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  • Rupert Cornwell: She's in, but Democrats can't help worrying she won't win
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    Name recognition, money and a proven ability to raise lots more of it make her the clear front-runner on the Democratic side. In her six years as junior Senator for New York, she has moved carefully to shed her liberal image, taking centrist position...

  • Geoffrey Lean: Is this why Blair is staying on?
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    Not Iraq, of course. Nor his increasingly frustrated attempts to revitalise public services. Nor even, sad to say, debt relief and African poverty. But the issue he has described as "long term, the most important we face" - global warming. The Prime ...

  • Leading article: Oh Brother, where art thou?
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    Despite the fact that Big Brother is a manipulated, ratings-chasing programme; despite the fact that putting a well-mannered Indian actress in a human zoo with ill-disciplined young Brits is a crass idea; despite all that, the programme and the resul...

  • Leading article: A clear case of intimidation
    Monday, 22 January 2007

    But whatever view one takes of the police's actions, the behaviour of senior Labour Party figures in recent days has been unacceptable. The Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell, has proclaimed herself "bewildered" by the arrest. Meanwhile, the film produc...

  • Tim Lott: The witches of Endemol
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    However, what has actually been revealed by that light shifts shape, according to where you stand. What you see depends on what you expect to see. The real drama takes place in the private theatre of your own prejudices. Those given to misogyny could...

  • Leading article: No exceptions, no exemptions
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    These reforms are contained in last year's Equality Act, which comes into effect this year. Until now, the most controversial provisions have been those that require the providers of accommodation, including bed-and-breakfasts, to treat gay couples i...

  • Wersha Bharadwa: I feel for Shilpa, but she doesn't speak for British Indians like me
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    One thing's for sure; the fatuous, slicked-up new faces of racism - Lloyd as the wag, Goody as the chavvy celeb and O'Meara as the pop singer - has at last allowed young British Indian women to sigh in collective relief. Their exposure ventilates the...

  • Joanna Briscoe: All she wants is a his'n'her loo...
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    Victoria's first week in LA has been a round of highly orchestrated celebrity activity. She's working it. It almost looks like a spoof. In a pre-emptive strike six months before Becks is due to lift a foot, she's been viewing 35 desirable properties ...

  • Leading article: Lame ducks
    Monday, 22 January 2007

    Two days later, when his wife opened the fridge, the dazed creature raised its head. Rather than sending for her husband and his shotgun to finish the job, the wife took pity on the animal and had it sent to the animal hospital. According to the staf...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out of America
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    Double murderer Gilmore, as anyone who has read Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song will remember, wanted to die. And just six months after his conviction, his wish was granted. Since then, the trappings of his death have become part of the ghouli...

  • Michael Bywater: Welcome back. Sorry we ruined the planet
    Sunday, 21 January 2007

    If it's true that you spent 19 years in the Cambodian jungle, you'll have realised by now that changes are like assumptions: we don't know we're making them, and they creep up on us while our back is turned. It's also said (though in the Information ...

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