Suppose a new 9/11 hit America . . .
By Ian Bremmer - 13 September 13:00

By Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute

America - Andrew Stephen sees Republicans verr further right
By Andrew Stephen - 06 September 13:00

A rift has opened up between the older Bush and his son. The Republican Party is now more right-wing

Politics - John Kampfner reveals Operation Bush Distance
By John Kampfner - 30 August 13:00

The PM has at last grasped the extent of Bush's unpopularity in the UK; and his officials are alarme

Lessons from America
By Staff blogger - 30 August 13:00

In this issue, on the eve of the Republican convention in New York, we publish (page 14) an extract from an important new book by the American radical writer Thomas Frank.

Bush, the working class hero
By Thomas Frank - 30 August 13:00

Thomas Frank on the extraordinary story of how poor Americans were persuaded to vote for right-wing

California crosses the Atlantic
By Jack Thurston - 30 August 13:00

Observations on the European Constitution

America - Andrew Stephen finds the British talking about butts
By Andrew Stephen - 30 August 13:00

I found the British talking about Michael Moore, "the First Family" in No 10, and pains in the butt.

The warlords of America
By John Pilger - 23 August 13:00

Most of the US's recent wars were launched by Democratic presidents. Why expect better of Kerry? The

America - Andrew Stephen doubts Americans are Christian
By Andrew Stephen - 23 August 13:00

The US, it is said, is a deeply Christian country. But some churches have shopping malls and branche

Who wants a Cheney bib?
By Edward Howker - 16 August 13:00

Observations on memorabilia

America - Andrew Stephen reveals a spooky secret society
By Andrew Stephen - 16 August 13:00

What do Boy George and John Kerry have in common? What keeps Bill Clinton close to the richest Repub

America's own goal in Iraq
By Becky Tinsley - 16 August 13:00

The Coalition Provisional Authority failed to establish a structure for peaceful democracy

America - Andrew Stephen on who will get jobs under Kerry
By Andrew Stephen - 09 August 13:00

The surest sign that people now take the possibility of a Kerry administration seriously is the goss

Andrew Billen - Talking heads
By Andrew Billen - 09 August 13:00

Television - US coverage of politics is most watchable when it takes sides

The evangelical crusade
By Will Higham - 09 August 13:00

Observations on Sudan

America - Andrew Stephen hears of Cheney standing down
By Andrew Stephen - 02 August 13:00

Democrats despair of John Kerry's wooden performances, while Washington is rife with rumours that Di

Up your street
By Tom Armitage - 26 July 13:00

Observations on civic renewal

America - Andrew Stephen reveals why gay marriage is hot
By Andrew Stephen - 26 July 13:00

Bush and Cheney have hit on the issue they believe will save them in the 2 November election - same-

The old charm still works
By John Kampfner - 19 July 13:00

Observations on Bill Clinton

America - Andrew Stephen on the great intelligence failure
By Andrew Stephen - 19 July 13:00

The Bush-Cheney team's electoral strategy is to repeat the same lies over and over. Despite the damn

Mark Thomas - buys himself a priesthood
By Mark Thomas - 19 July 13:00

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and the United States: an axis of what? An axis, as it happens, of c

They all want the luck of the Irish
By Patrick West - 19 July 13:00

Does your mother come from Ireland? Patrick West's does and he's fed up with everyone claiming his h

America - Andrew Stephen on John Edwards, the alleged liberal
By Andrew Stephen - 12 July 13:00

John Edwards, Kerry's choice as running mate, voted against the Iraq war, but is centrist to the cor

Palestine - When the puppet runs the puppeteer
By David Hirst - 12 July 13:00

Israel and the United States - For years, America has given almost uncritical financial and diplomat

Palestine - How the chance of peace slipped away
By Barbara Smith - 12 July 13:00

Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a

Now Dubbya shifts into reverse gear
By Andrew Stephen - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - The Bush administration, having lost control of events, is unravelling, with even me

Iraq now has the keys, but do they work?
By Lindsey Hilsum - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad learns where to buy a CD-Rom on how to make a bomb, and ar

Why Labour should campaign for Kerry
By Sunder Katwala - 05 July 13:00

Blair can't keep out of the US elections. When he is pictured shoulder-to-shoulder with Bush, he giv

The empire goes mad
By David Nicholson-Lord - 05 July 13:00

Observations on America

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