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Who are the right blaming for the Texas shooting? Trans people, immigrants and victims’ parents

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It’s just impossible. Impossible to adequately describe the horror of 19 little children and two of their teachers being murdered in their classroom by an 18-year-old with military-grade weapons. Impossible to adequat...

The Guardian view on the Buffalo shooting: a wake-up call for the Republican right

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According to a poll published in the United States earlier this month, one in three adults believes that an attempt is being made “to replace native-born Americans with immigrants in order to achieve electoral gains”....

Missouri Senate primary highlights rise of violent rhetoric on the right

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On 25 April, the former Missouri governor Eric Greitens, now running for US Senate, posted a video on Twitter of him and Donald Trump Jr, firing semi-automatic rifles at a range. “Striking fear in the hearts of libera...

Michael Gove is right about one thing: building more homes won’t solve anything

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Boris Johnson’s Queen’s speech was largely empty of substance. So thank goodness for the housing and planning secretary, Michael Gove. In his contribution he never spoke truer words, at least if anyone understood them...

The fight for the right to roam in the English countryside – podcast

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A campaign to widen access to the English countryside is gathering momentum. However, as Helena Horton reports from a mass trespass event in Devon, there is little sign the government is willing to budge ...

Ending England’s Covid restrictions was divisive – but the data shows we were right

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It is now five months since the Omicron variant was first detected in the UK – and although its impact was less severe than many initially feared, it’s estimated that more than 30 million people in England have been i...

Hate mail and death threats: how the right wrecked one man’s life for its culture war

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He only knew it was serious when the hate mail began. Up until then, neither Matthew Katzman nor his friends thought what they’d done was that big a deal. But now he was getting abuse in his inbox, over WhatsApp, on s...

Keir Starmer must know he can’t appease the rabid right

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Owen Jones lays bare the tactical weaknesses in Keir Starmer’s Labour (Starmer gambled Labour’s fortunes on his integrity – no wonder he’s in deep trouble, 9 May). It doesn’t work to increasingly appease the right, be...

How Disney found its pride – and riled the American right

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‘Christ. they’re going after Mickey Mouse,” said president Joe Biden in April, bemoaning the Republican party’s targeting of yet another American institution. A few days earlier, at a desk surrounded by small children...

Confessions of an old learner driver: would I get my license despite not knowing left from right?

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The journey began – like all good journeys – in the Downing Centre local court. I had just successfully contested a driving charge (failure to wear a seatbelt) with my friend Jemma (I was the passenger, she was drivin...

Independence day: why Gordon Brown gave the Bank the right to set interest rates

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Gordon Brown had a surprise in store for Eddie George when he summoned the then governor of the Bank of England to a meeting at 11 Downing Street on bank holiday Monday, 25 years ago this week. For the past two years,...

‘JP, right?’ Donald Trump appears to forget name of candidate he endorsed

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Speaking at a rally two days ahead of voting in a heated Republican Senate primary in Ohio, Donald Trump appeared to forget the name of JD Vance, the candidate he has endorsed. “You know,” the former president told a ...

The Right review: conservatism, Trump, regret and wishful thinking

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America’s tribes frequently clash but they rarely intersect. Over the past 60 years, the Democratic party has morphed into an upstairs-downstairs coalition, graduate-degree holders tethered to an urban core and religi...

The Trumpian right keeps pushing rule of law to the brink. But the law is winning

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This week has seen developments in two important legal battles. At stake is whether we are a society ruled by law or not. Without law, we face not survival of the fittest but survival of the fiercest – those most will...

Right back at you: the Ugandan designer returning the west’s cast-offs

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When Bobby Kolade moved back to Uganda in 2018 after 13 years in the European fashion world, he was intent on joining the movement to ban secondhand clothes. The designer remembered buying used clothing at Uganda’s bi...

I’m 70; my wife is 65. Is she right to say that’s too old for sex?

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I’m a 70-year-old man who enjoys sex and intimacy, but my wife, who is 65, feels she is too old for this. We sleep in the same bed but keep the pooch and pillows between us. Talking is useless and always becomes a bla...

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