America - Even Clinton couldn't stop the right

Conservatism - A John Kerry presidency would be at best a pause in the "melancholy, long, withdrawin

America - Can good Catholics vote for Bush?
By Robert Philpot - 25 October 13:00

When George W Bush's plane touched down in Pennsylvania early in the election campaign, a Catholic priest was there to greet him and share a silent prayer on the tarmac. For all Bush's religiosity, the reason was a very earthly one.

America - The loneliness of a liberal US Jew
By Andrew Solomon - 25 October 13:00

Identity - Andrew Solomon thought he had settled on who he wanted to be. Now he finds himself in bad

A timely warning from Cherie
By Francis Beckett - 25 October 13:00

Observations on the British in Iraq (2)

America - The European dream
By Lindsey Hilsum - 25 October 13:00

Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a

America - God, gays and guns
By Robert Reich - 25 October 13:00

The divided nation - This presidential election, like all those of the past half-century, is a battl

Diary - Sue Townsend
By Sue Townsend - 18 October 13:00

We booked a villa in Majorca for three weeks. Then the German owner rang to tell my husband that we'

John Pilger cheers the islanders fighting dirty tricks
By John Pilger - 18 October 13:00

More than 30 years ago, the British expelled the inhabitants of Diego Garcia so the US could establ

Politics - John Kampfner on the man who would be Gladstone
By John Kampfner - 18 October 13:00

The man who would be Gladstone is unfurling all kinds of visionary reforms. The problem is that, for

Stop turning a blind eye
By Michael Meacher - 18 October 13:00

Observations on corruption

Why does Tony fear the G-word?
By Becky Tinsley - 18 October 13:00

The people of Darfur have been murdered, raped, forced to leave their land and abandon their livelih

No longer fooled by the west
By Ali M Ansari - 18 October 13:00

When Britain failed to help liberal Iranians depose their autocratic regime, it lost crucial allies

Writers at war
By David Cox - 18 October 13:00

The literary world loves a feud, but a fierce row is threatening English PEN's very existence. The c

America's next target
By Barbara Smith - 18 October 13:00

By keeping the rest of the world guessing about its nuclear capacity, Tehran has raised talk of war

America - Andrew Stephen examines the box on Bush
By Andrew Stephen - 18 October 13:00

George W Bush might not have been wired to a box in his back during the first televised debate, but

Why we must never tolerate torture
By Staff blogger - 11 October 13:00

Torture and England do not mix well. Uniquely in medieval Europe, English common law forbade the extraction of confessions with torture.

Mark Thomas writes an open letter to a minister
By Mark Thomas - 11 October 13:00

Is the British government helping to train Colombian military units suspected of killing trade union

America - Andrew Stephen sees Boy George acting spoiled
By Andrew Stephen - 11 October 13:00

The television debate was live, and for the first time Bush faced criticism in a forum that he could

Mission impossible?
By Tom Freeman - 11 October 13:00

We can't be sure what the UN's role will be in the future. But, for the organisation to adapt to new

Core support in the Big Apple
By Sam Knight - 11 October 13:00

Observations on US elections

From Spain, a not so healthy role model
By Antonio Maqueda - 11 October 13:00

Both Labour and the Tories hold up a foundation hospital near Madrid as the blueprint for Britain to

Good bomb, good bomb!
By Stephen Grey - 11 October 13:00

Observations on Iraq. By Stephen Grey in Balad

World view - Michela Wrong is tired of Big Man foreign policy
By Michela Wrong - 11 October 13:00

Since colonial times, western policy in Africa has operated by wooing the local Big Man and ensuring

World view - Lindsey Hilsum explains Iraqi's sense of honour
By Lindsey Hilsum - 04 October 13:00

Iraqi women who work or go to university become the target of Islamists - but those who stay in trad

Muslim is not a dirty word
By Nick Cohen - 04 October 13:00

When government and the media persist in defining British Muslims by their religion, they turn them

America's foes prepare for a monetary jihad
By Janet Bush - 04 October 13:00

The US dollar has long been the currency of the oil industry. But members of Opec are contemplating

America - Andrew Stephen experiences a Nuremberg rally
By Andrew Stephen - 04 October 13:00

Bush campaign events have all the supplied flags and spontaneity of a Nuremberg rally. But the presi

Not welcome in the Holy Land
By Sejal Mandalia - 04 October 13:00

Indian Jews believed Israel was home, but when they got there, they were seen as pariahs

Darcus Howe worries in Hurricane Ivan's wake
By Darcus Howe - 04 October 13:00

In the wake of Hurricane Ivan, what is left for the smaller Caribbean islands?

The NS Interview - Michael Howard
By John Kampfner - 04 October 13:00

The Tory leader says Blair lied about Iraq and argues that Labour's core beliefs make it powerless t

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