From Trump’s US to Syria, even the plain truth is tribal

The denigration of Robert Mueller and the White Helmets shows the extent to which provable facts are now under siegeThere was a time when, even if we disagreed about the remedy, we did at least agree that the patient was sick. We might argue about the ...

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Phil Hay obituary

My friend Phil Hay, who has died of cancer aged 62, was a distinguished broadcast journalist and respected communications official with the World Bank. With a gift for laughter and a talent for friendship, he found his calling in communication.

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There’s no good option in Syria. But there’s a way to make Assad pay

We are caught between a rock, in the form of the recklessness of Donald Trump, and a hard place, shaped by the cruelty of Bashar al-Assad. This is the choice that now confronts citizens and their representatives in Britain, France and the US. The reasons to resist signing up for any project led by Trump should be obvious, with the newly published testimony of James Comey, the FBI director he fired, providing a fresh reminder.

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There’s no good option in Syria. But there’s a way to make Assad pay

We are caught between a rock, in the form of the recklessness of Donald Trump, and a hard place, shaped by the cruelty of Bashar al-Assad. This is the choice that now confronts citizens and their representatives in Britain, France and the US. The reasons to resist signing up for any project led by Trump should be obvious, with the newly published testimony of James Comey, the FBI director he fired, providing a fresh reminder.

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Zuckerberg got off lightly. Why are politicians so bad at asking questions?

When Mark Zuckerberg appears on Capitol Hill again for a second round of questioning, he will be hoping for nothing so much as a rerun of yesterday’s performance. That went so well, Facebook’s share price leapt 4.5% on the day – with most of the boost coinciding with Zuckerberg’s supposed grilling by a committee of senators. The headlines were exactly what he’d wanted too: “Mark Zuckerberg outwits Congress,” declared the Axios website.

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