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  • Leading article: After election euphoria, the hard work of transition
    Monday, 10 November 2008

    Among the most hallowed – and necessary – precepts of the US transition is that the country has only one president at a time. It was invoked by Barack Obama at his first press conference as President-elect, to explain his reticence on policies, such ...

  • Leading article: Tax cuts bounce back on to the political agenda
    Tuesday, 11 November 2008

    The obvious tactic is to reduce interest rates, and we have a seen a dramatic move in that direction. But interest rate cuts may be less effective than usual in boosting economic growth, both because they cannot be cut far enough and because the bank...

  • Leading article: Censorship is not the answer
    Monday, 10 November 2008

    The idea, which comes from the high-powered Commons intelligence and security committee, is that news outlets should be prevented by law from reporting stories the Government judges to be against national security interests. The same committee is als...

  • Leading article: Fertility made simpler
    Tuesday, 11 November 2008

    This method, which has been shown in trials to be as effective for younger women as conventional IVF, dispenses with the need for hormone drugs. So far, about 900 babies have been born worldwide, and the technique is now being used in Britain. With a...

  • Letters: Funding healthcare
    Monday, 10 November 2008

    It is no coincidence that in the US, where top-up payments are a standard feature, healthcare costs are one of the major causes of personal bankruptcy – and this is despite the fact that Americans already spend more than twice as much on healthcare. ...

  • Leading article: Art of departure
    Monday, 10 November 2008

    "Just one more" has been the theme song of all too many outstanding individuals in all too many walks of life. Think Zinedine Zidane, just minutes away from honourable retirement at the top of his game; with one head-butt his reputation was ruined. T...

  • Tom Porteous: Britain's cowardice in Congo
    Monday, 10 November 2008

    In 2000, Tony Blair dispatched a small force to Sierra Leone to save an imperilled United Nations peacekeeping operation which was incapable of protecting itself let alone civilians threatened with killings by a rebel army. The decision is now seen a...

  • Harry Cayton: To lead healthy lives, we must look beyond the health service
    Monday, 10 November 2008

    Modern life is making us sick because we have created a healthcare industry which is rewarded by how it deals with ill-health. Without illness, doctors, nurses, clinical scientists, pharmaceutical companies, hospital managers, research charities and ...

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