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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…

Is Black Lives Matter a voice for black Brits?

25 February 2021 1:55 am

Does Black Lives Matter speak for black Brits? The organisation’s objectives are certainly radical: it has professed public support for direct…

Biden’s vaccine drive is too slow

25 February 2021 1:33 am

I’m hooked on vaccine data. Barely an hour at my desk goes by without hitting refresh on a website telling…

Are lie detector tests for terrorists really a good idea?

25 February 2021 12:44 am

You might have assumed that the polygraph (or ‘lie detector’ as it is commonly known) was something used only for…

Ian Blackford and the hounding of Charles Kennedy

25 February 2021 12:20 am

BBC Alba, Scotland’s Gaelic language channel, is not normally required viewing for the political classes. This week, however, Lib Dems…

Face masks in schools: a note on the evidence

24 February 2021 11:54 pm

Secondary-school children returning to school from 8 March will be required to wear masks in classrooms, at least for several…

Amnesty International has undermined Navalny's fight for freedom

24 February 2021 10:15 pm

In his fight against Putin, Alexei Navalny needs all the help he can get. The might of the Russian state…

Germany is regretting its criticism of the Oxford Covid jab

24 February 2021 8:15 pm

Germany’s fridges are filled with Oxford jabs. But there’s a problem: 80 per cent of the 735,000 doses delivered to Germany…

In defence of Keir Starmer

24 February 2021 6:14 pm

Now that we’ve finally heard Boris Johnson’s ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, a key question remains: when will we see a…

The problem with renaming London's streets

24 February 2021 5:00 pm

In Taksim Square, the busy central hub of Istanbul, a large, viril monument stands. In the centre is Mustafa Kemal…

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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…

The shameful targeting of black police officers

24 February 2021 12:07 am

I’m severely disabled, coffee-coloured, a migrant, a refugee and a woman. I was born to a Muslim family and I chose atheism…

Watch: Boris on the problem with journalists

24 February 2021 12:02 am

What’s the phrase? Poacher turned gamekeeper? Boris Johnson was once the arch poacher — a journalist at the Telegraph before taking on the editorship…

We could all pay the price for the EU's foolish vaccine nationalism

23 February 2021 10:31 pm

I’m a card carrying, Europe-loving, wishy-washy centre-left liberal. It therefore pains me to point this out: the EU in general,…

The remarkable rise of the Czech Pirate party

23 February 2021 9:50 pm

A new party is riding high in the Czech Republic, with the wind of change in its sails. Polls now…

The SNP's transphobia muddle

23 February 2021 9:32 pm

For a party so devoted to trans rights, it seems strange that the SNP is less than forthcoming over its…

What 'Britain's wokest headteacher' gets wrong

23 February 2021 6:17 pm

Ah, a story for our times. And I think you know how it’s going to go. There was this junior…

Spain's anarchists are rioting

23 February 2021 6:00 pm

Michael Bakunin, the 19th century revolutionary Russian anarchist, identified Spain as the place where his creed was most likely to…

Biden’s twisted immigration policy

23 February 2021 9:48 am

Immigration, a top issue before and during the Trump presidency, has become much less of a concern for Americans over…

Boris hints at a 'no jab, no job' policy

23 February 2021 7:33 am

The most striking moment of Monday night’s press conference was Chris Whitty’s declaration that it was the ‘professional responsibility’ on…

Kamalamania: prepare for President Harris

23 February 2021 7:19 am

Kamala Harris was always going to be a most prominent Vice President. When Joe Biden’s campaign called a midmorning ‘lid’…

Joe Biden, the background-noise president

23 February 2021 2:48 am

I’m not in the habit of feeling sorry for Joe Biden, but for a few minutes last week, it was…

Do we really want lockdown to end?

22 February 2021 5:00 pm

Despite it being highly unfashionable to change your opinion, my lockdown stance has shown agility. For most of last year…

Why we need an inquiry into January 6

22 February 2021 6:17 am

I support Nancy Pelosi’s call for a ‘9/11-style inquiry’ into the mêlée at the Capitol on January 6. I do so…

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…