By Craig Ferguson - 06 March 10:00
The Scots-born US TV host, stand-up and writer on life with two passports.
By Julie Bindel - 27 February 7:30
With more cannabis shops than branches of Starbucks and further liberalisation to come - why hasn't the trade in legal marijuana decreased the number of dealers on the street in Colorado?
By Sophie McBain - 06 February 12:04
How would you react if you discovered your music was being used to aid interrogations?
By John Bew - 30 January 10:29
The former US Secretary of Defense on what the president never knew.
By Nicky Woolf - 29 January 16:46
A new film following Mitt Romney from his failed first presidential bid in 2007-8 to his doomed candidacy in 2012 may not be political dynamite, but it is an oddly compelling portrait of a very awkward man.
By Marita Maharaj - 27 January 10:09
For more than half of his time in prison, Marita Maharaj's husband Kris was on death row. His sentence was commuted in 2002, but he still faces life imprisonment.
By Nicky Woolf - 16 January 12:48
Chris Christie's presidential hopes have taken a hit, thanks to the "bridge" scandal. But if he learns the lesson that the American public has little tolerance for proto-Nixonion political thuggery, and – crucially – stops hiring people who operate that w
By Alec MacGillis - 09 January 16:25
The New Jersey governor is widely tipped as a potential Republican nominee for the 2016 election. But as a recent scandal involving gridlock on a bridge shows, he's more like Richard Nixon than than Rudi Giuliani.
By Bonnie Greer - 12 November 16:09
Bonnie Greer remembers how “Mom and Apple Pie America” came to an end with the assassination of John F Kennedy fifty years ago.
By Max Strasser - 09 November 9:52
Every time I’ve come home to the US from my home abroad over the past four years, I notice a trend among people of my demographic: they have become increasingly politicised – and increasingly radical.
By John Bew - 07 November 11:44
The end of American empire has presented difficult questions about what might come in its place – even for those who found the George W Bush “freedom agenda” so difficult to stomach.
By Alec Baldwin - 31 October 11:26
Edward Snowden saw things he thought we, as Americans, should know. He valued the truth and thought you could handle it, says Alec Baldwin.
By David Blanchflower - 24 October 14:58
Yellen is a distinguished academic, especially known for her work on unemployment. She has even written about out-of-wedlock child-rearing, gang behaviour and the brain drain; she cares about the real world and her work involves careful analysis of behavi
By John Bew - 24 October 14:38
There is mounting evidence that the GOP’s hopes of taking the Senate in 2014, which seemed high a few months ago, are diminishing by the day.
By Clare Algar - 22 October 10:49
Someone on death row might have an excellent innocence claim or an excellent police corruption claim, but what is saving their life is shortages or litigation over execution drugs.
By Nicky Woolf - 21 October 11:07
Ted Cruz, a first-term senator from Texas, took the US government to the brink of disaster. He has paid a high price in credibility, but he wasn't always a punchline.
By Holly Baxter - 19 October 10:06
Daisy Coleman is the latest in a series of girls to report that they were sexually assaulted and cyberbullied on social media. But we can't blame Twitter and Facebook for the existence of rape culture - and with #justice4daisy, they might have helped end
By Sophie McBain - 07 October 13:21
The US is one of only three countries not to have signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
By Nicky Woolf - 28 September 11:46
By threatening debt default and government shutdown, Congressional Republicans are risking disaster.
By Alec MacGillis - 23 September 14:44
Doug Band came to the Clinton White House in 1995 - and was instrumental in creating the post-presidential philanthropic Clinton empire. Now he is striking out on his own, and causing all kinds of problems for Bill and Hillary.
By Nicholas Wapshott - 17 September 9:27
How did Obama find himself in such a rococo mess, pinned between haters in the House and his KGB rival?
By Nicky Woolf - 11 September 10:47
Obama could not be clearer: something needs to be done about Assad. But he is ducking every opportunity to act.
By Vincent Brown - 04 September 9:52
Historically, rioting may not have been beneficial to black communities, but the easy dismissal of black rebellion allows politicians like Obama, and those to whom he appealed, to believe that stalled progress in race relations has been the result of indi
By Nicky Woolf - 29 August 11:44
Targeted strikes to punish Assad will only perpetuate the conflict – and that's exactly what the American government wants.
By Bonnie Greer - 28 August 9:10
From fairly early on, the Civil Rights Movement, in many instances, was a carefully managed affair. Bonnie Greer examines the role of the black middle class in the Civil Rights Movement and the March on Washington.
By Gary Younge - 27 August 9:57
The horrors of segregation bound the US civil rights movement together. Fifty years on from Martin Luther King’s great speech, inequality persists – but in subtler ways.
By Lazarus Long - 22 August 9:32
Nicky Woolf is glad that there are still people such as Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning around.
By John Freeman - 15 August 8:50
29 November 1963: "The shock and the grief are universal and so great. Emotions have poured out - and they have gilded the truth."
By John Pilger - 08 August 8:26
In 2010, Private Manning did his duty to humanity and supplied proof from within the murder machine. This is his triumph, and his show trial merely expresses corrupt power’s abiding fear of people learning the truth.
By Mark Binelli - 06 August 11:00
With Motor City finally declared bankrupt, the Midwest’s industrial powerhouse has turned into a production line for drink, drugs and deprivation.