The slaughter of Iraq's intellectuals
By Andrew Rubin - 06 September 13:00

Since the occupation began, some 200 leading Iraqi academics, most of them in the humanities and soc

Europe's very own Puerto Rico
By Tom Gallagher - 06 September 13:00

Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi

Why the service must be bad
By Joe Moran - 06 September 13:00

Observations on motorway stops

In defence of skiving
By Tom Hodgkinson - 30 August 13:00

Absenteeism wasn't invented at British Airways; the workers have been at it for centuries. And quite

A just tax on the dead
By Dominic Maxwell - 23 August 13:00

Observations on inheritance

Not playing fair
By Timothy Clifford - 16 August 13:00

Edinburgh funding - Raising money for the arts is never easy. In Scotland, it's torture. Timothy Cli

Time to keep up with the Blairs
By Staff blogger - 16 August 13:00

Say what you like about the sybaritic Blairs (and doing so has become a favourite silly-season activity), they do understand the importance of holidays. Not for them the one week somewhere and a couple of city breaks later. They go away for August.

We're all going on a state holiday
By Neil Clark - 09 August 13:00

Observations on public ownership

Labour should raise income tax
By Staff blogger - 09 August 13:00

During its seven years in office, new Labour has transformed the terms of public debate so that poverty and inequality are no longer unmentionables.

A ga-ga-ga bureaucracy
By Viv Groskop - 09 August 13:00

If a hospital invites babies to take part in its consultation process, the NHS must be unwell

Harder times for the poor
By Jennifer Rankin - 09 August 13:00

Observations on Russia

Dining room for the fat cats
By Chin-tao Wu - 02 August 13:00

Popular, respected and chic, the four-gallery Tate empire has forged an unassailable position in Bri

Exodus: the great British migration
By David Nicholson-Lord - 02 August 13:00

They go to France, Spain, Canada, New Zealand and, increasingly, eastern Europe. Britons, particular

Sudan needs more than an army
By Staff blogger - 02 August 13:00

Something must be done. As thousands in the Darfur region of Sudan face famine, rape and ethnic cleansing, the chorus goes up from politicians, NGOs, leader-writers and assorted do-gooders. The liberal interventionist bandwagon rolls.

Big ideas - Our economists are no longer autistic
By Diane Coyle - 26 July 13:00

Economics - "Monetarism lite" may rule the world, but "the dismal science" has begun a renaissance b

Big ideas - The triumph of the ''I''
By Richard Reeves - 26 July 13:00

Politics - The future lies with the individual, not with the collective. And we now understand more

Marx loses his grip, 156 years on
By Charles Robertson - 26 July 13:00

Observations on taxes

Bite the bullet on council tax
By Staff blogger - 26 July 13:00

Conservatives would say that there are no such things as good taxes, and revolutionary socialists would oppose funding a bourgeois state. But those on the centre left should support taxation and take it seriously.

Goodbye to the control freaks?
By Donald Hirsch - 19 July 13:00

The spending review suggests the Chancellor is willing to put more trust in public servants

The business - Patrick Hosking
By Patrick Hosking - 19 July 13:00

David "Two Brains" Willetts may be wrong on pensions, but at least he and the Tories are trying to g

Palestine - When the puppet runs the puppeteer
By David Hirst - 12 July 13:00

Israel and the United States - For years, America has given almost uncritical financial and diplomat

How to bridge the funding gap
By Stephen Glaister - 05 July 13:00

London's transport finances may be difficult now, but they are set to get much worse. The answer is

Overworked and underpaid
By Christian Wolmar - 05 July 13:00

The millions of passengers place a huge burden on London's public transport system, which is cripple

The business - Patrick Hosking on the lessons of M&S and its shares
By Patrick Hosking - 05 July 13:00

So far, the Financial Services Authority has few significant insider-dealing scalps. But can it real

Microsoft owns your sweat
By Sarah Richardson - 05 July 13:00

Observations on patents

A unique urban experiment
By Tony Travers - 05 July 13:00

The congestion charge was a high-profile risk that has paid off. Strangely, no other city is rushing

Blow, blow thou winter wind
By Andrew Simms - 28 June 13:00

The planet can no longer sustain our oil addiction. Renewable energies, meanwhile, hold the key to e

France's secret dirty wars
By Becky Tinsley - 28 June 13:00

In looking after their interests abroad, the French have overlooked bribery, corruption and even gen

Facts that should change the world
By Jessica Williams - 28 June 13:00

In Kenya, people pay 16 bribes on average a month; the payments account for one-third of the average