Flight risks

Jean Barker 5758 views

International travel on a South African passport is often a reminder that just when you think things can’t actually get stupider, they actually can, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

US Visas: “The right way is harder”

Jean Barker 3038 views

When it comes to getting a visa to live permanently in the USA, the “right” or legal way is sometimes harder than pulling a scam, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

'Heroes' betrayed

Jean Barker 11 comments | 2183 views

America sends “heroes” to war, but when they come back, they’re nothing but damaged goods to Donald Trump and other schoolyard bullies who stayed home to profit from their sacrifice, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Target’s Gender War

Jean Barker 5 comments | 1104 views

A big US Walmart competitor removes the pink and blue “girls” and “boys” signs from their toy and bedding aisles. Bigotry ensues, writes Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Sentimentalising Cecil

Jean Barker 13 comments | 4134 views

He was a lion. He was a nice-looking lion. He hunted to eat, and then a dentist killed him for fun. But Twitter went nuts over this for all the wrong reasons, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

The persecuted powerful

Jean Barker 44 comments | 3057 views

Are human rights more valuable to you if you deny them to others? If so, go to hell, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

1020 calories in 5 minutes!

Jean Barker 7 comments | 3423 views

Is there anything in the world more American than eating your daily calorie allowance in your car for breakfast, asks Jean Barker.


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Trump will be fired

Jean Barker 12 comments | 2800 views

I have bad news. As hilarious as it would be to see Donald Trump run for US President, it’s just never, ever gonna happen. Jean Barker explains.

Jean Barker

Flags of shame

Jean Barker 15 comments | 2462 views

Nothing kills the racial Facebook fun and games like a reminder of what horror results from romanticising hatred, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

The rise of “Investigative Comedy”

Jean Barker 3 comments | 1223 views

When real news is broke and the corporates kings and queens will cut off your head for speaking out, the court jesters are the only trustworthy news source in the USA, says Jean Barker.

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Jean Barker

USA: Is there a Straight Marriage Deficit?

Jean Barker 34 comments | 1799 views

Why does anyone think gay people marrying will suddenly prevent straight people marrying? Will it cause a marriage shortage, asks Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

SA xenophobia’s echoes in the US

Jean Barker 5 comments | 3681 views

The news of xenophobic attacks in SA represent everything everybody fears about our continent. Let’s not live up to their worst prejudice, says Jean Barker.

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