Excluding think tanks of left, right or centre from the policy process is undemocratic as well as impossibly naïve.
Reginald D Hunter's set at the Professional Footballers' Association awards dinner, and the response to it, shines a light on one of the great linguistic arm-wrestles of our time.
The proposed "Filter" programme would have been a vast step up in terms of the state's ability to spy on its citizens.
The media storm surrounding NBA centre Jason Collins coming out shows the sporting world is ready to hear what he has to say.
Danny Alexander's "mansion tax lite" has been torpedoed by oligarchs claiming their £2m+ properties are "open to the public". It shows how hard it is to stop the rich - and their lawyers - finding creative ways to beat the taxman.
The important task of getting crucial and confidential letters to people on time is jeopardised by profit-oriented thinking that prioritises getting postmen back to the depot to meet targets.
Reactions to her death quickly turned from the personal to the political.
Sohel Rana arrested trying to flee the country.
A novelist's account of depression and the struggle to find words to describe it.
The real issue for the government is not making work pay, but making work exist, says the PCS union's Mark Serwotka.
The number of victims continues to rise.
A new trend of "Spotted" Facebook pages is allowing people space to post anonymous abuse at individuals who can easily identify themselves, and then scolding dissenters for lacking a sense of humour.
Three British citizens continue to be held under appalling conditions in the United Arab Emirates, while the Government prepares to host the country's unelected leader for a state visit.
How many brilliant writers will be sorted away entirely, never making the cut as novelists because they're weighed down with the tag "woman"?
Traditional notions of the Indian family allow child abuse to happen with impunity.
Five things we now know.
The power struggle between President Zuma and trade union leader Zwelinzima Vavi is a prelude to a battle for wider control of the political landscape.
Twenty years on from the murder case that has become emblematic of police failure and racially-aggravated violence, Duwayne Brooks looks back.
The Liverpool board will chew over selling their prized asset - but not for long, says Cameron Sharpe.
Phil Hartup hated the critically acclaimed blockbuster. And he thinks you should too.
A focus on unity and closure is desperately needed.
We need to be aware of the impact our government’s policies have well beyond our shores.
The atheist community is right to pursue rational, civilised debate, and should be able to do so without being tarred as bigots.
The criticism of Femen and their topless protests as “fast-food feminism” ignores the postcommunist macho culture in Ukraine, the country from which the group emerged.
It's just not possible for us to have both at the same time, writes the CND's Kate Hudson.
Suicide is the second most common cause of death among men under 35. This must change.
DFID and British Council reports underline the existential crisis Pakistan is facing, but its people are rallying to save the nation. Salman Shaheen looks at Pakistan Calling, a new RSA project seeking to galvanise the British Pakistani community and the
Margaret Thatcher was sexy, and she used her sex appeal as a weapon to disarm male colleagues at a time when politics was an even more hostile environment for women than it is now.
The reported sentencing of paralysis for a Saudi man as punishment for paralysing another man is grotesque. What we do not need is a person with a needless disability.
The attacks on Britain’s first youth police commissioner for some carelessly offensive tweets show that unless you’re an unusually cautious or discreet teenager, you’re writing a patchwork public diary without realising it.