When Nelson Mandela died last week, the internet had its own sort of Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which went rather less well than South Africa's. As Mandela is a well-loved world figure, it's only natural that even his former enemies would want to act like they liked him when he passed; an ... More >>
Statecraft and stagecraft across the pond
We knew The Artist was a sign of what was to come. Salut, Sarkozy, c'est la vie.This afternoon, President Nicolas Sarkozy, head of the center-right Union for a Popular Movement, conceded his re-election for a second term to Francois Hollande, the first President-elect from the French ... More >>
Mr. MurdochMedia baron Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and News International, which include our local Wall Street Journal and New York Post, plus England's News of the World, Times of London and The Sun tabloids, in addition to Fox, all of its arms and beyond, are feeling the increased siz ... More >>
However you're celebrating the birth of America this Fourth of July weekend, we hope you'll spare a thought for those unfortunates whose enjoyment of our hard-won freedoms is cruelly limited. We refer not to the indigent or the oppressed, but to rightbloggers whose Independence Day essays show tha ... More >>
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