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Like an earthquake, the London bombings have brought an aftershock -- and it came this week. The police announcement that the explosions on July 7 on the underground and on the Number 30 bus were, apparently, the work of British suicide bombers is the most shocking news to come since the attacks themselves. It is also the bleakest possible development.
They are calling it the war of the colours. On one side, the Jewish settlers facing eviction from Gaza, hoping to stage Israel's own orange revolution -- urging their fellow citizens to wear or wave orange in protest at the upcoming withdrawal. On the other, the settlers' opponents who, have failed to agree on a colour scheme.
Let's hope Lords Hutton and Butler (authors of two United Kingdom reports into the circumstances surrounding the invasion of Iraq) were taking notes. An 81-year-old retired judge, Eliyahu Winograd, has just given a masterclass in how to conduct a genuine, fearless and plainspoken inquiry into a government failure.
Say it's a tradition. Explain to your children that half-term must, as a matter of faith or ancient custom, include a trip to the cinema.
She didn't pull the trigger, and she's not the first to use the language of combat. But the Alaskan's career will certainly suffer.
Ahead of elections in Israel, ultra-ultra-nationalists using overtly racist rhetoric are surging in the polls.
Tory hagiographers are intent on recasting the prime minister who divided Britain as a national hero, writes Jonathan Freedland.
By all means, debate and disagree with me below the line. But no one should have to put up with vile racism and bigotry, writes Jonathan Freedland.