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The most shocking Daily Mail letter ever?
By George Eaton - 10 June 15:43

Letter refers to “Bongo Bongoland” and the “Soviet Republic of Bulimia”.

Why the US must not abandon fiscal stimulus
By Christine Tian - 10 June 15:09

The Senate’s stimulus bill would alleviate unemployment and speed progress towards economic recovery

Why Ed Balls is the Millwall candidate
By George Eaton - 10 June 14:09

The theme song of his campaign should be “No one likes us -- we don’t care”.

In this week’s New Statesman: the Taliban’s next move
By George Eaton - 10 June 12:02

Labour leadership debate: in pictures | Colin Firth interview | Will Self on gastropubs.

New Statesman Labour hustings: what the press has to say
By Samira Shackle - 10 June 11:50

What is the media verdict on who won the first Labour leadership debate?

In pictures: the New Statesman Labour leadership debate
By Jon Bernstein - 10 June 11:00

Andy Burnham, David Miliband, Diane Abbott, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls in hustings action.

The New Statesman Alternative World Cup Wallchart
By Jon Bernstein - 10 June 10:15

Still not sure who to cheer for in the World Cup? Help is at hand.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 June 9:00

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

NS Labour leadership debate . . . Live!
By George Eaton - 09 June 17:33

Join us tonight for live coverage of the first public Labour leadership debate.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Diane Abbott, and Gordon Brown’s disappearance.

Why I think Ed Balls “gets it”
By Kerry McCarthy - 09 June 15:12

We need a robust leader who can defend Labour’s legacy, and I think Ed is that leader.

What impact will Abbott’s presence have on the contest?
By George Eaton - 09 June 14:45

Diane Abbott will ensure that a left-wing critique of New Labour is heard.

US primary elections draw battle lines between insiders and outsiders
By John Guenther - 09 June 14:42

Republican voters pick a dark-horse Tea Party candidate to run for the Senate in Nevada, while two f

Labour MP says something sensible about immigration
By Daniel Trilling - 09 June 12:25

Why it would be hypocritical to restrict movement within the European Union.

McDonnell pulls out of Labour leadership race
By George Eaton - 09 June 10:42

John McDonnell stands aside to give Diane Abbott a fighting chance of making the ballot.

Labour leadership: where will the final nominations go?
By George Eaton - 09 June 10:27

Burnham certain to make the ballot but the left remains hopelessly divided.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 June 8:59

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

Rethinking Islamism II
By Sholto Byrnes - 08 June 18:44

Misconceptions and fears about sharia.

By blaming immigration, Labour risks confusing voters further
By Hina Majid - 08 June 17:28

Ed Balls was right to say that Labour was wrong about immigration, but we must be careful to stick t

Japanese lessons for Nick Clegg and David Cameron
By Tina Burrett - 08 June 17:06

Britain’s leaders face the same problems as Hatoyama’s coalition government did -- until its collaps

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on cuts, the English Defence League and Turkey.

US “Super Tuesday” primary elections to watch
By John Guenther - 08 June 16:31

Contests include CEOs fighting to lead California and tests for the conservative Tea Party movement.

Will the Tories drop their pledge to protect NHS spending?
By George Eaton - 08 June 15:41

Figures from left and right urge Conservatives to abandon costly pledge to ring-fence NHS spending.

Revealed! Blindness is the cause of Muslim immigration
By Yo Zushi - 08 June 13:50

Telegraph columnist claims immigration was high under Blunkett because “he couldn’t see what was hap

The BP oil spill re-enacted by cats
By Jon Bernstein - 08 June 13:20

. . . in one minute.

Mind your language, but don’t duck the issues
By Richard Darlington - 08 June 12:06

The candidates need to show leadership by saying what they would do differently.

Why John McDonnell should stand aside for Diane Abbott
By George Eaton - 08 June 11:30

It is Abbott who has the greater potential support.

Deporting lone children to Afghanistan is inhumane
By Samira Shackle - 08 June 10:45

Will a “reintegration centre” in Kabul guarantee the safety of unaccompanied children?

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

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

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

The five must-read blogs from today, on “assassinating Thatcher”, immigration and the Labour leaders

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