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

Republican challenger mistakenly attributes Keynes quote to Churchill in debate.

50 People Who Matter 2011 | 2. David Petraeus
By Staff blogger - 26 September 1:00

General knowledge.

50 People Who Matter 2011 | 15. Paul Krugman
By Staff blogger - 26 September 1:00

Father of figures.

50 People Who Matter 2011 | 32. Michele Bachmann
By Staff blogger - 26 September 1:00

Scarier than Sarah.

Full Transcript | David Cameron | Speech To The Canadian Parliament | Ottawa | 22 September 2011
By David Cameron - 23 September 12:33

"We are two nations, but under one Queen and united by one set of values."

Rick Perry stumbles on Pakistan question
By George Eaton - 23 September 10:24

Republican frontrunner struggles to answer question on Pakistan and nuclear weapons.

That’s the sound of swing voters swinging away from Obama
By Ben Smith - 22 September 12:47

Although he remains overwhelmingly popular inside his own party, Obama is losing the independents.

The fourth attempt by the State of Georgia to execute Troy Davis
By David Allen Green - 21 September 18:49

There is international concern at today’s planned execution.

For Obama, it’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs
By David Blanchflower - 16 September 8:59

The president’s 8 September announcement of an employment stimulus plan is exactly the sort of thing

The rise of dominionism
By Alice Miles - 12 September 1:00

How a religious movement is making US liberals nervous.

A quiet anniversary for a day most Americans want to put behind them
By Alice Miles - 09 September 14:32

Most Americans were more concerned about the non-event of Hurricane Irene in New York City than they

Full transcript | Barack Obama | Speech to Congress on jobs | Washington | 8 September 2011
By Barack Obama - 09 September 12:32

"Every proposal I've laid out tonight is the kind that's been supported by Democrats and Republicans

Rick Perry goes in hard at his first presidential debate
By Samira Shackle - 08 September 12:34

"Maybe it's time to have provocative language in this country."

Perpetual warfare
By John Gray - 08 September 10:49

As the ruins of the twin towers still smouldered, the west plunged into a series of conflicts it could not win. Can it now confront its diminished place in the world?

The NS Interview: Donna Marsh O’Connor, peace activist
By Sophie Elmhirst - 08 September 10:49

“I can’t believe I haven’t seen my daughter in ten years”

We will defeat terrorism only when we refuse to be terrorised
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 September 15:38

The threat must be put in perspective -- our civilisation's survival isn't at stake.

"Bin Laden should have been dead long ago"
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 September 1:00

Michael Scheuer led the CIA’s hunt for Osama Bin Laden, until he scolded his superiors for missing t

Strange to say, but Washington’s war on terror has bolstered liberalism
By Adam Kirsch - 05 September 1:00

George W Bush’s intention after the 9/11 attacks was to strengthen America’s regressive patriotic re

Epitaph for another da­­­­­y
By Ariel Dorfman - 05 September 1:00

Ariel Dorfman reflects on two fateful September mornings, 28 years apart.

After a decade of war, the west is weak and in retreat
By Staff blogger - 01 September 8:35

Western leaders no longer proclaim their desire to reorder the world.

And the bad news keeps on coming . . .
By David Blanchflower - 30 August 18:15

Now US confidence plummets.

A mighty wind
By Nelson Jones - 30 August 13:37

People are making too much of Michele Bachmann's remark about the hurricane.

Bachmann: Hurricane Irene was a punishment from God
By George Eaton - 29 August 16:59

Republican presidential candidate says natural disasters are a divine rebuke to high-spending politi