Life

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How can Twitter decide whether COVID news is ‘untrue’?

May 13, 2020 1:11 pm

Even the scientists arent sure

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A generation unmasked

May 12, 2020 6:06 pm

The furor over the maskless VE celebration highlights the forces driving this moment of national fear and submission

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Newsflash: Trump insults everyone

May 12, 2020 5:39 pm

Rarely does sex or ethnicity factor into the president’s choice of target: he is an equal opportunities offender

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Coronavirus offers another excuse for the New York Times to bash Britain

May 12, 2020 4:14 pm

The Gray Lady’s anti-British animus is worth highlighting

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Cut! Weekend news shows give Barr and Pompeo the chop

May 12, 2020 2:33 pm

Two news programs misled viewers with deceptively edited interview clips

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A strong constitution

May 12, 2020 2:07 pm

It is a cherished axiom of the psychological class that the human psyche is almost infinitely sensitive and delicate

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NABJ cancels Huawei-sponsored misinformation panel

May 12, 2020 1:46 pm

The panel was intended to address misinformation in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, especially as it relates to minority racial groups in the United States

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No evidence of children passing on COVID-19 to relatives, says Icelandic study

May 12, 2020 12:31 pm

The study’s outcome appears to indicate that reopening schools would be safe

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Shrieks, shots and broken china: a visit to my rural French doctor

May 12, 2020 12:14 pm

As we all sat in the waiting room, we wondered what social enormity the doctor might commit next

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COVID-19: the bluffer’s guide

May 12, 2020 11:28 am

‘That’s the viral test. I’m talking about the antibody test’

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Texas or Hell

May 11, 2020 6:24 pm

‘You can go to Hell, but I am going to Texas,’ said Davy Crockett. I think he had a point

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Him too: is Alec Klein a predator — or a victim?

May 11, 2020 6:07 pm

An unwanted shoulder rub is a bit sleazy but it hardly places a man beyond redemption

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COVID-19 is a terrible snob

May 11, 2020 8:17 am

Survival of the richest

alison roman

Cooking for dad: real food is nothing fancy

May 10, 2020 11:47 am

Alison Roman’s tastes are like my father’s: particular, strident and requiring a capacious definition of the word ‘unfussy’

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Africa’s invisible epidemics

May 10, 2020 11:28 am

What I respected about the people in Baidoa was that every famine victim who died was an individual

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Dwelling on death in Gstaad

May 10, 2020 11:18 am

Living dangerously helps put death in the right perspective

Kayleigh McEnany

Kayleigh McEnany’s media jujitsu

May 9, 2020 1:42 pm

‘Gotcha’ questions no longer have the intended effect

dave rubin

Did Dave Rubin steal the only good idea in his book?

May 8, 2020 6:18 pm

‘I’m writing my book too and I’m not gonna steal “factory settings” obviously...’

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An autopsy of the Intellectual Dark Web

May 8, 2020 12:16 pm

Two years on from Bari Weisss New York Times essay, there are still several unanswered questions

karen

Don’t let Karen kill your community

May 8, 2020 11:31 am

If our leadership wants us to listen to them, they should discourage Karens

mothers

Lockdown used to be the norm for new mothers

May 7, 2020 8:51 pm

I feared I might feel trapped when the lockdown began but in fact it has been quite liberating

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In the COVID era, age isn’t just a number

May 7, 2020 8:37 pm

Of course I will die in the next 20-odd years, but I will try hard not to do it from COVID-19, a nasty way to go.

gotham

Goodbye New York, welcome Gotham

May 7, 2020 5:39 pm

The main excitement we get here is going to wait in socially distanced lines at the grocery store

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owl

Even the owl in my garden is self-isolating

May 7, 2020 1:32 pm

Tawnies are territorial and will defend up to 50 acres of land