Tag: USA

Airbrushing The Past…

…because of hurt feelings: When the government called on them to leave their homes and fight overseas in two world wars, the men of Greenwood answered – black and white alike. And when they fell in battle they were remembered…

Picking Soft Targets Again, Jessica?

Jessica Valenti in CiF on burkhas…wait, sorry, my mistake, school uniform: In the last few weeks, almost 200 students – almost all of them female – at Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York have been given detention over…

Oxford Dodged A Bullet Here…

Helen Price, writing in the ‘Guardian’ last year, about turning down Oxford to go to Yale: Cash-starved UK universities cannot compete with the funding opportunities offered by US colleges, whose wealthy alumni throw donations at their alma maters. Yale’s $19.4…

Yes, And This Is Why Hoaxes Can Happen…

The family of a three-year-old girl, whose story of being asked to leave a KFC because the youngster’s facial scars were “scaring customers” went viral, are facing down claims that the entire thing was an elaborate hoax. Well, it’s not…

It’s Complicated…

Jane Fae on the Facebook gender option revamp: Two cheers for Facebook, who have just expanded their personal gender options from the somewhat limiting binary of male and female to an eye-watering 50 plus descriptions. No. That’s not an exaggeration,…

Well, Of Course. It’s Obama!

Cila Warncke can’t hide her disillusionment: Promise Zones seem to be less about helping the poor and more about showboating for the press. Well, duh…