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The Only Way is Ethics: Rights to privacy and free expression will always be at loggerheads Britains relationship with privacy is complicated. Our strongly ingrained attachment to the benefits of private property underpins the idea that personal privacy is about the existence of an almost physical sphere. It is one of the reasons that phone-hack
The Independent | 8 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Is crowdfunded litigation the future of justice? | Joshua Rozenberg With legal aid in crisis, CrowdJustice selects public interest cases and invites the public to fund them. But it faces many obstacles to enacting real changeWhen I first studied law, supporting someone elses legal claim in exchange for a share of the pote
The Guardian | 8 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Special occasion drinking: the 12 times you just have to crack open a bottle | Michael Hogan Theres no mystery to those missing 12m bottles of wine from the drinking surveys: theres the quiet-night-in bottle, the fizz-doesnt-count bottle You know how youre shocked-cum-shamed when you sort the recycling and see exactly how much booze youve drunk?
The Guardian | 9 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Thomas Cook case was a failure of heart Yes, Thomas Cooks handling of the tragic deaths of two beautiful children, Bobby and Christi Shepherd in 2006, is a PR disaster I suppose, but actually its so much more than that: its a fundamental failure of heart. It is one of those stories that hurts o
The Independent | 9 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Uh-oh. Silvio Berlusconi is on Instagram | John Hooper Hes holding his cute dog, hes watching Eurovision bunga bunga-loving Berlusconi is in the midst of a posting frenzy. And it all has a political purposeHes back! Last week, Silvio Berlusconi made his debut on Instagram. Since then, he and his media adviser
The Guardian | 10 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
A tale of two sunburns: sunblock is for everyone | Lanre Bakare and Megan Carpentier From beach hubris to seeing red in the summer, two Guardian editors share their stories of sunburnsMy tanning ability is the closest thing Ill ever have to a superpower: something inherent, that I have little control over, which brings out envy and appreh
The Guardian | 10 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
Dems have Rubio jitters; the cottage Jebs building; Key West plans rainbow crosswalks; coroner politics; GOPs Jewish outreach woes; a strange Flori-du Read full story for latest details.
Politico | 10 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Far from facing the truth, the US is telling new lies about Iraq | Gary Younge Politicians who claim they had no choice but to support the invasion are wrong. America got a war it wanted - even if it wasnt what it expectedA couple of weeks ago, the Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush was asked in an interview with Fox News whet
The Guardian | 14 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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The benefits of solar do outweigh its costs. Some have a hard time accepting it | Giles Parkinson A new Grattan Institute report on rooftop solar says its economic costs exceed its benefits by $9bn. Thats true only if you dont include all the benefitsOh dear. Here we go again. The solar industry is clearly winning the battle to turn the global electri
The Guardian | 14 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Making sure the balance is right in the reporting of suicides | Chris Elliott Newspapers coverage of suicides has changed in recent years, but there are still aspects of reporting such deaths that cause readers concernOne of the areas of journalism that has changed a great deal in the last 15 years or so is the reporting of suicide
The Guardian | 15 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend