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Solo, not alone
Fatherhood changes everything: expanding a person’s world with joy, fear, and love. But when fathers are the primary carers, that love often confounds expectations.
How wary should we be of China’s investment in British higher education?
Have you ever “pulled a Hancock”? The Health Secretary has inspired a whole new vocabulary.
Despite the social media outrage over its content, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights is a total joy.
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17 june 2021
- The House of Representatives voted to make Juneteenth – 19 June, the end of slavery in the US – a federal holiday.
- Boris Johnson called Matt Hancock’s performance during the Covid crisis as “totally f***ing hopeless”, according to messages leaked by Dominic Cummings.
- China launched three astronauts into orbit to man their new Tiangong space station, in its first crewed space mission since 2016.
“Now, this is not the first rodeo for either of them,” body language expert Mary Civiello told the BBC about Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin’s handshake at yesterday’s Geneva summit. “So you could tell immediately, from the get go, that they know each other, they’re not exactly friendly.” At least, Biden tried…
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The Battle for Truth
Does truth even exist anymore and, if so, who owns it? Welcome to Season One of ThinkIn with James Harding.
Cancel culture and the battle for truth
Grenfell Tower and the battle for truth
Dominic Cummings, Barnard Castle and the battle for truth
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We’re not cutting emissions fast enough
In the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow, Tortoise – in collaboration with members and a network of coalition organisations – is running a programme of ThinkIns and journalism devoted to accelerating net zero.
By the time we get to the conference, we want to have an agenda with a difference.
We need to rethink power
Old ideas of top-down and bottom-up are no longer fit for purpose. The time has come (again) for an even older idea: interdependence
Solo, not alone
Single fatherhood is a challenging experience – and a joyous one, too
These are the new forms of monogamy
Long-term commitment hasn’t gone away. It just looks very different now
Inside Afghanistan, where people fear being left alone
The war is still raging, the Taliban are agitating, and the Americans are leaving. If it’s to achieve a better future, this is a country that desperately needs friends
Has Israel’s longest-standing prime minister run out of road? Or does he have another trick up his sleeve?
Football’s duty of care
After Christian Eriksen collapsed on the football pitch, it was left to the players to decide whether to carry on with the match.
When a billion isn’t enough
The world’s richest countries have promised a billion vaccine doses to poorer nations. It sounds a lot. Is it?
The missing note
In little more than a year, the year of the pandemic, Anand Menon lost his mother, father, brother and sister. Here, he speaks to James Harding about the burden of grief
Niall Ferguson on DOOM: the politics of catastrophe
Join Niall Ferguson for a ThinkIn on the politics of catastrophe and the impending doom facing our governments.
Net zero jobs: are we prepared for the green collar revolution?
What does it take to retrain our labour market at scale to achieve net zero? Join us for this Accelerating Net Zero ThinkIn.
How do we make sure medical research benefits every community?
How do we choose the focus for the next scientific breakthrough? Tell us what you think.
The Tortoise Education Summit
Schooling after the virus: can we build back better?
Sensemaker Live: China’s soft power game — is Beijing buying influence in the UK?
What does Chinese money invested in universities mean for the UK? Help us make sense of the news.
Creative Sensemaker: is classical music boring and elitist?
Why does classical find it so hard to shake off its uptight, elitist image? Let us know what you think.
Can we save the high street?
What should we do next save our town centres? We ask the experts.
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