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 >>
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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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Conservative Boris Johnson has been elected Mayor of London, and Mike Bloomberg is speeding to his assistance, planning a Friday meeting in London to give Johnson tips in Tory rule of a less-than-Tory polity. Johnson is clearly aware that he's most likely to make the visceral impact the Conservati ... More >>
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Iraqis are taking big steps on a long journey of freedom. A free society requires more than free elections; it also requires free institutions, a vibrant civil society, rule of law, anti-corruption, and the habits of liberty built over generations. - President Bush, March 29, 2005 Hawks hyped myr ... More >>
On the miserable morning of November 3, many a liberal woke up in America and wondered if they should really think about waking up somewhere else. If that somewhere else for you was the United Kingdom, cancel the plane tickets. Sure, Britain has a dazzling variety of candy bars not sold here, and th ... More >>
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