Brit chancers in the US

Outrageous piffle in The Daily Beast about upstanding British journalists in the US, such as Piers Morgan and Louise Mensch. A more relevant aspect of Mensch’s nationality, pertains to the way in which her career has followed a trajectory not unlike that of many other media-hungry Brits who wash upon American shores. Having either failed … More Brit chancers in the US

Donald Trump’s revised travel ban still faces legal challenges

This second travel ban was different even before it was unveiled. For 24 hours, officials briefed journalists and members of Congress on its key points, such as an exemption for Iraqis and for anyone already with a visa, including Green Card holders and those with a right to live in the US. Then there was … More Donald Trump’s revised travel ban still faces legal challenges

Somali good enough

Very keen to read Andrew Harding’s new book on Somalia, The Mayor of Mogadishu. There’s a fine review in The New York Times which finishes with some lines about the moral complexity of dealing with Somalia (much like other failed states)… As Harding’s fine book makes clear, morally compromised figures like Nur may be the … More Somali good enough

NYTimes: Apple Removes New York Times Apps From Its Store in China

Apple Removes New York Times Apps From Its Store in China http://nyti.ms/2hTHtWd This is one of the many reasons why I avoid Apple. The company’s central control may keep software and hardware in sync, giving a more reliable product often, but it means it has too much power over what users can use. See also the … More NYTimes: Apple Removes New York Times Apps From Its Store in China