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Charlottesville Robert E Lee statue to be melted down and turned into public art

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The statue of the Confederate general Robert E Lee that drew deadly protests to Charlottesville, Virginia, will be melted down and turned into a new piece of public art by an African American heritage center. The city...

Robert Habeck: from translating English verse to German high office

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The man who will spend the next four years trying to bring about a green transformation of Germany’s coal-hungry industry once faced another daunting challenge in a previous, less publicly exposed career: translating ...

Robert Holman, ‘extraordinary and influential’ playwright, dies aged 69

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Robert Holman, the playwright’s playwright who was revered for his finely crafted, hugely insightful and humane dramas, has died at the age of 69. His death, on Friday night, was announced by the agency Casarotto Rams...

There is no doubt any more: the US supreme court is run by ‘partisan hacks’

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In mid-September, Clarence Thomas told a crowd of more than 800 students and faculty at Notre Dame University that the US supreme court should not be viewed in political terms, and that justices don’t base their rulin...

Jones ready to unsettle Springboks after surprise England selections

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Much has changed since Eddie Jones last named a team to face South Africa. Back in 2019 he was in a packed hotel ballroom in Tokyo awaiting a Rugby World Cup final that, ultimately, did not remotely pan out the way he...

Why are Americans so unhappy with Joe Biden?

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America is overflowing with good news. Unemployment is down, wages are up, consumer confidence is rebounding, and consumers are spending more (retail sales jumped 1.7% in October, the third monthly increase). Covid se...

What happens when a Congressman threatens a colleague with violence?

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Last week, Arizona Representative Paul Gosar posted on Twitter and Instagram a photoshopped animated cartoon in which he assassinates Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacks President Joe Biden. Gosar says...

We need to talk about the real reason behind US inflation

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On Wednesday, the US labor department announced that the consumer price index – a basket of products ranging from gasoline and health care to groceries and rents – rose 6.2% from a year ago. That’s the nation’s highes...

Eddie Jones needs to keep it simple and start Marcus Smith for England

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It was the US Navy which first popularised the KISS principle in the 1960s. Regardless of the dilemma the advice was to Keep It Simple, Stupid because straightforward solutions are usually the most effective. Sixty ye...

If Labour can’t beat the Tories’ polarising game, it should build bridges instead

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With two byelections coming in Conservative seats, Labour should be happy. Byelection campaigns against a government mired in scandal are normally a dream come true for the opposition: a chance to mobilise discontent ...

It’s not all about the culture war – Democrats helped shaft the working class

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After Tuesday’s Democratic loss in the Virginia gubernatorial election and near-loss in New Jersey, I’m hearing a narrative about Democrats’ failure with white working-class voters that is fundamentally wrong. In Thu...

Suns owner Robert Sarver accused of racism and misogyny in damning report

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Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver faced allegations of racism and misogyny on Thursday after an ESPN report detailed claims of a toxic and hostile workplace during his 17-year tenure. Sarver issued a pre-emptive denial...

Eddie Jones back to drawing board as withdrawals could force rethink

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Either Eddie Jones has walked under a whole row of ladders or his England selection plans are falling victim to some other mystery curse. How else to account for the latest injury flurry which has removed a raft of ba...

Robert Durst indicted for murder 39 years after wife Kathie Durst disappeared

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Robert Durst was indicted on Monday for murder in the death of his first wife, Kathie McCormack Durst, who disappeared nearly four decades ago. The multimillionaire real estate heir is currently serving a life sentenc...

Resilience: the one word progressives need in the face of Trump, Covid and more

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I often tell my students that if they strive to achieve full and meaningful lives, they should expect failures and disappointments. We learn to walk by falling down again and again. We learn to ride a bicycle by crash...

Robert E Lee’s home on market for $5.9m – but listing fails to mention him

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The house at 607-601 Oronoco Street in Alexandria, Virginia – a 226-year-old, six-bedroom, 8,145 sq ft mansion – appears by every measure a highly desirable place to live, if at an asking price of $5.9m. But in a lis...

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