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Georgia sees first major test for a Republican defending democracy

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Hello, and Happy Thursday, I’m writing from Atlanta, where I’m spending this week reporting on the Republican primary for secretary of state. This race is perhaps the most important primary happening in America this y...

Tory MPs are defending their leader. But what if Johnson is fined again – and again?

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When news broke that Boris Johnson – along with his chancellor – had been handed a fixed-penalty notice for breaching Covid rules during lockdown, the prime minister’s defenders quickly organised themselves. Tory MPs ...

Last marines defending Mariupol ‘running out of ammunition’

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The last Ukrainian soldiers defending Mariupol said they were “running out of ammunition” on Monday and expected to be killed or taken prisoner very soon by Russian forces surrounding the city. Writing on Facebook, th...

Why are Democrats like Biden still defending Republican politicians?

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Over the past few weeks, President Joe Biden has repeatedly emphasized his friendship with Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. At the National Prayer Breakfast in early February, for instance, he praised McConnell...

Defending Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin out of giant slalom on first run

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Mikaela Shiffrin’s bid for a record medal haul at the Winter Olympics got off to a rocky start on Monday morning when the American star missed a gate early in the first run of the giant slalom and was disqualified. Th...

US taskforce defending election officials makes first arrest over alleged death threats

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A special justice department unit created to combat threats against election officials made its first arrest on Friday after a man allegedly posted threats online against Georgia election workers. Chad Stark, a 54-yea...

Unthinkable review: Jamie Raskin, his lost son and defending democracy from Trump

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Unthinkable is the perfect title for this extraordinary book, because it describes a superhuman feat. Jamie Raskin is a fine writer, a Democratic congressman, a constitutional scholar and a deeply loving father. When...

‘They can’t silence us’: the female lawyers defending Colombia’s environment

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Julia Figueroa never leaves her house without security. She travels with two bodyguards and an armoured vehicle. Her home and office are watched around the clock. She carefully monitors any devices that might contain ...

The Constitution of Knowledge review: defending truth from Trump

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Jonathan Rauch is among America’s more thoughtful and rigorously honest public intellectuals. In his new book, he addresses the rise of disinformation and its pernicious effects on democratic culture. Through an anal...