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  • Leading article: That was then. This is now
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    That does not mean, however, that newspapers should refrain from publishing information about the pasts of public figures. Mr Cameron is entitled not to tell us, but when we find out about the early life of a man who aspires to lead the country, the ...

  • Noam Chomsky: The US says it is fighting for democracy - but is deaf to the cries of the Iraqis
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    On the US motives for staying in Iraq, I can only repeat what I've been saying for years. A sovereign Iraq, partially democratic, could well be a disaster for US planners. With a Shia majority, it is likely to continue improving relations with Iran. ...

  • Alex Carlile: Terrorvision
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    The Most Rev Dr John Sentamu is a religious man too, a Christian. He is the Archbishop of York. A former lawyer and High Court judge in Uganda, he has earned enormous respect as one of the world's leading Protestant priests. There is no doubting the ...

  • Leading article: A symbolic moment for America as Obama sets out for the White House
    Saturday, 10 February 2007

    Much can happen between now and November 2008. The public announcement is the very first step on a testing marathon of a campaign. Even to have a realistic shot at the presidency, Mr Obama has to raise a mountain of money and continue to raise it. He...

  • Lionel Shriver: Have you ever read a headline that praised a social worker?
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    When did you last read headlines like "Social worker lauded for rescuing child from violent parents" or "Nobel Peace Prize awarded to social worker who brought harmony to council estate" or "Neighbourhood mourns passing of beloved social worker"? Not...

  • Lucy Cavendish: I am Lucy. I want to succeed as a novelist. I will do anything
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    That was just over a year ago. Since then, much has changed. I have rewritten the book, argued over the title and the cover and got obsessed with trying to make it a success. In the middle of all this, I found out I was pregnant and everything took o...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out of America special
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    "I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for the presidency of the United States," he declared to thunderous cheers from an estimated 15,000 people outside the Old State Capitol building of Illinois. "Thank you everybody. I love you," he sa...

  • Gordon Brown: We must save the world's young from killer diseases
    Saturday, 10 February 2007

    Polio, hepatitis, measles and yellow fever cause deaths we can prevent. That's why in 2006 the most ambitious vaccination facility the world has seen was launched to immunise 500 million children. But a further seven million children die every year f...

  • Leading article: The Case of the Literary Snobs
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who has a hinterland as wide as her smile, meekly accepted English Heritage's literary judgement. She did not say, "I'll give you Austen but Dickens's serials were the EastEnders of his d...

  • Leading article: Wonder women
    Saturday, 10 February 2007

    Food has always been close to the WI's heart. The organisation was founded in the First World War in the belief that women in rural areas could play an important role in the production and preserving of food as part of the war effort. The WI's values...

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