Steve Hilton: ‘I’m rich, but I understand the frustrations people have’

David Camerons former blue-sky thinker says the rise of populism is due to the super-richs inability to put themselves in the shoes of those less well off before accepting a free cab ride and becoming lost for words about his own wealth Steve Hiltons office looks so typically San-Fran tech-startup that it could be the […]

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‘Birth control is a political act’: the pre-Trump contraception rush starts now

In fear of what the new presidency will mean for reproductive rights, women in the US are racing to secure IUDs On Wednesday morning, gynecologist Deborah Ottenheimer went to work ascertained not to talk about the election. I never do that, she says. You merely never know where people are at. But as her doorways […]

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‘Be Best’: does Melania Trump’s curiously named initiative violate the laws of grammar?

A Guardian copy editor unpacks the central grammatical flaw in the first ladys new campaign. Is this[ the] best the White House can do? At the White House on Monday, Melania Trump unveiled a campaign to keep infants happy and healthy in today’s hyperconnected, often unsettling world. The name of this lofty and laudable endeavor? […]

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Republicans plunged into five stages of grief over Trump’s unstoppable rise

Reactions from GOP leaders to Trumps altitude as presumptive nominee have operated the gamut of refusal, indignation, bargaining, depression and acceptance Anguished Republicans began cycling through the five stages of heartbreak on Thursday in the wake of what one leading voice of the establishment called Donald Trumps hostile takeover of their party. The last two […]

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‘Birth control is a political act’: the pre-Trump contraception hurry-up starts now

In fear of what the new presidency will mean for reproductive rights, women in the US are racing to procure IUDs On Wednesday morning, gynecologist Deborah Ottenheimer went to work ascertained not to talk about the election. I never do that, she tells. You only never know where people are at. But as her doorways […]

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The new horsemen: how American riot police espoused the bicycle

As a new digital epoch of protest has dawned under Occupy and Trump, riot police across the US have embarked on a fundamental shift in crowd control Early last Saturday afternoon, under clear blue skies, a sparsely attended anti-sharia rally left the grounds of City Hall in Seattle, Washington. Until then, the attendees had been […]

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