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Court is in session

Facebook is Exhibit A in the battle for truth; the most powerful example on the planet of the damage unregulated social media is doing to the public square. Facebook’s response has been to set up its own supreme court. But whatever that court does, whatever it says, it won’t be the last word…

editor’s voicemail

Buckle up!

A thread has emerged in our Battle for Truth podcasts: social justice has been failed by market liberalism. The answer could lie in seatbelts…

arts & culture

Jagger’s edge

Jumpin’ Jack Flash was always kinda political – and now he’s turned his sights on the anti-vaxxers. Read more in today’s Creative Sensemaker.

prince philip

The “problematic” prince

The rush to judge the Duke of Edinburgh by the standards of 2021 says more about us than it does about him.


Ethiopia, past and present

Old rivalries and have tipped Africa’s role model into a violent war from which no winners can emerge.

sensemaker: our daily roundup of the news that matters

Dignity and discord

16 april 2021
  • China’s economy grew by a record 18.3 per cent over the past year, reflecting its sharp recovery from a Covid-induced shock.
  • Joe Biden responded to Russian cyber attacks with new sanctions on 32 entities and officials.
  • The chair of the UK’s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments told MPs that the problems highlighted by the Greensill scandal needed “immediate address”.

The funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh tomorrow at 3pm in Windsor is being analysed in advance with an obsessiveness that used to be associated with Kremlinologists…

covid Inquiry

One year

On 23 March 2020, the UK locked down as part of an effort to control the virus. How successful has that effort been? Catch up on our Covid Inquiry now.

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