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Watch: the Daily Show's John Oliver on the royal baby
By New Statesman - 24 July 8:25

"I think it was around the time of the 48th cannon blast that you realise 'Oh, now I get it - in response to the royal birth, the news has gone on maternity leave'."

The UK's new self-defence law opens the door for a Trayvon Martin case
By Jacob Turner - 23 July 11:45

By placing what is essentially a variant of Florida's "stand your ground" law on the statute book, the coalition has created the potential for greater acts of vigilantism.

We Need To Talk About Zimmerman
By Nicky Woolf - 17 July 12:47

In reality, nobody alive but George Zimmerman knows exactly what happened the night that Trayvon Martin was shot. In all the speculation, nobody is talking about the real problem: guns.

Downtown Harrison, Arkansas. Photograph via WikiCommons
In which a black man hires a member of the KKK as his lawyer
By Tabatha Leggett - 10 July 10:44

Tabatha Leggett speaks to Willie Brown, of Harrison, Arkansas, who did just that.

DOMA and Proposition 8: The perils and benefits of an activist Supreme Court
By Nicky Woolf - 27 June 17:04

The Supreme Court rulings on the Defence of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 stand in stark contrast to the day before, and show a split activist court.

The heart of the Voting Rights Act ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court
By Nicky Woolf - 26 June 12:53

The problem is that the racism the Voting Rights Act attempts to counteract never really went away.

Will Edward Snowden be given a fair hearing?
By Michael Bochenek - 22 June 11:18

Far from committing an act of treason, as several top US lawmakers have suggested, by all appearances the NSA whistleblower has done a public service.

The Unwinding by George Packer: How America became like Walmart
By Alan Ryan - 20 June 10:38

An impressive piece of work – but not a happy one.

Barack Obama and George W Bush
On wiretaps and drone strikes, it’s time for liberals to accept that Obama is worse than Bush
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 June 10:37

On questions of “US national security”, from wiretaps to Gitmo to drone strikes, Barack Obama has shown his thinking is even less unenlightened than that of the junior Bush. And liberals everywhere better accept that.

Giving back choice: why New York's sex trafficking law needs to change
By Lauren Hersh - 10 June 9:26

It's time to listen to the real experts, says Lauren Hersh.

Edward Snowden: The NSA whistleblower unmasks
By Nicky Woolf - 09 June 21:24

The whistleblower who leaked Top Secret documents to the <em>Guardian</em> about NSA domestic spying practices has revealed himself to be 29-year-old Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee.

The PRISM logo.
The NSA's data tapping: America through the PRISM
By Nicky Woolf - 07 June 15:04

The <em>Guardian</em>'s stories of the last two days are the highest-level US leaks since the Pentagon Papers.

Will Obama be remembered as the Snooper President?
By Nicky Woolf - 06 June 14:19

The President is caught riding rough-shod over privacy for the second time in a month.

The Democracy Project by David Graeber: The textual life of Occupy lives on
By Laurie Penny - 06 June 11:22

A lot of bad books have been written about Occupy, too, and what saves this from being one of them is its perspective.

How many people have to die before Obama takes personal responsibility for Guantanamo?
By Cori Crider - 05 June 10:26

"I will go back at this," the President claimed. But when? While he wrings his hands and blames Congress, men who have been denied justice are protesting in the only way they can - refusing to eat.

Leon Wieseltier in his office.
Leon Wieseltier: “I don’t believe that civility or tenderness is a primary intellectual virtue”
By Philip Maughan - 30 May 12:20

An interview with New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier, winner of the US$1m Dan David Prize, on critical standards in a technological age, slowing the march of Big Data and Barack Obama's moral vanity.

Obama and Christie at their joint press conference on the Jersey Shore
Beware the undertow on the Jersey Shore
By Nicky Woolf - 30 May 9:15

Governor Chris Christie's cosy relationship with Obama could turn and bite him in the Primaries.

Obama's crappy week
By Nicky Woolf - 17 May 9:36

In just a couple of days, Obama's government machine had managed to inflame both their political opponents and the press to apoplexy, writes Nicky Woolf.

Toronto Pride.
Israel row: The bid to defund Toronto LGBT Pride is straightforward censorship
By Peter Tatchell - 15 May 12:17

The bid to ban pro-Palestine group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid as well as the slogan “Israeli apartheid” is a direct attack on freedom of speech and the right to protest.

Malcolm X.
When the NS met Malcolm X
By Brian Glanville - 29 April 15:11

12 June 1964.

The FBI's two suspect photos, now identified as the Tsarnaev brothers.
When crowdsourcing goes wrong: Reddit, Boston and missing student Sunil Tripathi
By Alex Hern - 19 April 11:59

Reddit's initial hunt to find the Boston bombers devolved rapidly into a sort of "racist Where's Wally", profiling – racially and otherwise – scores of innocent people.

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4Chan plays racist Where's Wally to find the Boston bomber
By Alex Hern - 18 April 9:24

There's enough misinformation coming from the traditional media itself over the bombings, but Reddit and 4Chan think they're helping.

Martin Luther King Jr using the telephone in a hotel.
12 April 1968: “The country has lost not just Dr King but the King”
By Alan Brien - 04 April 11:34

Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated forty-five years ago today. Here, Alan Brien reports from a grief-stricken New York.

The elephant and the lone star
By Nicky Woolf - 03 April 10:54

The message from Barack Obama’s victory in the 2012 election was that Latino America holds the balance of power. But in Texas, it seems — despite Bush’s best efforts — that hasn’t yet sunk in to Republican minds.

Republican Party to unveil conservative fiscal package
By New Statesman - 12 March 9:29

The $4.6tn spending cuts to impact social programmes.

Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster against drone strikes sets Senate alight
By Alex Hern - 07 March 8:59

The junior senator from Kentucky is now getting some much-needed rest.

Dream on, DREAMers
By Ros Wynne-Jones - 28 February 7:36

Taking inspiration from the US to change the debate in the UK.

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