Headline of the week!

Pravda. You are the best.

I don't know if I need to say anything about this at all.

All Cartoonists Seem To Be Cursed Forever Globally

Where to begin? I'm not even going to go into the article.

a) ALL of them?



I mean, if I was a cartoonist right now I'd think my luck really had run out once and for all. Nowhere to go, no hope of things getting better before the very end of infinity. Just utter doom.

And yet.

All Cartoonists SEEM To Be Cursed Forever Globally.

Do you see that? The "seem"? I mean, the whole thing suddenly collapses around itself in a heap. They might "seem" to be cursed for ever globally, but actually they're not! It's all a mirage!

Oh, Pravda, how you keep us on our toes.




Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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Word of the week: Michellania

Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.


"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

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