Remembering the failed coup that brought down a superpower

No headline I’ve ever written, no headline I’ve ever read, has brought me greater joy than the one my father held up at Victoria train station one August afternoon in 1991: THE COUP COLLAPSES.  Nearly 30 years later, I can still recall the angle of the summer light illuminating the Evening Standard, the broad grin…Continue Reading

Failed response to Capitol riot shows deep divide over police use of force

The reckoning of American police entered a new chapter this week with the televised spectacle of federal security agents overrun by a mob of armed far-right extremists storming the Capitol.On its face, the siege was a failure of planning: The U.S. Capitol Police, who deal with all sorts of protests and demonstrations year-round, did not…Continue Reading

CNN Reporters’ Failed ‘Gotcha’ Moment With Gov. DeSantis Shows Why They Don’t Deserve To Be Called Journalists

CNN media activist Rosa Flores likely had high hopes when she tried to pull a Jim Acosta at that press conference with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. It’s not hard to imagine that she went into that event with something she needed to get off her chest, and by golly, she was going to speak truth…Continue Reading

USPS failed to deliver over 150,000 mail-in ballots by Election Day, according to report

The US Postal Service failed to deliver more than 150,000 ballots by Election Day, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. In critical swing states, less than 85% of ballots were delivered on time. More ballots were processed Wednesday than on the day of the election. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Less than 85%…Continue Reading

U.K. failed to take Russian meddling seriously until 2016 DNC hack, report says

“It is clear that this partnership provides valuable capabilities that [redacted] to the UK, and avoids the duplication of coverage through effective burden-sharing,” the committee concluded. “However, there remains a question as to whether [redacted]. This is important given the relative priority of work on Russia among the Five Eyes partnership.” The U.K. report, while…Continue Reading

Mum who fell pregnant at 14 and failed exams defies doubters to become midwife

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailA mum-of-three who became pregnant at 14 is celebrating after…Continue Reading

PM failed to reply to ‘personal’ letter sent by Rashford asking for help feeding hungry children

Boris Johnson failed to reply to a “personal” letter sent by Marcus Rashford in which the footballer asked the prime minister to join a taskforce he created to help tackle child food poverty.Sky News understands that the letter was sent privately in September alongside a public letter that thanked the government for the voucher scheme…Continue Reading

U.K. Failed to Probe Alleged Russian Interference in Votes, Report Says

LONDON—An influential U.K. parliament intelligence committee Tuesday said the British government had failed to investigate alleged Russian interference in several votes, in a closely watched report that underlined Moscow’s influence at the top of British society. The parliament’s intelligence and security committee questioned why the government didn’t probe allegations that Russia had attempted to sway…Continue Reading

Why Congress failed to answer the national call for police bill

Washington For a moment, Congress had a chance to act on a policing overhaul, mobilized by a national trauma and overwhelming public support. Those efforts have stalled now and seem unlikely to be revived in an election year.It’s the latest example of how partisanship and polarization on Capitol Hill have hamstrung Congress’ ability to meet…Continue Reading