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Cat cafe

Cat cafés mix business with pleasure

February 16, 2020 1:44 pm

Paws-itively purr-fect

impeachment

Ancient Athens would have been horrified by Trump’s impeachment

February 15, 2020 10:57 am

What is democratic about the way we do impeachment?

european

The death of the center in European politics

February 14, 2020 11:36 pm

Voters pick candidates precisely because they don’t play by the rules

primary democrats

How many Democrats have made it to the first primary in the last 40 years?

February 11, 2020 12:41 pm

Back in 2016, only three Democrats made it to Iowa

prisons
homosexuality

God’s honest truth? Homosexuality is hardly mentioned in the Bible

February 6, 2020 11:08 am

Jesus is actually extraordinarily indifferent to the sex lives of those around him

germans

The agony of Brexit — for us Germans

January 30, 2020 10:21 am

We never thought Britain would actually leave us stranded and alone

failure

Britain needs to rediscover failure if it wants to prosper

January 30, 2020 9:43 am

We should have the courage to take risks on new ventures that may not guarantee a return

social

Brexit ruined our social lives. Can we now kiss and make up?

January 30, 2020 9:32 am

Remainers’ anger has subsided, but this is an uneasy peace

brexit

How it all went right: the great Brexit wound has almost healed

January 30, 2020 12:06 am

It didn’t take a generation – it took about two weeks

reset

The link between politics and moisturizer

January 25, 2020 2:19 pm

With some surprise I found reset has been in use since the early 17th century

new york

An Englishman in New York

January 24, 2020 4:05 pm

Mist was blowing in drifts off the East River and already I could feel the intoxication of the city

funerals

Roman funerals had real ‘emotional intelligence’

January 23, 2020 5:46 pm

There was a tradition of preserving death masks of the departed, complete with lists of achievements

Ten years on, the Arab Spring has only benefited the Islamists

January 23, 2020 12:41 am

The legacy of the revolution is hopelessness and helplessness

varadkar

Can Leo Varadkar defy the odds to win another term as Taoiseach?

January 16, 2020 12:31 pm

Attitudes towards the UK and Brexit could be where this election is won and lost

homeless

I spent Christmas Day helping the homeless – and I was bored out of my mind

January 16, 2020 12:21 pm

I made the mistake of assuming that I would be greeted with beaming faces of gratitude

2010s

The people’s decade: how will history come to define the 2010s?

January 16, 2020 12:11 pm

The past 10 years may be depicted as a tale of two Etonians: David Cameron and Boris Johnson

charles

Warring Windsors: the real royal conflict is between Charles and his sons

January 16, 2020 12:01 pm

What looked like a peace summit at Sandringham was, in fact, an escalation of the feud

monarchy

Is slimming down the monarchy the only way to save it?

January 16, 2020 9:55 am

A tight-knit team would be easier to keep in check — but downsizing has its downsides

scruton

‘A perfect knight’: Remembering Roger Scruton

January 16, 2020 8:59 am

Tributes from William Shawcross, Daniel Hannan, Jonathan Aitken, David Matthews and more

cressida bonas

Cressida Bonas: Everyone seems to have very strong opinions about my wedding

January 16, 2020 8:41 am

I always imagined I’d have a small wedding, until I realized our two families alone come to 120 people

ben schott

Ben Schott: I’m Tony Blair’s brother (according to Google)

January 9, 2020 11:12 am

I was there at the very beginning, when Olivia Colman starred opposite her husband-to-be in a 1995 Cambridge production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Table Manners

brexit

Revealed: Boris’s blueprint for Brexit

January 9, 2020 8:46 am

For the first time in four years, the British government knows what it wants

australia

Fight fire with fire: controlled burning could have protected Australia

January 9, 2020 8:26 am

A kind of ecological fundamentalism has taken the place of common sense

iran

Iran no longer alone

January 9, 2020 5:34 am

The American strategy of isolating and dividing Tehran has just been exploded