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american exceptionalism

Will American exceptionalism survive the pandemic?

April 22, 2020 1:28 pm

By and large, the world’s most powerful and most expensive military establishment is not proving terribly relevant

ventilator triage

Who gets a ventilator?

April 22, 2020 12:57 pm

How medical practitioners allocate life-saving treatments

nerd-hack

Dispatches from the Nerd-Hack war

April 22, 2020 10:13 am

The conflict between tech bros and journos rages on

wuhan lululemon

Forget China: people are mad at Lululemon instead

April 21, 2020 6:35 pm

The bat fried rice hits the fan

national review

National Review: for Trump in 2020?

April 21, 2020 4:05 pm

The ‘menace to American conservatism’ recommends NR articles to the press corps

scientific

How Britain can overcome its scientific illiteracy

April 21, 2020 11:04 am

People have a completely false concept about the nature of science

hugh grant hair

How to cut your hair at home: top tips from Hugh Grant’s barber

April 20, 2020 1:41 pm

On average, hair grows half an inch a month, so cut off an inch to see you through lockdown

face masks

Do face masks work?

April 20, 2020 11:47 am

Coronavirus is not a reason for us to accept arbitrary impositions or abandon our traditions of rational discourse

sussex tabloids

Is this really the time for Harry and Meghan to continue their war on the tabloids?

April 20, 2020 11:07 am

The antics of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have never seemed more utterly irrelevant

meghan harry

The Meghan & Harry Show will end in tears

April 20, 2020 1:36 am

Now they’ve left the royal family, Meghan and Harry want to change their terms of engagement with the media to Hollywood rules

future hollywood

The future will not follow any of the already imagined Hollywood movie scripts

April 18, 2020 5:55 pm

We desperately need new scripts, new stories that will provide a realistic, non-catastrophic sense of where we should be going

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Why is the New York Times shilling for the World Health Organization?

April 17, 2020 5:06 am

The Times feels more loyalty to failing global institutions than to the Americans who buy its newspapers

recovery

Trump walks the recovery tightrope

April 16, 2020 6:21 pm

Good cop, bad cop...then back to work?

puppy

Our puppy has no respect for the six-feet rule

April 16, 2020 6:11 pm

I have begun to suspect that the ‘poo’ in her breed name is not a reference to poodle but to something else

introverts

The keys to ending lockdown — introverts and brown M&M’s

April 16, 2020 6:03 pm

Many of us would practice self-distancing for ever if only those bastard extroverts would stop making us go to things

food jews

Kosher dining is ill-suited to lactose-intolerant Jews

April 16, 2020 1:56 pm

The Dairy Restaurant by Ben Katchor reviewed

survived coronavirus

Faith, hope and charity: how I survived coronavirus

April 16, 2020 12:55 pm

In my hour of need, I reached out and found the hand of the British National Health Service holding mine

climbing

Climbing the walls

April 16, 2020 12:12 pm

A lockdown challenge in Sri Lanka

dissent lockdown

Whatever happened to dissent?

April 16, 2020 11:22 am

The British have bought the lockdown hook, line and non-thinker

phrma big pharma

DC coronavirus newsletters get assist from Big Pharma lobby

April 15, 2020 7:22 pm

Didn’t they help get us into this mess?

wood memes

Memes, marvelous memes

April 15, 2020 1:21 pm

Where would we be without this guy?

steak-umm

Burn in Hell, Steak-umm

April 15, 2020 11:41 am

Surely they are the last brand from whom to take lectures about ‘health’ and ‘compassion’

onlyfans

There’s nothing ‘empowering’ about the sex work on OnlyFans

April 15, 2020 9:27 am

Men that subscribe have found yet another platform to treat women as little more than their own personalized sex toy

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Why the mainstream media won’t take Tara Reade seriously

April 14, 2020 4:19 pm

It took the New York Times 19 days to cover the Biden accuser’s allegations

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Lacking liquor in Northern Virginia

April 14, 2020 1:29 pm

Even closing liquor stores temporarily is dovetailing into a minor if global trend towards prohibition