America's next target
By Barbara Smith - 18 October 13:00

By keeping the rest of the world guessing about its nuclear capacity, Tehran has raised talk of war

America - Andrew Stephen sees Boy George acting spoiled
By Andrew Stephen - 11 October 13:00

The television debate was live, and for the first time Bush faced criticism in a forum that he could

Core support in the Big Apple
By Sam Knight - 11 October 13:00

Observations on US elections

Black and gay and hunted
By Peter Tatchell - 04 October 13:00

In Jamaica, lesbians and gays are the victims of violent persecution - often murder. Fuelling this g

America - Andrew Stephen experiences a Nuremberg rally
By Andrew Stephen - 04 October 13:00

Bush campaign events have all the supplied flags and spontaneity of a Nuremberg rally. But the presi

America's foes prepare for a monetary jihad
By Janet Bush - 04 October 13:00

The US dollar has long been the currency of the oil industry. But members of Opec are contemplating

Land campaign - Why we should follow Pittsburgh
By Christopher Huhne - 27 September 13:00

Christopher Huhne explains how American cities have got rid of the blight of unused urban space and

America - Andrew Stephen sees Cheney as a weakness
By Andrew Stephen - 27 September 13:00

Dick Cheney once seemed the ultimate Washington insider, full of gravitas and at ease with power. No

Will the US now attack Tehran?
By Staff blogger - 27 September 13:00

If you think that even George W Bush would not be foolish enough to start a war in Iran, think back to how unlikely an invasion of Iraq seemed three years ago.

Darcus Howe pities the people of Grenada
By Darcus Howe - 20 September 13:00

Hurricane Ivan was a blessing only for the murderers of a former Grenada premier

Colin Powell, the anti-hero
By John Kampfner - 20 September 13:00

Observations on Stuff Happens

America - Andrew Stephen doubts television can save Kerry
By Andrew Stephen - 20 September 13:00

Kerry is pinning his hopes on the televised debates but Bush has never lost such a contest, despite

America - Andrew Stephen thinks Kerry needs Clinton
By Andrew Stephen - 13 September 13:00

Kerry expected to make this election campaign into a referendum on Bush's character. It has morphed

Let's sing it for the candidate
By Nicholas Greenslade - 13 September 13:00

Observations on elections and music

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

They dare to dream
By Mark Bearn - 13 September 13:00

Observations on the United States

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

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.

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

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

The warlords of America: what can we expect after the election?
By John Pilger - 23 August 13:00

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

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

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

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

Observations on Sudan

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