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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 January 8:44

10 must-read pieces from this morning's papers

Determination and optimism mingle in Tahrir Square
By Bel Trew - 07 January 8:41

Looking ahead to the first anniversary of the Arab Spring, Egyptians hope to finish in 2012 what the

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 January 8:16

Ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

Where does the European impasse now leave Britain?
By Michael Meacher - 06 January 16:46

One month on, Cameron's veto looks an even greater folly.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 06 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including how Miliband can fill the vacuum.

Miliband's week gets a little worse
By George Eaton - 06 January 14:28

Labour leader mourns host of "Blackbusters" on Twitter.

It's time to abolish the obscenity law
By Nichi Hodgson - 06 January 13:50

Obscenity law robs us of agency. And it tells us that we are depraved.

Is Lebanon immune to the Arab spring?
By Lana Asfour - 06 January 11:38

Several crises during the past decade haven’t led to outright conflict in Syria’s neighbour.

Miliband's perplexing silence
By George Eaton - 06 January 10:51

Even supporters are wondering why the Labour leader has made such a slow start to 2012.

Cameron comes unstuck on Europe
By George Eaton - 06 January 9:14

"I'm not making a great claim to have achieved a safeguard," PM forced to admit.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 January 7:46

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

In defence of Ed Miliband (and Maurice Glasman)
By Marc Stears - 05 January 17:00

It's time to stop looking at today's politics through the lens of the 1980s and 1990s, Blairite and

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 05 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Boris's questionable response to the Macpherson repor

Glasman said what many in Labour are thinking about Ed Miliband
By Rafael Behr - 05 January 14:38

Anxiety in the party about the leader's strategy of creeping up quietly on the coalition is building

When Ed called Diane
By George Eaton - 05 January 12:28

The moment Miliband called Abbott while she was being interviewed live on Sky News.

Let's not pretend that Diane Abbott's comments were genuine racism
By Samira Shackle - 05 January 11:51

The MP was stupid to refer to "white people", but her tweet has been taken out of context.

In this week's New Statesman: Forget Obama
By Alice Gribbin - 05 January 11:44

NS picks the top US progressives | Maurice Glasman on Ed Miliband's leadership | Douglas Hurd on <em

Clegg's hopes of a mansion tax fade
By George Eaton - 05 January 9:02

Lib Dem leader is doubtful that a mansion tax will ever be introduced.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 January 7:43

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

New Statesman cover | 9 January 2012
By Staff blogger - 04 January 17:12

A sneak preview of tomorrow's front cover.

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 January 16:27

The five must-read blogs from today, including

A lesson on health spending for Rick Santorum
By George Eaton - 04 January 15:34

The US state spends more on healthcare than the UK.

Will the Work Programme work?
By Rafael Behr - 04 January 13:38

Some key background reading to understand the debate on welfare reform.

Stephen Lawrence: the media united
By George Eaton - 04 January 10:40

For once, the Sun and Socialist Worker have the same front page.

Romney wins by a whisker in Iowa
By George Eaton - 04 January 8:19

Republican frontrunner beats Rick Santorum by just eight votes in first primary.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 January 7:44

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

The real reason the Lib Dems are languishing in the polls
By Richard Morris - 03 January 16:22

Is there a pantomime in the land that didn't feature a "Nick Clegg breaking a promise" joke this Chr

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the Stephen Lawrence verdict.

Rupert Murdoch and Alex Salmond: an old friendship
By George Eaton - 03 January 15:19

What lies behind Murdoch's praise of the SNP leader on Twitter.

Labour's London problem comes into focus
By Rafael Behr - 03 January 12:31

Ken Livingstone is presenting this year's mayoral contest as a dress rehearsal for the next general

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