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The Jackal debates: Is technology killing the truth?

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The Jackal debates: Is technology killing the truth?

Ex-BBC correspondent Martin Bell and Will Moy, director of fact-checkers Full Fact, argue it out

It hurts to say it, but I no longer feel proud to be an American

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It hurts to say it, but I no longer feel proud to be an American

The Jackal’s man in America explains why he’s struggling to keep faith

Sunday Soapbox responsbility

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Sunday Soapbox: Let’s not muddle transparency and responsibility

Australian cricketer Steve Smith compounded his mistake by believing that in coming clean he would be absolved of his wrongdoing

Pint of lager? I’d rather have a box of After Eights, thanks

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Pint of lager? I’d rather have a box of After Eights, thanks

Forget alcohol. David Baddiel’s real addiction is sugar

Data abuse, Facebook, Jackal magazine

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Sunday Soapbox: data abuse gives us a tangible measure of damage done by social media, but it’s not even half the story

The Facebook backlash is a good thing, it’s just a shame it’s not been inspired by concerns about our mental health

Leadership crisis, Gavin Williamson

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Sunday Soapbox: We’ve devalued strong leadership, and now we’re starting to pay for it

Gavin Williamson’s wimpish efforts at showing strength on the international stage reek of a deeper underlying problem with leadership

Sunday soapbox brexit

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Sunday Soapbox: A politician who admits they haven’t the foggiest is a politician worth listening to

The power of ‘I don’t know’, the ugliness of communism and why we should be thinking about how we celebrate boys and girls

Sunday Soapbox: The irrationality of fandom

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Sunday Soapbox: The irrationality of fandom

Our editor contemplates switching allegiances, gender-neutral watches and the talent at tonight’s Oscars

Sunday Soapbox: There’s too much luck in sport

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Sunday Soapbox: There’s too much luck in sport

Out of luck and out of love at the Winter Olympics, Tom Daley’s baby and why cancelling charity direct debits is grandstanding of the most selfish kind

Big charities need to change or die

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Big charities need to change or die

With great power comes great responsibility. Today’s behemoth charities would do well to remember that

Elon Musk, do we really want to go to Mars?

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Elon Musk, do we really want to go to Mars?

The Jackal has a question for the multibillionaire tech maverick…

100 years on, there’s still more to do for equality

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100 years on, there’s still more to do for equality

Today marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act passed, but the job’s not done yet

We need to reevaluate our approach to prostate cancer

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We need to reevaluate our approach to prostate cancer

It’s time to get serious about prostate cancer; the latest round of statistics prove it

Raising the temperature of the climate change debate

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Raising the temperature of the climate change debate

Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary Before the Flood lands on Netflix today. It’s a timely reminder that we need to do more

The FA has failed. Can it ever be trusted again?

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The FA has failed. Can it ever be trusted again?

Racism, blackmail and hush money. The Guardian’s chief football writer asks if the FA can recover from its recent run of scandal?

Why Phil Neville shouldn’t be the new England women’s head coach

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Why Phil Neville shouldn’t be the new England women’s head coach

It’s not just the fast-track, it’s the jokes about battering his wife that make Neville a horrible choice for such a high-profile role

Why Timothée Chalamet deserves to win Best Actor at the Oscar’s

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Why Timothée Chalamet deserves to win Best Actor at the Oscar’s

His performance in Call Me By Your Name is an exceptional feat of acting, here’s hoping the Academy agrees

Why we don’t want Matt Damon to shut up

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Why we don’t want Matt Damon to shut up

He’s right. There is a ‘spectrum of behaviour’ covering fumbled flirting and sexual abuse, and there is a danger the good name of good men is being forgotten. We agree with Matt

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