President Lyndon Baines Johnson was once asked why he didn't talk more about the Vietnam War. His response was vintage LBJ: "If you have a mother-in-law with only one eye and she has it in the centre of her forehead, don't keep her in the living room".
Scottish Lib Dem leader needs to show he's in charge, denounce the coalition and go on the attack
With the SNP running a 'presidential' campaign, Gray must adopt a more hands-on approach
The pictures of the Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan have been horrendous. Day after day, reactors exploded and emergency staff have rallied to cool the overheating fuel rods. The fear of a meltdown is real. The release of radiation into the surrounding area has led the Japanese government to suspend the sale of certain foods from the surrounding area.
Following some dodgy coalition decisions and a change in the public mood over cuts, the Left is growing in confidence on the economy
Playing with the pension system is done by every government, but don't believe in a magic fix which doesn't involve some of us losing out
There's never been any secret about the SNP strategy once they formed the Scottish Executive. They have systematically sought to create a sense that the Executive, its agencies and its actions are entirely independent from the rest of the UK. So, they rename the Scottish Executive as the Scottish Government. And though the Executive remains the legal name - check what they have to write when it matters - we all follow their change.
Scots may be bystanders to many public service cuts, but we are missing out on bold reforms
The Prime Minister does not know the difference between a sound bite and a sound policy
Scottish and Westminster governments are again dancing around release of Lockerbie bomber
The annual Scottish Budget dance has begun. Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens sets out their demands. The Conservatives ask for guarantees.