Life

dog

How to define a dog

October 12, 2019 4:35 pm

The variousness of dogs has ever been a leitmotif of dictionary discussions

riding

Notes on…riding

October 12, 2019 4:17 pm

We have forgotten not just the use of horses, but also their value to our wellbeing

shepard smith

Shepard Smith’s last moments at Fox News

October 11, 2019 11:46 pm

‘Under our agreement, I won’t be reporting elsewhere, at least in the near future’ 

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CNN’s LGBT Town Hall collapses into trans madness

October 11, 2019 2:00 pm

In its quest for every gender on the spectrum, the network couldn’t even find a single top to stuff into the audience

kin

Hipsters are getting high on an alcohol-free cocktail

October 11, 2019 1:20 pm

Kin has become popular as swatches of America veer towards sinless living and self-care

oil

Don’t blame oil and coal companies for climate change

October 11, 2019 10:50 am

If climate change is a crisis, or even just a challenge, it is one in which we are all implicated

syria christians

Syria’s Christians are suffering in silence

October 10, 2019 4:48 pm

The Assyrians hang in limbo

roy cohn

Why Roy Cohn is not one of the world’s most evil men

October 10, 2019 12:24 pm

He may have had a gruff exterior but I always thought he was gooey inside

succession

A work of pure, undiluted genius

October 10, 2019 9:21 am

Succession reviewed

wokeness puritanism

Puritanism is back…and welcome to it

October 9, 2019 1:18 pm

Martyrdom has become ‘inclusive’

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Why do Americans and Brits write about alcohol so differently?

October 9, 2019 12:31 pm

American drink writing tends to be self-flagellating: the recovering alcoholic’s remembrance of sins past

batavia new york

I am a part of Batavia, New York

October 9, 2019 12:00 pm

My friend Henry W. Clune used to say that all he ever really wanted was to appear considerable in the eyes of his hometown

hillary clinton

Hillary beat Trump once, she can do it again

October 9, 2019 11:31 am

Imagine waking up each day, knowing that a strong empowered woman was in the White House

facebook ads

Facebook’s fake news problem is about more than just ads

October 8, 2019 5:43 pm

Chris Hughes’s attack on his co-founder won’t stop the spread of misinformation

ubi

Would UBI actually work in America?

October 8, 2019 12:25 pm

There is an ill-defined and naive hope that UBI will solve whatever particular political bogeyman is brought to the party

anger

The gilded rage: why is America so angry?

October 7, 2019 12:10 pm

Most Americans now believe it is ‘healthier’ to unleash their negative feelings than to bottle them up

space force

Space is the place – for war

October 6, 2019 3:11 pm

Foreign hackers have broken codes that are integral to the effectiveness of satellites

impeach boris

Impeach Boris Johnson

October 6, 2019 9:36 am

Boris makes enthusiastic speeches, which is an obvious parallel to the speeches Mussolini made

adderall

Grade A: what Adderall has taught me

October 5, 2019 1:19 pm

‘Come to think of it, no. I’ve never had a patient, once prescribed, go off them’

alternative media

The alternative media has censorship problems too

October 5, 2019 12:56 pm

It is not especially unusual for figures in the alternative media to use the power of law to silence criticism

rednecks

Rednecks are the least racist people in America

October 5, 2019 11:56 am

I didn’t even know racism was a thing until I moved to New York and my socioeconomic betters told me so

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greta thunberg

Greta Thunberg is no genius – she’s an apostle

October 4, 2019 2:55 pm

She just repeats the same simple message again and again

recycling

Young recycling zealots are talking trash

October 3, 2019 1:44 pm

I’m tired of being guilted by people who only recently learned to tie their shoelaces

paul dacre

Paul Dacre on the British media, courts and David Cameron’s ‘drug taking’

October 3, 2019 1:31 pm

‘I know what this is all about — it’s Brown trying to expose my drug-taking.’