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

John Pilger offers a reading list to counter Reagan
By John Pilger - 28 June 13:00

When even Gavin Esler eulogises Ronald Reagan, we're in trouble. Here is a list of books that offer an alternative.

America - Andrew Stephen catches Cheney lying
By Andrew Stephen - 28 June 13:00

The 9/11 commission has put Bush and Cheney on the defensive by revealing that many of their claims

Computers stay in the warehouse
By Sarah Richardson - 21 June 13:00

Observations on Puerto Rico

America - Andrew Stephen sees the end of US unilateralism
By Andrew Stephen - 21 June 13:00

With the November elections looming, the administration suddenly cares about what other countries sa

A very good monarch
By Robert Chesshyre - 14 June 13:00

Observations on Ronald Reagan

John Pilger denounces the liberal press (yes, including the New Statesman)
By John Pilger - 14 June 13:00

In its D-Day issue, the Observer presented Blair with pat-a-cake questions. His inane replies were not challenged.

America - Andrew Stephen explores the mystery of a CIA boss
By Andrew Stephen - 14 June 13:00

US presidents are usually frightened of intelligence chiefs because they know where the bodies are b

An arms sales ban would cost us nothing
By Staff blogger - 14 June 13:00

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.

America - Andrew Stephen experiences a cicada moment
By Andrew Stephen - 07 June 13:00

The Magicicada Brood X insect appears once every 17 years. When it next resurfaces, what kind of a w

Pleased to bow to Uncle Sam
By Neil Clark - 07 June 13:00

D-Day for British politics - The UK Independence Party wants freedom from Europe only in order to tu

That was the vote. Now for the real election
By George Monbiot - 31 May 13:00

In India, the world's largest democracy, democracy has been prohibited. The owners of property have

Americans get a raw deal
By Mark Bearn - 31 May 13:00

High prices and poor technology are symptoms of a deeper malaise

America - Andrew Stephen on Michael Moore's low US profile
By Andrew Stephen - 31 May 13:00

Michael Moore's triumph at Cannes got only grudging mentions in the US press. He has only a cult fol

On the political agenda
By James Crabtree - 31 May 13:00

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.

The president wiggles his hips in Detroit
By Alec Russell - 31 May 13:00

''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.

The rape of the wilderness
By Tristram Hunt - 31 May 13:00

If Europe venerated old cathedrals and Roman ruins, America's great monuments were its mountains and

The pro-war camp is struck dumb
By Andrew Stephen - 24 May 13:00

Washington is at fever pitch over the torture revelations. Yet beyond the Beltway, many Americans ma

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