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Tar sands test Obama’s green credentials
By Ed Ballard - 09 December 14:02

New pipeline is another indication that the US has failed to curb its oil addiction.

The NUS plan to betray the poor
By Duncan Robinson - 09 December 12:12

Aaron Porter, NUS president, secretly proposed cutting maintenance grants by £800m to avoid a hike i

Lib Dems hit a new poll low
By George Eaton - 09 December 11:20

Support for Clegg’s party falls to just 8 per cent – the lowest level in 20 years.

In this week’s New Statesman: The Radical Jesus
By George Eaton - 09 December 9:57

Mehdi Hasan on Jesus the lefty | The new age of protest | Will Self on Greggs.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 December 8:00

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

Obama’s deal with the GOP exposes two sad truths
By Tony Hudson - 08 December 17:22

President sacrifices key campaign promise for the sake of political expediency.

New Statesman cover | 13 December 2010
By George Eaton - 08 December 16:11

A sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 December 16:01

The five must-read blogs from today, on Julian Assange, Obama’s tax policy and Sarah Teather.

WikiLeaks, a forgotten people, and the record-breaking marine reserve
By Sean Carey - 08 December 15:43

The British government used “marine-protected areas” as a means to preserve the Chagos Archipelago a

PMQs review: Miliband fights back – and wins
By George Eaton - 08 December 13:05

Cameron frustrated as Miliband pins him down on tuition fees.

Cancún is climate change groundhog day
By Andrew Pendleton - 08 December 12:29

Nowhere in the world is battling climate change a priority.

A test for the “greenest government ever”
By George Eaton - 08 December 11:29

Chris Huhne must not be withdrawn from Cancún to vote for tuition fees.

Alan Johnson u-turns and backs graduate tax
By George Eaton - 08 December 8:43

Shadow chancellor advocates system he previously described as unworkable.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 December 7:48

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Oxbridge, Gordon Brown and more swearing.

Julian Assange arrest: why both sides are wrong
By George Eaton - 07 December 15:28

The pursuit of Assange may be politically motivated but don’t dismiss the charges so quickly.

Clarke is right: prison doesn’t work
By George Eaton - 07 December 12:35

The Justice Secretary is right to challenge a system that has made reoffending rates soar.

Will David Davis’s anti-tuition fees vote remain a “rebellion of one”?
By Samira Shackle - 07 December 9:45

Tory whips are nervous that MPs may not turn out to vote, but out-and-out opposition seems unlikely.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 December 7:55

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 06 December 16:01

The five must-read posts from today, including tuition fees, protests and Mike Hancock’s outfits.

Hamas’s crackdown on Gaza’s youth
By Kieron Monks and Sam Tompkins - 06 December 14:16

Closure of the Sharek Youth Forum reflects the growing influence of fundamentalists.

Music and meritocracy
By Duncan Robinson - 06 December 13:29

The charts are dominated by public school pop stars. What does that tell us about meritocracy in Bri

The biggest problem for the pro-AV campaign
By George Eaton - 06 December 12:25

Even its own supporters aren’t keen on it.

The Lib Dem fees split widens
By George Eaton - 06 December 10:04

Lib Dem MPs threaten to resign from the government over the tuition fees rise.

Listen: James Naughtie’s slip of the tongue
By Samira Shackle - 06 December 9:08

The Radio 4 presenter bravely smashes the taboo around the use of the “c-word” on live radio.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 December 7:41

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

Approving of autocracy
By Sholto Byrnes - 05 December 13:53

If you write favourably about Qatar or Russia, are you speaking up for dictatorships – or acknowledg

Tackling Islamophobia
By Robert Lambert - 05 December 11:18

Time for a proper debate on anti-Muslim violence and intimidation.

Blaming women
By Lisa Ansell - 05 December 10:57

Why Frank Field’s plan to address child poverty won’t work.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 December 7:23

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

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