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Democrats’ New Deal is not so new

Clinton and Obama will have to provide an up-to-date vision, says Harriet Baber

First, there were the old-style, New Deal Democrats. They promoted social programmes and obtained street repairs, building permits, and city jobs for their working-class constituents.

  Then there were the Democrats of 1968 — young, idealistic, and rich. They were preoccupied with the peace movement, and despised the dirty politics of old-style Democrats. They demonstrated at the 1968 Democratic Convention, split the Democratic Party, and swung the election to ...

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Keeping the Bard cool

One of our greatest Shakespearean actors, Judi Dench, took time out from the 400th-anniversary celebrations to talk to Sarah Meyrick  Subscribe to read more

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Use what power you have to help the poor

Christians can take a lead to promote practical action for those suffering in the housing crisis, says Phil Hemsley  Subscribe to read more

Sun 1 May 16 @ 13:22
Should the Church take on the delivery of public services in an age of austerity? https://t.co/NABMp327Ru

Sun 1 May 16 @ 12:16
.@bishopmikehill: 'It is about justice, and the safety of the public' https://t.co/6H4GEf6IAR