In our first issue of 2010 (which confusingly is on London news-stands today, elsewhere from tomorrow, but has a "4 January 2010" cover date) we look back at the war in Gaza 12 months on.
Elsewhere, there is a forensic piece by Peter Kellner, who tells Labour optimists to get real. James Macintyre plays fantasy politics and looks back at a dramatic 2010 in Westminster. And John Pilger examines Barack Obama's Orwell complex.
Finally, James Crabtree says 2010 will see the "rise of a genuinely powerful, left-wing blogosphere", ready to take on "the Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United of British politics" (aka Iain Dale, Guido Fawkes and ConservativeHome).