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Monday 1 September 2003 September 2003
Mick Hume
Hutton and the celebrity victims
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Wednesday 3 September 2003
Brendan O’Neill
After Alastair
Far from heralding a 'return to real politics', Campbell's resignation has exposed an empty shell.

Rob Lyons
Thinking outside the lunchbox
The Food Standards Agency should not be dispensing recipes for children's snacks and sandwiches.

Damian Byrne
Ireland's noxious politics
The Irish authorities' anti-Sellafield campaign is based on dodgy claims and political opportunism.

Friday 5 September 2003
Jennie Bristow
Back to school
The new term brings out every insecurity about how we socialise our kids.

Brendan O’Neill
Kelly's connections
If David Kelly was the peace-lover described by some in the anti-war movement, what was he doing hanging around with the New York Times' Judith Miller?

Joe Kaplinsky
Near Earth, but far out
The mysterious government body that turned a distant asteroid into a global threat.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 5 September
Sex, drugs and the BBC.

Patrick West
For Cod's sake
Are fish 'steeped' in social intelligence and cultural traditions?

James Woudhuysen
The future in 3G
Third-generation mobiles could boost production as well as consumption - if only network developers would develop them.

Monday 8 September 2003
Mick Hume
Conspiracy theories and political ignorance
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 9 September 2003
Helene Guldberg
Leave those kids alone
The UK government's new child protection proposals treat all children like abuse victims.

Jennie Bristow
War-on-terror games
What did London's mock gas attack hope to achieve?

David Chandler
The tyranny of law
The lessons of Bosnia for Iraq? That the 'rule of law' cannot be imposed from without.

Philip Cunliffe
International rescue
Why are Balkan states with foreign troops on their own soil now joining peacekeeping missions abroad?

Piers Benn
A picture protest
The grisly photos of aborted fetuses used by anti-abortion activists may be upsetting, but should they be banned?

Kathleen Richardson
Man or machine?
MIT's humanoid robots showcase both human creativity and contemporary pessimism.

Thursday 11 September 2003
Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 11 September
On jumping London and sexing up Chaucer.

Mick Hume
The danger of making politics a dirty word
The problem is not 'total politics', but paralysis.

Patrick West
Mind the gap year
The amateur anthropologists who may have seen orang-utans in Borneo, but have never visited Wigan.

David Perks
Let's get Physical
In defence of separate science teaching in schools.

Brendan O’Neill
Counting the minutes
The 45-minutes claim over Iraq's WMD has been spun by Blair's critics even more than by Blair himself.

Gemma Forest
Slaving away at it all
Work-life Balance Week: Choices? What choices?

Geoffrey Hollis
What's with Which?
The journal of the Consumers' Association chooses scares over science on the pesticide question.

Tuesday 16 September 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Pre-emptive inaction?
Fear of provoking terrorists is a cowardly basis on which to oppose war.

Ellie Lee
Behind the 'smile'
Ultrasound pictures of 'smiling' fetuses do not provide an argument against a woman's right to choose.

Joe Kaplinsky
Chemical reactions
The heightened concern about chemicals promotes myth-making over rational science.

Sandy Starr
'The future was cancelled'
How the space age fell to Earth.

Wednesday 17 September 2003
Mick Hume
Unhealthy obsessions
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on mad media disease.

Thursday 18 September 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Why are we surprised by war lies?
Those shocked by the 'sexed-up' evidence against Iraq appear to have forgotten about the twentieth century.

Helene Guldberg
After Anna
Even the traditionally inhibited Scandinavians have adopted Diana-style mourning rituals.

Josie Appleton
The Blaine game
The best way to make a magician in a box disappear is to ignore him.

James Heartfield
Dancing the Cancun
The third world rebellion at the WTO talks has its roots in London and Washington.

Andrew Calcutt
Hard Cash and soft men
What Johnny Cash means to the Nick Hornby generation.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 18 September
Beckham should show more of his skills and less of his scars.

Patrick West
Is it coz I is Catholic?
Childhood beliefs do not maketh the man.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 18 September
Two new dramas fall for different kinds of love.

Monday 22 September 2003
Mick Hume
The abuse excuse
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the attempts to play a new get-out-of-jail card.

Tuesday 23 September 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Brent out of shape
The fallout from the Brent East by-election shows that it isn't only the government that is in crisis, but politics itself.

Jon Holbrook
Blind spot
A driver hits a woman walking backwards in the middle of a busy carriageway - who's responsible?

Rob Lyons
Shooting the messenger
A King's Fund report one-sidedly blames media bias for health panics.

William Davies
Army ants
Modelling the US military on the 'self-organisation' of insects could prove suicidal.

Josie Appleton
Behind closed doors
The latest campaign against domestic violence turns reality upside down. UPDATE, 26 September: Dawn raids and publicity stunts.

Friday 26 September 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Poseurs and parasites at the UN
President Bush and his critics are as bad as each other.

Sandy Starr
Communication breakdown
Microsoft's chatroom shutdown won't protect children, but it might harm adults' freedoms.

David Wainwright
Crazy nation?
The Sun's labelling of Frank Bruno as 'bonkers' was crass - but it's the notion that we're all mentally ill now that is really offensive.

Josie Appleton
The 'fuzzy' party
What do the Liberal Democrats stand for? Party members in Brighton give mixed messages.

Patrick West
Something less boring instead
Last of the Summer Wine, Blind Date, David Kelly's suicide....why they are all TV turn-offs.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 26 September
Those offended by post-match melees should follow tennis instead.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 26 September
John Pilger got up the pro-war lobby's nose, but failed to get under its skin.

Patrick Marmion
The joy of political incorrectitude
Two new London plays delight in slaying PC cows.

Monday 29 September 2003
Mick Hume
Scared of the dark?
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on Italy's blackout.


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