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Old habits die hard for Russell Brand | Coffee House
Steerpike 18 September 2017 8:01 AM 18 September 2017 8:01 AM Share Oh dear. Although Russell Brand once said he had never voted, and never would, as a result…
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Ellen Pao: Has Anything Really Changed for Women in Tech? - Opinion - The New York Times
Gizem Vural San Francisco — Just five years ago, I sued Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital firm in Silicon Valley where I had worked since
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2 days ago
Deep in Debt, the Kushners Hunted for Cash Across the Globe - Bloomberg
Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash 666 Fifth Ave. floor plans Source: New York City Department of Finance By David Kocieniewski
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13 days ago
Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite - Vanity Fair
CAN WE HELP? Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. By Zach Gibson/Bloomberg/Getty Images. I. Air Force One
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13 days ago
The ominous political genius of Steve Bannon - Coffee House - The Spectator
In his fateful interview with Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect , Steve Bannon’s remarks about taking a tougher stand on trade with China, battling his
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13 days ago
What if Steve Bannon Is Right? - Opinion - The New York Times
Steve Bannon listens during a press conference at the White House in April. Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In normal times, you could
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13 days ago
In Trump’s America, the Independent senator is fighting to win back the heartland for Democrats - The New Yorker
Bernie Sanders’s Presidential race ended a year ago, but his campaign never did. Since the election, he has staged events in Michigan, Mississippi, Maine, West
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13 days ago
Long List of Top Democrats Have 2020, and Money, on Their Minds - The New York Times
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, has said that the party should avoid a temptation to moderate its views, and that its candidates shouldn’t
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13 days ago
Hillary: I Lost Because Bernie Promised Everyone a Pony - Reason.com
Gage Skidmore In her forthcoming book about the 2016 election, What Happened , Hillary Clinton complains that her chief opponent in the primaries, Bernie
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13 days ago
Donald Was a Creep. Too Bad Hillary Couldn’t Say It. - Opinion - The New York Times
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the October 10, 2016 presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times You’re walking down
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13 days ago
The Limits of Bullying - The Atlantic
After Donald Trump implied Ted Cruz’s wife was ugly and accused his father of helping to kill President John F. Kennedy, and Cruz still worked the phones for
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13 days ago
I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It. - Opinion - The New York Times
Illustration by Matthieu Bourel, photographs by Eric Thayer/Reuters and Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share, via Reuters When Donald Trump first announced his
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13 days ago
Tucker Carlson and Trump’s Confused Defenders - The New Yorker
The Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s attempt to defend Trump culminated in a seeming defense of slavery, immediately spawning mocking memes. Courtesy YouTube
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13 days ago
A Guide to the Charlottesville Aftermath - The New York Times
Since a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, news developments have continued at a torrid pace. If you are just catching up on the
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13 days ago
Take the Statues Down - The Atlantic
On Saturday in Charlottesville, a rally in defense of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned into a reenactment of the cause he led—white supremacists marching behind
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13 days ago
The Myth of the Kindly General Lee - The Atlantic
The strangest part about the continued personality cult of Robert E. Lee is how few of the qualities his admirers profess to see in him he actually possessed.
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13 days ago
An Image of Revolutionary Fire at Charlottesville - The New Yorker
In a photograph from Charlottesville, two men extend weapons: one is the Confederate flag, furled, and the other is an aerosol can, modified to eject fire.
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13 days ago
Is Charlottesville a Turning Point? - The Atlantic
Suddenly, the “far right” doesn’t seem so far. On Friday night, hundreds of protesters descended on a statue of Confederate hero Robert E. Lee in Emancipation
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13 days ago
Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president - The Economist
DEFENDERS of President Donald Trump offer two arguments in his favour—that he is a businessman who will curb the excesses of the state; and that he will help
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13 days ago
President Trump Cannot Redeem Himself - Opinion - The New York Times
Tom Brenner/The New York Times We saw Donald Trump’s true colors on Saturday, when he was given the chance — a ready-made moment for presidential grace — to
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13 days ago
An Indelible Image From Trump's 'On Both Sides' Press Conference - The Atlantic
It read like a poem—or, perhaps, an elegy. “We strongest this egregious bigotry, and no place in” And there the words ended: paper-printed snippets of the
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13 days ago
Trump Goes Off-Script in Hour-Long Public Meltdown - Vanity Fair
By Ralph Freso/Getty Images. After walking onstage at the Phoenix Convention Center to “God Bless The U.S.A.” for what was, effectively, a 2020 campaign rally,
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13 days ago
Wow, Trump Can’t Terminate - Opinion - The New York Times
President Trump in Ohio on Tuesday. Doug Mills/The New York Times Pick your favorite irony: 1) Donald Trump turns out to be terrible at firing people. 2) The
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13 days ago
John McCain Is Not Here to Be Your Hero - The Atlantic
The last two weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for many Americans, but it’s unlikely many of them can match John McCain’s experience. About two weeks
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13 days ago
McCain kills Senate health care bill - Axios
The Senate's health care bill is dead, and Sen. John McCain cast the deciding vote to kill it. Shortly after midnight, McCain — along with Sens. Lisa Murkowski
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13 days ago
McCain’s Vote Provides Dramatic Moment in 7-Year Battle Over Obamacare - The New York Times
When Senator John McCain of Arizona returned to Washington with a fresh scar from brain surgery, it was widely seen as a dramatic effort to help Republicans
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13 days ago
Phew: The Health Bill Fails - Opinion - The New York Times
Senator Lisa Murkowski speaking to reporters after voting no on the Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. Gabriella Demczuk for The New
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13 days ago
This is what happens when you compare Donald Trump to Jeremy Corbyn - Stephen Pollard - Coffee House - The Spectator
Stephen Pollard 14 August 2017 10:41 AM 14 August 2017 10:41 AM Share When you tweet as often as I do, you learn to take the rough with the smooth. Even though
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28 days ago
Britain under Corbyn? Just look at Venezuela - The Spectator
Twenty years ago Venezuela was one of the richest countries in the world. Now it is one of the poorest. Venezualans are starving. The farms that President Hugo
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28 days ago
Venezuela’s crisis exposes the true depravity of the hard-Left - Coffee House - The Spectator
Jake Wallis Simons 2 August 2017 1:27 PM 2 August 2017 1:27 PM Share Which British politician would be loopy enough to defend the Venezuelan regime as it guns
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28 days ago
Jeremy Corbyn has no idea how hard life is in Venezuela - Coffee House - The Spectator
Jason Mitchell 11 August 2017 1:22 PM 11 August 2017 1:22 PM Share And so Jeremy Corbyn has decided not to condemn the thugs who run Venezuela and instead would
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28 days ago
Socialism is destroying Venezuela – but the left will never admit it - Coffee House - The Spectator
Stephen Daisley 31 July 2017 7:03 PM 31 July 2017 7:03 PM Share If ever I have to live in a dictatorship, put me down for one of those right-wing set-ups. To
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28 days ago
What’s Labour going to do with the middle classes? - Hugo Rifkind - The Spectator
Hugo Rifkind 15 July 2017 9:00 AM 15 July 2017 9:00 AM Share Be fair. Theresa May’s plan actually half-worked. No, there was a plan. I know the consensus now
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28 days ago
The Left is deluded to think that the capitalist system is in crisis - The Telegraph
I n November 2015, the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, caused some commotion on the floor of the House of Commons. During the debate on that year’s Autumn
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28 days ago
Theresa May urged to carry out mini-reshuffle next month to restore her authority - The Telegraph
T heresa May is being urged to carry out a mini-reshuffle ahead of the party’s conference in October to restore her authority. The Prime Minister is being urged
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28 days ago
If Theresa May 'keeps buggering on', she could be one of our longest-serving prime ministers - The Telegraph
O n Friday 5 December 1924, Winston Churchill told a political dinner in Liverpool: “I recognise the truth of Disraeli’s remark that the vicissitudes of
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28 days ago
You can be a Tory moderniser without stealing ideas from Labour - Kate Maltby - The Guardian
‘Left or right on the economy, Tory modernisers must embrace the cosmopolitan Britain that the Cameron years championed.’Photograph: Reuters T here is no deeper
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28 days ago
Syed Kamall: CCHQ does not understand how to campaign in London – we need a whole new approach - Conservative Home
Syed Kamall is Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group and is an MEP for London. After a poor general election campaign, our performance in
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28 days ago
Nick Timothy: Where we went wrong - The Spectator
Nobody inside CCHQ was prepared for election night’s 10 p.m. exit poll. Lynton Crosby’s last text to me predicted that we were going to ‘do well’, which
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28 days ago
The SNP’s fatal flaw - Coffee House - The Spectator
Stephen Daisley 22 August 2017 12:37 PM 22 August 2017 12:37 PM Share Nicola Sturgeon, SNP leader and occasional first minister of Scotland, has come to a
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28 days ago
Is the Church of England dying in the countryside? - Coffee House - The Spectator
Damian Thompson 22 August 2017 1:05 PM 22 August 2017 1:05 PM Share English country churches: everyone loves them, no one wants to actually pray in them.
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28 days ago
The knives are out for Christian faith schools - Coffee House - The Spectator
Damian Thompson 28 July 2017 3:27 PM 28 July 2017 3:27 PM Share Today’s Holy Smoke podcast responds to rumours that the Government is planning to betray parents
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28 days ago
How politicians from Ireland have influenced British politics - The Economist
Elected representatives from Ireland have often tilted the balance of power in Westminster.
28 days ago
U.K. Sets Out Goals for an Open Irish Border. Trade Is More Complex. - The New York Times
An abandoned customs post on the Republic of Ireland side of the border with Northern Ireland at Muff, near Londonderry. Andrew Testa for The New York Times
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28 days ago
Britain Offers Plan to Avoid Immediate Brexit Trade Chaos - The New York Times
A container ship arriving at Southampton Container Port in southern England. Britain will seek a temporary customs union with the European Union after Brexit,
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28 days ago
The Good News on Brexit They’re Not Telling You - Opinion - The New York Times
Flags near the Houses of Parliament in London shortly after the Brexit vote in June 2016. Odd Andersen/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — On July 24,
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6 weeks ago
No Dunkirk Spirit Can Save Britain From Brexit Defeat - Opinion - The New York Times
Vintage cars in Wadebridge, Cornwall, England, last year. Adam Ferguson for The New York Times LONDON — How I wish that Christopher Nolan’s new film, “Dunkirk,”
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6 weeks ago
The Labour left and Tory right agree on Brexit. Why don’t they merge? - Nick Cohen - Coffee House - The Spectator
Britain has not had a functioning opposition on the most vital question of the day ever since the Labour left and Tory right found they were in agreement on our
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6 weeks ago
The Brexit betrayal bandwagon is growing - Nick Cohen - Coffee House - The Spectator
Nick Cohen 2 August 2017 8:17 AM 2 August 2017 8:17 AM Share It may not be this week. It may not be Boris Johnson. But eventually a minister will break with
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6 weeks ago
The Left don’t mind hating immigrants – so long as they’re rich - Coffee House - The Spectator
Ed West 1 August 2017 12:19 PM 1 August 2017 12:19 PM Share Read on It seems a long time ago that Jeremy Corbyn made an impassioned defence of immigration from
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6 weeks ago
Corbynistas believe in socialism, until the bill arrives - Spectator Life
Now that I’m almost 30, I’ve become a bit set in my ways. I’m done, for instance, with people who won’t split the bill in restaurants. Is there anything worse
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6 weeks ago
A new political consensus will be terrible 
for Britain if it means we swing Left again - The Telegraph
T heresa May wants consensus. Her supporters say cross-party agreement is the grown-up approach to politics , though they would not have been so eager to reach
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6 weeks ago
Corbyn has taken control of the debate and is leading us into a miserable, debt-laden future - The Telegraph
J eremy Corbyn is winning. I don’t just mean he is ahead in the opinion polls – although, horrifyingly, he i s. I mean that he is setting the agenda. At some
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6 weeks ago
Corbynistas don’t want to liberate the poor - they want to control them - Spiked
Politics Corbyn’s nanny-state instincts make Blair look liberal in comparison. T his week marks the 10th anniversary of the smoking ban in England. If Jeremy
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6 weeks ago
Grenfell Tower death toll will remain at about 80, police believe - The Guardian
People walk near the burnt out Grenfell Tower in London.Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian Grenfell Tower fire Scotland Yard say they believe 350 people
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6 weeks ago
Where is the angry backlash against the far-left's G20 protests? - Coffee House - The Spectator
Douglas Murray 10 July 2017 10:33 AM 10 July 2017 10:33 AM Share Imagine if some far right militia had just taken to the streets of Germany. Imagine that the
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6 weeks ago
Analysis: how Boris Johnson's silence forced Downing Street to rein in Philip Hammond - The Telegraph
O fficially, at least, nothing has changed, to borrow a phrase from the Prime Minister. According to Downing Street, Monday’s briefing to journalists about
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6 weeks ago
Philip Hammond creates a one-man Cabinet split over Brexit - Coffee House - The Spectator
Fraser Nelson 31 July 2017 8:01 AM 31 July 2017 8:01 AM Share Leaving Philip Hammond in charge of the government was always going to be a risk because of his
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6 weeks ago
Who can Theresa May sack? - Coffee House - The Spectator
Katy Balls 17 July 2017 2:11 PM 17 July 2017 2:11 PM Share As Isabel reports , after a week of briefing and backstabbing among the Cabinet, there is a growing
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6 weeks ago
It’s time for the Tories to stop plotting — and let Theresa May govern - The Spectator
It used to be said that loyalty was the Conservatives’ secret weapon. While other parties might descend into internecine warfare, the Tories would always, when
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6 weeks ago
Why Theresa May isn't 'dead in the water' just yet - Coffee House - The Spectator
Katy Balls 9 July 2017 10:40 AM 9 July 2017 10:40 AM Share It’s two weeks until the summer recess and judging by today’s papers, that’s two weeks too late.
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6 weeks ago
Death threats, physical abuse and living under police protection - Tory MPs reveal the shocking reality of life on the campaign trail - The Telegraph
Tory election candidates were physically assaulted, sent death threats and forced to request police protection during the campaign, a Telegraph investigation today reveals.
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8 weeks ago
Why the left grandstand - Charles Moore - The Spectator
We went to the first night of the Proms last week. Thinking it was all over, we left the auditorium just before Igor Levit came back on for a delayed encore in
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8 weeks ago
Daniel Barenboim’s Proms Brexit sermon was just poor conduct - Douglas Murray - The Spectator
Last weekend Daniel Barenboim brought the Staatskapelle Berlin to perform at the BBC Proms for a cycle of Elgar’s symphonies. As Elgar only finished two of the
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8 weeks ago
Barenboim’s Brexit speech was out of order – the Proms are, and must be, politically neutral - Coffee House - The Spectator
Norman Lebrecht 17 July 2017 12:29 PM 17 July 2017 12:29 PM Share This post was first published on Slipped Disc On the first night of the BBC Proms, the
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8 weeks ago
Brexit Dreamers Get Smacked in the Face by Reality - Bloomberg
Brexit's fans in the (just about) ruling Conservative Party like to talk about their hopes for a "Global Britain" after the country quits the EU. In this happy
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8 weeks ago
Our Brexit-backing politicians are making fools of us - Coffee House - The Spectator
Nick Cohen 15 July 2017 9:30 AM 15 July 2017 9:30 AM Share The great physicist Richard Feynman warned of the perpetual torment that lies in wait for people who
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8 weeks ago
Brexit: the day the whistling ended - David Allen Green - Financial Times
The humiliation came in three stages, spread over three days. The first stage was on Tuesday 11 July 2017, on the floor of the House of Commons. During a debate
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8 weeks ago
By inviting Jeremy Corbyn to help deliver Brexit, the Tories can tear Labour's fragile coalition apart - The Telegraph
L abour's frontbench is off in a world of its own right now: one in which it not only won last month's election , but also has been clear on how it would handle
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8 weeks ago
The Men Who Never Have to Grow Up - Opinion - The New York Times
Donald Trump Jr. at his father’s estate in Bedford, N.Y., earlier this year. George Etheredge for The New York Times It was early summer, and the wealthy
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8 weeks ago
Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Dissident Who Won Nobel While Jailed, Dies at 61 - The New York Times
Liu Xiaobo was arrested most recently in 2008, after he helped promote Charter 08, a bold petition calling for democracy, the rule of law and an end to
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8 weeks ago
The War Photo No One Would Publish - The Atlantic
When Kenneth Jarecke photographed an Iraqi man burned alive, he thought it would change the way Americans saw the Gulf War. But the media wouldn’t run the picture.
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8 weeks ago
Let’s put the ‘mattress girl’ case to bed - Spiked
Law Paul Nungesser should not have to live with continual accusation. T his week, Columbia University settled a lawsuit brought by ex-student Paul Nungesser.…
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8 weeks ago
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