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An Epidemic of Chinese Restaurants

I’m interested in what people in Tobacco Control think. But it’s an alien mindset. And, I think, a completely mad mindset. Simon Clark reports on ASH Scotland: We hear that Forest is paying for a survey with the aim “to … Continue reading

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Broken Dreams

‘Progressives’, it seems to me, are people who think they can see the future, and know the shape of things to come. They regard themselves as far-sighted. And they all seem to be agreed that the future will be some … Continue reading

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The Shock Wears Off

Mail: …for a moment on Saturday, Trump went back into campaign mode with a massive rally before thousands of supporters at an airplane hangar in Melbourne, Florida where he revived campaign promises to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico … Continue reading

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After Brexit

Yesterday’s big news was the ratification of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA: “Trump is the only Republican who repeatedly promised to rein in EPA,” said Steve Milloy, an attorney with the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute, who served … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Deep State

Just when I thought everything would calm down… The Deep State. I’ve been hearing rumours about it on and off for the past year or more. But now it seems it’s become official. Bill Kristol, the prominent Republican analyst who … Continue reading

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What’s So Progressive About Progressivism?

All ‘progress’, I was thinking this morning, seems to involve diminution. It’s something that’s perhaps seen clearest in modern architecture, where all – or almost all – ornamentation has been stripped away, and buildings are minimal boxes with windows in … Continue reading

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Trump’s First Three Weeks

After Donald Trump’s inauguration, I rather lost interest in US politics. Which was a bit of a relief, actually. After all, I don’t want to live on the edge of my seat the whole time. My view was: Let the … Continue reading

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