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  • Leading article: Time for the Democrats to rally around Mr Obama
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    We say this with some regret. It has been a thrilling ride and, for those of us watching from abroad, a veritable primer in US politics and geography. Mrs Clinton has gone from being the nominee to beat, with a war-chest as inexhaustible as her conta...

  • Robert Verkaik: Don't blame Mr Loophole. He's performing a service
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    Against the odds the celebrity gets off, usually because a dozy policeman or prosecutor has failed to follow the correct procedure. This in turn causes Middle England to go into a lather about the parlous state of the justice system in England and Wa...

  • Leading article: A new leader, and the long shadow cast by Mr Putin
    Wednesday, 7 May 2008

    This is partly because President Putin's legacy looms so large. In his eight years in power, Mr Putin has ended the war in Chechnya, tamed the rapacious "oligarchs" and raised living standards for most Russians. Thanks to Russia's extraordinary econo...

  • Letters: No Middle East peace without respect for history
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    This same day, millions of Palestinians living inside Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and the worldwide diaspora, will mourn 60 years since over 700,000 of them were uprooted from their homes and forbidden from returning, while more tha...

  • Leading article: Running out of excuses
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    BAE's chairman, Dick Olver, says he wants the SFO to seek senior legal advice on whether it could mount a successful prosecution against his company. This follows BAE's vow earlier this week to implement a set of recommendations made by the former Lo...

  • Sarah Churchwell: Hang on in there, Hillary. It's too soon to quit
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    Gore was seen as too focused on the minutiae of policy, and as someone who wasn't a natural politician, whose lack of ease with the press, and the public, was a liability in a campaign increasingly run on personality and on rhetoric. Bush was the man...

  • Letters: The BNP
    Wednesday, 7 May 2008

    Immigrants by and large occupy rented accommodation (as Hari himself acknowledges), while the Tory Party in the main, and the Labour Party subsequently, are responsible for the lack of sufficient council properties. Hari's solution is not to attempt ...

  • Leading article: Clouds of confusion
    Wednesday, 7 May 2008

    Mr Brown, chastened by Labour's electoral humbling, claims that he is listening. He is; but not to those who know what they are talking about. The Government's Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has come down against re-classification on public ...

  • Leading article: Throw-away morality
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    Consider the recent surge in grain prices. In the developed world we have experienced this in the rising cost of bread, milk and meat at the supermarket. It is an inconvenience – for some of us a real struggle – but is not a matter of life and death....

  • Leading article: OK computer
    Wednesday, 7 May 2008

    A study of 1,000 primary school pupils conducted by researchers at Durham University has discovered that those who studied French through lessons delivered via a CD-Rom progressed more rapidly that those who learned with the support of a traditional ...

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