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Libya endgame: the front pages
By Samira Shackle - 22 August 9:29

Rebels have stormed Tripoli, and captured two of Gaddafi's sons. Here is what the papers had to say

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 August 8:57

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

Rebels enter Tripoli
By Staff blogger - 21 August 23:21

The Gadaffi regime is on the brink.

Tony Blair: there's no moral decline in this country
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 21 August 10:55

Former PM challenges left and right to think again about the riots.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 August 9:53

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

An ace mall with quite a nice stadium attached
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 20 August 18:42

Two reports from the society of the spectacle.

The riots: a view from across the Channel
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 20 August 11:07

French thinkers offer their analyses.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 20 August 9:57

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

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 19 August 18:59

A selection of posts made on newstatesman.com this week.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 19 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including news of hacking allegations against Bill Bratton.

The public favour disproportionate riot sentences
By George Eaton - 19 August 15:04

81 per cent of the public believe the punishments are either "about right" or "too soft".

A rare piece of good news for Osborne
By George Eaton - 19 August 12:15

Public sector borrowing was just £20m last month, down from £3.5bn in July 2010.

Attack on British Council in Kabul: in photos
By Samira Shackle - 19 August 10:44

Suicide bombers have attacked a British compound on Afghan Independence Day, killing at least eight

IDS: "You can't just arrest your way out of this"
By Samira Shackle - 19 August 9:54

The Welfare Secretary distances himself from Downing Street's "zero tolerance" message.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 August 9:02

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 18 August 17:00

The five must-read posts from today, including John Major's plot against Rupert Murdoch.

Can the right be persuaded to back a "mansion tax"?
By George Eaton - 18 August 15:22

ConservativeHome editor Tim Montgomerie says the right should support higher property taxes.

In this week's New Statesman: Dads: the answer to the riots?
By George Eaton - 18 August 12:44

Exclusive: Mehdi Hasan meets Tariq Jahan | Laurie Penny interviews Johnnie Marbles |Olivier Roy on S

Britain opposes European plans for a Robin Hood tax
By Samira Shackle - 18 August 10:19

Downing Street says it will defend the City from a financial transaction tax that EU leaders claim c

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 August 8:52

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

Labour's response to the riots has to be conservative and radical
By Jonathan Rutherford - 17 August 19:10

The party must defend the integrity of family life and those institutions that promote the common go

New poll: keep the 50p rate but cut VAT
By George Eaton - 17 August 18:20

The public want the 50p tax rate to be made permanent, according to a New Statesman/ICD poll.

New Statesman cover | 22 August 2011
By Staff blogger - 17 August 17:21

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

Time for a compulsory civic service scheme
By David Lammy - 17 August 17:18

The riots have shown that we cannot afford not to teach our young people lessons of civic duty.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 17 August 16:52

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Belgium's economy has performed better than the U

Arrest of activist sparks protests across India
By Samira Shackle - 17 August 15:18

This is not the first time that the Indian government has come down hard on an anti-corruption campa

Heffer: Germany has become a "Fourth Reich"
By George Eaton - 17 August 14:33

Germany is using the financial crisis "to conquer Europe", says Daily Mail columnist.

Riots and randomness: the search for an explanation
By Sean Carey - 17 August 12:59

There is no consensus about how to classify what went on, but "randomness" is unlikely to be the ans

Five pieces of bad news from today's employment figures
By George Eaton - 17 August 12:05

Including: vacancies down, youth unemployment up and part-time workers up.

Lib Dems speak out against "bonkers" reaction to riots
By Samira Shackle - 17 August 10:16

David Cameron could have a fight on his hands over his law and order plans.

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