The boy genius behind Bush
By Andrew Stephen - 15 November 12:00

Don't attribute the Republican triumph to the voters' moral values. Credit instead Karl Rove, an exp

Will the secular left continue bowling alone?
By William Davies - 15 November 12:00

In the days following the defeat of Boston's native son John Kerry, the city's newspapers echoed some of the questions raised in the months following 9/11: Why do they hate us? How did religious zeal come to overpower political reason?

A Bollywood hospital saga
By Samir Shah - 15 November 12:00

When his father had a heart attack in Mumbai, Samir Shah found that Indian medicine had come into th

Politics - Blairites celebrate to soon
By John Kampfner - 08 November 12:00

For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they

World view - Lindsey Hilsum watches troops prepare for Fallujah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 08 November 12:00

The wall between the US marines' culture and the Iraqi world is almost impenetrable. The troops cann

A failure of American liberalism
By Staff blogger - 08 November 12:00

That President George W Bush should indeed win re-election says even more depressing things about America's mood than did his first election in 2000.

Any colour as long as it's yellow
By Joe Moran - 08 November 12:00

Observations on nostalgia

NS interview - Geoff Hoon
By John Kampfner - 08 November 12:00

The Defence Secretary denies concern about Iraq is growing in Labour ranks and hints that we should

Hands off our gas!
By Sue Branford - 08 November 12:00

Observations on Latin America

Arafat long ago lost his allure among his people
By Graham Usher - 08 November 12:00

On 1 November a 16-year-old Palestinian detonated himself in Tel Aviv. In the bloody annals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict it was a lesser carnage: three Israelis were killed, and roughly 30 wounded.

Bleak morning in America
By Andrew Stephen - 08 November 12:00

Bush's handlers are likely to move him further to the right. Do not expect compromise or magnanimity

The rules of successful rebellion
By Kevin Toolis - 08 November 12:00

By historical standards, the Palestinians have waged an ineffective terrorist campaign. But the cost

On the brink of another crisis
By Andrew Stephen - 01 November 12:00

There is a more than even chance that this US election will be as close as the last. If it is, 30,00

Casinos: tasteless, greedy and philistine
By Staff blogger - 01 November 12:00

How extraordinary that a government which makes so much of personal responsibility - enjoining us to save for our old age, for example - should now be anxious to encourage us all to hazard our money at super-casinos.

A Bush that burns
By Mark Dowd - 01 November 12:00

Who does Dubbya think he is? Moses? St John? Or Jesus himself? Mark Dowd, after an extended study of

As the election closes in, John Pilger denounces Americanism
By John Pilger - 01 November 12:00

"Anti-Americanism" has long been a pejorative, used to denigrate critics of an imperial system. But criticism of the country's policies is vital.

The great liberal betrayal
By Nick Cohen - 01 November 12:00

The left, in the form of the Stop the War Coalition, has fallen out even with Iraqi comrades who opp

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 01 November 12:00

Don't believe it - "Europe referendum in March 2006"

NS Essay - The left must open up more clear water between itself and its opponents
By Anthony Giddens - 01 November 12:00

Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu

The unreported children's death
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 01 November 12:00

Observations on the media and Iraq

Blair ruins the French dream
By David Lawday - 01 November 12:00

With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about

Dictator of Downing St
By Robert Service - 01 November 12:00

Tony Blair does not have rivals murdered, nor is Belmarsh the Gulag, but Robert Service, Stalin's bi

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

America - I'm still proud of my passport
By Bonnie Greer - 25 October 13:00

Icons - Bonnie Greer on the America of Toni Morrison, Michael Moore and Dan Rather: a people always

On the road with the Black Watch
By Stephen Grey - 25 October 13:00

Observations on the British in Iraq (1)

America - Ten reasons to forgive Texas
By Neil Clark - 25 October 13:00

It's given us a chainsaw massacre and J R Ewing, and has launched the careers of two George Bushes. It boasts the highest obesity rates in the world and its biggest city has 253 branches of McDonald's. For many, the case for a pre-emptive strike on Texas will already have been made.

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