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Staff Editor, Opinion — New York Times
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Staff editor for @nytopinion. Formerly @guardian. Also @rouleurmagazine columnist

Own up, cyclists. Do you ever 'catch the bus'? — OK, disclaimer time: let me first make a "I make no apologies for this"-kind of apology. This blog is very much in the category of confession to a guilty secret. I'm not recommending this behaviour; I'm not saying it's clever or cool. But it is fun, and I'm definitely not the only one who thinks so.

Being Handy - Medium — In other respects, the jury is still out, but in this I am certain I have failed utterly as a parent: I have not transmitted to my children, now young adults, any of what I consider for myself to be the practical essentials for living.

Pro-ness | Rouleur | Journal — We've all got a story like this. I'm out with our usual Tuesday training group doing laps of the park. It's just after 6am, and only just light, but it's springtime in New York City and the park loop is amply filled with local club and recreational riders all doing their morning thing.

Should Lance Armstrong be banned from Strava? — Lance Armstrong is never out of the news for long, lately. Now, in the wake of his semi-confession to Oprah Winfrey, ABC News is reporting that a high-level official says that Armstrong is still under investigation by federal agents for possible obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation.

Top six cycling team jerseys NOT to wear — I was out early riding around the park this morning, and of course, it's summer still, so you see other cyclists training. Most are wearing either their own cycling or triathlon club jerseys, or plain, no-name "unattached" jerseys. But you'll always see some folk in team replica kit.

Reflections of a British emigre on American Independence Day — For US citizens, 4 July - Independence Day - is unambiguously an anniversary to cheer and celebrate. As the founder John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, the day that Congress approved the Declaration of Independence "ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."

How safe are the world's cities for cyclists? — When I arrived in Malmö two years ago, it was the free bicycle pumps, installed in convenient places on cycle paths, which showed me that, when it comes to cycling in Sweden, Malmö leads the way. Sweden's third-largest city is laced with 500km (310 miles) of cycle lanes, more even than in Copenhagen, a short hop across the Öresunds Bridge.

The trouble with cupcakes — I've tried ignoring them or just being slightly bemused by their ubiquitousness, but I've finally realised that I'm sick of cupcakes. They're everywhere, with their candy colours, inch-thick icing and red-velvet sponge. Any time a colleague has a birthday or leaves for a new job, we have cupcakes in the office.

Jesse Jackson: 'Black Americans are free, but not equal' - video interview — The acquittal last week of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has reignited the debate about race and racism in America.

Is Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 'rock star' cover an outrage? — Matt Seaton: the furor is 'radically misplaced'. The cover highlights tough, investigative journalism The outrage over Rolling Stone's cover photo of the Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seems to me radically misplaced. The crimes of which Tsarnaev is accused were barbaric and deserve deep condemnation, but for people to be scandalized by Rolling Stone's cover image is projection of anger and hurt onto the wrong object.
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Jan 26, 2015

RT @SoVeryBritish: The pressure to quickly enter your booking reference (RNZØ3Û0ŁO¥6Å) at a busy train station ticket machine

Jan 26, 2015

RT @rouleurmagazine: Alf Engers on the art of time-trialling, red-light jumpers and Paul Weller:

Jan 26, 2015

RT @McFaul: wow. RT Владимир Путин: украинская армия - по сути, это натовский легион - Первый канал… via @twitterapi

Jan 26, 2015

RT @GroverNorquist: US gov reports today: unionization fell to 11.1% of workforce, a total of 14.6 million members. In 2013, the rate was 11.3%. I

Jan 26, 2015

"Think of campaign contributions as the gateway drug to bribes." @ZephyrTeachout on Sheldon Silver and corruption:…

Jan 25, 2015

Anti-Austerity Party Appears Poised to Win Greek Elections

Jan 24, 2015

RT @Buzenberg: See my ten tenets for the Center for Public Integrity's journalism at the bottom of my staff goodbye… via @PublicI

Jan 23, 2015

RT @WNYC: Half of the world's 6,000 languages will be extinct in the next 50 years.

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