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Big lakes, small ripples

September 21, 2018 7:18 am

Political views out on the prairie are fairly simple. They turn with the national tides, but more slowly and sedately

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No-one comes off well in the Allen-Farrow family drama

September 20, 2018 1:25 pm

We could believe either Allen’s version or Farrow’s, but that would get us no closer to the truth, because neither is trustworthy and both are proven fantasists

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Ian Buruma and the age of sexual McCarthyism

September 20, 2018 10:46 am

The New York Review of Books editor is the latest casualty of the identitarian mob

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When did advertising become so banal?

September 20, 2018 7:35 am

The more starry-eyed the corporate motto, the bleaker the reality it conceals

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Tech gurus don’t let their kids have smartphones. Here’s why

September 20, 2018 6:28 am

As suspicions about technology’s dark side increase, the ‘digital detox’ has grown in social status

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The trouble with American universities: I talk to Jamie Kirchick

September 19, 2018 12:53 pm

Life’n’Arts podcast with the Brookings Institute fellow running for a seat on Yale’s board

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A changing climate on the Texas Gulf Coast

September 19, 2018 9:37 am

Contrary to the rhetoric, the immigrants here are decent, frugal, God-fearing, entrepreneurial family people

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Status Cuomo in New York

September 18, 2018 9:44 am

...in the land the Democrats forgot

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Arena talks in Dublin and London with Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris and Douglas Murray

September 16, 2018 8:14 am

It was humbling to see two vast arenas more commonly used for rock concerts packed with thousands of people participating in some deeply demanding discussions

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The rule of Caesar Mark Zuckerberg

September 15, 2018 10:59 am

The Facebook CEO is enthralled by the power ancient tyrants wielded

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It’s not transphobic to question transgenderism

September 13, 2018 8:06 am

Why has any expression of measured concern about the trans phenomenon become so impossible?

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Elon Musk and the dwindling appeal of public eccentricity

September 11, 2018 1:23 pm

The entrepreneur only seems like an oddball because culture is so homogenised

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Is San Francisco’s homeless problem really getting worse?

September 11, 2018 8:01 am

From dead Beats to deadbeats on the streets of San Francisco

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Serena Williams is a sore loser, not a victim

September 10, 2018 9:23 am

She can lose without behaving like a diva brat, but sometimes she can’t, and when she loses her temper she is a fairly awful human being

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Nasty, brutish and hot

September 10, 2018 8:09 am

Getting a red neck in the Arizona Desert

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Whining Serena Williams is tennis’s Hillary Clinton

September 9, 2018 11:12 am

Things didn’t turn out how she wanted — so she had a tantrum at the umpire. How classy!

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Who will take the noise out of sport?

September 7, 2018 7:56 am

I can’t hear myself watch

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The neo-Marxist takeover of our universities

September 6, 2018 9:35 am

We owe the fact we haven’t been bamboozled by socialist snake-oil salesmen to the innate good sense of the ordinary working man

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What has Pope Francis covered up?

September 6, 2018 8:52 am

Did the pontiff conceal sexual abuse carried out by the retired archbishop of Washington DC?

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How Nike turned a protest about racial injustice into advertising

September 6, 2018 8:24 am

Is the Colin Kaepernick advert nothing more than a cynical marketing move?

Oh God: ‘lesbian-feminism’ is a religion now

September 4, 2018 10:28 am

The Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft has been given Tax Exempt Status as a ‘place of lesbian faith’

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In praise of Midwestern manners

September 4, 2018 8:44 am

Demonising won’t help the Dems in South Dakota

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The Massachusetts primaries will tell a tale of two Democratic parties

September 3, 2018 1:04 pm

The difference, as is invariably the case in American politics, is a matter of tone — not just skin colour, but also sex and generation, and generally in that order

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John McCain: the man from nowhere who unleashed a deathstorm

September 1, 2018 1:37 pm

The rooted ask the great unasked question in American foreign policy: What does this war mean for my block, my neighbourhood, my town?

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Why I’m a Muslim

August 30, 2018 7:47 am

Cruel and cowardly jihadists try to obscure the beauty of my religion from view