• December 7, 2021

Scott Morrison is MIA. Good thing prime ministers are still front and center

There has hardly been a word from the nation’s leader lately, but the void was happily filled by outspoken prime ministers. (Image: Scott Morrison / Facebook) With Australia’s largest city on lockdown, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is missing in action. He has not made a single statement or spoken to the media since a brief…

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It sure would be nice if Republicans grew up and got their fucking COVID shots

Remember how Joe Biden, the president of the United States, set a goal to vaccinate 70 percent of Americans by July 4, so that we could declare independence from this damn virus? Yes, uh, well. The country as a whole has not reached the benchmark, as 67 percent of the population over 18 years of…

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The challenges in Sajid Javid’s inbox as secretary of health

Even in the best of cases, being secretary of state for health and welfare is one of the most popular positions in government. Historically, the role has generally been defined by the approach of the NHS: to calm it in periods of conflict or interrupt it with major reform. Advice from predecessors when starting work…

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The antivaxxers want you to believe that vaccines don’t work against the Delta variant. You are wrong. – Mother Jones

Nathan Howard / Getty Let our journalists help you understand the noise: subscribe to the Mother jones daily newsletter and get a summary of important news. The Delta variant is here. And how is it continues to spread throughout the world, the media has been in a frenzy. Last week, for example, reports circulated about…

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Tusk returns to Polish politics denouncing the ‘evil’ ruling party – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. After seven years in Brussels, Donald Tusk is back in Polish politics and has one goal: to defeat the nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS). “I’m back 100 percent,” the former Polish prime minister and former president of the European Council told a congress on Saturday of the…

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It’s a ‘shooting girls summer’. But the United States has not yet fully returned to normalcy.

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly survey summary. With high temperatures across the country, it certainly feels like summer (although worrying if this extreme weather is the result of climate change hardly contributes to a laid back summer vibe). A growing portion of the US population fully vaccinated against the new coronavirus, states are lift or…

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Luxembourg Prime Minister Bettel tests positive for coronavirus – POLITICO

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel tested positive for the coronavirus and went into self-isolation. News of the positive diagnosis, announced by his office on Sunday, came just two days after Bettel attended a European Council summit with other EU national leaders. Bettel’s office has determined that none of the other leaders at the summit were…

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