The government is shockingly bad at counting stuff

The truth is, the government is shockingly bad at counting stuff. As Matthew Yglesias points out in the title of a distressing but illuminating Substack post, “The CDC’s vaccine data is all wrong.” Examining aggregate data at the national,

Cambodian mass trial against government opponents reopens

A mass trial of critics and opponents of Cambodia’s government charged with treason for their nonviolent political activities resumed Tuesday, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent. Only six of 44 defendants summoned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court turned up at Tuesday’s trial session,

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Government apologises to victims

The government has admitted a series of failings in the years leading up to the Grenfell Tower disaster and apologised to victims of the fire. Its barrister told the Grenfell Tower public inquiry it was “deeply sorry for its past failures” in overseeing building safety.