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McMaster and Commander
Being National Security Adviser in the Trump era.
9 hours ago
Restaurant noise levels are climbing. Here’s how to fight back.
It’s worse in the US, but it’s pretty bad everywhere.
The case of Prick vs Prick
'This is a dispute between a tattoo artist and a retailer of cacti about the use of the trading name "PRICK".'
england  law  Funny 
3 days ago
Who are you in 1917 Russia?
New version of the Political Compass!
History  politics  Russia 
5 days ago
The wrong Brexit: what happened to ‘Global Britain’?
@FraserNelson at the @Spectator makes the Tory case for migration and against the government.
ukpolitics  migration 
5 days ago
Welcome to the New World
Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic story of Syrian refugees in America.
syria  uspolitics  migration  war 
7 days ago
The Long Road to Brexit
Books reviewed by @GarvanWalshe.
ukpolitics  eu  brexit 
11 days ago
Makropoulos To Run For FIDE President
The extraordinary politics of international chess.
politics  chess 
12 days ago
Dictator’s playground: inside Viktor Orbán’s Hungary
"Hungary’s biggest problem is not immigration but emigration: as happened after 1956, the best and brightest are already leaving for better money and more congenial regimes."
13 days ago
Taoiseach dismisses Davis' Brexit comments as 'strange'
UK seriously believes that SF is running Ireland’s Brexit policy. For real.
ireland  ukpolitics  brexit  eu 
13 days ago
Junot Díaz: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma
Tremendous piece on the personal impact of sexual abuse.
13 days ago
'The Simpsons' To 'The Problem With Apu': Drop Dead
Lisa, the show's unshakable crusader for justice, including in matters of popular culture, has been reduced to a mouthpiece for the lazy idea that asking for better representation is an unfair burden on creators; an unreasonable demand that things be "politically correct." That is regrettable, to say the least.
14 days ago
It Takes More Than Money to Make a Marshall Plan
Adjusting for inflation, US has spent 50% more on reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan than on the Marshall plan.
Uspolitics  waronterror  Afghanistan  iraq 
14 days ago
Why 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a mystery
...and its similarities with Dr Strangelove.
sf  films 
15 days ago
When nobody cares
@ArianeSherine on what matters and what doesn’t. I had not heard of her before, but I loved this.
15 days ago
The Radical Freedom of Dungeons & Dragons
Important part of my personal history.
games  sf 
16 days ago
“The Breakfast Club” in the Age of #MeToo
@MollyRingwald considers the legacy of John Hughes.
MeToo  films 
17 days ago
How Belgium is defeating the gender pay gap
"if you want to close the gender pay gap, join a trade union."
sexandgenderandsexuality  Belgium  economy 
18 days ago
When the Going Gets Tough
Moving account of the expulsion of American diplomats from Moscow, at a human level.
Uspolitics  Russia  diplomacy 
18 days ago
Morbid Monday : Kissed to Death
Bizarre sexual office politics, New York, 1909.
18 days ago
I Dream of Pop-Tarts
Me too. (Did I say that out loud?)
20 days ago
Repeal the Second Amendment
A retired Supreme Court judge writes.
uspolitics  guns 
27 days ago
Ann Lovett: Death of a ‘strong, kick-ass girl’
This is still grim reading, 34 years on. Share it with anyone who doubts the need to #RepealThe8th.
ireland  abortion 
29 days ago
What’s in the LoveBoth leaflets
For Irish friends and relatives: debunking of the pro-life arguments.
ireland  abortion 
4 weeks ago
One Angry Man
A review of John Bolton’s autobiography, in case you weren’t sufficiently worried.
Uspolitics  War 
4 weeks ago
EU Proposals on Digital Taxation: A divisive move?
My colleague Elisa looks at the landscape.
4 weeks ago
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