Top 20 US Progressives: Markos Moulitsas
By Staff blogger - 11 January 11:35

Editor, Daily Kos.

Top 20 US Progressives: Katrina vanden Heuvel
By Staff blogger - 11 January 11:32

Editor, the Nation.

Top 20 US Progressives: Sonia Sotomayor
By Staff blogger - 11 January 11:26

Supreme Court Justice.

Top 20 US Progressives: Congressman Keith Ellison
By Staff blogger - 11 January 11:23

Co-chair, Progressive Caucus.

Top 20 US Progressives: Matt Damon
By Sophie Elmhirst - 11 January 11:21

Actor and teachers’ campaigner.

Top 20 US Progressives: David Graeber
By Staff blogger - 11 January 11:17

Anthropologist, Occupy Wall Street co-ordinator.

Top 20 US Progressives: Rachel Maddow
By Staff blogger - 11 January 11:13

MSNBC news anchor.

Top 20 US Progressives: Elizabeth Warren
By Helen Lewis - 11 January 11:11

Would-be senator and Wall Street watchdog.

Top 20 US progressives: Van Jones
By Staff blogger - 11 January 10:59

Former White House official-turned-activist.

Top 20 US progressives: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
By Helen Lewis - 11 January 10:53

Satirists, organisers of the Rally to Restore Sanity.

Who's left? The top 20 US progressives
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 January 10:46

The <em>New Statesman</em> profiles the leading American progressives who are keeping the cause aliv

5 things to take from the New Hampshire primary
By Samira Shackle - 11 January 9:15

Mitt Romney has won by a substantial margin. What does this victory mean for the rest of the primary

Guantánamo's imperial past on its 10-year anniversary
By Simon Reid-Henry - 10 January 12:38

After a decade, this detention centre remains on the wrong side of the law.

Castro: US president should be a robot
By Roberto Barros - 09 January 18:16

Ninety per cent of voters would back the robot, says former Cuban leader.

Why I will be voting for Newt Gingrich
By David Blanchflower - 09 January 12:14

The Republican primaries are heading David Blanchflower’s way. And as an independent voter, he write

The NS Interview — P J O’Rourke
By Samira Shackle - 09 January 0:00

The great gonzo satirist and former writer for <em>National Lampoon</em> and <em>Rolling Stone</em>

Dacre’s triumph, Searle’s survival and poems about microwaves
By Helen Lewis - 09 January 0:00

The Daily Mail was right. Not a sentence you read very often in this column, and I hope its regular captain will forgive me for spending a moment in praise of "Ayatollah" Dacre.

Have you missed Herman Cain?
By Teresa Goncalves - 05 January 17:42

The one-time Republican presidential hopeful is back and on the road.

Michele Bachmann suspends her campaign
By Samira Shackle - 04 January 17:04

The candidate described by <em>Rolling Stone</em> as "late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy" withdraws after

A lesson on health spending for Rick Santorum
By George Eaton - 04 January 15:34

The US state spends more on healthcare than the UK.

10 things you didn't know about Rick Santorum...
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 January 13:47

...but might like to know in the wake of his Iowa surge.

Romney wins by a whisker in Iowa
By George Eaton - 04 January 8:19

Republican frontrunner beats Rick Santorum by just eight votes in first primary.

How to read the Iowa caucus results
By Samira Shackle - 03 January 18:17

All eyes are on Iowa, where voters are still undecided. Here is what to look out for in the results.

Lookahead: Republican primaries 2012
By Samira Shackle - 27 December 14:51

The when, where and who of the Republican primary elections.

Baby sticks fingers in Obama's mouth
By Staff blogger - 27 December 13:00

Video of the president visiting a marine base in Hawaii goes viral.

Hazing hell in Afghanistan
By Yo Zushi - 23 December 19:51

Initiation rituals in the army may have led to the deaths of two Chinese Americans this year. Is cru

Guantánamo comes home
Guantánamo comes home
By Yo Zushi - 17 December 16:09

Instead of closing Guantánamo, Obama has brought its shameful disregard for human rights on to the h

Will the three Gs matter in Iowa?
By Roberto Barros - 17 December 10:37

In the first and most important caucus state, the GOP candidates are putting "gays, guns and God" is