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  • Leading article: The US car industry is stalled on a road to nowhere
    Wednesday, 19 November 2008

    Credit crunch and recession between them have now confronted the US car industry with harsh reality. Sales of new cars have plummeted, as they have elsewhere. And when Americans do buy a new car, it is increasingly smaller, more economical – and fore...

  • Leading article: A poisonous legacy of denial
    Tuesday, 18 November 2008

    That these veterans have suffered as a result of their service is perhaps unsurprising. The first Gulf War has been described by the US Congress as "the most toxic in history". Yesterday, a comprehensive investigation commissioned by an American vete...

  • Letters: A clash of stereotypes
    Wednesday, 19 November 2008

    Well, perhaps, her fear of certain people and certain areas was justified as she ended up being mugged – though this violent crime is brushed over by Hanks as if it is a trivial matter (rather than a frightening and defining moment that no doubt conf...

  • Leading article: This is our problem too
    Wednesday, 19 November 2008

    Mr Calderon informed his audience that drug production is causing environmental disaster in Colombia, with illegal cultivators destroying 200,000 hectares of forest each year to produce the coca plant. But his purpose was not merely to draw our atten...

  • David Mamet: The media must not allow government to proscribe free speech
    Wednesday, 19 November 2008

    Such a doctrine, rather than forcing open discourse, will tend to limit it, for those media organs with a limited budget will shy away from political speech as they may have to present opposing doctrine – offending their listeners and the advertisers...

  • Katy Guest: Pub quizzes: the answer to everything
    Wednesday, 19 November 2008

    As any ringer dedicated to questions about the quotations of Bill Shankly c.1975 - 1981 will know by rote, some people thought that football was a matter of life and death; he could assure them it was much more serious than that. But pub quizzes make...

  • Alexa Chung: Themed rooms! So will it be the Cadillac bed or the Cave with the cockroach?
    Wednesday, 19 November 2008

    The beauty of the sweeping ocean views in Big Sur was rivalled only by that of the looming mountains, which could easily be observed by those who weren't yet too relaxed to turn their heads away from the sea. The Post Ranch Inn, to which I had retrea...

  • Letters: Child protection
    Tuesday, 18 November 2008

    I recognise that basic recording is part of the job and IT has made it easier to multiply the demands for documentation, but one wonders if things have got completely out of proportion. I am a local councillor and our hard-pressed clerk is often at h...

  • Leading article: Jumping frogs
    Tuesday, 18 November 2008

    The Government's strategy on ID cards has been to turn up the heat slowly on us all. Foreign nationals will be the first to receive them; then Britons who work in tight security zones such as airports. People who renew their passports will be next to...

  • Leading article: Ball control
    Wednesday, 19 November 2008

    Take yesterday's press conference at Hampden Park ahead of Scotland's friendly with Argentina. Prodded by a journalist from south of the border on the notorious "Hand of God" incident that helped eject England from the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, the n...

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