Astrologers would be as good as the spooks
By Staff blogger - 09 February 12:00

How did they get it so wrong? It is now clear that the British and US governments perpetrated the most monstrous fraud on their peoples when they put the case for war in Iraq. No matter how much Tony Blair twists and turns, the truth was almost the opposite of what he and George Bush stated.

Those WMDs - Botox, not war, determines the election
By Andrew Stephen - 09 February 12:00

In the US, the issue of Saddam's non-existent weapons has not caused the ructions it has in Britain.

The good European
By Clare Short - 02 February 12:00

After the Empire: the breakdown of the American order

Emmanuel Todd <em>Columbia, 233pp, £21</em>

Media screw a social democrat
By Simon Hooper - 02 February 12:00

Observations on the New Hampshire primary

America - Andrew Stephen explains why we won't go to Mars
By Andrew Stephen - 02 February 12:00

Bush's announcement of a mission to Mars is complete bunkum. The technology to get human beings ther

America - Andrew Stephen hears the State of the Union address
By Andrew Stephen - 26 January 12:00

The State of the Union address, the first foray of Election 2004, inevitably ended with God, who Bus

Why Iowa shouts for John Kerry
By Edward Miliband - 26 January 12:00

Observations on the US primaries

William Skidelsky eats a giant steak in New York
By William Skidelsky - 19 January 12:00

The quintessence of New York: a bloody, buttery, monstrous steak

America - Andrew Stephen has doubts about Howard Dean
By Andrew Stephen - 19 January 12:00

Dean's move from rank outsider to front-runner has been phenomenal. But his confidence can look like

Mark Thomas thanks Hilary Benn for his interest
By Mark Thomas - 19 January 12:00

The first thing that Hilary Benn has done at International Development is to support a democracy-cru

Monuments to the facts
By Josie Appleton - 12 January 12:00

Observations on remembering 9/11

Darcus Howe on the price of being ill in Trinidad
By Darcus Howe - 12 January 12:00

My sister gets expelled from the emergency ward because she can't pay on the spot

American terrorist: US has supported and trained perpetrators of violence in Latin America, Africa and Asia
By John Pilger - 12 January 12:00

Forget Hutton. He will not reveal what the US and UK authorities really don't want you to know: the nature and scale of the "coalition" crime in Iraq.

America - Andrew Stephen thinks it right to ground the planes
By Andrew Stephen - 12 January 12:00

It is all very well to criticise decisions to ground BA planes. But imagine there was another atroci

Passing the bucks
By Johann Hari - 12 January 12:00

Bushwhacked: life in George W Bush's America

Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose <em>Allison & Busby, 350pp

America - Andrew Stephen feels sorry for Rush Limbaugh
By Andrew Stephen - 05 January 12:00

Only a very cruel country would make a drug addict the target of derision, even when the addict happ

Shoulder to shoulder
By Clare Short - 05 January 12:00

Hug Them Close: Blair, Clinton, Bush and the "special relationship"

Peter Riddell <em>Politico's,

God and Mammon mingle in the mall
By Andrew Stephen - 15 December 12:00

The beginning of the religious festival of Advent in America coincides with the biggest and most fre

NS Essay 4 - The US has rogue leaders, but that does not make it a rogue state
By Jennifer Rankin - 15 December 12:00

America has plenty to answer for, but the country itself set the standards by which we habitually ju

Why does Bush fear Venezuela?
By Leigh Phillips - 15 December 12:00

It has a democratic president, a moderate social reform programme . . . and rather a lot of oil

Your college needs you, Mr Moneybags
By Katharine Hibbert - 08 December 12:00

US graduates are eager donors to their old universities. Is this the answer to Britain's funding cri

Another nice friend for President Bush
By Lindsey Hilsum - 08 December 12:00

Oil could make a tiny African country, plagued by poverty and disease, as rich as Kuwait. But a US-b

Watch out, Tony, you've got a rival!
By Nicholas Woolley - 08 December 12:00

Observations on special relationships

John Pilger has some news for Greg Dyke: the BBC's Iraq coverage is just as bad as the US media's
By John Pilger - 08 December 12:00

When Greg Dyke attacked American television's cheerleading coverage of Iraq, how did he manage to keep a straight face?

America - Andrew Stephen checks out the Democrat hopefuls
By Andrew Stephen - 08 December 12:00

To the alarm of Clintonistas, Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt are fighting an old-style battle for the

Sax and the city
By Richard Cook - 08 December 12:00

Jazz - Richard Cook on a young musician making his mark in Chicago

A little tiff on the tarmac
By Alec Russell - 01 December 12:00

Observations on the special relationship

America - Andrew Stephen finds little news on US television
By Andrew Stephen - 01 December 12:00

It all started with O J Simpson. Now, the 24-hour news channels find that accusations of celebrity c

The end of the affair
By David Marquand - 24 November 12:00

The special relationship is outdated. Blair deserves the axe for his Iraq follies, but can escape it

America - Andrew Stephen tries to make sense of Rumsfeld
By Andrew Stephen - 24 November 12:00

Paul Bremer - currently trying to take charge in Baghdad - has a new mission: to hold the lid down o

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