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Talib Kweli: “Jesus talked to everybody – the beggar, the tax collector, the prostitutes”, Notebook

Talib Kweli: “Jesus talked to everybody – the beggar, the tax collector, the prostitutes”

Talib Kweli is getting his brag on, raising his taught, nasal voice a pitch, explaining why he shared a track with one-time murder suspect rapper Gucci Mane: “Jesus talked to everybody – the beggar, the tax collector, the prostitutes. Jesus isn’t saying – ‘help those who deserve it’. Jesus is saying ‘Help everybody’ because we all god’s children.”

By | Notebook | Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 12:41 pm

IPC World Athletics Championships: Hard work pays off, Sport

IPC World Athletics Championships: Hard work pays off

Three years of constant training and nine World Records later, I am now a double world champion!  It all seems to have happened so quickly and to be honest, it still hasn’t all sunk in properly; it feels quite like a dream that I really don’t want to end…I feel like my races are still [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 12:33 pm

Son of Brown, Eagle Eye

Son of Brown

Anthony Wells at UK Polling Report summarises attitudes to parties and leaders in Ipsos-MORI’s latest poll:
For David Cameron, 30% of people like both him and his party, 39% like neither. 17% like Cameron but not his party, 7% like the Conservatives but not Cameron. Hence, in total Cameron is liked by 47% of people (down 6 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 12:11 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best on the web

By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 12:03 pm

Japan’s low credit rating, Chunomics

Japan’s low credit rating

Can’t say I’m that surprised that Japan’s credit rating has worsened. Standard & Poor’s say that their ratings on Japan’s long term government debt have been lowered from to ‘AA-’ from ‘AA’. Well now, this is a nation that makes Greece look prudent, with an overall debt to GDP ratio approaching 200 per cent.

By | Chunomics | Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 11:46 am

The Gilles Peterson Awards: Introducing Homeboy Sandman, Notebook

The Gilles Peterson Awards: Introducing Homeboy Sandman

Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson hosts an awards event every year to praise up and coming new artists. This year’s main act was the runner up to BBC’s Sound of 2011, James Blake. Although winner Jessie J has taken the pressure off the 22 year-old a little, there’s still a big hype around the producer [...]

By | Notebook | Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 10:36 am

“The biggest and most far-reaching mistake”, Eagle Eye

“The biggest and most far-reaching mistake”

No, I haven’t read much of Gordon Brown’s book, Beyond the Crash. My faltering and dutiful attempt prompted musings on the fascinating and life-enhancing qualities of ditch water.
In my defence, I can only say that few others have made much more progress. Or else someone would have reported by now, seven weeks after it was [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 26 January 2011 at 9:44 pm

Groundhog Spat with Johann, Eagle Eye

Groundhog Spat with Johann

I was sorry to see my friend Johann Hari (below), who once supported the invasion of Iraq, repeating some of the most awful and untrue anti-war propaganda in a Groundhog post on this blog. He says that the war “has led to the death of a million people”.
He has said it before (only it was [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 26 January 2011 at 8:01 pm

Did Blair mislead the Inquiry?, Eagle Eye

Did Blair mislead the Inquiry?

One thing for which I respect Chris Ames is that, in his detailed knowledge of Tony Blair’s role in the Iraq war, he is as impatient as I am with the tedious misreporting of the Chilcot inquiry by the antiwar media.
He’s as antiwar as the rest of them, but that does not stop him joining [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 26 January 2011 at 7:04 pm

The case for control orders crumbles, Eagle Eye

The case for control orders crumbles

Let Lord Macdonald’s report signal an end to the argument that only those who have not seen the raw intelligence are opposed to control orders.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 26 January 2011 at 6:40 pm

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