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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…

Did Meghan Markle cost Piers Morgan his job?

11 March 2021 1:51 am

Piers Morgan quit his job as co-host of Good Morning Britain yesterday, following a formal complaint from Meghan Markle to…

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Sigh Ngo more: Mumford disowns a son

11 March 2021 1:09 am

Pity the poor rockstar who finds himself embroiled in the culture wars because he liked the wrong book. Winston Marshall,…

Why isn’t Archie a prince?

9 March 2021 1:10 am

Viewers watching Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah on CBS last night were treated to a host of bombshells on…

Is your three-month-old baby racist?

4 March 2021 5:34 am

Conservatives like feeling outraged, but they don’t often like to earn their outrage. For most, it’s enough to wait for…

President Biden vs Dr Seuss

2 March 2021 7:58 pm

The children’s author Theodore Seuss Geisel lived his entire life not just as a staunch progressive, but even as the…

Pints and proposals at CPAC in Orlando

28 February 2021 10:54 am

The Conservative Political Action Conference is in full swing. The ACU has upped sticks and thrown its annual shindig in…

America is back — and still bombing Syria

27 February 2021 1:14 am

Presidents come, presidents go — but they all end up launching military airstrikes on the Middle East. Last night Joe…

Inside the American Moment launch party

25 February 2021 8:27 am

What will the conservative movement look like post-Trump? Establishment Republicans seem eager to shake former President Donald Trump’s influence on…

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Biden goes back to school with Dr Fauci

24 February 2021 1:29 am

We’ve all had to learn more than enough about pathogens in recent months — how contagion spreads, how our immune…

Harvard study: reparations for slavery would reduce COVID-19 infections

21 February 2021 11:04 pm

Throughout the dark years of the Trump administration, brave, isolated voices in America’s richest, most liberal cities needed a means…

CNN is complicit in the Cuomo COVID cover-up

17 February 2021 3:48 am

Last week, the homepage of CNN announced that ‘The story keeps getting worse for Andrew Cuomo on COVID-19.’ The story, penned…

The Biden administration’s bad romance

15 February 2021 8:50 am

In a modern romance reminiscent of the classics, two star-crossed lovers found one another on the fair 2020 campaign trail.…

Something stupid this way comes

11 February 2021 11:41 pm

The mandarins of Qing China claimed the Mandate of Heaven. The French noblesse d’épée tied their privileges to a thousand…

Meghan Markle, the perfect Californian politician

9 February 2021 4:24 am

Royal summits are often lavish affairs shown to us lowly peasants through photo spreads in Us Weekly and People. Cockburn…

Cockburn’s short, handy guide to the new political language

5 February 2021 11:17 pm

Words have been redefined for political purposes for a long time. In 2021, however, euphemisms are spreading with particular celerity.…

All hail the ‘reality czar’!

3 February 2021 9:27 pm

America has 330 million people, and not all of them are in complete agreement about what is true and what…

The final humiliation of Rudy Giuliani

26 January 2021 10:49 pm

Poor Rudy Giuliani. Kellyanne Conway has her daughter accusing her of abuse on TikTok, yet somehow Rudy may be the…

Television isn’t gay enough, says New York Times

16 January 2021 8:46 pm

It’s headline news at the New York Times: television is getting less gay! America’s paper of record may be uninterested…

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We are living in a NeverTrump fantasy universe

7 January 2021 6:50 pm

Last July, Cockburn had this to say: ‘Commentators daydream of the moment Trump is dragged out, like Saddam Hussein from…

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Snopes versus Abraham Lincoln

21 December 2020 10:46 pm

One of the most dreadful developments of the Donald Trump era has been the rise of the fact-check mafia. Every…

They think they’re better than you

3 December 2020 8:37 am

Nancy Pelosi’s salon visit. Bill de Blasio’s gym session. Gavin Newsom’s French Laundry soirée. Cockburn can’t even keep up with…

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The Trump presidency’s funniest moments

1 December 2020 4:46 am

Is it too early to wax nostalgic about the hilarity of the Trump years? Could Trump somehow — somehow —…

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The kids are not on the right

25 November 2020 9:15 am

There are still questions hanging over the 2020 election. Not the ones Rudy Giuliani and his team are posing about…