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When prison is pointless
By Andrew Neilson - 28 August 11:15

The aftermath of the riots has seen our prison population rocket, but this won't cut crime on our st

Bernanke is wrong to be complacent
By Tony Dolphin - 28 August 11:00

The long-term outlook for the US economy is not as rosy as he thinks

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 August 10:05

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

Obama cuts short holiday for hurricane Irene
By New Statesman - 27 August 11:19

"All of us have to take this storm seriously", says the President

The Eye in the Sky
By Sophie FitzMaurice - 27 August 10:30

Eyes aren't always symbols of humanness, as a brief perusal of the British transport system shows.

An uncertain future
By Shashank Joshi - 27 August 10:21

Stop making lazy comparisons with Iraq - Libya will decide its own fate in its own time

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 August 9:47

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

How Fleet Street misled its readers on immigration
By George Eaton - 26 August 19:24

The Mail, the Express and the Independent all inaccurately claimed that immigration rose by 20 per c

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why a New York hurricane could be a $35bn catastrophe

Political sketch: Sky News is the only winner in this war
By Peter McHugh - 26 August 15:18

The news isn't sticking to the timetable, and it's ruining everyone's fun.

Inside the Lib Dems' new HQ
By George Eaton - 26 August 14:37

Photos of the party's new base on Great George Street.

South America: why the silence?
By Sophie FitzMaurice - 26 August 13:24

Why does the US media care more about riots across the pond than protests happening on its doorstep?

The bank's inflation hawk changes his tune
By George Eaton - 26 August 12:38

MPC member Martin Weale, who voted regularly for rate rises, says further QE remains an option.

Famed Syrian cartoonist has his hands broken
By Samira Shackle - 26 August 12:15

Ali Ferzat, famous dissident cartoonist, is beaten by security forces.

Clegg attacks "myths" about human rights
By Samira Shackle - 26 August 10:16

Deputy Prime Minister defends Human Rights Act, following Cameron's pledge to re-examine the legisla

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 26 August 8:56

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

Cameron still lacks a foreign policy vision
By Rafael Behr - 25 August 18:08

What kind of a power do we want to be? How do we achieve that ambition? Cameron is unsure.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 25 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the problem with Obsorne's Swiss tax deal.

How the EBacc risks shutting out the poorest students
By Anastasia de Waal - 25 August 14:49

Equality of access to academic subjects is a positive goal, but the strategy is redundant if the mos

The Daily Mail lies about today's immigration figures
By George Eaton - 25 August 14:30

The paper claims that "immigration soared" by 20 per cent last year. But it was net migration that r

Blow for Cameron as net migration rises to 239,000
By George Eaton - 25 August 12:53

The PM will struggle to meet his pledge to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands" a year.

Steve Jobs resigns, but doesn't leave the building
By Jason Stamper - 25 August 12:46

Iconic Apple leader clinging on to power a little longer.

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO
By Samira Shackle - 25 August 9:51

The charismatic figure, credited with turning around the fortunes of the technology giant, steps dow

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 August 8:57

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

The coalition must rethink its approach to youth unemployment
By Matt Cavanagh - 24 August 18:26

Ministers must accept that the immigration cap will not help young Britons into work.

New Statesman cover | 29 August 2011
By Staff blogger - 24 August 17:22

A sneak preview of tomorrow's front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 24 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the wrong reasons to ban the EDL march.

Labour's dependence on the unions continues
By George Eaton - 24 August 14:50

The trade unions accounted for 86 per cent of all donations to the party in the second quarter of th

Tory minister Blunt blunders again
By George Eaton - 24 August 11:47

Prisons minister says that the riots were a "one-off" event. How can he be so sure?

"Please tax us more," say France's super-rich
By Samira Shackle - 24 August 11:32

16 of France's wealthiest people sign a petition asking the government to raise their taxes.

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