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Monday 3 February 2003 February 2003
Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 3 February
The Rotters' Club: never mind nostalgia.

Mick Hume
After Columbia: why we must still boldly go
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 4 February 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Six weeks for Saddam...again
It's another final countdown.

Virginia Hume
'Every bruise now means an investigation'
Social Services is failing abused children, because it is too busy scrutinising ordinary families. A child protection officer talks to Virginia Hume.

Ruth Chenoweth
Sparking interest in science
While children hunger for truth and beauty, the UK government's new pilot science curriculum feeds them a soup of media-driven issues.

Thursday 6 February 2003
Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 6 February
Heaven forbid that Celtic and Rangers should dampen their sectarian hatreds.

Patrick West
Reclaim the streets
Fear of muggers encourages teenagers to try their luck.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 6 February
The 20 Things To Do Before You're 30 aren't the things Alexander the Great did.

Brendan O’Neill
Powell doesn't wow
America's evidence against Iraq is so last year.

Jennie Bristow
A Thriller documentary?
Bashir's revelation: Michael Jackson is a little bit strange.

Alan Miller
Too risky to ski?
Doing the white stuff in Colorado.

Friday 7 February 2003
Barbara Hewson
Sex, crime and seduction
The new Sexual Offences Bill could screw us all.

Monday 10 February 2003
Ed Barrett
On the defensive
In the run-up to Saturday's anti-war demo, the UK government has managed to look both arrogant and insecure.

Mick Hume
English cricket: running scared
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Dennis Hayes
The case for corporate universities
It's not the source of university funding that should concern academics, but the strings attached to it by the state.

James Woudhuysen
Air cares
Awareness-raisers about flying and blood clots raise public anxiety sky-high.

Wednesday 12 February 2003
Josie Appleton
Why Bush and bin Laden need each other
To keep the terror talk alive.

Jennie Bristow
A licence to indoctrinate
The BBC's 'Hitting Home' season dresses up official myths about domestic violence in salacious TV programmes. Is this public service broadcasting?

Josie Appleton
The numbers don't lie?
Domestic violence researchers seem to want women to live up to their statistics.

Neil Davenport
The perversion of privacy
Today's uptight society is relaxed about sex - so long as it is viewed in public.

Thursday 13 February 2003
Tiffany Jenkins
Vote No to baby ballots
Giving parents extra votes wouldn't solve the 'democratic deficit' - but it would damage democracy.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 13 February
ITV flogs a dead ghost in Second Coming.

Patrick West
Last orders on Craggy Island
Health fanaticism is doing as much as market capitalism to destroy the 'old' Ireland.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 13 February
Message for the Aussies: friendly football internationals mean nothing to us.

Sandy Starr
The end of the space race?
The different reactions to the Challenger disaster in 1986 and the Columbia explosion in 2003 show changing visions of life on Earth.

Ray Crowley
Going Dutch
Uptight tourists get stoned on freedom in Amsterdam.

Tuesday 18 February 2003
Brendan O’Neill
A festival of frustration
London's demo confirmed that being anti-war has become a respectable pursuit.

Dominic Standish
No peace in the piazza
In Italy, anti-war protesters' big disagreement with the government is over how best to subdue Iraq. Dominic Standish reports from Rome.

Mick Hume
Meacher the preacher
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Rob Lyons
All quiet on the protesting front
London's anti-war demo had lots of people making very little noise.

Helen Searls
Sealing anxiety inside
An Englishwoman reports from Washington on the impact of America's 'orange alert'.

Wednesday 19 February 2003
Jennie Bristow
The stay-home society
From congestion charging to terrorism scares to home-working, the message today is: don't go out.

Edmund King
Driven to distraction
The executive director of the UK RAC Foundation examines solutions to the congestion question.

David Chandler
Stopping asylum before it starts
The right to asylum in the UK is being transformed into the West's right to intervene abroad.

Josie Appleton
Sun, sand...and saving the world?
Jim Butcher's new book urges the New Moral Tourist to take a break.

Jan Bowman
Going for Golden Rice
Green protesters should stop caricaturing GM, and consider its benefits for the developing world.

Helene Guldberg
Norway bombs away
From 'caring' to killing: Norway's new international role.

Friday 21 February 2003
Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 21 February
Crystal Palace's Black Sunday makes video replays tempting - but not that tempting.

Patrick West
Dublin catches Yankophobia
Americans have replaced the English as Ireland's Public Enemy Number One.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 21 February
Fat Boab offers camcorder footage of the London anti-war demo, while BBC2 gives us Holidays in the Axis of Evil.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 21 February
Dolan Cummings

Sunday 23 February 2003
Stuart Derbyshire
AIDS in Africa: sense at last
New research explodes Western myths about HIV infection in Africa.

Monday 24 February 2003
Mick Hume
Dovish hawks and hawkish doves
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 25 February 2003
Mick Hume
Sudan 1: a Pot Noodle of a panic
spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill
Dangerous territory
Intervention is already tearing Iraq apart.

Jon Holbrook
Hiding behind the UN
What's driving America's newfound enthusiasm for multilateral institutions?

Joanna Williams
Selecting a narrow education
As New Labour cranks up its anti-grammar school campaign, a teacher asks - why now?

Sandy Starr
Setting the Standard
James Ledbetter's Starving to Death on $200million gives a self-deprecating insight into dotcom decadence.

Norman Levitt
Challenging Columbia
The shuttle programme was born, not to take man to the stars, but to keep NASA's post-Apollo budget from going down the tubes.

Thursday 27 February 2003
Jennie Bristow
The problem with the peace movement
It has never been anti-war - and now it marches against the spirit of political change.

Brendan O’Neill
Gulf War meets Culture War
America's uncertainty about what it stands for has followed US forces to Iraq.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 27 February
Britain BC claims that the Romans robbed ancient Britons of 'our' self-esteem.

Patrick West
In praise of fast food
Food should be about sustenance for the body, not the soul.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 27 February
It is to Fergie's credit that we still don't know the truth about The Boot.

Bill Durodié
Men without a mission
Soldiers don't just need equipment and orders - they also need a reason to fight.

Jennie Bristow
Non-domestic bliss
The Sanctuary Spa: central London’s solution to the day at home you never get.

Friday 28 February 2003
Mick Hume
A war in which there will be no winners
The Iraqi crisis is a self-inflicted one made in the USA and the West - and those who created it are likely to suffer the consequences.


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