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  • Leading article: Israel should give diplomacy more time to work
    Monday, 8 January 2007

    As sure as night follows day, the West is being led into a military confrontation with Iran with imponderable, but certainly terrifying, consequences. The cycle of leak followed by denial should fool no one. The Israelis are the source of both. We ne...

  • Geoffrey Lean: Oil. The fast-vanishing drug the world can't yet live without
    Sunday, 7 January 2007

    In a speech to the Institute of Petroleum in November 1999 he shed light on our front-page revelation - that in the wake of the occupation of Iraq, Western companies are to be let loose on its vast, and previously state-owned, oil reserves. Perhaps e...

  • Leading article: The oil rush
    Sunday, 7 January 2007

    Of course, the Iraqi oil industry, starved through years of sanctions and now under constant insurgent attack, badly needs Western investment. Only a small proportion of Iraq's known oil fields have been developed, and production still languishes bel...

  • Wesley Clark: Bush's 'surge' will backfire
    Sunday, 7 January 2007

    The recent congressional elections - which turned over control of both houses to the Democrats - were largely a referendum on President Bush, and much of the vote reflected public dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq. Most Americans see the US effort...

  • A C Grayling: Squeamishness will not help Ashley X. Her parents are right to put their trust in science
    Sunday, 7 January 2007

    In a blog written after details of Ashley X's case became public, her father explained the reasoning that had led to her being sterilised and given growth-inhibiting treatment. It was done, he said, to ensure that Ashley could be looked after better....

  • Steve Connor: The mystery that has endured since Big Bang
    Monday, 8 January 2007

    It is called "dark" matter because, unlike the "bright" matter of the visible stars, galaxies and planets, it is invisible, even though its gravitational presence can be felt. What dark matter is made of, however remains a mystery. Fritz Zwicky, a Sw...

  • Letters: Party funding
    Monday, 8 January 2007

    Throughout the bulk of the 20th century, Labour was the focus for working-class political ambitions. In government, the party did introduce some important measures to achieve these aims - nationalisation of coal, and the founding of the NHS, for exam...

  • Leading article: A matter of choice
    Monday, 8 January 2007

    As minister for food, among other things, Mr Miliband is playing to the gallery of farmers, the vast majority of whom use non-organic methods and are irritated by the great surge in demand for organic food products. As sales rose by 30 per cent last ...

  • Rowan Pelling: Girls who marry young get to repent at their leisure - so leave Kate alone
    Sunday, 7 January 2007

    An unnaturally luscious barnet can do funny things to a person. Many men of my acquaintance still get a "funny feeling" if you mention the scene in Live and Let Die where Jane Seymour releases a waterfall of brunette locks. I mention all this because...

  • Marcus Berkmann: They won. But must they look so bloody pleased?
    Sunday, 7 January 2007

    No, I know this isn't a particularly mature response, but I am struggling to imagine what might be. Blithe indifference? Alcoholism? Mass suicide? The problems started, as so often in the past, with Glenn McGrath. Much as you can't help admiring the ...

  • Patrick Cockburn: Some advice for George Bush: a 'surge' in US troops in Iraq will not bring about peace
    Monday, 8 January 2007

    The confidence of the officials in Beijing was based on their mistaken belief that that they had a world monopoly on the supply of rhubarb. They were convinced furthermore that, without the consumption of rhubarb, no natural bowel movements could tak...

  • Leading article: Cartoon character
    Monday, 8 January 2007

    Michael Fedelem, who allegedly thumped teenage Jerry Monaco "junior" at the theme park, overstepping his "bouncy" image, may have overheated inside his artificial suit. He may just have got terribly bored with the whole saccharine-coated environment ...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out of America
    Sunday, 7 January 2007

    Gerald Ford's announcement of a pardon for Nixon comes close, I suppose, as do Bill Clinton's efforts to explain away his dalliance with Monica Lewinsky. But not since Vietnam has a President with an approval rating of barely 30 per cent been forced ...

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