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How we settle political disagreements in our family

‘Only later, when the children are in bed, do we squabble in hushed tones about Joseph de Maistre or the Russian Civil War’

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

Cuckoo Q: are the QAnon crowd as crazy as they seem?

Where we go one, we go off the deep end

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

In many ways, Andrew Cuomo is just a metaphor

In his DNC address, the New York governor was more interested in what sounds right than what is right

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

Sarah Cooper isn’t funny

Her lip-syncing videos elicit a lot of what Donald Glover called ‘clapter’. That’s not really comedy

By Ben Sixsmith

Humor

Rich people are struggling during COVID, too

The average age in the Hamptons has to be well over 50 so the Hinge market was a disappointment

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

The allure of child trafficking conspiracy theories

Why the hysteria is worth challenging

By Ben Sixsmith

Europe

Two faces of Polish rebellion

The narrow presidential election reveals a country divided

By Ben Sixsmith

Art

Kanye West and the uncancelables

It’s hard not to admire people who get rich and say whatever they want

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

Thank you, Ron Johnson!

No more will the tyranny of extra federal holidays threaten the United States

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

Viral justice and the demented war on Karens

In practice, calling someone a Karen is just an excuse to abuse a middle-aged woman

By Ben Sixsmith

Internet

Conservatives talk about cancel culture too much

The right has never managed to adapt to not being the establishment

By Ben Sixsmith

Art

I hate the Nineties

The Nineties began in hope but ended in disaster

By Ben Sixsmith

Politics

In defense of CHAZ

For radical leftists to establish their own territory is, frankly, refreshing

By Ben Sixsmith

Europe

Rioting is contagious

London protesters are outraged about events in the US

By Ben Sixsmith

Europe

Did the most polarizing man in Polish politics breach lockdown?

Across Europe, a grim sport has been made out of catching experts and authorities not following their own rules

By Ben Sixsmith

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