As the political world debates the latest claims and counterclaims in the Brett Kavanaugh saga—including an unironic plea from a former Hillary Clinton staffer to take “boofing” seriously because “small lies matter”—the crises of the world worsen.
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Prisons are reminiscent of Tolstoy’s famous observation about unhappy families: Each “is unhappy in its own way,” though there are some common features — for prisons, the grim and stifling recognition that someone else has total authority over your life.
Bitcoin is about to hit its 10-year mark, but by many measures it will be limping into its anniversary. Last year was a blockbuster for the cryptocurrency, which got its start in 2008. Its price soared 1,375% in 2017 as celebrities and financiers took an interest in bitcoin.
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It’s not unusual for political events in Britain to be disrupted by screaming protesters, but it’s rare for them to have a press card.