In Copenhagen, the Radical Left Just Beat the Danish Social Democrats for the First Time Ever

The dominant story of the Western left in the last two years has been decline from the high watermark of post-crash electoral radicalism. From Syriza to Podemos, parties have fallen short of either winning power or delivering in office — or, in the recent case of Germany’s Die Linke, slid backward from already weak positions. Left organizations are dealing simultaneously with the rapid escalation of structural crises from public health to the environment to geopolitics, huge changes in their operating environment, and the limits of their current support base.

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Justice prevailed in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers. In America, that’s a shock | Moustafa Bayoumi

Justice prevailed in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers. In America, that’s a shock

Moustafa Bayoumi

The jury reached the right verdict – even as the criminal justice system did everything it could to exonerate the three men

Supporters react after the jury reached a guilty verdict for the death of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. Photograph: James Gilbert/EPA

Supporters react after the jury reached a guilty verdict for the death of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery.

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SARAH VINE: Emmanuel Macron’s hatred of Brexit has blinded him to the unfolding human catastrophe 

SARAH VINE: Emmanuel Macron’s hatred of Brexit has blinded him to the unfolding human catastrophe
By Sarah Vine for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:27 EST, 24 November 2021 | Updated: 18:59 EST, 24 November 2021

Over the past few weeks I’ve watched the migrant crisis deepen with a growing sense of foreboding. 
The spectre of tragedy looms over every overloaded dinghy, every bewildered, wide-eyed child disembarking on a British beach.
And now, with grim inevitability, it has happened. The unforgiving seas have claimed their price.

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Wealthiest 1% get richer under Dems' reckless tax-and-spend package

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The Democrats’ self-stated effort to “change America,” and to do so unilaterally through the budget reconciliation process, has revolved around an ever-changing menu of tax hikes guided not by sound tax policy, but by the revenue they want to raise.   
These reckless tax hikes are being sold under the guise of “taxing the rich,” “leveling the playing field” or having people pay their “fair share.

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Op-Ed: We send back 30% of what we buy online. How our return culture alters the supply chain

As the world pays new attention to supply chains, much of the focus has been on delays in delivering products to stores and consumers. What is called the forward supply chain, the path from raw material to the customer, is being scrutinized.
But the other side of the supply chain — the process of returning a product — also plays a significant role. Many goods that firms work hard to bring to the U.S. will be sent back soon after they are delivered. Across all e-commerce, about 30% of purchases are returned and about half of all clothing is sent back.

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Help! I’m So Mad That My Wife Secretly Wrote a Book on Her Lunch Breaks.

Jenée Desmond-Harris is online weekly to chat live with readers. Here’s an edited transcript of this week’s chat.
Q. My wife wrote a secret book: My wife is an accomplished author who also holds down a fulltime job in an unrelated field, mostly for the benefits. When we had our first child last year, we agreed that she would pause her writing career—something had to go with a new baby at home.
Except, it turns out she didn’t pause it. She got a great idea for a new novel, wrote it secretly during her lunch break at work, and sold it for $100,000.

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Cotton Demands Biden ‘Publicly Apologize’ for Calling Kyle Rittenhouse a White Supremacist

Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2020. (Andrew Harnik/Reuters)
Republican Senator Tom Cotton (Ark.) demanded President Biden “publicly apologize” to Kyle Rittenhouse for characterizing him as a “white supremacist” in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter riots in Kenosha, Wisc., last summer.

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Dutch Police Open Fire on Lockdown Protesters as Demonstrations Break Out Across Europe

Police in the Dutch city of Rotterdam opened fire on anti-lockdown protesters Friday night as demonstrations broke out in numerous European cities over the weekend amid fresh mobility restrictions that seek to stem the spread of COVID-19. Ahmed Aboutaleb, the mayor of Rotterdam, defended the city’s police, blasting the protesters for what he characterized as “an orgy of violence” on the city that included setting fires in the central shopping district. “Police were forced to draw their weapons and even fire direct shots,” Aboutaleb said.

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Dutch Police Open Fire on Lockdown Protesters as Demonstrations Break Out Across Europe

Police in the Dutch city of Rotterdam opened fire on anti-lockdown protesters Friday night as demonstrations broke out in numerous European cities over the weekend amid fresh mobility restrictions that seek to stem the spread of COVID-19. Ahmed Aboutaleb, the mayor of Rotterdam, defended the city’s police, blasting the protesters for what he characterized as “an orgy of violence” on the city that included setting fires in the central shopping district. “Police were forced to draw their weapons and even fire direct shots,” Aboutaleb said.

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