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Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia and lazy journalists
By Jon Bernstein - 14 January 11:27

“They were always lazy, now they’re just a little better informed.”

What does the Oldham result mean for the coalition?
By Samira Shackle - 14 January 9:19

The Lib Dems hang on to their share of the vote – but at the cost of their coalition partner.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 January 7:43

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Labour wins Oldham by-election with increased majority
By George Eaton - 14 January 0:25

Blow for Liberal Democrats as Labour holds seat with a majority of 3,558.

In praise of libel laws
By Sholto Byrnes - 13 January 17:44

Relaxing libel laws sounds like a good thing, but is a US-style “free” press what we really want?

Miliband distances himself from the Balls strategy
By George Eaton - 13 January 17:00

Labour leader says the party should have spoken “openly and clearly” about the need for cuts.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including swearing at the Speaker and the universal credit.

Alex Smith: Ed Miliband’s master of cyber-spin
By Dan Hodges - 13 January 14:09

Alex Smith, Labour’s first dedicated online communications specialist, will take the fight to the Tory blogosphere.

Which side would benefit from an AV date change?
By George Eaton - 13 January 13:55

The Yes camp has the most to gain if the referendum is moved from May.

The Tea Party is relentlessly hostile – but responsible for these murders in Arizona?
By Felicity Spector - 13 January 11:16

Barack Obama always set out to restore tolerance and a return to civility.

Exclusive: Vince Cable – “Keynes would be on our side”
By Duncan Robinson - 13 January 10:46

Cable argues in this week’s New Statesman that the famous economist would back the coalition’s econo

In this week’s New Statesman: War on WikiLeaks
By George Eaton - 13 January 10:15

John Pilger talks to Julian Assange | Vince Cable: “Keynes would be on our side” | Laurie Penny: the

Is public opinion turning against the spending cuts?
By Samira Shackle - 13 January 9:21

As Oldham and Saddleworth votes, another national opinion poll gives Labour a significant lead over

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 January 7:52

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Exclusive interview: Julian Assange on Murdoch, Manning and the threat from China
By New Statesman - 12 January 14:03

The WikiLeaks founder talks to John Pilger.

Condemning “managed anorexia”
By David Allen Green - 12 January 13:43

What are the limits of free speech?

PMQs review: Miliband leaves Cameron floundering on bank bonuses
By George Eaton - 12 January 13:36

Cameron’s tough words in opposition returned to haunt him.

Boris and Dave bash transport unions to distract from the banks
By George Eaton - 12 January 10:45

A convenient distraction from the coalition’s failure on bankers’ bonuses.

Why more action is needed on cuts to disability benefits
By Samira Shackle - 12 January 9:47

A letter from leading charities criticising cuts to mobility allowance is a good starting point – bu

Gove’s school league tables will fail the poorest pupils
By Jonathan Clifton - 12 January 9:20

The introduction of the English Bac will push money away from those children who need it most.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 January 7:45

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Lessons for the left in 2011
By Benjamin Fox - 11 January 17:42

Don’t underestimate Cameron and get lucky.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Conservative revolt, the BNP and another by-election.

Why did the police send Kennedy undercover?
By Alison Banville - 11 January 15:13

The efforts of the police to undermine democratic protest expose the ugly political realities of Bri

Why Barclays can’t take the moral high ground
By George Eaton - 11 January 13:46

It’s a myth that the bank didn’t benefit from state support.

Teaching Miss Middleton
By David Allen Green - 11 January 13:05

Will Andrew Roberts be giving lessons to a future queen?

The threat of rising food prices
By Deborah Doane - 11 January 11:54

This is as much a part of what’s wrong with our financial sector as the Greek and Irish debt crises.

Will Cameron soon be the leader under pressure?
By George Eaton - 11 January 11:03

As Labour opens up an 8-point lead over the Tories, the narrative could soon change.

George Osborne: bonuses will make the credit crunch worse
By Samira Shackle - 11 January 8:59

The Chancellor’s tough words in opposition are all but forgotten as the government backs away from c

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 January 7:52

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

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