Why is the anti-war side now spreading scare stories about 'loose nukes' and poisons threatening world peace?
A Euro-report warning of chemicals in scented candles crosses the line between scaremongering and self-parody.
Behind the UK High Court's decision to allow a British woman to travel to a suicide clinic in Switzerland.
Loneliness, a desire for control, or just a bit of fun? Why young men are dreaming of a Robosapien for Christmas.
It is patronising to working-class students to suggest that Oxbridge should 'positively discriminate' in their favour.
Hamming it up on The Medici and Panorama.
Football's spitting wars.
Ex-Labour MP George Galloway was defamed, but his victory under English libel law is nothing to celebrate.
spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).
The rise of Post-Election Selection Trauma in the USA shows just how personal the political has become.
The ‘public health’ agenda promotes powerlessness as the defining feature of our age.
It will take more than prize-winning arty videos to kickstart public life.
The problem isn't that doctors are too quick to prescribe anti-depressants, but that they have stretched the label of depression to cover the full range of human unhappiness.
A survey of lottery-funded arts centres finds that half a billion has been blown on 'buzz'.
The pros and pitfalls of the BBC's attempt to digitise its archives.
It's good that childcare is on the political agenda – but what does the government mean by choice?
Experts carp about the decline of football, while fans flood through the gates.
Christmas TV advertising: an irony-free zone.
The measures proposed in a report on Britain's first serial killer GP are likely to prove more damaging, to both doctors and patients, than the activities of one deranged doctor.
Why have Northern Ireland's peace talks foundered on a spat over snapshots?
spiked editor Mick Hume’s Notebook in The Times (London).
A new book asks why, from Iraq to Ukraine, Western politics is being played out everywhere but in the West.
British travellers are shirking terror warnings and taking to the skies in record numbers.
The tendency to blame reality TV both trivialises and underestimates the problem.
A French author argues that new forms of Islam owe more to Western identity politics than to the Koran.
The Semantic Inquisition haven't yet had their fill of Big Ron.
Disease becomes fetishised around individual behaviour and experience.
What does any of this all-consuming grubby affair have to do with the business of politics?
The flaws in the arguments for ending lives.
A lot of rubbish is talked in the heated debate over Nottingham's incinerator.
Why the big issue of 2004 now leaves most people feeling bored
Finding joy in misery in the Shameless Christmas special.
The crisis of the Hollywood hero is forcing cinema audiences to look east for their superhumans.
The Queen's much-praised Christmas message on tolerance and diversity was an attempt to re-crown the monarch as defender of a new faith
Why the introduction of the Mental Capacity Bill has been such a mad affair.
Heavyweight boxing is almost out for the count.
New research could throw some light on the unique evolution of the human brain.