Revealed: the files that expose ERG as a militant “party within a party”

A group of pro-Brexit Tory MPs led by Jacob Rees-Mogg were spoon-fed questions intended to undermine their own government. The European Research Group encouraged its members to wrong-foot the prime minister and senior ministers on everything from control of migration to trade deals and EU laws, according to a cache of private documents obtained by…

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Why the radical right love their intellectuals

For a part of the political spectrum that is so notorious for disparaging intellectuals, the radical right is very appreciative of those prominent libertarian voices that stand out from the crowd and champion men’s rights, anti-immigration, and second amendment rights. As universities grow increasingly uncomfortable employing academics or welcoming speakers who promote hate speech and…

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Man transforms bus stop into ‘first class’ experience

Riding the bus isn’t exactly a glamourous endeavor, but often a necessary one for those in need of public transportation.  So to make the experience a little more enjoyable for commuters, design student George Barratt-Jones decided to turn one bus stop into a “first class” experience.   “We all know it, taking the bus isn’t the…

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5 things we learned on Saturday at The Open Championship

On Saturday, the Royal and Ancient announced that tee times would be moved up on Sunday, in anticipation of, well, British Open golf weather. Cue head scratch and chin stroke. At least the organizers didn’t opt for split tees or some other, silly-American addition to the game. On Saturday, we again watched the ebb and…

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Fox News accused Ilhan Omar of a “profanity-laced attack on Trump”—the only profanity being his own words.

I’m losing track of how many times I’ve said, “You can’t make this stuff up,” but here’s one more to add to the list. Fox News published an article earlier this week with the headline “Watch: Ilhan Omar delivers heated, profanity-laced attack on President Trump.”                              Screenshot via…

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5 things we learned Friday at The Open Championship

36 holes have come and gone, unexpected early departures happened for Jason Day, Tiger Woods, and all the amateurs, while unexpected extensions were granted to Paul Waring, Matt Wallace, and Innchoon Hwang. Royal Portrush was kinder in the morning than the afternoon, for the second consecutive day. What does that mean? It means that whoever…

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Fox News accused Ilhan Omar of a “profanity-laced attack on Trump”—the only profanity being his own words.

I’m losing track of how many times I’ve said, “You can’t make this stuff up,” but here’s one more to add to the list. Fox News published an article earlier this week with the headline “Watch: Ilhan Omar delivers heated, profanity-laced attack on President Trump.”                              Screenshot via…

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Bizarre optical illusion has people either seeing a car door or the beach.

Ancient sage Obi-Wan Kenobi once remarked, “Your eyes can deceive you, don’t trust them.” Well, he’s right, kinda. Our eyes bring in information and it’s our brain’s job to decipher the image and determine what we’re seeing. But our brains aren’t always correct. In fact, sometimes they can be so wrong we wonder if we…

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Forum Thread of the Day: “1 or 2-iron recommendations?”

Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Afor1991 who is on the hunt for a 1 or 2-iron after having no luck with hybrids. With a swing speed in the low 100s, Afor1991 is confident he has the speed and consistency to make a 1 or 2-iron work for him, and our members have…

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Morning 9: A Kentuckian in Northern Ireland | Chamblee: McIlroy choked

1. A Kentuckian in Northern Ireland From an unbylined report on TheOpen.com regarding J.B. Holmes’ opening-round 66 to lead… “The 37-year-old suffered something of an inauspicious start when he bogeyed the 1st but birdies at 2, 3 and 5 sent him out in 34 before three further birdies on the back nine – including one…

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