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Hell hath no fury like a restaurateur scorned

26 May 2021 4:36 am

How does the saying go? Is it ‘fool me once, shame on me. Fool me four times, I’ll shame you…

Liz Cambage and the unapologetic ‘big bitches’ of the WNBA

26 May 2021 4:18 am

Cockburn has long admired the athletic feats of strength displayed on the basketball court and the Olympian proportions of the…

How private should Prince Harry’s life be?

22 May 2021 3:30 am

‘Never complain, never explain,’ the Cockburns say. Our family friend Prince Harry has a different motto: carry on moaning and show me the…

Biden’s bogey

19 May 2021 4:18 am

President Joe Biden hit the golf course for the second time since taking office on Sunday, continuing something of an…

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Bill Gates isn’t a creep. He’s a beta. 

18 May 2021 6:43 pm

Won’t you spare a thought for poor William Henry Gates III? For most of America, the collapse of one’s marriage…

Long live the Riot Squad

14 May 2021 10:27 am

Spare a thought for the joyless malcontents over at the Intercept, a website that once proudly defended journalists and fought government…

Do you have Bruenig Derangement Syndrome?

12 May 2021 12:34 am

Oh, mother! What’s the most subversive argument a woman can make in the topsy-turvy la-la land that is America in…

Facebook keeps Trump on the naughty step…for now

6 May 2021 1:26 am

The Facebook Oversight Board has reached a decision on Donald Trump…kind of. The tech company’s ‘Supreme Court’ is upholding the…

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Tucker Carlson…unmasked

28 April 2021 8:56 am

It’s a day that ends in -y, which means there is some execrably stupid dust-up involving Tucker Carlson. Have you…

Biden’s UN flambassador

16 April 2021 9:37 pm

The US federal government may very well be the most complex human undertaking in existence, an immortal leviathan with millions…

Do black lives really matter to Twitter celebrities?

14 April 2021 6:16 pm

For years, activists have demanded stricter gun control in America, on the cogent (though perhaps unconstitutional) grounds that fewer guns…

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YouTube pulls Spectator editor interview with Trump lawyer John Eastman

5 April 2021 11:54 pm

Over three-quarters of Republicans believe that there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election and about a third of…

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Ben Smith gifts Harper’s best subs week ever

2 April 2021 5:09 am

Say what you want about the sickness of cancel culture, it can be great for business. Nothing rallies paying readers…

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The curious case of Matt Gaetz

31 March 2021 10:21 pm

From the moment Matt Gaetz blitzed into Washington in 2016 as a 34-year-old Trump ally, it was clear that the…

How to cancel someone

29 March 2021 7:52 pm

Cancel culture, I’m sure you’ve heard, is everywhere. Not a day goes by without some sorry sap being caught out…

REVEALED: the Pentagon’s amazingly silly anti-Russia meme

26 March 2021 7:58 pm

After 20 years, a peak of 100,000 troops and trillions spent, the American military was unable to defeat the Taliban…

Prince Harry gets his second job in 24 hours

25 March 2021 3:35 am

President Biden’s stimulus splurge is clearly working wonders, given the newfound desire of American companies to stuff dollars into Prince…

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If you must be white, try to be LGBTQ

24 March 2021 10:12 pm

Poor Colin Kahl. The Stanford professor is qualified, experienced, and shares President Biden’s views on defense and foreign policy. Ordinarily,…

Mass shootings and the presumption of whiteness

24 March 2021 5:34 am

‘A lie will gallop halfway round the world before the truth has time to pull its breeches on.’ So said…

Teen Vogue, victimhood Top Trumps and the coming race war 

19 March 2021 11:57 pm

Just two weeks ago, Alexi McCammond was wheeled out as the new editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, which uses the brand…

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Tucker Carlson is the new Trump — because there is nobody else

16 March 2021 11:20 pm

‘Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump.’ So said CNN’s Brian Stelter on his Sunday program, Reliable Sources. Stelter was…

Is Europe punishing Britain for its vaccine success?

16 March 2021 4:20 am

Is it health and safety — or grubby EU vs Brexit politics? That’s the guessing game going on all the…

Vogue declares war on ‘niggling’

13 March 2021 8:50 am

In the wake of Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview, much American commentary has been focused on the beastly British tabloid…

Mum’s the word: British university scraps the word ‘mother’

12 March 2021 3:10 am

Universities have traditionally played an important role in preparing young people for a life outside academia. These days, though, it…

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Taylor Lorenz and the media’s sacred cows

11 March 2021 11:43 pm

How sacred is a New York Times reporter? Is one required to kowtow in their presence, or merely bow? If…