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A California-Nevada Tax Brawl 8 Jan 10:45pm A California-Nevada Tax Brawl
The Supreme Court gets another chance on state sovereign immunity.
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Carlos Ghosn in Wonderland 8 Jan 8:29pm Carlos Ghosn in Wonderland
The case against the former Nissan CEO gets no stronger with age.
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Price Drugs According to What They Do 8 Jan 7:08pm Price Drugs According to What They Do
A simple reform to improve outcomes and control costs.
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Could Emergency Powers Build the Wall? 8 Jan 7:01pm Could Emergency Powers Build the Wall?
Trump says he can move without consent of Congress, but legal scholars are divided.
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8 Jan 5:50pm The 380,000
Just how many unnecessary employees does the federal government employ?
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The Guardian view on Brexit: the government has failed – it’s time to go back to the people | Editorial 8 Jan 2:00pm The Guardian view on Brexit: the government has failed – it’s time to go back to the people | Editorial
We urgently need innovative ways to resolve the referendum vote. Setting up a citizens’ assembly is the first step to break the impasseNext week the House of Commons will take what is probably the most consequential vote of our era. Unless the government again gets cold feet, key aspects of this country’s economic model, social cohesion and international future will be shaped in the so-called “meaningful vote” over Theresa May’s Brexit deal. It will define what Britain is more than any other political event in modern times. It poses questions and choices that cannot be shirked. This newspaper
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Anna Soubry abuse reflects the deplorable state of politics today | Letters 8 Jan 1:46pm Anna Soubry abuse reflects the deplorable state of politics today | Letters
Readers respond to the intimidation and ‘Nazi’ slurs faced by the Conservative MPThat a bunch of angry men should think it acceptable to intimidate and abuse Anna Soubry because they disagree with her stance on Brexit is a lamentable reflection of the state of our political discourse, which has been continuously degraded during the past two years (
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Universities needn’t fear a no-deal Brexit | Letters 8 Jan 1:46pm Universities needn’t fear a no-deal Brexit | Letters
With a clean sovereign Brexit, British universities get the best of both worlds, write 15 academicsIn their political intervention, the Russell Group and other university organisations are confusing the constitutionally damaging withdrawal agreement, which must be voted down, with the future partnership, which is yet to be agreed (
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Exercise didn’t disappear with the Greeks and Romans | Letters 8 Jan 1:46pm Exercise didn’t disappear with the Greeks and Romans | Letters
An awareness of the importance of exercise to health remained a mainstay of the health advice literature circulating in Europe from the 12th century, writes
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Political change vital to democratise AI | Letter 8 Jan 1:46pm Political change vital to democratise AI | Letter
Technical solutions focused on privacy or bias will get us nowhere, says
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Just when I thought I knew what a tweet was… | Brief letters 8 Jan 1:43pm Just when I thought I knew what a tweet was… | Brief letters
Tweets | TV licences for the over-75s | Peaky Blinders cap | Sack Marina Hyde | Divorce by text messageHaving only recently learned that a tweet is a social media message, I read that “White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, announced that Trump would be travelling to the southern border in a tweet” (
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To accept an OBE is to condone the brutality of empire | Priyamvada Gopal 8 Jan 1:38pm To accept an OBE is to condone the brutality of empire | Priyamvada Gopal
David Olusoga has attempted to justify his honour. But surely black and Asian Britons should try to undo imperial delusionsAcentury ago the eminent Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore
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Are the men in the news adults – or attention-seeking five-year-olds? | Katy Guest 8 Jan 10:36am Are the men in the news adults – or attention-seeking five-year-olds? | Katy Guest
From a 50-year-old French author to Piers Morgan, alleged adults are engaging in childish behaviour that can turn nastyThis could just be me showing my age, but watching the news at the moment is like tuning in to a particularly fraught episode of
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The murder of my wife, Jo Cox, is being used to cow MPs. That’s not her legacy | Brendan Cox 8 Jan 9:58am The murder of my wife, Jo Cox, is being used to cow MPs. That’s not her legacy | Brendan Cox
Her name should be a synonym for kindness and unity – not a threat by extremists to intimidate othersI’ve spent the past few weeks desperately sorting hundreds of pictures of Jo to archive, print off and put in albums. My objective was to have finished the project by the new year so that the kids have access to as many pictures of their mum as they want; playing with them, dashing around on the campaign trail, on holiday together. Having spent way too long looking at pictures of her in the past few weeks, the thing that comes out in almost every photo is her spirit of generosity and kindness. Her smile is unmissable and unforgettable – even in the face of awful weather, precipitous rock climbs or on tough days. We miss her energy and positivity in our lives as much as anything.
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It’s time for May to pull the emergency brake and extend article 50 | Jonathan Powell 8 Jan 9:51am It’s time for May to pull the emergency brake and extend article 50 | Jonathan Powell
No 10 has run out of road. And if there’s one thing people won’t forgive, it’s a government that can’t do its job
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This radical plan could be the way to get social housing back on track | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett 8 Jan 9:33am This radical plan could be the way to get social housing back on track | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Stop demonising people who need help with housing. A cross-party proposal for 3m affordable properties could allay the crisisHome should be a sanctuary. Warm and safe, it is a place where a door can be firmly closed on the trials, threats and stresses of the outside world. A place you can rest, and enjoy your leisure time. For as long as there have been people, they have needed homes. In
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The sexism in surgery is shocking – from colleagues and patients | Daniella Donato-Brown 8 Jan 8:52am The sexism in surgery is shocking – from colleagues and patients | Daniella Donato-Brown
More diversity is needed in every way. Hopefully those changes are starting to be made
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Vote Leave relied on racism. Brexit: The Uncivil War disguised that ugly truth | Martin Shaw 8 Jan 8:34am Vote Leave relied on racism. Brexit: The Uncivil War disguised that ugly truth | Martin Shaw
The Channel 4 drama let Dominic Cummings blame others for a campaign that brought bigotry to the centre of British politicsAt the beginning of Channel 4’s drama
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Mob politics is the hateful new norm – it must be resisted at all costs | Gaby Hinsliff 8 Jan 6:52am Mob politics is the hateful new norm – it must be resisted at all costs | Gaby Hinsliff
The ugly gauntlet Anna Soubry and fellow MPs are being forced to run isn’t democracy but the antithesis of it This is thuggishness, pure and simple. There’s no other way of characterising the ugly scenes unfolding outside parliament, where
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I was part of the remain campaign. There are lessons in Brexit: The Uncivil War | Will Straw 8 Jan 6:33am I was part of the remain campaign. There are lessons in Brexit: The Uncivil War | Will Straw
The TV drama doesn’t tell the whole story, but remain will need an emotionally resonant message, and for all parties to be involved
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Carcinogens in your cosmetics? Welcome to Brexit Britain | Caroline Criado-Perez 8 Jan 5:00am Carcinogens in your cosmetics? Welcome to Brexit Britain | Caroline Criado-Perez
Leaving means losing stringent EU rules on hazardous chemicals in makeup in favour of opaque US-style self-regulation How would you feel about putting a lovely dollop of formaldehyde on your nails? No? Well, perhaps I could interest you in a sprinkling of asbestos for your skin? Hmm, tricky customer, eh? OK, surely you couldn’t object to some coal tar on your eyelids, to really make them pop. Oh, come on, who wouldn’t risk a little light cancer for a really banging shade of eyeshadow? You wouldn’t? Too bad. In our brave new Brexit world, where EU legislation is no longer in force, and we are forced to accept trade deals on Trump’s terms, expect all these known carcinogens and more to be appearing on a beauty shelf near you. Since 2007 UK consumers have been protected by the EU’s “precautionary principle”. Essentially, the EU doesn’t think that chemicals that have been linked to cancer and birth defects belong in cosmetics, and so they are banned from use in consumer products. And who could argue with that?
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I was part of the remain campaign. Here’s how to win a people’s vote | Will Straw 8 Jan 4:00am I was part of the remain campaign. Here’s how to win a people’s vote | Will Straw
Brexit: The Uncivil War doesn’t tell the whole story. Remain will need an emotionally resonant message, and for all parties to be involved
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Girls are still missing school because of period poverty. There is an answer | Amika George 8 Jan 3:00am Girls are still missing school because of period poverty. There is an answer | Amika George
Scotland has pledged free menstrual products in schools, why not England? Our campaign aims to force the government’s hand
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Why all work and no play makes for millennial burnout | Dawn Foster 8 Jan 1:00am Why all work and no play makes for millennial burnout | Dawn Foster
Anne Helen Petersen’s article on ‘errand paralysis’ hit a nerve. For millennials, there is no existence outside workAn anonymous Manhattan lawyer tells us in Herman Melville’s
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Theresa May is taking us to the no-deal cliff but won’t march us over | Polly Toynbee 8 Jan 1:00am Theresa May is taking us to the no-deal cliff but won’t march us over | Polly Toynbee
Although the prime minister has many grievous failings, her sense of duty will make her cautious about the country’s fate They’re back but nothing has changed, so happy 2019 Groundhog Day. Ahead lies more perpetual Brexit hell, so get used to it. Don’t imagine the next fortnight of high parliamentary drama will lead to an ending where we can all return to politics as usual. This won’t end with the 15 January vote on the prime minister’s deal, nor with reprised attempts to revive it soon after. It won’t end by the supposed 21 January deadline either, nor will it all be over on 29 March, exit day. Barring extraordinary and dangerous shocks (yes, dreadful things are possible), Brexitry will go on and on for the foreseeable future. Awful prospect? Yes, but all alternatives are frighteningly worse than extending the process as we back off the precipice.
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