To speak or not to speak?

The right to free speech originated as an attempt to limit the power of governments. It was about ensuring that the state couldn't harass,...
birthday cake by theambitiousdiaries on flickr

Jack Ashton: How to turn 21

I turned 21 recently. Unlike being 16 where I could legally have sex, 17 where I could legally drive and 18 where I could...
US President Barack Obama. Photo: Flickr, Barry M. Hackner

What is the Obama legacy? “A steady hand we will miss in years to...

Before the U.S. is dragged, kicking and screaming, into the era of President Trump, it must first wave goodbye to its incumbent Commander-in-Chief. Barack...
One of Anthony Gormley's statues, Megan Baynes

Library statue is art and should not be censored

As an artistic piece, Gormley’s statue is shocking, thought-provoking and exacting. Understandably, there has been criticism about the timing of the statue’s arrival during...
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“Brexit bullies” paradox

Commons Speaker, John Bercow risked becoming Britain’s latest ‘saboteur’, last week. At least, that’s what the Brexit cheerleaders would have you believe. The Chancellor...
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Comment: Greer ‘belongs in our history’

It’s a difficult debate in the feminist movement: How do we see influential second wave feminist figures like Germaine Greer whose transphobic comments have...