JRD, the Other Resource Descriptor | hueniverse
XRD was a terrible idea. JRD is also a terrible idea, but it is implemented in JSON instead of XML. Sigh.
xrd  xml  json  standards  technology 
21 hours ago
CNN Does Actual Journalism, Grills Carson Until Manager Steps In To Stop Them (VIDEO)
Most political interviews feature daring and tough individuals who aren’t afraid to ask politicians those important questions, like, “what is your favorite…
cnn  bencarson  politics  from instapaper
10 days ago
Looking good by doing nothing: Corbyn and the slackactivist left - Spectator Blogs
Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North and candidate in the Labour Party leadership election, speaks to supporters outside Great St Mary's church on September 6,…
jeremycorbyn  labourparty  ukpolitics  from instapaper
19 days ago
NHS Contract Awarded To Private Firm Despite Rival Bid Being "£7 Million Cheaper"
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Detail of the National Health Service sign at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge. PA Wire/Press Association Images Chris Radburn
The NHS…
nhs  ukpolitics  from instapaper
20 days ago
Corbyn, Trump and Farage: The Rise of the Paranoid Style | Little Atoms
There was an odd TV moment last December, when Russell Brand and Nigel Farage appeared on Question Time together. For several awkward minutes, the chest-beating…
jeremycorbyn  ukpolitics  donaldtrump  nigelfarage  ukip  politics  paranoia  richardhofstadter  from instapaper
22 days ago
Tom Watson, Labour's new deputy leader, is a man to watch
Tom Watson’s election as deputy leader of the Labour Party is even less surprising than Jeremy Corbyn’s victory. It could yet prove to be at least as…
ukpolitics  tomwatson  labourparty  labourleadershipcontest2015  from instapaper
28 days ago
What would a Jeremy Corbyn win mean for UK universities?
Jeremy Corbyn is tipped to win the Labour leadership on an anti-austerity, no tuition fees ticket. Fees have been around in some form since the 1990s but Corbyn…
labourparty  jeremycorbyn  educationpolicy  ukpolitics  universities  highereducation  labourleadershipcontest2015  from instapaper
28 days ago
Jeremy Corbyn faces a dozen shadow cabinet resignations if he wins Labour leadership
10:00PM BST 11 Sep 2015
Jeremy Corbyn faces the resignation of up to a dozen shadow cabinet ministers on the first day of his leadership as senior Labour…
labourparty  jeremycorbyn  emmareynolds  tristramhunt  rachelreeves  ukpolitics  jamiereed  labourleadershipcontest2015  from instapaper
28 days ago
Jeremy Corbyn: it’s time for a new kind of politics
Jeremy Corbyn, odds on to be elected Labour party leader on Saturday in one of the most stunning electoral upsets of postwar politics, is to attempt to offer a…
ukpolitics  labourparty  labourleadershipcontest2015  jeremycorbyn  from instapaper
28 days ago
Jeremy Corbyn replies to Blair warning: I don't do personal, I don't do abuse
The Labour leadership frontrunner, Jeremy Corbyn, has said he does not do “personal, reaction or abuse”, after dire warnings from Tony Blair and Yvette Cooper…
jeremycorbyn  ukpolitics  labourparty  labourleadershipcontest2015  tonyblair  from instapaper
4 weeks ago
The Trigger Warning Myth
In The Atlantic's latest cover story, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt insinuate that trigger warnings and "vindictive…
mentalhealth  university  socialjustice  triggerwarnings  academia  from instapaper
7 weeks ago
Yahoo News Digest — Unsettled: Millennials delaying homeownership amid...
Nice to see reporting on millienials and homeownership that doesn't present long-term renting as a choice:
youngpeople  economics  homeownership  millenials  from twitter_favs
7 weeks ago
Corbyn should support a convention parliament or he will fail
Sophisticated leaders wait until they can see where people are going and then they chase after them, the better to lead. It is simple-minded to think that…
labourparty  labourleadershipcontest2015  jeremycorbyn  ukpolitics  parliament  politics  labour  from instapaper
7 weeks ago
The Jeremy Corbyn agenda – wrong — Medium
Much has been written about electability in what is now the Jeremy Corbyn referendum*. When his policy platform is discussed, it tends to be simply dismissed as…
labourleadershipcontest2015  ukpolitics  politics  labourparty  labour  jeremycorbyn  from instapaper
7 weeks ago
The Anti-Jeremy Corbyn People How They Sound to Me
I may not have read any of Corbyn’s policies. But I have imagined what he might think, on the basis of an unorthodox hat he once wore.
labourleadershipcontest2015  ukpolitics  politics  labourparty  labour  jeremycorbyn  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
Why are people voting for Jeremy Corbyn
Many people have given an opinion that if elected, Jeremy Corbyn will be the end of the Labour Party and that he is completely unelectable.
ukpolitics  labourparty  labour  jeremycorbyn  labourleadershipcontest2015  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
Tony Blair Labour faces 'annihilation' if Jeremy Corbyn wins leadership
The Labour party is in the worst danger in its 100-year history and faces possible annihilation if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership, Tony Blair has warned.
jeremycorbyn  ukpolitics  labourparty  labourleadershipcontest2015  tonyblair  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
The Corbyn Phenomenon
For readers not in the UK, some background. When Ed Miliband resigned as Labour leader after the 2015 election defeat, the election process for a new leader…
jeremycorbyn  ukpolitics  labourparty  labourleadershipcontest2015  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
What could a Jeremy Corbyn victory mean for the Liberal Democrats
A reasonably-new Conservative government lurches to the right. The defeated Labour Party elects its most left-wing leader in a generation. There is a new sense…
jeremycorbyn  ukpolitics  labourparty  labourleadershipcontest2015  liberaldemocrats  from instapaper
10 weeks ago
Who's backing Jeremy Corbyn The young
Perhaps it’s a form of the Streisand effect, but the more we hear about Jeremy Corbyn – and let’s be honest, must of it has been disparaging - the more people…
jeremycorbyn  ukpolitics  labourparty  labourleadershipcontest2015  from instapaper
11 weeks ago
Why Voter ID Laws Aren’t Really about Fraud | Government / Elections / Politics | FRONTLINE | PBS
"People obsessed with false rape claims have a lot in common with people obsessed with voter fraud."
politics  rape  voterfraud  nonsense  from twitter_favs
12 weeks ago
Matt Haig 'crucified' on Twitter for planning book about masculinity
The author Matt Haig found himself “crucified” online after suggesting that his next non-fiction title could be a book tackling masculinity.
masculinity  feminism  from instapaper
june 2015
The Destructive Myth of the Magna Carta
The British Constitution is often described as “unwritten.” This is not quite true: It is correct there is no single codified document called the “British…
law  ukpolitics  magnacarta  politics  from instapaper
june 2015
Scientist Tim Hunt should be reinstated after 'girls' row, says Boris Johnson
The Nobel laureate who resigned from two scientific organisations after making controversial comments about women should be reinstated, says Boris Johnson. …
timhunt  science  feminism  borisjohnson  from instapaper
june 2015
Michelle Obama due to arrive in UK to promote girls' education
Michelle Obama is due to arrive in the UK on Monday, accompanied by her mother and two teenage daughters, as part of her global campaign to promote girls’…
michelleobama  education  feminism  from instapaper
june 2015
Labour leadership the timing is bad, the process stinks, but this is going to be a good contest
They shouldn’t be having this election now. They are doing everything in the wrong order. The nomination system stinks. The election system is neither…
labourparty  ukpolitics  from instapaper
june 2015
Shed a tear, Tim Hunt crying at work is a good idea
I will never forget the first time I needed to cry at work.
feminism  science  politics  from instapaper
june 2015
Britain’s Olympic legacy is a sedentary nation
The vacuous sales pitch that hosting the 2012 Olympics in London would inspire the nation to be more active has finally suffered a terminal blow, with the…
unitedkingdom  olympics  sports  from instapaper
june 2015
Labour leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn wins place on ballot for leadership
Labour leftwinger Jeremy Corbynhas secured a place on the party’s leadership ballot paper by a whisker, joining Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall.
labourparty  jeremycorbyn  ukpolitics  politics  from instapaper
june 2015
This New Noise review – an excellent and insightful history of the BBC
Is the BBC in danger of meltdown in the accelerating climate of change in broadcasting? If so, how could that happen to an organisation still thought of as an…
bookreview  history  bbc  from instapaper
june 2015
People With HIV May be the Biggest Losers Under New Trade Treaty
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade treaty has activists from both sides of the conservative/progressive aisle.
tradetreaties  hiv  internationaltrade  tpp  from instapaper
june 2015
Why White People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Last year, a white male Princeton undergraduate was asked by a classmate to “check his privilege.” Offended by this…
racism  from instapaper
june 2015
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