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Marco Rubio turns into 'Marcobot' in disastrous debate gaffe

theguardian.com — Defenders of the long, arduous process by which the United States elects a president often say the marathon campaign's chief value is that it finds people out. On Saturday night that old saw was confirmed once again - and the candidate being found out was Marco Rubio.
Feb 07, 2016

RT @Freedland: My take on last night's Republican debate - and Rubio's nightmare evening theguardian.com/us-news/2016/f…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @Freedland: My take on last night's Republican debate - and Rubio's nightmare evening theguardian.com/us-news/2016/f…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @Freedland: My take on last night's Republican debate - and Rubio's nightmare evening theguardian.com/us-news/2016/f…

Feb 07, 2016

Top stuff from @Freedland in New Hampshire: Marco Rubio's 'Marcobot' disastrous debate performance gu.com/p/4gfdv/stw

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The Democrats are engaged in a search for ideological purity

theguardian.com — A strange role reversal is under way amid the falling snows of New Hampshire. For decades it has been the Republican party that has waged an ideological battle with itself, testing candidates on their fidelity to principle, scorning those deemed to have strayed too far from the faith.
Feb 06, 2016

The Democrats have picked up the Labour bug, furiously debating principle vs power. My column from New Hampshire theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Google crosses borders. The tax collectors should too

theguardian.com — You can picture the meeting. George Osborne in his suite at Davos, surrounded by aides and room service debris, debating how to spin the Google tax deal. There'd have been the usual talk of "framing" the issue, the need to be on "the front foot".

For Cameron to speak of a ‘bunch of migrants’ is beneath him

theguardian.com — The phrase would have jarred whenever it had been uttered. To speak of those enduring the cold, the mud and the squalor of the camp at Calais as "a bunch of migrants" - as David Cameron did at Prime Minister's Questions today - would always have sounded harsh and heartless.
Jan 27, 2016

For Cameron to speak of a ‘bunch of migrants’ is beneath him | Jonathan Freedland gu.com/p/4g764/stw

Jan 27, 2016

RT @guardianopinion: For Cameron to speak of a ‘bunch of migrants’ is beneath him | Jonathan Freedland d.gu.com/KKrWNJ

Jan 27, 2016

For Cameron to speak of a ‘bunch of migrants’ is beneath him | Jonathan Freedland gu.com/p/4g764/stw

Jan 27, 2016

RT @paul__johnson: Cameron's 'bunch of migrants' comment: to say it on Holocaust Memorial Day was especially jarring - by @Freedland theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Trump and Palin may be funny,but they are no joke

Trump and Palin may be funny. But they are no joke

theguardian.com — Think of it as one of those superhero movies that combine two franchises in one, the reality TV equivalent of this year's scheduled blockbuster, Batman v Superman. Two giants of the genre on stage at the same time: the star of the US version of The Apprentice, Donald J Trump and, at his side, the frontwoman of the Learning Channel's breakout hit, Sarah Palin's Alaska.
Jan 23, 2016

Sobering piece from @Freedland on why Trump's no joke. Lindbergh comparison particularly telling. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jan 23, 2016

Trump and Palin may be funny. But they are no joke. Sobering stuff from @Freedland gu.com/p/4g446/stw

Jan 23, 2016

RT @GuardianUS: Trump and Palin may be funny. But they are no joke | Jonathan Freedland trib.al/5CwQPXr

Jan 23, 2016

Trump and Palin may be funny. But they are no joke. This week's column gu.com/p/4g446/stw

Jan 23, 2016

RT @Freedland: Trump and Palin may be funny. But they are no joke. This week's column gu.com/p/4g446/stw

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Charlie Hebdo’s refugee cartoon isn’t satirical. It’s inflammatory

theguardian.com — I hesitate to criticise Charlie Hebdo. A year and a week ago it felt all wrong. Then, after 11 of the French magazine's staff had been murdered, the only fitting response was sympathy for the families of those slain, and clear, unambiguous denunciation of the men who had sought to silence them with bullets.
Jan 15, 2016

RT @guardianopinion: Charlie Hebdo’s refugee cartoon isn’t satirical. It’s inflammatory | Jonathan Freedland d.gu.com/DHTDTn

Jan 16, 2016

Charlie Hebdo’s refugee cartoon isn’t satirical. It’s inflammatory | Jonathan Freedland gu.com/p/4fpkg/stw

Jan 16, 2016

After Charlie Hebdo, @freedland has good advice for satirists: Punch up, shock sparingly, shoot at the target theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jan 16, 2016

RT @chakrabortty: After Charlie Hebdo, @freedland has good advice for satirists: Punch up, shock sparingly, shoot at the target theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Jan 16, 2016

"It doesn’t challenge the current mood, it just adds to it." theguardian.com/commentisfree/… | @Freedland on Charlie Hebdo's Aylan Kurdi sketch.

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David Landau, a Journalist Who Knew What Made Israel Tick

haaretz.com — On the first anniversary of former Haaretz editor-in-chief David Landau's death, The Guardian's Jonathan Freedland recalls what made him such an unusual and valued colleague.
Jan 15, 2016

Marking the first anniversary of his death, I've written on David Landau, the former Editor-in-Chief of @haaretzcom haaretz.com/opinion/.premi…

Jan 15, 2016

RT @Freedland: Marking the first anniversary of his death, I've written on David Landau, the former Editor-in-Chief of @haaretzcom haaretz.com/opinion/.premi…

Jan 15, 2016

RT @AnshelPfeffer: The 1st yahrzeit of moreinu verabenu David Landau זל Jonathan @Freedland on the man who knew what makes Israel tick haaretz.com/opinion/.premi…

Pope Benedict has to answer for his failure on child abuse

theguardian.com — We should not let Benedict XVI go quietly. One hesitates to say so, because he is elderly and frail and, much more importantly, because he is revered by many millions. Outsiders should tread warily, mindful that the papacy is central to Catholics' faith, even to their very identity.
Jan 09, 2016

Pope Benedict has to answer for his failure on child abuse gu.com/p/3dp4c/stw

War and Peace is a hit. But Britain can’t keep living in the past

theguardian.com — Who can resist War and Peace? When it was a 1,300-page Russian novel, the answer was: plenty of us. But now it's on television, its second episode airing on BBC1 on Sunday, millions of Britons find it just too tempting. Last week a quarter of the entire UK audience watched the new £2m per episode adaptation.
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Feb 06, 2016

Unforgiving close-up of Rubio shows him sweating heavily. Very hard night for him #GOPDebate

Feb 06, 2016

Christie says he's pro-life - and not just for the 9 months in the womb, but for when they get out and things get a lot more complicated

Feb 06, 2016

@maitlis he did. But it came in his answer on Libya: subtext was all Iraq.

Feb 06, 2016

Bush is still caught in the family psychodrama: his answers on Libya and waterboarding were both implicit rebukes of his brother #GOPDebate

Feb 06, 2016

But then Christie quickly returns to his favourite sport: eviscerating Rubio #GOPDebate

Feb 06, 2016

Christie turns on Kasich. Message: there's only room for one northern governor in this race and it ain't you #GOPDebate

Feb 06, 2016

On Thursday, a big debate on meaning of "progressive". Now the sequel: a question on the meaning of "conservatism" #GOPDebate


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