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Brexit? For Now, E.U. Leaves Fights to the U.K.

BRUSSELS — The vexed question of Britain’s exit from the European Union, or Brexit, is all-consuming there, the stuff of daily leaks, denials, political proclamations and banner headlines in the nation’s newspapers, tabloid and otherwise.<p>Things are much calmer on the other side of the channel, …

Salman Rushdie: ‘A lot of what Trump unleashed was there anyway’

Beginning with the inauguration of Obama and ending with the election of Trump, Rushdie’s latest novel is an intimate portrait of New York. The author talks about the journey from hope to despair and always feeling an outsider<p>The image that came to Salman Rushdie, around which he would build his …

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Trump’s Presidency Is Shaping Up to Be an American Tragedy

They’re already building the inaugural stand on the west side of the Capitol building. In six weeks, Donald Trump will stand on it, in front of …

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Welcome to the age of anger | Pankaj Mishra

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain<p>The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the biggest political earthquake of our times, and its reverberations are inescapably global. It has fully …

There's hope, America! Smart, successful people are finally talking about what's wrong with our country

The richest 10% of Americans — and especially the richest 1% and 0.1% of Americans — are now capturing <i>all</i> of the income growth in the country, while the rest of America, some 300 million people, are treading water or losing ground.<p>That's obviously not good for the 300 million Americans who are …

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FDR outsmarts them all: Henry Ford, Joseph Kennedy, Charles Lindbergh and the American entrance into World War II

<b>(AP/CWP)</b><p>Fascism overseas or a third term? As FDR pondered that, he also had to outwit a nasty isolationist movement at home<p>Nicholas Wapshott<p>January 2, 2015 8:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists and the Road to World War II”<p>Joseph P. Kennedy was not alone in …

How to slack off successfully at work

<b>At some times of the year work feels more of a chore than at others. Summer is one of those times, when if you are stuck in the office, the mind strays to work avoidance strategies, writes Lucy Kellaway.</b><p>For inspiration I've been studying two colleagues, both the same age, both equally talented.<p>One …

Guest post: China’s anti-corruption strike has long-term investment implications | Financial Times

By Jonathan Fenby of Trusted Sources<p>Tuesday’s announcement that former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang is to be investigated for …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

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