It would appear that not a great deal has changed at The Guardian since Mencken visited some 60 years ago  .
Yes, if true, this really would  be the most insane 'elf'n'safety innovation yet.
On security, this idea  doesn't look all that bright either. Instead of the proposed new rules protecting us they would seem, rather, to create inviting targets.
On climate change  , perhaps the best thing to do is simply wait and see?
Another somewhat sceptical  reading of the IPCC's latest report. Perhaps the best point about adaptation is that it would be gradual.
We hear a lot about market failure: all too little about government failure  , as some hundreds of the unjustly imprisoned would like us to know.
And finally  , it looks as if Al Gore will finally make it to the Oval Office.