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Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 August 17:06

The five must-read blogs from today, including the world’s biggest arms dealer and North Korea’s You

Is Ramadan a threat to Muslim success at London 2012?
By Tom Phillips - 20 August 16:20

Muslim Olympians will have to decide whether or not they fast during 2012, but will it cost them?

Clegg stakes everything on the coalition
By George Eaton - 20 August 15:57

Lib Dems won’t pull out if referendum is lost ++ Clegg claims party’s “identity crisis” would be wor

Andy Burnham slips up on the BBC
By Caroline Crampton - 20 August 14:13

Labour leadership candidate puts his foot in it as he condemns the BBC for being too “London-centric

A-levels and predicted grades should be scrapped
By Richard Darlington - 20 August 13:05

The current system is elitist and outdated, and forms a barrier to social mobility.

Labour on the verge of bankruptcy
By George Eaton - 20 August 12:37

John Prescott warns of possible financial meltdown as Labour faces debts of £20m.

Cutting back on university places will create a lost generation
By Aaron Porter - 20 August 12:18

150,000 students have made the grade but will be denied a place. What does the government expect the

The media revolution is still changing our lives
By Nick Petrie - 20 August 12:14

We now spend 45 per cent of our waking lives consuming media, often more than one source at a time.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 20 August 12:11

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

One in five Americans believe Obama is a Muslim
By Caroline Crampton - 19 August 17:27

New polling data shows that misconceptions about Obama’s faith have increased since he took office.

Sarah Palin to racist DJ: “Don’t retreat . . . reload!”
By George Eaton - 19 August 16:01

Palin’s shocking defence of US DJ Laura Schlessinger, who quit after racist slurs.

Why MigrationWatch is wrong — a plea for a more robust debate on immigration
By Sarah Mulley - 19 August 15:34

If MigrationWatch wants to be taken seriously, it needs to go back to the statistics textbooks.

Resits undermine A-level standards
By Anastasia de Waal - 19 August 13:49

Allowing students to resit examinations favours more affluent students and turns grades into questio

Lib Dem rebels circle Philip Green
By George Eaton - 19 August 13:13

Latest coalition appointment under fire over tax avoidance.

Telling students to “aim lower” is not the way
By Sally Hunt - 19 August 12:12

Thousands will miss out on a place at university this year, but perversely there will still be empty

In this week’s New Statesman: Pakistan special
By George Eaton - 19 August 11:10

William Dalrymple: The military and the mullahs | Ed Miliband interview | John Pilger: Why we must d

The gender pay gap will not close for 57 years
By Samira Shackle - 19 August 11:07

New research suggests it will take two generations for women to achieve pay parity with men.

Daily Telegraph keeps its side of A-level bargain
By Jon Bernstein - 19 August 10:31

Envelope? Check. Blonde student? Check.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 August 9:00

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

The modest Miliband
By Sholto Byrnes - 18 August 18:01

He doesn’t even mind being called the wrong name.

MediaWatch
By New Statesman - 18 August 17:09

Rumours of a paywall at the News of the World, ITV Player comes to the PlayStation and the BBC launc

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

The five must-read blogs from today, on arms sales, income inequality and George Osborne.

The coalition’s next 100 days
By George Eaton - 18 August 14:19

Some key dates for your political diary.

The Pope will meet Cameron, Clegg and Harman
By Caroline Crampton - 18 August 13:46

Full details of the Pope’s itinerary have been released, and he’ll be meeting the party leaders.

Is this the most honest political poster ever?
By Jon Bernstein - 18 August 13:25

“I’ll do my best but I can’t promise anything.”

Murdoch donates $1m to Republicans
By Caroline Crampton - 18 August 12:25

He supported Obama in 2008, but now the media tycoon has made one of the Republicans’ biggest privat

Labour and the Tories neck and neck on 37%
By George Eaton - 18 August 9:46

Labour draws level with the Conservatives for the first time since October 2007.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 August 8:44

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

Palestinian gunman breaks into Turkish embassy
By Staff blogger - 17 August 18:34

Gunman breaks into Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv, takes two hostages and threatens to “kill Jews”, say

MediaWatch
By Staff blogger - 17 August 17:37

WikiLeaks to publish final documents, Greg Dyke turns down an offer of a job at Channel 5, and propo

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