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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 June 9:00

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

The women of the 2012 US presidential election
By Elizabeth Bonner - 07 June 19:51

Sarah Palin may grab more headlines, but is there room for Michele Bachmann in the Republican primar

The price of speaking your mind
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 07 June 19:40

The abduction of a Syrian blogger serves as a reminder of the volatile situation in the country.

Why the New College isn't a new Oxbridge
By Jonn Elledge - 07 June 17:35

It's a private university, for the products of private schools.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the NHS, Palin and Thatcher, and the missing Syrian b

Cameron's NHS spending pledge is worthless
By George Eaton - 07 June 16:55

The PM claims that spending will rise but the figures show that it will be frozen or even cut.

Why the banks' threats of moving abroad are empty
By Simon Chouffot - 07 June 16:19

These threats allow banks to run rings around the government -- but are of questionable credibility.

Tories less trusted than Labour on the NHS
By George Eaton - 07 June 14:34

Labour is the party trusted to run the most NHS effectively, according to a New Statesman/ICD poll.

How the economic policies of a corrupt elite caused the Arab Spring
By Matthew Partridge - 07 June 13:47

Living standards in the region must rise if the political momentum is to be kept up.

Palin is coming to London
By George Eaton - 07 June 12:38

Palin says that she hopes to visit London soon to meet with Margaret Thatcher.

Children being children
By Nelson Jones - 07 June 12:37

Are sex and shopping really the worst problems facing the nation's children?

How higher tuition fees will cost the government more
By Samira Shackle - 07 June 10:06

Ministers face a spiralling bill for loans after underestimating how many universities would charge

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 June 9:02

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

Dodgy polling underpins child sexualisation review
By Richard Darlington - 06 June 19:27

Regulators need to decide and impose standards of decency, not rely on polling alone.

Remembering Khaled Said
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 06 June 18:38

It is one year since the killing of a young Egyptian man helped trigger a revolution.

Cameron and Blair: the real counter-terrorism coalition
By Robert Lambert - 06 June 18:11

Cameron is completing the policy Blair had begun to implement.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 06 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the government's spin on social housing tenants.

Cable doesn't go to war with the unions
By George Eaton - 06 June 14:57

Despite the headlines, the Business Secretary hasn't called for tougher strike laws.

Osborne's rhetorical shift
By George Eaton - 06 June 12:17

The Chancellor insists that "flexibility" is built into his plan.

Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, guest-edits the New Statesman
By Staff blogger - 06 June 10:46

The magazine will contain contributions from Jonathan Sacks, Maurice Glasman, and Iain Duncan Smith,

We will continue to spy on Muslims, says Theresa May
By Samira Shackle - 06 June 10:16

"I don't see anything wrong with identifying people who are vulnerable to being taken down a certain

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 June 8:53

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

Economists ask: where is Osborne's Plan B?
By Samira Shackle - 05 June 13:28

Signatories of a letter to the <em>Observer</em> include several academics who backed the scheme las

The Playboy bunnies are back
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 05 June 13:12

The London Playboy Club is to reopen its doors after 30 years.

This approach to Islamic extremism may be hardline, but it is not effective
By Samira Shackle - 05 June 12:44

Non-violent extremist groups which do not "reflect British mainstream views" will face a crackdown.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 June 10:08

The ten must read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Saleem Shahzad: the journalist who was not afraid of the ISI
By Catriona Luke - 04 June 14:13

Pakistan's intelligence services are prime suspects for silencing the journalist.

The NHS hospitals that will have to cut services to survive
By Samira Shackle - 04 June 13:06

17 NHS trusts, more than half of which are saddled with extortionate PFI debts, face deep cuts to th

Sesame Street is pushing a liberal, gay agenda, says Fox News
By Samira Shackle - 04 June 12:06

You might have thought it was a children's programme. But you were wrong.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 June 11:30

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

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