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Why Labour can still take heart from the latest polls
By George Eaton - 02 March 10:11

The idea that Labour could win has been implanted in the public's mind.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 02 March 8:01

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

The power of unreason
By Sholto Byrnes - 01 March 17:20

Are all believers really stupid?

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 March 16:00

The five must-read pieces from today, on Lord Ashcroft, the election date and immigration.

The Ashcroft saga doesn't end here
By George Eaton - 01 March 11:14

The investigation into the Tory peer's company must conclude before the election.

Morning call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 01 March 8:00

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

Why the Tories' latest poster will fail
By George Eaton - 28 February 17:03

Attempt to exploit Brown-Darling divisions won't work.

How did Cameron's speech go down?
By Jon Bernstein - 28 February 16:19

The return of the noteless Cameron won a warm but hardly electric reception.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 28 February 16:00

The five must-read posts from this weekend, on the Chilean earthquake, Cameron's crisis and Brown's

How to rally the Tory troops
By Jon Bernstein - 28 February 13:35

Michael Gove didn't deliver a speech, so much as a series of "dog whistles".

Chilean earthquake: in pictures
By George Eaton - 28 February 13:27

Photographs of the destruction caused by the 8.8-magnitude quake.

Could Labour win the election?
By George Eaton - 28 February 11:09

Tory lead falls to just 2 points.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 28 February 9:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Reasons to vote Tory. Or not.
By Peter Wilby - 26 February 16:16

Blair believed in what he was doing, but it is far from clear that Cameron does.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 February 16:00

The five must-read posts from today, on the Tory wobble, Cameron's temper and migrant labour.

Cameron and Brown hire the Obama magic
By Sophie Elmhirst - 26 February 13:22

Parties prepare for the TV debates.

Colonel Gaddafi: "mad dog"?
By Samira Shackle - 26 February 12:56

The Libyan leader has called for jihad against Switzerland. Here are five of his most . . . interest

Sport relief
By Henry Smith - 26 February 12:31

Pictures of leaders demonstrating their sporting prowess.

Adrift on denial
By Mark Lynas - 26 February 11:17

There is a danger of a permanent gap opening up between climate scientists and the general public.

Are Afghan lives worth just $2,500?
By Yo Zushi - 26 February 9:25

Compensation system speaks volumes about the skewed morality of our military campaigns.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 26 February 7:59

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

Tory lead falls to just five points
By George Eaton - 26 February 0:54

The lowest Tory lead since December 2008.

ElBaradei the nucleus
By Henry Smith - 25 February 17:12

The returning former IAEA chief is becoming the centre of the opposition in Egypt.

Commons Confidential
By Kevin Maguire - 25 February 16:06

Boy George and the wily Fox.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 25 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the British Tea Party movement, immigration and teenage preg

The Chartist
By Alyssa McDonald - 25 February 13:28

Oil be there.

The Guardian model is no ideal
By Peter Wilby - 25 February 12:46

Guardian Media Group behaves no differently from a straightforward profit-making concern.

Jon Stewart crowned in Daily Beast list
By Sophie Elmhirst - 25 February 12:45

Check out the top 25 US "left" journalists.

10 people Dave should fear
By Samira Shackle - 25 February 12:31

Which right-wingers pose the biggest threat to David Cameron?

Nigel Farage's contradictory attack on van Rompuy
By George Eaton - 25 February 12:13

Shouldn't he be pleased that the EU is led by a political pygmy?

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