In America, the pro-life lobby gears up
By Laurie Penny - 20 November 11:52

To gain political capital, elected representatives are exploiting the national hysteria over abortion.

Why the NYPD are kidnapping books
By Laurie Penny - 17 November 13:41

The dismantling of Occupy Wall Street's library is a metaphor for how our culture is policed.

Herman Cain struggles to recall details of Libya conflict
By Samira Shackle - 15 November 11:45

"Got all this stuff twirling around in my head," says Republican presidential hopeful.

Rick Perry's fate sealed by an "Oops"
By Felicity Spector - 10 November 16:02

To think that all those millions of dollars raised should come to this: a man who looks too stupid t

Is Rick Perry drunk in this video?
By Samira Shackle - 03 November 11:31

"Highlights" of the Republican candidate's bizarre speech has notched up over 1m views on YouTube.

Herman Cain denies sexual harrassment allegations
By Samira Shackle - 31 October 17:40

Republican candidate fails to answer the crucial question of whether his accusers were paid off.

Dream republic
By Olivia Laing - 31 October 0:00

Everyone in Brooklyn seems to be writing something.

Can Perry afford to pull out of televised debates?
By Samira Shackle - 28 October 12:49

After a series of poor performances, the Texas governor will pull out of some debates. It is a high

Strong US growth raises the bar for Osborne
By George Eaton - 27 October 19:12

Osborne may soon no longer be able to boast that the UK is doing better than the US.

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 27 October 8:31

1. North America

Joe the Plumber to run for Congress
By Samira Shackle - 26 October 12:15

The everyman who became the hero of rightwing America hopes to enter House of Representatives.

Gulf states
By George Eaton - 24 October 1:00

Income inequality in the United States is at the highest level since 1928.

How inequality has soared in the US
By George Eaton - 22 October 12:43

The top 1 per cent now take home 23.5 per cent of all income.
John Pilger: Barack Obama, the Son of Africa claims a continent’s crown jewels
By John Pilger - 20 October 9:08

The President is leading the US at the head of a pack of western nations intent on the new scramble to exploit Africa’s resources. Their chief aim? To squeeze a China hungry for raw materials.

Obama fundraising momentum continues
By James Maxwell - 14 October 13:00

When it comes to raising cash, the President is streets ahead of his Republican rivals

Obama: Mr 99%?
By Gavin Kelly - 14 October 12:57

The US president needs to recognise the resentments that have sparked the 99% movement.

Three reasons Cain can beat Romney
By James Maxwell - 13 October 16:44

The surprise front-runner continues to pick up momentum.

The Pastor problem
By Nelson Jones - 13 October 16:19

Rick Perry isn't the first presidential candidate to be embarrassed by a turbulent preacher.

Clinton to stand down in 2012
By James Maxwell - 13 October 13:37

The Secretary of State's decision to leave front-line politics poses a challenge for her boss.

Don’t be deceived by the myth of Mitt Romney’s moderation
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 October 10:45

The former Massachusetts governor defends the interests of the rich and powerful at all costs.

Perry attacks "Romney's Remedy"
By James Maxwell - 11 October 13:28

Texas Governor on the offensive in dramatic new video invites charges of desperation.

Mitt Romney's religion
By Nelson Jones - 10 October 14:23

Is Mormonism a "cult" or just the great American religion?

Tired and cold on Wall Street, I find an America I thought was lost
By Laurie Penny - 10 October 1:00

On a cold, wet Sunday morning, Manhattan's financial district is full of zombies.

Where next for Occupy Wall Street? Conspiracy theory and the financial crisis
By Deborah Doane - 08 October 8:26

There has clearly been a concerted effort by a wealthy elite to bring us to our current state of pla

Getting over the One
By Ben Smith - 07 October 11:10

As Barack Obama’s popularity wanes, a 62-year-old Harvard law professor and grandmother is emerging

New poll spells trouble for Obama
By James Maxwell - 06 October 17:43

More Americans trust Mitt Romney on the economy than they do the President, if a new poll is to be b

Sarah Palin will not run for president in 2012
By Samira Shackle - 06 October 12:26

Ending months of speculation, the former vice-presidential candidate rules herself out of the race.

Christie rules himself out
By James Maxwell - 06 October 12:00

The New Jersey Governor's decision not to stand for the 2012 GOP candidacy makes life much easier fo

Occupying Wall Street
By Laurie Penny - 02 October 20:36

A dispatch from the New York frontline.

Romney's Churchill gaffe
By George Eaton - 30 September 16:15

Republican challenger mistakenly attributes Keynes quote to Churchill in debate.