The SNP seems to be out of touch with what the public wants but strangely, its popularity has increased
On 5 MAY voters will decide the shape of the next Scottish Government. They will also - by default - elect a new Scottish opposition.
The electorate seems unsure about what is reasonable to ask of Scotland, and so do the party leaders
Pouring money into A&Es stops the NHS tackling chronic problems that are sure to worsen
Nuclear will be the only choice for energy needs unless all parties give tidal power a chance
Educated viewers demand more than just dramatic images to inform their view of world events
The census will ask a big question about Scots, the language lots of us don't really speak, especially when there are strangers about
Jack McConnell must be wishing he'd stuck the boot into Scottish Labour's crowning glory years ago. The former first minister has put forward a ten-point plan for overhauling the Scottish Parliament and suggests a cross-party group should consider it over the summer.
David Dimbleby may not fancy Glasgow but the nation is quite capable of hosting its own show
With a turnout threshold proposed for the AV referendum, Scots should take the 1979 devolution vote as a warning from history
Budgets on a par with 2001, before spending went stratospheric, sounds good but delivers nothing
Time to borrow a leaf from our neighbours' woods and demand the right to own, live and work on our land
News that more German students might be heading to Scotland has mercifully failed to produce the usual crop of weary war jokes.
Gail v George will be a clash of something, but it won't do the politics of the left any favours
Scots love to ridicule England's national game - but at least down south they are actually winnners in their chosen sport
It's fast and it's fair. It can't be stolen or faked. It saves cash for schools and saves face for deprived kids. So why the outcry by prominent Scots over the use of fingerprint recognition instead of cash to pay for school meals?
What do Ken Clarke and Kenny MacAskill have in common - apart from Christian names? Well, the unlikely Starsky and Hutch of prison reform have become the surprise political survivors of 2010.
ALEX Salmond believes there was no need for his transport minister to resign after last week's M8 fiasco, but concedes that information "did not get out" as it should and that "more could have been done in terms of communications". That is truly the understatement of this young decade.