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

General knowledge.

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, says Mehdi Hasan
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": Mehdi Hasan on the CIA hunt
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 the signs.

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

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

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

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

Bernanke defers a decision on QE3
By George Eaton - 26 August 17:45

US Federal Reserve chairman postpones a decision on further quantitative easing until next month.

The GOP’s new weapon
By Ben Smith - 26 August 13:39

George W Bush only pretended to be a good ol’ Texas cowboy. Rick Perry, governor of Texas and most r

Perry's execution record outstrips Bush's
By Sophie FitzMaurice - 24 August 17:13

Rick Perry has overseen more executions than George "the Texecutioner" Bush.

The politics of creationism
By Nelson Jones - 24 August 14:06

Evolution has become a touchstone issue for Republican presidential hopefuls.

In the battle for American stomachs, Big Food still wins
By Alice Miles - 24 August 1:00

On 5 August, the US deputy agriculture secretary, Kathleen Merrigan, announced that the number of farmers' markets in the country had jumped by 17 per cent over the past year.

Canada's left mourns its leader
By Noah Richler - 22 August 18:33

Jack Layton's death from cancer leaves the NDP, Canada's social democratic party, with no obvious re

It matters if you’re black or whit­e
By Alice Miles - 22 August 1:00

Segregated communities are the norm in the US and they seem to be spreading, aggravating social ineq