The Democratic National Convention has been exquisitely stage-managed and disciplined. But is it enough to overcome Trump’s news-cycle grabbing interventions?
Arlene Harrison runs a tight ship managing Gramercy Park.
Labour left out?
When we talk about rape victims, “I Believe Her” is powerful because it’s simple; because it’s simple, it slides into being simplistic. Both the alleged frat house gang rape described by Rolling Stone, and Shia LeBeouf's accusations against a woman who visited his art installation, reveal its strengths and weaknesses.
Suzanne Moore’s Telling Tales column.
Chuck Hagel's resignation - the latest soap opera to hit the Obama adminstration - is a sign of severe dysfunction. The team of rivals has disintegrated, with many of them becoming a thorn in the president’s side as he limps on for a final two years.
The assumption is that cameras are objective, silent witnesses that provide indisputable evidence, and also that people behave differently when they know a camera is capturing their actions. This is a fantasy.
As long as racial fear can be used to justify disproportionate force, killings like that of Mike Brown in Ferguson will continue.
Rarely has an election elicited a louder national cry of “meh”. But there are some important races buried beneath the banality.
The febrile atmosphere of the mid-term elections has turned the response to the disease into a way of playing politics.
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