September 2015

Greg Ashman Tuesday 1 September 2015 comments

Educationalists: teaching bad ideas

Teachers are starting to fight back against the biases of educationalists.

Kevin Rooney Tuesday 1 September 2015 comments

Teaching students to jump through hoops

The obsession with exams is cheating state-school kids out of an education.

Carl Hendrick Tuesday 1 September 2015 comments

Bureaucracy is sucking the life out of teaching

Form-filling and constant monitoring are wasting teachers’ time.

Michael Young Tuesday 1 September 2015 comments

Unleashing the power of knowledge for all

We need to put subjects at the heart of the curriculum.

Martin Robinson Tuesday 1 September 2015 comments

In an info age, we need knowledge more than ever

Pupils must be taught before they are asked what they think.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 1 September 2015 comments

Time to reclaim the classroom

Joanna Williams introduces spiked’s back-to-school special.

Maren Thom Tuesday 1 September 2015 comments

Wes Craven: exploring the horror within

The Nightmare on Elm Street director confronted the human condition in an age of unreason.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 2 September 2015 comments

Harvey Proctor has got a point

It is time to end this witch-hunting of old, often homosexual, men.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 2 September 2015 comments

You can’t say that, Chrissie

The real reason Chrissie Hynde angered feminists? She refused to play the victim.

spiked podcast Wednesday 2 September 2015 comments

‘The First Amendment is not enough’

David French on the state of religious freedom in the wake of gay marriage.

Ken McLaughlin Thursday 3 September 2015 comments

We need more friends and fewer shrinks

The medicalisation of social problems is straining mental-health services.

Kevin Yuill Thursday 3 September 2015 comments

Virginia: the culture of complaint turns lethal

The most striking thing about Vester Flanagan was his self-pity.

Mick Hume Thursday 3 September 2015 comments

Press freedom begins at home

No, ‘Journalism is not a crime’ in Turkey – and neither should it be in the UK.

Sean Collins Friday 4 September 2015 comments

A black hero for guilty whites

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me offers a disturbing insight into the new racialism.

Ella Whelan Friday 4 September 2015 comments

Hackney:
fight for your right to stay up all night

We must reject attempts to regulate our nightlife.

Charlotte Gill Friday 4 September 2015 comments

Young, Free & Single: dating for robots

This Steve Jones-fronted farce is enough to put you off romance for life.

Amy Mackelden Friday 4 September 2015 comments

Aloha: Hollywood’s latest flop

Cameron Crowe's latest is as bad as everyone says it is.

Rob Lyons Friday 4 September 2015 comments

Don’t rush to join Jamie’s sugar crusade

Jamie Oliver’s latest campaign is just as simple-minded as his previous.

Tom Slater Friday 4 September 2015 comments

Fuck tha thoughtpolice

More than 25 years after NWA rocked the world, rappers are still being muzzled.

Alexander Adams Monday 7 September 2015 comments

Charles Bukowski: distortion of a dissident poet?

A new Bukowski is set to emerge, free of his editor's heavy hand.

Phil Mullan Monday 7 September 2015 comments

Forget Corbynomics. We need a new industrial revolution

What a properly progressive economic plan would look like.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 7 September 2015 comments

Don’t make a moral melodrama out of the migrant crisis

This outburst of political compassion is not as healthy as some imagine.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 8 September 2015 comments

No, our schools are not full of tiny sex offenders

The criminalisation of children has reached terrifying heights.

Sean Collins Tuesday 8 September 2015 comments

Kim Davis: criminal or conscientious objector?

Why dissent on same-sex marriage is punished so harshly.

Tim Black Tuesday 8 September 2015 comments

Syriza: can’t lead, won’t lead

Alexis Tsipras and Co are the acceptable faces of EU technocracy.

Irene Ogrizek Wednesday 9 September 2015 comments

Alice Dreger and the policing of academic thought

Misguided feminists are dictating what academics may publish.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 9 September 2015 comments

The feminist trials of Miss Piggy

How can a Muppet be a role model for women?

Tom Slater Wednesday 9 September 2015 comments

Campus rape panic: scaring women away from uni

Why is the government collaborating in this dangerous myth?

Rachelle Peterson Thursday 10 September 2015 comments

Divesting from free speech

How environmentalists shut down debate on campus.

Mick Hume Thursday 10 September 2015 comments

‘Refugees’ good, ‘Migrants’ bad?

Bono and Co should not be allowed to police the language of the debate.

Frank Furedi Thursday 10 September 2015 comments

Refugee crisis: treating Hungary as a Heart of Darkness

With no hint of irony, Western observers defend Syrian
refugees while demonising Eastern Europeans.

Freddie Sehgal Cuthbert Friday 11 September 2015 comments

Metal Gear Solid V: return of the boss

The Phantom Pain returns the series to the bleeding edge of gaming.

Patrick West Friday 11 September 2015 comments

Refugee crisis: Germany’s Band Aid?

By embracing migrants, Germany is getting over its war guilt.

Tara McCormack Friday 11 September 2015 comments

How the West fuelled the rise of the ‘army of terror’

ISIS cannot be understood outside the context of Western intervention.

Alka Sehgal Cuthbert Friday 11 September 2015 comments

Can evidence set teachers free?

Alka Sehgal Cuthbert reports from the researchED conference.

Luke Gittos Monday 14 September 2015 comments

The moral cowardice of the drone debate

Who cares if killing those jihadis was legal? The question is: was it right?

Mick Hume Monday 14 September 2015 comments

To see why he won, look at the clueless Corbyn-bashing

The emptiness of politics means a veteran non-entity can become Labour leader.

Joanna Williams Monday 14 September 2015 comments

Rise of the supernanny feminists

Charlotte Proudman isn’t the only one trying to tell us what is and isn’t acceptable.

Chris Fotinopoulos Tuesday 15 September 2015 comments

Turning Aussie schools into training centres

It's time to kick corporate speak out of education.

Jon Holbrook Tuesday 15 September 2015 comments

Time to tear up the Refugee Convention

Democratic states must be able to control their borders.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 15 September 2015 comments

Who cares how many women are in the Corbyn cabinet?

The idea that biology trumps brains is the real scandal here.

Mick Hume Tuesday 15 September 2015 comments

Je Suis Toujours Charlie

Yes, we must also defend their freedom to publish
cartoons about drowned Syrian refugees.

Edwina Rogers Wednesday 16 September 2015 comments

What about ‘religious freedom’ for the secular?

Why we need to amend the First Amendment.

Kevin Yuill Wednesday 16 September 2015 comments

Assisted suicide: behold the wisdom of the Commons

The debate on the Assisted Dying Bill showed parliament at its finest.

Tim Black Wednesday 16 September 2015 comments

Cameron, the high priest of mistrust

Preachers don't need the state's seal of approval.

spiked podcast Thursday 17 September 2015 comments

‘Free speech is always under threat’

PODCAST: Eugene Volokh talks to spiked about the constant battle for freedom.

Luke Gittos Thursday 17 September 2015 comments

‘Rape by deception’ should not be a crime

We are blurring the line between sex and rape.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 17 September 2015 comments

The problem with the ‘pro-migrant’ lobby

The elite is embracing immigration for really bad reasons.

Frank Furedi Thursday 17 September 2015 comments

A crisis of Europe dressed up as a drama about migration

The migrant debate has exposed EU contempt for the public.

Ellie Lee Friday 18 September 2015 comments

No, you’re not what your mother ate

More pseudo-scientific hectoring is the last thing pregnant women need.

Patrick West Friday 18 September 2015 comments

Something Must Be Done (so that I can sleep at night)

Caitlin Moran’s crocodile tears will do nothing to help migrants.

Tom Slater Friday 18 September 2015 comments

Time for a real free-speech fightback

Cameron’s anti-extremism strategy could have been ghostwritten by the NUS.

Charlie Pearson Monday 21 September 2015 comments

Turnbull: another hollow coup Down Under

The ousting of Abbott showed just how cynical politics has become.

Tara McCormack Monday 21 September 2015 comments

Bombing Syria won’t solve anything

As calls for intervention grow, remember: we’ve been here before.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 21 September 2015 comments

No, Jeremy Corbyn is not a threat to life as we know it

The anti-Corbyn politics of fear demeans the demos.

Michael Savage Tuesday 22 September 2015 comments

Brian Sewell: a giant among critics

His keen eye and unrivalled knowledge set him apart.

Jon Holbrook Tuesday 22 September 2015 comments

Ul Nasir: a case of victim-centred injustice

Victims should not have the right to personalised justice.

Tim Black Tuesday 22 September 2015 comments

TINA comes to Greece

The real victor in the Greek elections was the Troika’s bureaucratic fatalism.

Tom Slater Tuesday 22 September 2015 comments

Lady Gaga jumps on the rape-culture bandwagon

Pop stars should spark moral panics, not promote them.

James Woudhuysen Wednesday 23 September 2015 comments

Invasion of the sexbots? Get a grip

The sexbots are not coming.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 23 September 2015 comments

Living longer is a cause for celebration

The ageing population is a challenge, not a threat.

Candice Holdsworth Thursday 24 September 2015 comments

Treating models like airheads

The idea that models’ weight should be monitored by law is deeply patronising.

Rob Lyons Thursday 24 September 2015 comments

Hinkley Point C: rip it up and start again

New nuclear power stations would be a boon to society. But not at any price.

Mick Hume Thursday 24 September 2015 comments

The forgotten First Amendment freedom

A free press remains the lifelong partner of free speech.

Patrick West Friday 25 September 2015 comments

Freedom for Catalonia: a greedy game

Catalan independence is about self-interest, not liberation.

Lauren Southern Friday 25 September 2015 comments

Jackie Collins: a better role model than feminists

Here's hoping her rebellious spirit lives on.

David Nolan Friday 25 September 2015 comments

Planned Parenthood: pro‑choicers should go on the offensive

Stop apologising for providing an essential service for women.

Alexander Adams Monday 28 September 2015 comments

In praise of
Brutalism

We should celebrate the daring spirit of this unloved school of architecture.

Tessa Mayes Monday 28 September 2015 comments

No holiday from the Greek crisis

A report from Rhodes on Greeks' response to the crisis.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Monday 28 September 2015 comments

Using migrants to bash east Germans

The migrant crisis has exposed the deep east-west antagonism in German society.

Frank Furedi Monday 28 September 2015 comments

Operation Midland: treating fiction as fact

The crusade against historical sex abuse is destroying due process.

Wendy Kaminer Tuesday 29 September 2015 comments

The GOP’s God problem

Don’t believe Republican candidates who say Christianity is under siege.

Pierre Desrochers Tuesday 29 September 2015 comments

The Simon-Ehrlich wager 25 years on

As the famous environmentalist bet showed, Malthusians are always wrong.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 29 September 2015 comments

Trotsky vs Corbyn

Corbyn a Trotskyist? He isn’t fit to lay flowers at Trotsky’s tomb.

Tom Slater Tuesday 29 September 2015 comments

‘If Islamists can speak on campus, why can’t I?’

Maryam Namazie on how she took on the campus censors and won.

Seaman and Woudhuysen Wednesday 30 September 2015 comments

VW: a panto of green politics

Irrational regulation and green posturing are the real causes of the Volkswagen debacle.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 30 September 2015 comments

Cybersexism? Yet another feminist panic

The UN’s report on cybersexism is shrill and illiberal.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 30 September 2015 comments

Universities:
not out of the
safe space yet

The free-speech fightback is promising. But there’s a long way to go.

George Harrison Wednesday 30 September 2015 comments

Class War vs Cereal Killer: a riot for poverty

Ignore the paint-flinging pillocks – gentrification is good.