Republicans hit Cleveland: Day two with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah (video)


To say that the Republican National Convention is comical, would be to massively understate the degree of planned falsehood that is being used to activate the cackles of the base. Just as Vote Leave played on racist fears of immigrants … Continue reading

Uruguay’s victory against Big Tobacco is more than just a local triumph (incl John Oliver video)


Uruguay recently won a landmark case against the tobacco firm Philip Morris International. The company sued the Latin American state after it introduced two measures affecting tobacco packaging: that graphic health warnings cover 80% of cigarette packets, and that tobacco … Continue reading

The Daily Mail’s record of misleading readers over health issues isn’t funny (video)


The Daily Mail has a rather haphazard and nonchalant approach to reporting the results of research and statistical data in general. This would be laughable if it was not potentially so dangerous. I was reminded of this gloomy fact in the early hours of this  … Continue reading