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Gandhis failings and the persecution of a modern-day Indian renegade Arundhati Roy, the Indian activist and novelist, was recently in London, telling an audience at University College last week about Mohandas Gandhi, known to the world as the Mahatma, or Great Soul. The founding saint of independent India was not the smili
The Independent | 10 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
This bill strikes at Israels heart, where Judaism and democracy combine | Reuven Rivlin In a landmark speech, the president of Israel warns of the dangers of a proposed law that would place Jewishness before democracyThe headline of this conference, To be a minority in our country, alludes strongly to the words in our national anthem, To be
The Guardian | 10 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Death To Turkeys! So exclaims John Oliver, shaking his head over the annual tradition of presidential turkey pardoning: I issue this challenge to President Obama and all future presidents, the Last Week Tonight host says in a new YouTube video [above] with his show on holi
Andrew Sullivan | 10 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Its All Relative How are you related to all those supposed cousins of yours, anyway? Nathan Yau created the above chart to have you covered at family gatherings: Here’s how it works. Figure out the common ancestor between two relatives. Then select the relationship
Andrew Sullivan | 11 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Fairlife 'Coke Milk' adverts: Do we really need pin-up girls to sell us drinks? Coca-Cola are investing in a new processed milk drink, developed by Fairlife, which claims to contain 50 per cent more protein and half the sugar of normal milk, with naturally enhanced Calcium levels. According to Coke, this new high protein drink will m
The Independent | 11 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Dont stop the music children need a proper arts education | James Rhodes The arts are under pressure in Britains schools, but they can be a life-changing outlet that children must not loseThe Lords are today having a debate about the arts in education. This follows recent comments by the secretary of state for education, Nicky
The Guardian | 11 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
When Ragamuffins Roamed The Streets Linton Weeks reflects on the scrappy history of Thanksgiving, which “in turn-of-the-20th century America used to look a heckuva lot like Halloween”: People young and old got all dressed up and staged costumed crawls through the streets. In Los
Andrew Sullivan | 12 hours ago | comment? | recommend
The west is letting Putin get his way on Ukraine | Ian Birrell Since Russia annexed Crimea, the response of western leaders has been gesture politics of the worst kindUkraines new parliament was sworn in today. More than 400 members took their oaths, but 27 seats remain vacant the annexation of Crimea, plus the war i
The Guardian | 12 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Devolution of tax powers wont shut down the Scottish independence debate | Ruth Wishart We dont know the winners and losers yet but the Smith commissions proposals are already being questionedFirst, some chronology. On 22 November some 3,000 people attended the Radical Independence Conference in the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow. That same day
The Guardian | 12 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Spatchcocking Good Time Dan Frommer explains “spatchcocking,” which involves “removing the backbone and flattening the turkey”: This processalso known as butterflying, and common for preparing chickensreduces the roasting time for a turkey from roughly th
Andrew Sullivan | 12 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend