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All primary schools in London to remain closed after U-turn

By 7 months ago

Exclusive: government bows to protests over new term amid fears of Covid-19 infection rates All primary schools in London are set to close for the start of the new term after the government bowed to protests and legal pressure from the capital’s local authorities. The U-turn comes after the government initially named 50 education authorities […]

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Planned Parenthood Chief: Joe Biden Should Sign A ‘Day One’ Executive Order to Protect Abortion

By 7 months ago

Proponents of abortion access have endured a challenging four years in the United States. Since 2016, Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed hundreds of laws restricting abortion, the coronavirus pandemic led at least 11 states to temporarily suspend abortion services, and 41 independent abortion clinics have been forced to close their doors in the last two […]

Brexit: in crisis, without fanfare, UK finally ends the EU era

By 7 months ago

Boris Johnson largely ignores Brexit in New Year message to focus on toll of Covid and ‘the grimness of 2020’ Four years, 27 weeks and two days after a referendum that split the country almost down the middle, the UK left the EU’s orbit on Thursday night in a departure that was notably low key, […]

School leaders and councils demand clarity on primary school closures

By 7 months ago

Calls for explanation on how ‘contingency framework’ areas chosen and how future decisions will be made Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage School leaders and local authorities have demanded the government explain its decisions over which primary schools should stay open in England. Gavin Williamson revealed on Wednesday that secondary schools and […]

Trump’s Push for $2,000 Checks Flops as the GOP-led Senate Won’t Vote

By 7 months ago

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all but shut the door Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, declaring Congress has provided enough pandemic aid as he blocked another attempt by Democrats to force a vote. The GOP leader made clear he is unwilling to budge, despite political pressure from […]

Martin Rowson on Boris Johnson’s battle with the pandemic – cartoon

By 7 months ago

PM tells public it is time to ‘redouble our efforts’ as reopening of schools is delayed in worst-hit areas Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading…

UE et Chine concluent un accord « de principe » controversé sur les investissements

By 7 months ago

Cet accord, qui promet d’offrir « un accès sans précédent » aux entreprises européennes, suscite des critiques, même si Pékin se dit prêt à s’engager sur la question du travail forcé.

IAEA Informed by Slovenian Authority that Krško Nuclear Power Plant in Safe Shutdown Following Earthquake

By 7 months ago

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been informed by the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration (SNSA) that the Krško Nuclear Power Plant automatically shut down and is in a safe state following the earthquake in Petrinja, Croatia, that took place today at 11:19 UTC.

The pandemic is boosting efforts to get the old out of prison

By 7 months ago

And highlighting just how severe a problem elderly inmates pose

The Guardian view on the future of the Union: Britain faces breakup | Editorial

By 7 months ago

The combination of Boris Johnson, Covid and Brexit is creating a constitutional crash that is waiting to happen in 2021 The Covid year has intensified potentially terminal strains within the UK’s four-nation union. When Boris Johnson began to grapple with the seriousness of the outbreak, the impact on the union was probably low on his […]

Economic Growth and the “Size of the Pie”

By 7 months ago

My recent three-part series (here, here, and here) explained why policy makers should seek to reduce poverty rather than inequality. I want to expand on that point today by showing why growing the pie is more important than how it is sliced. I’ve previously opined on why economic growth is important, showing that the United […]

Georgia returns to spotlight after Trump ends coronavirus standoff

By 7 months ago

With a potential government shutdown averted, the political center of gravity has shifted back to Georgia and its dual Senate runoff elections. President Donald Trump backed off his dayslong threat to veto a combination spending bill and coronavirus relief package, signing the omnibus legislation into law on Sunday night. Shortly beforehand, Trump teased that he […]

Merry Libertarian Christmas

By 7 months ago

Since even I’m not wonky enough to write about serious topics on Christmas, I have an annual tradition (2019, 2018, 2017, etc, dating back to 2009) of sharing libertarian-themed holiday humor. Here’s this year’s version, starting with a cartoon that also belongs in my collection of socialism humor. Next we have evidence that Santa Claus […]

The New York Post Rips Trump’s ‘Shameful’ Attack On Fair Vote As ‘Undemocratic Coup’

By 7 months ago

“Mr. President, it’s time to end this dark charade,” the editorial began in the tabloid, owned by Trump’s right-wing backer Rupert Murdoch.

Everything You Want to Know about Government in a Single Story

By 7 months ago

When I write an everything-you-need-to-know column, I’m inevitably guilty of hyperbole. All that I’m really doing is highlighting a very compelling example of how politicians make a mess of just about anything they touch. That’s even true in the rare cases when they’re trying to enact policies I prefer. The crux of the problem is […]

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