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Debating Press TV and presidential febates . . .
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 August 18:33

...with Iain Dale and Oliver Kamm

Obama and Cameron: the Tory apologists strike back
By Mehdi Hasan - 10 August 18:13

Irwin Stelzer takes on James Macintyre

Getting out of Iraq
By Mehdi Hasan - 10 August 16:48

Today's bombings don't affect the logic of withdrawal

Does supporting Israel make you a friend of the Jews?
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 August 14:22

Stephen Pollard is wrong on Kaminski, Israel and anti-Semitism

The New Statesman's "Red Reads" - why are they all so old?
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 August 14:25

Here's an alternative top ten from the past two decades

John Bercow: what were you thinking?
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 August 19:00

The Speaker seems to have forgotten what he was elected for

Hitchens, Gandhi and me
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 August 18:06

"The Hitch" says Palestinians need a Mandela, not a Gandhi

What a bunch of bankers
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 August 19:08

They owe us - and don't let them forget it

Is Phil Woolas out of his mind?
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 August 14:28

Home Office plans to penalise "unpatriotic" immigrants are absurd and wrong

Poverty figures: the real numbers
By Mehdi Hasan - 31 July 18:43

Tory-Politico gets it wrong

It's all about context....
By Mehdi Hasan - 31 July 16:20

Richard Herring, dodgy quotes and me

Who says tax rises are always unpopular?
By Mehdi Hasan - 31 July 14:00

Windfall taxes, on utility fat cats, wouldn't be.

Who are you calling an Islamist?
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 July 20:42

"My life and career", by Mehdi Hasan, "part 2"

Breaking News: Muslim believes in Islam
By Mehdi Hasan - 27 July 19:35

"My life and career", by Mehdi Hasan, "part 1"

Is Brown planning an election day referendum on PR?
By Mehdi Hasan - 26 July 22:07

The Observer follows up on the New Statesman's scoop

The Tories are coming...
By Mehdi Hasan - 26 July 17:57

And it is the poorest who will suffer most

Does Israel "cause" anti-Semitism?
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 July 20:18

That's what the numbers seem to suggest

Obama stands up for black people
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 July 16:31

Who says America has a "post-racial" president?

David Aaronovitch’s own “magical thinking” on Afghanistan
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 July 14:35

The Times columnist has, as usual, his hawkish head in the sand

Have Ahmadinejad and Khamenei fallen out?
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 July 20:13

Rifts emerge at the top of the Iranian regime

Is this the real Gordon Brown?
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 July 16:53

The Prime Minister is surprisingly fluid and even funny

Tax: the next battleground
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 July 19:43

Focusing on spending cuts distracts us from the real issue

Does James Purnell have any policies?
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 July 18:24

His Newsnight interview revealed an emperor with no clothes on

Time to talk to the Taliban
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 July 17:21

Lord Malloch-Brown has hit the nail on the head

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