And Bush is just a portrait artist

Condoleezza Rice had been keeping a lower profile as a business professor at Stanford. That's where she worked, as provost, before George W. Bush...

Fanatics don’t make good presidents

The fall issue will feature a very good essay on tyranny by contributor Deborah Johnstone. In it, she cites a book by Eric Hoffer, The...

‘Now that we’re on the ground eating shit, they want a...

It’s election day in Venezuela, and, in effect, one man is on the ballot.

First they attack the media

This weekend, U.S. Sen. John McCain commented on the state of journalism in America. “When you look at history, the first thing that dictators...
paris agreement

This is a direct attack on the world’s poor

Even ExxonMobil wants Donald Trump to keep America's climate change commitments. Others urging Trump to find his senses include: millions of coastal Americans; the entire...

Why subscribe to Latterly

I’ll share some of our latest articles at the bottom of this email, but first I want to announce that the launch issue of...

Which politician will exploit Manchester first?

Almost nothing is known about the attacker yet , but conservative Prime Minister Theresa May has already called it an “appalling terrorist attack.”

Australia pays ‘hush money‘ to refugees

Among the least humane responses to the refugee crisis has been Australia's. In 2001, the government was so desperate to prevent migrants and refugees from...

He’s done virtually nothing, and he’s already campaigning for 2020

This “Mainstream Media Accountability Survey” from the Trump Make America Great Again Committee is floating around the web tonight. Please feel free to take...

‘This whole land is ours. All of it.’

That’s Ofir Akunis, a far-right Israeli minister, insisting that 3,921 Israeli homes built illegally on private Palestinian land are actually legal. “The argument tonight...