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The Republicans are now the party of identity politics | Lucia Graves

The Republicans are now the party of identity politics | Lucia Graves

WHAT
Donald Trumps presidency has been is characterized by a huge effort to protect the narrow interests of one particular demographic group: wealthy white menIdentity politics used to be for Democrats- now it's for Republican and they're using it perniciously. Identity politics have long been central to the message of the Democratic party, viewed as a constituency of African American people, Hispanic people, educated lily-white progressives, LGBTQ people, single women and more. Conservatives, meanwhile, had previously defined themselves ideologically. Ronald Reagan's so-called " NFL musicians kneeling in protest at police brutality, Donald Trump's firstly time in the White House has shown Republicans to be the real drivers of identity politics. It's just one development which is usually moves...
The fat cats have got their claws into our universities, and will eat them up | Aditya Chakrabortty

The fat cats have got their claws into our universities, and will eat them up | Aditya Chakrabortty

Sports
Academias unfolding narration of greed goes beyond vice-chancellors wages: its about how decisions about their pay are attain, says Guardian columnist Aditya ChakraborttyScandals aren't meant to happen in British universities. Parliament, tabloid newsrooms, the City ... those we expect to spew out sleaze. Not the gown-wearing, exam-sitting, quiet-in-the-library surrounds of higher education. Yet we should all be scandalised by what is happening in academia. It is a tale of immense greed and of vandalism- and it is being committed privilege at the top, by the extremely people who are meant to be superintendents of these institutions. If it continues, it will wreck one of the few world-beating industries Britain has left. Big allegations, I know, but readily supportable. Let me start with av...
This is what a brain injury feels like

This is what a brain injury feels like

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The long speak: As a science correspondent, Elizabeth Lopatto had reported on the effects of psyche injuries. But good-for-nothing organized her for its own experience of having oneI opened my eyes to meet a clearly defined blue sky and two men bending over me to throw a brace around my neck. I don't know if I was already on the stretcher or if I was still on the pavement, but then there are plenty of things I don't remember. As I would find out afterwards, I had a brain injury. Was I poorly injured, I questioned. I experienced as though someone had smashed a timber of lumber across the left side of my look. The two men on either side of me carefully hoisted my upper torso to finish fitting the strut, giving me a panorama of my legs. I wiggled my turn left, which were more obliging than my...
Yes, I only have one hand. No, that doesnt make me brave | Devarshi Lodhia

Yes, I only have one hand. No, that doesnt make me brave | Devarshi Lodhia

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We need to move beyond treating disabled people as inspirational no matter what they do, writes freelance reporter and Cambridge University student Devarshi LodhiaAt a certain point in the night, the smoking field becomes the most interesting part of a club. Not because I inhale( honestly mum, I dont) but because it also provides some respite from the gaggle of public school kids in their Ralph Lauren snapbacks dancing with gun fingers to Stormzy. More importantly though, it is where the crucial discussions among the nighttime take place: whether the government has get an Uber, what to eat on the way dwelling, and how to spend the summer now Love Island is over. I never believed one such dialogue would lead to me to question my identity for the first time since I was 13 when a furore erupt...
How Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump have restarted the war on drugs

How Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump have restarted the war on drugs

WHAT
Under Obama, Americas addiction to mass captivity seems to fade. But then came Trump and a hardline attorney generalShauna Barry-Scott recollects the moment she felt the American fever for mass incarceration interrupt. It was an August morning in 2013, and she was in a federal prison in the mountains of West Virginia. She recollects mobbing into the Tv room with the other women in their khaki uniforms. Everyone who could get out of their work shifts was there, awaiting. Good report was on the way, preaches had told them. Watch for it. Some of her fellow inmates were cynical: it seemed like billions of rumours of improvement had swept through the federal prison system to only then dissolve. Barry-Scott did not accuse them, but she was more hopeful. At age 41, she had been sentenced to 20 ...
David Cameron hasnt the faintest idea how deep his cuts go. This letter proves it | George Monbiot

David Cameron hasnt the faintest idea how deep his cuts go. This letter proves it | George Monbiot

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Ever wondered how the prime minister sleeps at night? Now we have the answer: blissful ignoranceIts like the crucial moment in Graham Greenes novel The Quiet American. The US agent stares at the blood on his shoes, unable to shape the connection between the explosion he commissioned and the bodies scattered across the public square in Saigon. In leaked correspondence with the Republican president of Oxfordshire county council( which covers his own constituency ), David Cameron conveys his fright at the cuts being made to local services. This is the point at which you realise that he has no perception of what he has done. The notes were mailed in September, but came to light only on Friday, when the time while taking on new responsibilities, and while the population of elderly people and t...