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If Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett tonight, prepare for all hell to break loose

July 9, 2018 3:22 pm

Feminists will be lining up to prevent the appointment of the Catholic mother of seven.

Conservatives are wrong about free speech

July 6, 2018 4:04 pm

The consensus is that we all have to watch what we say. But is it true?

Technology has invaded our once peaceful homes

July 6, 2018 3:59 pm

Screens dominate – and houses are no longer the sanctuaries they once were.

The dream of driverless cars is dying

July 6, 2018 3:56 pm

Billions have been invested but autonomous vehicles will not be on a road any time soon.

Up close with the Rolling Stones

July 6, 2018 3:37 pm

Ronnie Wood’s girlfriend was there – and Mick’s oldest Dartford school friend.

Has Tibet finally lost out to China?

June 28, 2018 4:29 pm

Religion remains at the heart of Beijing’s determination to subdue and transform Tibet.

David Lynch and the new Trumpian counter culture

June 26, 2018 6:23 pm

The director recognises Trump’s startling originality and willingness to look beyond the taken-for-granted modus operandi of the Washington Establishment.

Film review: Westwood – Punk, Icon, Activist

June 24, 2018 11:39 am

This is a golden age for documentaries, if you have time to view them. Digital film and editing have reduced…

The diversity trap

June 22, 2018 1:34 pm

Quotas mean discrimination. Britain must learn from Americas mistake.

The Bible’s #MeToo problem

June 22, 2018 1:08 pm

King David’s reputation is already mud. He’s a rapist who sent Bathsheba’s hubby to the front line so that he can get her into his bed.

‘I think The Kinks could have found a better frontman’: Ray Davies interviewed

June 21, 2018 2:19 pm

For all his reputation as one of England’s defining pop songwriters, America was Davies’ inspiration, and it is to the subject of America that he has been drawn these past few years.

The #MeToo movement is making sex great again

June 21, 2018 1:50 pm

Yes, many of the new rules of engagement for sex are silly and excessive — but so are the freedoms offered by enlightened liberal orthodoxies

I don’t want to keep pushing the Francis-Trump analogy. But the Pope makes it tough to resist the temptation

June 20, 2018 9:08 pm

In an interview with Reuters, the supreme pontiff uses Trumpian rhetoric to criticize the migrant children scandal.

The club sandwich: three slices of white supremacy?

June 20, 2018 3:35 pm

Is ‘the perfect American food’ soaked in imperialism and all-male white chumminess?

The Global Anglican crack up

June 19, 2018 4:59 pm

The provinces of the Anglican Communion today have little in common beyond a historical connection to the Church of England.

50 years after Bobby Kennedy’s murder, the ‘deep state’ still reigns supreme

June 7, 2018 12:36 pm

New York   This week 50 years ago saw the assassination of Robert Kennedy, a man I met a couple…

Speeding along the highway in America’s coolest cars

June 4, 2018 6:20 pm

In a study of young people and cars, it is a shame that the key role of music is not more fully addressed.

Social conservatism is dead

May 31, 2018 8:01 pm

Pope Francis’ modus operandi is to leave the reporting of his views to third parties and then sit back and enjoy the storm.

In my illness and old age, children give me hope

May 31, 2018 7:27 pm

The War Horse author on how he got through his cancer treatment.

Morgan Freeman and the troubling direction of #MeToo

May 30, 2018 8:40 pm

The movement calls for a change in culture as impossible as it is counterproductive.

Sympathy for the devil: Doesn’t Harvey Weinstein deserve pity, too?

May 29, 2018 6:03 pm

His attitude to sex must have been warped by the superabundance of opportunity.

Ireland’s abortion referendum has been horrifically one-sided

May 24, 2018 7:04 pm

The debate has been characterised as a step into the 21st century – but the reality is far from it.

USC should fire its president – and every bureaucrat who could have stopped George Tyndall’s campaign of abuse

May 23, 2018 4:54 am

A gynaecologist at one of America’s top universities is in the midst of a sexual assault scandal. Now its students and faculty are demanding change.

This is monarchy for the Netflix generation

May 20, 2018 9:36 am

The less we hear about the Royal family, the better. With Meghan and Harry, this is exactly the reverse of what we’ll get.

Review: Let the Sunshine In

May 20, 2018 9:32 am

Here in the English-speaking world, the hours after work and before dinner are known as the ‘reverse commute’. We spend…