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Europe

Is Europe punishing Britain for its vaccine success?

Should we be worried about the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot? The expert consensus seems to be no

By Cockburn

Business

Vogue declares war on ‘niggling’

The word ‘niggle’ is of Scandinavian origin and has been in the English language since the late 16th century

By Cockburn

Education

Georgetown’s sad decline into affirmative-action madness

And press outlets are perhaps the only places even more hostile to noticing uncomfortable truths than the average campus

By Cockburn

Education

Mum’s the word: British university scraps the word ‘mother’

Mothers and fathers are now to be referred to as ‘guardians’

By Cockburn

Science & Tech

Taylor Lorenz and the media’s sacred cows

For the New York Times, ‘harassment’ describes ideology not behavior

By Cockburn

Europe

Did Meghan Markle cost Piers Morgan his job?

The former CNN host quit his British morning show job on Tuesday

By Cockburn

Internet

Sigh Ngo more: Mumford disowns a son

Banjo rockstar leaves band for liking the wrong books

By Cockburn

Europe

Why isn’t Archie a prince?

The style and title of a royal family member is a matter strictly governed by rules and letters patent

By Cockburn

Business

‘The N-word Republic’ is a disgrace!

Did the magazine intend to taunt and denigrate?

By Cockburn

Education

Is your three-month-old baby racist?

The answer will not surprise you in the slightest

By Cockburn

Education

President Biden vs Dr Seuss

The Commander-in-Chief has removed the author from ‘Read Across America’ day amid concerns about racism

By Cockburn

Politics

Pints and proposals at CPAC in Orlando

All conventions should have a pool with WiFi

By Cockburn

Middle East

America is back — and still bombing Syria

Last night Joe Biden ordered his first big missile sally

By Cockburn

Politics

Inside the American Moment launch party

A new post-Trump populist organization

By Cockburn

Politics

Who is really pushing misinformation?

Two House Representatives want channels they don’t like taken off air

By Cockburn

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