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What would George Floyd’s life have looked like without the crushing weight of racism?

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The murder of George Floyd two years ago prompted a global awakening about the pervasiveness of racism, as millions of people, from Toronto to Tokyo to Tottenham, joined together to take to the streets in the summer o...

America’s billionaire class is funding anti-democratic forces

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Decades ago, America’s monied interests bankrolled a Republican establishment that believed in fiscal conservatism, anti-communism and constitutional democracy. Today’s billionaire class is pushing a radically anti-de...

Trump claims immigrants are voting illegally. The real problem is foreign fatcats funding US campaigns

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In 2017, Donald Trump repeatedly claimed without evidence that between 3 miljoen en 5 million unauthorized immigrants had voted for Hillary Clinton. In the last few weeks, Trump has resurrected his lie during campaig...

The second American civil war is already happening

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The US supreme court’s upcoming decision to reverse Roe v Wade (an early draft of which was leaked last week) doesn’t ban abortions; it leaves the issue to the states. As gevolg daarvan, it will put another large brick in t...

We must fight powerful bullies, whether they are Putin, Trump, or tech billionaires

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I keep running into people who feel overwhelmed by so many seemingly unrelated but terrifying things occurring all at once. “How can all this be happening?" hulle vra. But these things are connected. They are reinforci...

Trump still won’t shut up. He’s doing Democrats running for office a huge favor

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The beginning of May before midterm elections marks the start of primary season and six months of fall campaigning. The conventional view this year is that Democrats will be clobbered in November. Hoekom? Because midterm...

One by one, Republican midterm candidates are falling into line with Trump

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As Trump’s big lie of a stolen election began ricocheting across America in November 2020, Arizona’s Republican attorney general, Mark Brnovich (pronounced “Burn-o-vich”), spoke out forcefully on national television. ...

Slovenia election: liberal newcomer Robert Golob defeats populist PM

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Political newcomer liberal Robert Golob has defeated Slovenia’s three-time prime minister, populist conservative Janez Janša, in elections in a country split by bitter political divisions over the rule of law. Golob’s...

Elon Musk wants to own Twitter to protect his ‘freedom’, not everyone else’s

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Elon Musk has now put together a $46.5bn financing package to buy Twitter – two thirds of it from his own assets, and a third from bank loans secured against Twitter’s assets. It’s the biggest acquisition financing ev...

Who holds the aces as the race for the Premiership title hots up?

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The biggest compliment you can currently pay Leicester is that they are playing like an international team. Steve Borthwick has worked for long enough at the right hand of Eddie Jones in Japan and England to know the ...

Robert Morse, star of Mad Men and Broadway, sterf bejaardes 90

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Robert Morse, who starred in the hit US drama Mad Men, is op die ouderdom van 90. His most well known role was as Bert Cooper, the head of the show’s advertising agency, who gave his surname to the company Sterling Co...

We’re running out of time to hold Donald Trump accountable

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Op Vrydag, Trump endorsed JD Vance in the Ohio Senate Republican primary. This follows his endorsement of Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s Senate Republican primary and Herschel Walker in the Georgia Senate race. The media...

‘I was in front of an audience but all I could think was, I could be dying’: Robert Lindsay on acting, ageing – and surviving cancer

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Robert Lindsay was sitting on the set of The Fever Syndrome at London’s Hampstead theatre, having his photo taken. Instantly recognisable everywhere since his stupidly handsome days – playing the eponymous Marxist in ...

Why did CBS News hire Mick Mulvaney?

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CBS News has hired Mick Mulvaney as an on-air contributor. You may recall that Mulvaney served as acting chief of staff under Trump and led Trump’s Office of Management and Budget. But as I’ll get to in a moment, Mulv...

The Northman review – Robert Eggers’s ambitious, preposterous Viking epic

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The American director Robert Eggers established himself as a singular cinematic voice with the chilling 17th-century “New England Folktale” The Witch, and followed it up with The Lighthouse, an immersive dream of merm...

Elon Musk’s vision for the internet is dangerous nonsense

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The Russian people know little about Putin’s war on Ukraine because Putin has blocked their access to the truth, substituting propaganda and lies. Years ago, pundits assumed the internet would open a new era of democr...

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