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Andy McSmith's Sketch: Who needs a dubious martyr to make them a proud Briton? People do funny things on or around St Georges Day. There is the Great English Asparagus Run in the Vale of Evesham, which begins with morris dancers on parade outside the Fleece Inn, in Bretforton, at 8am. Plymouth also jingles to the sound of morris dan
The Independent | 16 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Kidnapped In Slovyansk Pro-Russian forces in the eastern Ukrainian city haveabductedAmericanreporter SimonOstrovsky (whose latest Vice dispatch from Slovyansk is above): Ostrovsky, a veteran reporter for a number of outlets, had been filing regular video reports from the region
Andrew Sullivan | 16 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Blow To Race-Based Admissions, Ctd John Cassidyworriesthat yesterday’s SCOTUSruling in Schuettewill have widespread consequences: Without saying so explicitly, [the ruling] appeared to give its approval to ballot initiatives designed to roll back affirmative action in other areas as
Andrew Sullivan | 17 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
Dirty Corn Corn stover, or the stuff left over when a corn crop is harvested, has become a popular source of biofuel, partlybecause it doesn’t affectthefood supplythe way that corn or sugar-based ethanol does. Unfortunately, this type of fuel may actually have
Andrew Sullivan | 17 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Nigel Farage: a pustule of resentment on the body politic | Suzanne Moore Politicans talk about ordinary people, but never to them. Into this vacuum steps the likes of Ukip. The left must take noteThere is forever an England where Ukip is nothing more than a joke on Twitter, the Daily Mail is something that no one you know actu
The Guardian | 17 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A plucky foreigner who got his job because no one else was available. What better hero for Britain than Saint George? It wasnt a surprise of earth-shaking proportions when the Prime Minister yesterday came out in favour of St George. It didnt take a psephological genius to anticipate that Cameron would get behind the knight with the lethal lance. It was just a question o
The Independent | 17 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The View From Your Window San Francisco, California, 12.07 pm
Andrew Sullivan | 17 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Climbing Everest is the peak of hubris | Tanya Gold With Sherpas treated like pack animals by the cretinous rich, the crisis of the world's highest mountain was inevitableMountain Madness was the name of an expedition whose leader perished in the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, chronicled by Jon Krakauer in I
The Guardian | 17 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Inserting Slavery Into The Climate Debate Chris Hayescomparesthe fight against fossil fuels to the abolitionist movement. He states plainly that “there is absolutely no conceivable moral comparison between the enslavement of Africans and African-Americans and the burning of carbon to power
Andrew Sullivan | 18 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Tony Blair is right that defeating Islamism is a generational battle. But we wont win by repeating the errors of the past So apparently intractable are the political, ethnic and sectarian problems in the Middle East that there are many in the West who throw up their hands at the possibility of their ever being resolved. Tony Blair is resolutely no such man. In a choleric spe
The Independent | 18 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend