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Business

The TIME 100 is a confederacy of dunces

Prince Harry looks as if he has been captured by a militant group and is being made to put out a hostage video

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Politics

A sober evening at the 2021 Bradley Prizes

Mollie Hemingway scorched Republican leadership for ‘insincere opposition’ in her speech

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Europe

The return of Marty Peretz

Ex-proprietor likes the look of Vlad Davidzon

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Politics

Larry Elder gets egged

White protester assaults black political candidate. Yet no one on the left cares

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China

Can China save us from Prince Harry?

The prince blamed misinformation for hindering the vaccine rollout, because of course he did

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Science & Tech

When will Twitter treat Biden like Trump?

There’s one crucial difference: Sleepy Joe has Silicon Valley on his side

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International

Fact check: how much US kit have the Taliban got?

Caution should be taken with the headline figure of $88 billion

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Science & Tech

The grim rise of antivax death porn

Why do people delight in news stories about COVID-deniers dying of COVID?

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Education

What can’t civil rights law do?

The Biden administration seeks to ban states from banning school districts from banning unmasked faces

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Internet

Gene Weingarten should not have apologized

It’s not racist to make fun of food

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Politics

Seven times Joe Biden claimed ‘America is back’

‘I’m sending a clear message to the world: America is back’

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Politics

Kamala Havana?

Why is it so hard to believe that America’s diplomats are falling victim to mass hysteria?

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Politics

Bill Kristol and the political defector grift

His latest endorsement is a surprise to no one

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International

What exactly was the plan in Afghanistan?

Washington wasn’t hoping for a victory. They were just hoping for a brutal civil war that would last long enough for them to save face

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Business

Communism dies at Current Affairs

On Tuesday night, Current Affairs went into suspension, like Lenin in his tomb

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