Bush and Cheney have hit on the issue they believe will save them in the 2 November election - same-
The Bush-Cheney team's electoral strategy is to repeat the same lies over and over. Despite the damn
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and the United States: an axis of what? An axis, as it happens, of c
Does your mother come from Ireland? Patrick West's does and he's fed up with everyone claiming his h
John Edwards, Kerry's choice as running mate, voted against the Iraq war, but is centrist to the cor
Israel and the United States - For years, America has given almost uncritical financial and diplomat
Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a
Iraq handover - The Bush administration, having lost control of events, is unravelling, with even me
Iraq handover - Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad learns where to buy a CD-Rom on how to make a bomb, and ar
Blair can't keep out of the US elections. When he is pictured shoulder-to-shoulder with Bush, he giv
Observations on media
When even Gavin Esler eulogises Ronald Reagan, we're in trouble. Here is a list of books that offer an alternative.
The 9/11 commission has put Bush and Cheney on the defensive by revealing that many of their claims
Observations on Puerto Rico
With the November elections looming, the administration suddenly cares about what other countries sa
In its D-Day issue, the Observer presented Blair with pat-a-cake questions. His inane replies were not challenged.
US presidents are usually frightened of intelligence chiefs because they know where the bodies are b
A few days ago, the Foreign Office - and let us at least give it credit for increased transparency - issued its annual report on arms control. It reveals that licences were granted for £992m-worth of arms exports in 2003.
The Magicicada Brood X insect appears once every 17 years. When it next resurfaces, what kind of a w
D-Day for British politics - The UK Independence Party wants freedom from Europe only in order to tu
In India, the world's largest democracy, democracy has been prohibited. The owners of property have
High prices and poor technology are symptoms of a deeper malaise
Michael Moore's triumph at Cannes got only grudging mentions in the US press. He has only a cult fol
Technology policy in an election year? Don't hold your breath. And anyway, President Bush is no techno-phile. His most coherent thought on the network society came during the 2000 race.
''Dubbya, Dubbya, Dubbya." It was 8.30pm at a stadium on the edge of Detroit, and on the giant central podium an increasingly pink-cheeked Candice Miller, a Republican congresswoman, was doing her best to warm up the crowd. It was not easy going.
If Europe venerated old cathedrals and Roman ruins, America's great monuments were its mountains and