Don't attribute the Republican triumph to the voters' moral values. Credit instead Karl Rove, an exp
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?
When his father had a heart attack in Mumbai, Samir Shah found that Indian medicine had come into th
For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they
The wall between the US marines' culture and the Iraqi world is almost impenetrable. The troops cann
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.
Observations on nostalgia
The Defence Secretary denies concern about Iraq is growing in Labour ranks and hints that we should
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.
Bush's handlers are likely to move him further to the right. Do not expect compromise or magnanimity
By historical standards, the Palestinians have waged an ineffective terrorist campaign. But the cost
There is a more than even chance that this US election will be as close as the last. If it is, 30,00
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.
Who does Dubbya think he is? Moses? St John? Or Jesus himself? Mark Dowd, after an extended study of
"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 left, in the form of the Stop the War Coalition, has fallen out even with Iraqi comrades who opp
Don't believe it - "Europe referendum in March 2006"
Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu
Observations on the media and Iraq
With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about
Tony Blair does not have rivals murdered, nor is Belmarsh the Gulag, but Robert Service, Stalin's bi
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.
Identity - Andrew Solomon thought he had settled on who he wanted to be. Now he finds himself in bad
Observations on the British in Iraq (2)
Foreign policy - Hopes that Kerry, with his fluent French, will take a more multilateral approach, a
The divided nation - This presidential election, like all those of the past half-century, is a battl
Icons - Bonnie Greer on the America of Toni Morrison, Michael Moore and Dan Rather: a people always
Observations on the British in Iraq (1)
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.