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The Guardian view of Vogue v the bloggers: business is winning | Editorial Vogue accuses the fashion bloggers of selling out. The fashion bloggers ask how would Vogue know (and why would they care?)There is a picture on Instagram that perfectly captures the current row about who decides what is fashion. The dispute is between Vo
The Guardian | Sep 29, 2016 6:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pepe the Frog: yes, a harmless cartoon can become an alt-right mascot | Oren Segal The character may have started out as an innocent emblem of slackerdom but its now an icon for racist and antisemitic groupsPepe the Frog originated as an innocuous cartoon character in 2005. This week, he was added to the Anti-Defamation Leagues Center d
The Guardian | Sep 29, 2016 4:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Will the internet kill off conspicuous consumption? | Richard Sennett and Carlo Ratti In the pre-digital age, the sharing of services lacked prestige. But if symbolic experiences can be communicated virtually, theres no point in owning stuffIn 1899, the American sociologist Thorsten Veblen coined the phrase conspicuous consumption in his b
The Guardian | Sep 29, 2016 1:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
We need small donors to halt the march to plutocracy | Kenneth Pennington Presidential candidates cant just attend intimate gatherings with Americas richest to raise money. Bernie Sanders showed that another way is possibleAides to Donald Trump suggested this week that the presidential candidate might self-fund an end-of-campai
The Guardian | Sep 29, 2016 11:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'There is no one I can vote for with a clear conscience': Undecided voters speak out Huge numbers of voters have yet to make up their mind in the 2016 presidential election. Here, some of them tell us whyThe reason I am undecided is because no candidate deserves my vote. Continue reading...
The Guardian | Sep 29, 2016 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The latest attacks on the EPAs plan for clean power make no sense A D.C. court should affirm Obamas signature climate policy.
Washington Post | Sep 29, 2016 12:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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A Republican voice of integrity Former Virginia senator John Warner stands his ground, even as others in the GOP act like cowards.
Washington Post | Sep 29, 2016 12:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Shimon Peres: The last Israeli founder Shimon Peres enjoyed one of the most remarkable political careers in modern world history not least because it spanned nearly seven decades. He was the last leading figure from the generation that founded the state of Israel in 1948, and he served that co
New York Post | Sep 28, 2016 11:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Clinton is wrong on stop-and-frisk and Trump's right Mayor Bill de Blasio rushed to declare Donald Trump literally all wrong in saying Monday that stop-and-frisk is effective and constitutional. But the NYPD put out a statement that proves him wrong. De Blasio was on MSNBC defending Hillary Clinton, who cla
New York Post | Sep 28, 2016 11:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The problem with Hillary's appeal: It's all 'me, me, me' Nathan Nemick voted for Bernie Sanders in the Pennsylvania primary, but the young Democrat cant support the Democrat who won the nomination, Hillary Clinton. Her campaign is all about her, and there is nothing about what she has done in her years in polit
New York Post | Sep 28, 2016 11:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend