Longing to Reign Over Us

June 8, 2012 10:35 am Leave your thoughts

As is my wont, I found plenty to occupy me over the extended half-week holiday and never felt sufficiently at a loose end to find myself tuning in to any of the blowsy and noisy shenanigans somebody thought might be welcome to Her Majesty the Queen to mark the 60th anniversary of her accession, writes W Stephen Gilbert.

The War on Palestinian Soccer: Free Mahmoud Sarsak

June 7, 2012 8:13 am Leave your thoughts

On 3 June, Palestinian national soccer team member Mahmoud Sarsak completed 80 days of a grueling hunger-strike. He had sustained the strike despite the fact that nearly 2,000 Palestinian inmates had called off their own 28-day hunger strike weeks ago, writes Ramzy Baroud.

The Politics of Truth

June 1, 2012 10:47 pm Leave your thoughts

Politicians are easy targets and scoring points off aunt sallies is a national sport. Stephen Gilbert discusses the chasm between the accountability of political columnists and that of MPs