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  • Leading article: Only a new President can end Gaza's nightmare
    Monday, 3 March 2008

    What a contrast there is between the frantic activity undertaken then to halt the killings of civilians in Kosovo and the almost nonchalant attitude of the West towards the carnage unfolding in Gaza. No one can claim not to know what is going on ther...

  • Leading article: A just war – but only just
    Sunday, 2 March 2008

    All the same, as Leo Docherty writes in our report today, the images of Prince Harry in Helmand "seem dangerously close to propaganda". If you had read the newspapers on Friday, you would have learnt little of the problems of poppy eradication or of ...

  • Anne Karpf: There's no such thing as a perfect mother – and that's half the fun
    Sunday, 2 March 2008

    But I'll be feeling something else too: undeserving. This is a) because I have to work today and so will have to ignore my children's every need, but also b) because almost every single thing I do for my kids, my husband does too (though he does draw...

  • Geoffrey Lean: Today, the plastic bag. Tomorrow... even more words?
    Sunday, 2 March 2008

    No, leap day has a knack of providing beneficial benchmarks. In 1860, it saw the invention of the first computer. Eight years later, Benjamin Disraeli became Britain's first Jewish prime minister. In 1940, Hattie McDaniel, who played the outspoken Ma...

  • Letters: Israel and Gaza
    Monday, 3 March 2008

    Since 2001, 14 Israelis have been killed by the home-made Qassam rockets fired from Gaza, compared with 816 Gazans killed by the Israel forces in 2006 and 2007 alone. The Israeli Coalition Against the Siege recently denounced their governments's acti...

  • Leading article: Unstatesmanlike behaviour
    Monday, 3 March 2008

    To recall, Mr Clegg staged the latter in protest against the Speaker's refusal to schedule a vote on a referendum, not on the Lisbon Treaty, as the Tories are demanding, but on Britain's membership of the European Union. Mr Clegg will doubtless defen...

  • Charles Leadbeater: The real war for democracy is on the web
    Monday, 3 March 2008

    China is about to become the world's largest web society, overtaking the US with more than 210 million users and six million more logging on every month. The Government cannot afford to turn off the tap. Chinese internet users are younger than their ...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 2 March 2008

    The debate in this office and among our readers has been huge. Is Prozac a waste of money? Are the drug companies, as our own health editor Jeremy Laurance asked on Wednesday's front page, pulling the wool over the eyes of the public? What a contrast...

  • Geoffrey Wheatcroft: The Clinton bubble has burst, and not before time
    Sunday, 2 March 2008

    Now London bookmakers make Senator Obama the favourite for the White House. If things run his way in the Texas and Ohio primaries, it could be all over for Hillary by Wednesday. At last the Clinton bubble has burst. Her sheer fraudulence has finally ...

  • Jean Edelstein: Equal gender rights shouldn't be defined as a feminist issue
    Sunday, 2 March 2008

    To British women today, our gender is not supposed to be an issue; although we may worry about things like work-life balances, gender pay gaps, and sexual harassment in the workplace, in general we are secure in the knowledge that we are legally enti...

  • Leading article: Home movies
    Monday, 3 March 2008

    Don't these saps realise, they reason, that producers cannot resist portraying films set in Europe in the crudest colours; that France is invariably a cue for berets, cobbles, bakeries and flirtatious women, while Italian films have to feature nuns, ...

  • Matthew Bell: The IoS diary
    Sunday, 2 March 2008

    The retiring novelist has escaped to a remote corner of Tasmania, saying he would feel parasitic if he attended. McEwan is staying at the holiday home of local author Richard Flanagan on Bruny island, to do some thinking and walking, and tackle the m...

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