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March for What Alternative?, Eagle Eye

March for What Alternative?

In my restless search for clarity about the Alternative for which so many people marched last weekend, I have sought to answer a couple of questions posed to me by a friend who wasn’t on the march but was sympathetic to it.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 2 April 2011 at 5:47 pm

Are US government microwave mind-control tests causing TV presenters’ brains to melt down?, Eagle Eye

Are US government microwave mind-control tests causing TV presenters’ brains to melt down?

I realise that the Daily Mail is now doing it on purpose, and that it did not have the conviction to put this in the print version of the newspaper, although the print headline, left, is a minor masterpiece in its own right.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 2 April 2011 at 12:11 pm

Review of the new Doctor Who trailer, Arts

Review of the new Doctor Who trailer

The wait is almost over. The Doctor is nearly here. This week saw the release of the trailer for series 6 of Doctor Who, so the question is: What is in store for our Time Lord and his companions this time around?

By | Arts, Notebook | Saturday, 2 April 2011 at 2:56 am

Lansley: “We expected some concern”, Eagle Eye

Lansley: “We expected some concern”

Andrew Lansley has a letter in today’s Times (pay wall), which tries to clarify – if that’s the correctly ambiguous word – the Government’s NHS changes…

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 9:50 pm

Eric Schmidt, the political donation, and the attempt to censor Google search results – what really happened

For those of you whose interest was piqued by the throwaway line in the New York Times report on the new Google biography by Steven Levy, and who can’t wait to buy the book on 12 April, more info on that allegation against chief executive Eric Schmidt.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 9:38 pm

Is this the grave of Robin Hood?, Eagle Eye

Is this the grave of Robin Hood?

Number 554. An earlier version of the same story, right, was number 553 of my Questions to Which the Answer is … You get the idea.
Thanks to Maurice Cousins.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 9:01 pm

Why we shouldn’t arm Libya’s rebels, Notebook

Why we shouldn’t arm Libya’s rebels

Wars are won with force, and force in the 21st century is manifested in fire power and ammunition. To the hapless rebel, the man who has lived his life in the shadows of brutality and the silhouettes of barbarism, a gun is a beautiful thing. Likewise, In a society built on inequality and oppression, bullets can quickly become the only equaliser, and hold the promise of emancipation.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 7:34 pm

Online House Hunter: Living in a National Park, Uncategorized

Online House Hunter: Living in a National Park

The South Downs National Park was formally inaugurated today – but is moving into a home in a national park a bonus or a bind? Our Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver puts on his hiking boots to find out.

By | | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 2:55 pm

Tom Penders on the college basketball climax, Sport

Tom Penders on the college basketball climax

Michael Kim speaks to former NCAA basketball coach Tom Penders about his predictions for the NCAA Final Four this weekend

By | Sport | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 2:29 pm

How India’s hero Sachin Tendulkar turned it around, Sport

How India’s hero Sachin Tendulkar turned it around

There’s a lot to admire about Sachin Tendulkar: the grace of his batting; his longeveity; his fundamental decency as a human being despite being more scrutinised than perhaps any other sportsman in the world. And then there are all the runs.

By | Sport | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 2:20 pm

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