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In Pictures: VJ Day celebrations, August 1945
By New Statesman - 15 August 11:21

Anniversary special.

Who gains from Milburn move?
By Jon Bernstein - 15 August 10:13

After Hutton and Field, coalition comes for Alan Milburn.

Now Daily Mail poll points to end of Clegg-Cameron honeymoon
By Jon Bernstein - 14 August 14:04

Fifty-seven per cent rate coalition performance as “disappointing”.

Eric Pickles, the Audit Commission and Twitter
By Jon Bernstein - 14 August 13:23

A very modern tale of storytelling.

10 most read posts of the week
By New Statesman - 14 August 12:33

This is what’s been getting you clicking.

Whelan on Miliband, Mandelson and election defeat
By Jon Bernstein - 14 August 11:40

“All they were interested in was getting Miliband in,” says former spin doctor. “I was sickened.”

Obama’s belated but welcome Ground Zero mosque intervention
By Jon Bernstein - 14 August 10:30

“Our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable.”

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 August 17:12

The five must-read posts from today, on Phil Woolas’s anti-immigration leaflet and Vince Cable’s qua

Green snub unlikely to improve Cable’s mood
By Jon Bernstein - 13 August 16:12

“I’m tempted to comment, but I think I’d better not.”

Fox, Osborne and Trident: the battle is not over
By Jon Bernstein - 13 August 15:02

“How that budget is funded is a conversation that is constantly ongoing with the Treasury.”

Why has international aid to Pakistan been so slow?
By Samira Shackle - 13 August 13:24

Making an association between the flood and the war on terror distracts attention from the disaster.

Why Martin O’Neill is no genius
By Peter Wilby - 13 August 13:06

The ex-Aston Villa boss should have done better.

The folly of PFI exposed
By John Ashmore - 13 August 11:37

The cost of hospital building will put huge pressure on the NHS at the worst possible time.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 August 8:48

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 August 16:54

The five must-read posts from today, with international aid and the most influential lefties.

In this week’s New Statesman: The War Against Science
By Jon Bernstein - 12 August 13:45

20 ideas to change the world | Chaos of Cameronism | Mad Men’s no model for women.

Jack Straw endorses David Miliband for leadership
By Samira Shackle - 12 August 9:42

Former justice secretary says that David Miliband has the “strength and depth” to lead the Labour Pa

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 August 8:44

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 August 17:02

The five must-read blogs from today, including Nimby cuts, the hidden expense of IDS’s plan and the

Is this the future of window shopping?
By Jason Stamper - 11 August 16:31

Mobile start-up promises advertising revolution.

“Choppy recovery” or double dip?
By George Eaton - 11 August 13:23

There are too many warning signs for the coalition to dismiss fears of another downturn.

Losing our religion
By Sholto Byrnes - 11 August 12:29

Who knows about classics and the Bible these days?

Rupert Murdoch claims to own the “Sky” in “Skype”
By George Eaton - 11 August 10:38

The most absurd legal case of the year?

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 August 9:01

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

The Omar Khadr case makes a mockery of US justice
By Yo Zushi - 10 August 18:39

After eight years in Guantanamo, the last western “enemy combatant” faces a deeply flawed trial.

Are we being unfair about “the big society”?
By John Ashmore - 10 August 17:46

Taken as a whole, the coalition’s proposals amount to some seriously joined-up thinking.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including class, welfare reform and David Laws.

Why the “big society” means less freedom for us all
By Holly Combe - 10 August 15:49

Cameron’s pet project is an insidious attempt to undermine common liberty.

Why the odds have shifted against electoral reform
By George Eaton - 10 August 14:27

Four reasons why the No campaign is now likely to win next year’s referendum.

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