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poetry in politics

I read a children’s book over Christmas, a gift from my clever teacher sister. ‘Cloud Busting’ by Malorie Blackman is a beautifully crafted, emotional tale of childhood friendship, and one passage particularly resonated: a teacher asks his pupils to write … Continue reading

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in the weeds

One of the things I want to do before I die is visit the annual Iowa State Fair to see the life-sized cow made of butter because why would you not want to see that? A century-old tradition, the cow … Continue reading

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what I talk about when I talk about running

Hillary:  “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.”   Ted Cruz:  “It is a time for truth. It is a time for liberty. It is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.” … Continue reading

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We’re Only Trying To Help Poor Fat People Stop Being So Gross, Say Republicans

When the United States lost the race for the Most Offensively Fattest People in the World to neighbours Mexico earlier this year, the Republican Party, far from being furious that America no longer ruled the globe by girth alone, decided … Continue reading

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US ❤ UK

The findings are in. My exploratory yet exhaustive qualitative research into the state of the UK-US Special Relationship, conducted over the past few days under a number of strict scientific guidelines (“I will buy you a drink if you answer … Continue reading

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a Washington D.C. diary, of sorts

There is a man who walks very slowly down my street every morning. He never walks on the pavement, always the road, keeping close to the parked cars. I spotted him once downtown. He’s not hard to miss. Dressed completely in black, … Continue reading

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The Republican Party: dead or still twitching?

Less than three in ten Americans view the Republican Party in a favourable light, a CNN poll found this week. And in other breaking news, I’m still flat-chested. Timed to coincide with the publication of the GOP’s 2012 election ‘autopsy‘ … Continue reading

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