26 September 2007

Ahmadinejad: 'free speech' as pantomime

The Iranian president's visit to Columbia University was less a blow against censorship and more an exercise in moral posturing.

1 August 2007

What’s behind all this Brown-nosing?

Praise for Britain’s new PM as he returns from his trip to the US is an exercise in fantasy politics.

24 July 2007

Let's remake America the 'Land of the Free'

Immigrants to the US are no threat to jobs or security: they're citizens-in-waiting who should be welcomed by all who care for liberty and progress.

9 July 2007

The shocking truth about the 'Scooter' scandal

Republicans and Democrats are obsessively debating the fate of Lewis Libby because they have nothing of substance to say about Iraq.

25 June 2007

Bugged by the Bugaboo parents

Why are so many commentators throwing their toys out of their prams over the right-on mums and dads who live in Park Slope, Brooklyn?

18 June 2007

How the left is living off Latin America

John Pilger's new film rightly slates US intervention - but its fawning over Chavez substitutes fantasy for political analysis.

4 June 2007

Bloomberg’s ‘disinterested’ agenda

The mayor's reorganisation of New York schools - and his attack on 'special interests' - reveals a lot about how politics is conducted today.

17 April 2007

The attack on free speech gets hairy

The sacking of US shock jock Don Imus for referring to 'nappy-headed hos' suggests we're all too weak to cope with obnoxious remarks.

13 March 2007

Silencing the ‘niggas’ of New York

In banning the n-word, New York City Council is driven by the dodgy notion that words make reality, rather than the other way around.

6 February 2007

Fanning the child abuse controversy

Both the makers and critics of Hounddog, a film that depicts child rape, reveal America's unhealthy obsession with paedophilia.