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Source: The Guradian

Oxfam told to show 'moral leadership' or lose government funds

Monday 10:51 GMT

The international development secretary has said the government will end funding to Oxfam unless the charity shows “moral leadership” and hands over all its information on its aid workers’ apparent use of prostitutes in Haiti.

Mordaunt said the government would cut its funding for the charity unless executives could prove in a meeting with her on Monday that they had the moral leadership for it to continue.

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Source: The Week

The dwindling ambition of the religious right

Wednesday 09:56 GMT

That's one important reason why the religious right has been willing to embrace a president who displays no sign of affirming such a morality — and why most social conservatives no longer dream of remaking America in their own image.

With its echo of arguments that Irving Kristol famously advanced against obscenity in the early 1970s and references to the brief tactical alliance during the 1990s between social conservatives and such anti-porn feminists as Catherine McKinnon and Andrea Dworkin, Douthat's column is very much a throwback to an earlier political-cultural moment, when a more confident religious right hoped to change the terms of public debate in the nation as a whole.

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Source: The Guradian

Netanyahu’s shamelessness is corrupting Israel

Thursday 11:48 GMT

Above all, this is a wake-up call to all who believe that the strength of democratic institutions are necessarily a sufficient obstacle to the aberrant politicians of our time who trade in fear and plots to protect their own positions.

Like Silvio Berlusconi and Donald Trump, his fellow great practitioners of the politics of shamelessness in the west – has made an art out of the brazen and disingenuous, never underestimating the willingness of large sections of apathetic and alienated electorates to believe in the myth of back-stabbing institutions.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte