Scotland

The flimsy, fantasy politics of the Yes campaign

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Category: Scotland
British politics Free speech

Coppers: the armed wing of therapy culture

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Category: British politics Free speech
Life

Gingers, nerds and fat people – the ‘new prejudice’?

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Category: Life
British politics

Why MPs have trust issues

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Last updated on Sep 15, 2014 at 06:39 PM
Category: British politics

The West’s sad semi-war against ISIS is worse than useless

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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NATO’s reckless Russia-baiting

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:05 AM
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Free speech Greece Liberties

Greek anti-racist bill: say the right things, or else…

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Category: Free speech Greece Liberties
review of books, September 2014

Hack Attack: how Nick Davies saved the world

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Last updated on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Category: review of books, September 2014
review of books, September 2014

The middle-class moralism of Owen Jones

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Last updated on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Category: review of books, September 2014
review of books, September 2014

Ian McEwan: a lapsed rationalist

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Category: review of books, September 2014
review of books, September 2014

Self, Orwell and the English language

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Category: review of books, September 2014
review of books, September 2014

Setting the record straight on AIDS

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Category: review of books, September 2014
review of books, September 2014

The war on fat - a big, fat waste of time

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Category: review of books, September 2014
review of books, September 2014

Boswell’s postcards from a hanging

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Category: review of books, September 2014
Podcasts review of books, September 2014

The importance of being cultured

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Last updated on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Category: Podcasts review of books, September 2014
Education

Tackling the reading gap

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 03:25 PM
Category: Education
Free speech

The warped minds of the ASA

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:06 PM
Category: Free speech
Down with campus censorship! Education Free speech

Universities need less civility and more ‘shit-kicking’

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:13 PM
Category: Down with campus censorship! Education Free speech
Arts & Culture Film

Miners, gays and the death of the left

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 03:09 PM
Category: Arts & Culture Film
Scotland

Independent Scotland will be a skint Scotland

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 03:22 PM
Category: Scotland
Sport

Where have all the Ingurland fans gone?

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 03:13 PM
Category: Sport
Free speech

We must stop bowing to this censorious army of offence-takers

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:20 PM
Category: Free speech
Abolish the monarchy

Kate’s critics: pregnant with loathing

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:21 PM
Category: Abolish the monarchy
Smoking

How anti-tobacco researchers cook the evidence

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:22 PM
Category: Smoking
Drink and drugs Smoking

E-cigs: one of the greatest inventions ever

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Category: Drink and drugs Smoking

Two Days, One Night: movie melodrama, it ain’t

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:24 PM
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British politics Scotland

Saving the Union by killing it

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:27 PM
Category: British politics Scotland
Iraq Middle East

ISIS defectors should be allowed to return

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:30 PM
Category: Iraq Middle East
Energy Environment Europe For Europe, Against the EU

The EU needs to get off people’s vacs

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:31 PM
Category: Energy Environment Europe For Europe, Against the EU
British politics Scotland

Where are the defenders of the Union?

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:32 PM
Category: British politics Scotland
Arts & Culture Comedy Obituaries

After Joan, who’ll slaughter the sacred cows now?

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Last updated on Sep 09, 2014 at 09:31 AM
Category: Arts & Culture Comedy Obituaries

Free Speech Now! is coming to America

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:32 PM
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review of books, August 2014

Academics against knowledge

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Last updated on Sep 09, 2014 at 02:19 PM
Category: review of books, August 2014
Arts & Culture Film Music

Finding Fela: rhythm and revolution

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Last updated on Sep 09, 2014 at 01:18 PM
Category: Arts & Culture Film Music
Sport

English footballers, get on yer bikes

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 10:32 PM
Category: Sport
Environment Food Science and technology

Science can’t tell us how to live the Good Life

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 02:48 PM
Category: Environment Food Science and technology
Free speech The Counter-Leveson Inquiry

It’s official: phone-hacking is not a crime or a scandal

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:34 PM
Category: Free speech The Counter-Leveson Inquiry
British politics Scotland

Scottish independence: the defeatists’ choice

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:35 PM
Category: British politics Scotland
British politics Scotland

The SNP and UKIP - separated at birth?

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Category: British politics Scotland
Crime and the law Domestic violence

Marital bickering is none of the state’s business

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:38 PM
Category: Crime and the law Domestic violence
British politics Education

It’s time to end this phoney education war

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Category: British politics Education
Celebrity Free speech Privacy

Gawping at nude celeb pics is not a crime

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:42 PM
Category: Celebrity Free speech Privacy
Crime and the law

Ashya King: parents are more trustworthy than the state

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Category: Crime and the law
Food Health Obesity

The obesity panic on life support

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:46 PM
Category: Food Health Obesity
Arts & Culture Race

Exhibit B: a guilty pleasure

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:47 PM
Category: Arts & Culture Race
Ukraine

How the West drove Russia into Ukraine

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Last updated on Sep 08, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Category: Ukraine
Arts & Culture Music

Kate is great, but she isn’t a god

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Category: Arts & Culture Music
Crime and the law

Who hasn’t lied to get someone into bed?

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Last updated on Sep 05, 2014 at 01:55 PM
Category: Crime and the law
review of books, August 2014

‘The gay movement is full of staid conformists’

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Last updated on Sep 01, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Category: review of books, August 2014
Free speech Sport

Man’s inalienable right to banter

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Last updated on Sep 01, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Category: Free speech Sport
Environment Film

This misanthropic movie should buzz off

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Last updated on Sep 01, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Category: Environment Film
Africa Politics

Economic Freedom Fighters: South Africa’s answer to UKIP

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Last updated on Sep 01, 2014 at 04:55 PM
Category: Africa Politics
Arts & Culture Feminism Music TV and radio

Why feminists bow down to Beyoncé

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Category: Arts & Culture Feminism Music TV and radio
British politics Free speech Parents and kids

Cameron vs the ‘Wild West’ web

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Category: British politics Free speech Parents and kids
Anti-social behaviour Parents and kids

The NSPCC’s war on youth culture

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Category: Anti-social behaviour Parents and kids
British politics Scotland

And the fate of the Union rests with… Alistair Darling

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Category: British politics Scotland
Child abuse panic Parents and kids

What Rotherham reveals about the corrosion of community life

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Category: Child abuse panic Parents and kids
Politics USA

Voters want big ideas, not big prizes

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Category: Politics USA
Health Liberties Life Smoking

The public-health lobby – more dangerous than e-cigs

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Category: Health Liberties Life Smoking
Free speech

Why we should all hail the Redskins

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Last updated on Sep 11, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Category: Free speech
Asia Free speech

Japan should tell the UN where to stick its hate-speech laws

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Category: Asia Free speech
Free speech Sport

Kick the thought police out of football - and smartphones

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Category: Free speech Sport
British politics Iraq Middle East War on Terror

Caliph Cameron is bringing ISIS-style illiberalism to Britain

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Category: British politics Iraq Middle East War on Terror
British politics Crime and the law Europe

Lord Neuberger: giving democracy a hammering

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Category: British politics Crime and the law Europe
Africa Books & Essays Podcasts review of books, August 2014

What really happened in Rwanda?

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Last updated on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Category: Africa Books & Essays Podcasts review of books, August 2014
Israel and Palestine Middle East Podcasts

Why we’re against the demonisation of Israel

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Last updated on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Category: Israel and Palestine Middle East Podcasts
Sport

What Sartre might say to Crystal Palace

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Last updated on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Category: Sport
British politics

Bercow’s contrarian crusade

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2014 at 06:08 PM
Category: British politics
Life

What is brave about suicide?

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Last updated on Aug 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Category: Life
Crime and the law

Ched Evans has the right to move on

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2014 at 06:07 PM
Category: Crime and the law
Economy Europe

Whatever happened to the Eurozone revival?

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Last updated on Aug 23, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Category: Economy Europe
British politics Scotland

The ‘Yes’ campaign’s version of history is Scotch mist

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Last updated on Aug 23, 2014 at 11:03 AM
Category: British politics Scotland
Iraq Middle East Syria War on Terror

This gruesome video contains a message to Britain, too

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2014 at 06:16 PM
Category: Iraq Middle East Syria War on Terror
Race USA

Sorting fact from fiction in Ferguson

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2014 at 06:02 PM
Category: Race USA
Race USA

Ferguson: this isn’t history repeating

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Last updated on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Category: Race USA
History makers

History makers: the Peterloo protesters

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2014 at 06:08 PM
Category: History makers
Arts & Culture Comedy Edinburgh Festival 2014

Al Murray: ‘My audience isn’t thick’

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2014 at 06:04 PM
Category: Arts & Culture Comedy Edinburgh Festival 2014
Arts & Culture Comedy Edinburgh Festival 2014

Sarah Callaghan: a fireball of pissed-off poetry

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Last updated on Aug 18, 2014 at 04:14 PM
Category: Arts & Culture Comedy Edinburgh Festival 2014
Child abuse panic

Cliff Richard: the moral annihilation of a celebrity

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2014 at 06:06 PM
Category: Child abuse panic
Child abuse panic Crime and the law

The NSPCC: enemy of justice

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2014 at 06:06 PM
Category: Child abuse panic Crime and the law
review of books, August 2014

An Angela’s Ashes for the bored middle classes

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Last updated on Aug 19, 2014 at 12:58 PM
Category: review of books, August 2014
Arts & Culture Film

The Inbetweeners 2: filthy fun Down Under

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Last updated on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Category: Arts & Culture Film

A foul-mouthed haven in a sterilised world

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Last updated on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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British politics Free speech The Counter-Leveson Inquiry

Operation Tuleta: a warrant to hound the tabloids

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 02:51 PM
Category: British politics Free speech The Counter-Leveson Inquiry
Food Free speech

Burger me! We need to scrap the ASA

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 02:51 PM
Category: Food Free speech
British politics Scotland

Scottish independence? Just say no!

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 02:53 PM
Category: British politics Scotland
Drink and drugs

Time to revive pub-lic life

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 02:54 PM
Category: Drink and drugs

You couldn’t make it app: BDS activists rely on Israeli technology

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 02:54 PM
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Arab uprisings Middle East

One year on: how the West green-lighted Sisi’s massacres

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Last updated on Sep 02, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Category: Arab uprisings Middle East
Life

Life doesn’t have to end when tragedy strikes

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 02:56 PM
Category: Life
Science and technology

Digital native? There’s no such thing

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 02:57 PM
Category: Science and technology
Crime and the law Liberties

Lib Dems: the snoopers’ party

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 02:58 PM
Category: Crime and the law Liberties
Arts & Culture Edinburgh Festival 2014 Free speech Israel and Palestine Theatre

‘The Edinburgh Fringe has failed us - and failed freedom’

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Last updated on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Category: Arts & Culture Edinburgh Festival 2014 Free speech Israel and Palestine Theatre
Arts & Culture Edinburgh Festival 2014 Theatre

Little on the Inside: truth and illusion behind bars

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Last updated on Aug 12, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Category: Arts & Culture Edinburgh Festival 2014 Theatre
Arts & Culture Comedy Edinburgh Festival 2014 Theatre

Whose Line reunion: Fringe history in the making

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 03:01 PM
Category: Arts & Culture Comedy Edinburgh Festival 2014 Theatre
Iraq Middle East Syria War on Terror

ISIS: a monster made by the moralists of the West

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Last updated on Aug 20, 2014 at 08:33 AM
Category: Iraq Middle East Syria War on Terror
British politics Drink and drugs Health

The junk science of booze labelling

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 03:03 PM
Category: British politics Drink and drugs Health
Arts & Culture Free speech Music USA

A rap over the knuckles for US prosecutors

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 03:06 PM
Category: Arts & Culture Free speech Music USA
Education Free speech Israel and Palestine

The brazen hypocrisy of the BDS crowd

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2014 at 03:07 PM
Category: Education Free speech Israel and Palestine
review of books, August 2014

Let’s lay off the Baby Boomers

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Last updated on Aug 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Category: review of books, August 2014