Trumpian Twilight Zone and the path forward is not clear.
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2 Jan 2019, 4:05pm The Romney Revival Project
Who’s buying the latest repositioning from Utah’s new senator?
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In 20 years living with HIV, my sanity has often been pushed to the limit | James May 2 Jan 2019, 2:00pm In 20 years living with HIV, my sanity has often been pushed to the limit | James May
The virus has ultimately transformed my life for the better but thousands of us still endure high rates of poverty and prejudice I was diagnosed HIV positive nearly 20 years ago, and living with the virus has changed a great deal. It’s not a death sentence and we’re living much longer. The panic that once held us in acute fear has thankfully dissipated. Infection rates are reducing and we hear proclamations that “Aids is over” in this country – but thousands of us are still living with HIV, its complications, stigma and prejudice.
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Britain and the American Option 2 Jan 2019, 1:44pm Britain and the American Option
A trade deal with the U.S. could save Brexit, if the U.K. wants it.
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How on earth is Chris Grayling still a cabinet minister? | Owen Jones 2 Jan 2019, 1:40pm How on earth is Chris Grayling still a cabinet minister? | Owen Jones
The unjustifiable train fare hike is the latest reason why he should resign as transport secretary, but still he staggers onWhenever I see that Chris Grayling – officially secretary of state for transport, unofficially minister for blunders, incompetence and general disaster – still has a job, I wonder what Hugh Dalton would think. Dalton served as chancellor of the exchequer in Clement Attlee’s post-war Labour government for its first two years, and was the initial architect of its progressive economic measures. But then, in the late autumn of 1947,
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The Guardian view on spaceflight: the outward urge 2 Jan 2019, 1:26pm The Guardian view on spaceflight: the outward urge
Missions like Nasa’s flyby of Ultima Thule, and China’s to place a lander on the far side of the moon, are more than a triumph of technologySome things are almost too extraordinary to comprehend. Take what is almost the smallest and simplest measurement from the New Horizons space probe which has
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The Guardian view on Spotify: I have a stream | Editorial 2 Jan 2019, 1:26pm The Guardian view on Spotify: I have a stream | Editorial
Spotify cannot be a monarch in music. Its users must be able to hold it to account for its actionsSpotify, now into
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Things and people to hate in 2019: Bros, bacon and the ferry firm with no ferries | Zoe Williams 2 Jan 2019, 12:34pm Things and people to hate in 2019: Bros, bacon and the ferry firm with no ferries | Zoe Williams
It’s new year, so our bloated, hungover nation needs some good old hate figures to bind itself together. Here are the frontrunners As the season of goodwill gives way to January purposefulness, we need something other than food to bring us together as a nation. We need people and things to hate. Casual misbehaviour isn’t enough: a person or entity has to offend or solidify some core British value, some sensibility we don’t think other nations share. What makes a great public enemy? You think you can create one by sticking someone on a front page with a target on their face, and the headline “Public Enemy”? It’s not that simple. You can’t just find a public figure with a few atrocious cock-ups on their CV and make their name rhyme with something (see:
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A lack of care for young people in mental distress | Letters 2 Jan 2019, 12:01pm A lack of care for young people in mental distress | Letters
Readers respond to Guardian reports on a GP survey suggesting that a shortage of mental health care is putting children at risk, and on a shortage of mental health staff in the NHSWe, as a group of child mental health professionals, academics, campaigners and politicians, agree with the sentiments expressed in your front-page article (
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Fare rises and a railway system that is badly failing the country | Letters 2 Jan 2019, 12:00pm Fare rises and a railway system that is badly failing the country | Letters
Readers respond to the latest round of rail fare increasesI had a few minutes spare while waiting at my local station, so I put some fictitious long-distance return journeys into the ticket machine to see what the costs were, just to amuse myself (
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Since when have we been at war with the EU? | Brief letters 2 Jan 2019, 12:00pm Since when have we been at war with the EU? | Brief letters
Older magistrates | New year firework display | The Ashes | Hollywood, Worcestershire | Nasereth near CaernarfonIn describing the judicial retirement age as a “waste of talent” (
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Don’t buy the January lie. No way can a newbie look cool at the gym | Zoe Williams 2 Jan 2019, 11:53am Don’t buy the January lie. No way can a newbie look cool at the gym | Zoe Williams
You’re in pyjamas in a zumba class, or is it pump? The regulars snigger at all your moves. This is the hell of new year, new-you get-fit
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Sajid Javid’s bluster on Channel crossings has an ugly Australian precedent | Russell Cunningham 2 Jan 2019, 5:50am Sajid Javid’s bluster on Channel crossings has an ugly Australian precedent | Russell Cunningham
The home secretary has declared attempts to cross the Channel a ‘major incident’. It’s a crude but effective tactic Britain is in the grip of a crisis. Apparently. Last week the home secretary, Sajid Javid, declared the number of people attempting to cross the Channel a “
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I thought online fakes would cause an infopocalypse | Alex Hern 2 Jan 2019, 3:00am I thought online fakes would cause an infopocalypse | Alex Hern
Turns out hoaxes and lies have always been with us. The internet just gave them a wider audienceRemember when Barack Obama called President Trump a “total and complete dipshit”? No, me neither. But if you search for it, there’s a
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Theresa May has broken her promise to the over-75s | Gordon Brown 2 Jan 2019, 1:00am Theresa May has broken her promise to the over-75s | Gordon Brown
The Tories pledged to protect free TV licences for the elderly in their 2017 election manifesto. Now they’re asking the BBC to override itImagine for a second the BBC taking a frail, housebound, elderly pensioner to court for not possessing a TV licence that for years she has had for free. Then imagine fining her £1,000 – the standard penalty – with legal costs on top; and if she doesn’t pay or can’t pay, sending her to prison. Unthinkable? In fact, one in every 10 court cases is over non-payment of TV licences. And from next year, millions of people aged over 75
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Here, in the bloodlands of Belarus, I found hope for the future of Europe | Natalie Nougayrède 2 Jan 2019, 1:00am Here, in the bloodlands of Belarus, I found hope for the future of Europe | Natalie Nougayrède
In a region that saw some of the worst 20th-century horrors, there is a yearning for democracy and dialogue In December I travelled to Minsk for a seminar with a group of European historians. A few miles outside the capital of Belarus, we visited places where both the Nazis and Stalin’s secret police had committed some of the worst crimes of the 20th century. During those few days, I also spoke with some young locals who offered glimmers of hope as to what a truly united Europe could one day look like. It was the most instructive trip I’ve made in years: a deep dive into conflicting European memories, highlighting the difficulty of overcoming stereotypes and ideological narratives, as well as the legacy of the cold war in people’s minds.
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