America - Andrew Stephen finds Americans too smug
By Andrew Stephen - 15 July 13:00

Americans truly believe in the manifest destiny of their country. "In God We Trust", it says on thei

Now what? - Lauren Booth tramples on the excluded
By Lauren Booth - 15 July 13:00

I walked over the drunk homeless man: he wasn't the deserving poor, was he?

Books, lies and videotapes
By Johann Hari - 15 July 13:00

In Yorba Linda, California, only the Nixon-lovers can hear you scream, as they buy gifts and even ge

Power to the poor people?
By Stephen Pollard - 15 July 13:00

Observations on vouchers

America - Andrew Stephen finds dishonesty everywhere
By Andrew Stephen - 08 July 13:00

From the builder who diddles his subcontractors to the chief executive who inflates his company's pr

The unlimited dream company
By J G Ballard - 08 July 13:00

Hollywood makes adolescents of us all and provides the role models for the world's top leaders

Crime watch
By Philip Kerr - 08 July 13:00

Philip Kerr finds some philosophical inconsistencies at the heart of <em>Minority Report</em>

America, with relish, spits on Britain
By John Lloyd - 08 July 13:00

As far as the US right is concerned, new Labour is now on a par with other whingeing Europeans. Time

Heeeeeeeere's Bill!
By Stephen Willis - 08 July 13:00

Observations on political stars

A modern mystery deepens
By Rosie Waterhouse - 01 July 13:00

Observations on autism

America - Andrew Stephen feels the rising heat
By Andrew Stephen - 01 July 13:00

Arizona burns while, in Alaska, the roads sag and the forests die. Dramatic climate change is hittin

By Philip Kerr - 24 June 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr finds that <em>Novocaine </em>is less interesting than a visit to the dentist

America - Andrew Stephen tracks America's overseas aid
By Andrew Stephen - 24 June 13:00

The US thinks it is fantastically generous with overseas aid. But even after Bush's big increase, it

The great trek
By Godfrey Hodgson - 24 June 13:00

Wagons West: the epic story of America's overland trails

Frank McLynn <em>Jonathan Cape, 509pp, £2

In the midst of death, we are in life
By Andrew Billen - 17 June 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on a new American import that has all the makings of a classic

A shocking cheek
By Philip Kerr - 17 June 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr on Hollywood's prurient fascination with the death penalty

America - Andrew Stephen sees new spin in a US arrest
By Andrew Stephen - 17 June 13:00

The announcement of a supposed terrorist's arrest, after a fortnight of public feuding between the F

America - Andrew Stephen on stupid American intelligence
By Andrew Stephen - 10 June 13:00

In the whole US intelligence shambles, only a single woman FBI agent emerges with any credit. Take a

The Business - Patrick Hosking on the return on George III
By Patrick Hosking - 03 June 13:00

For the first time in more than 70 years, Americans may regulate business again. They have woken up

America - Andrew Stephen on the decline of death row
By Andrew Stephen - 03 June 13:00

There are 3,700 people on death row in America - but, very slowly, public opinion is turning against

Americans welcome
By Jason Cowley - 27 May 13:00

Observations on the Booker Prize

At last, a few chinks in the Bush armour
By Andrew Stephen - 27 May 13:00

Normal political service is resumed. The row over what the president knew before 11 September has tu

America - Andrew Stephen
By Andrew Stephen - 20 May 13:00

Colin Powell, the loyal soldier, stays at his post but is now totally isolated within the Bush admin

By Philip Kerr - 20 May 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr on a biopic that's as drippy as its subject

Hello again, Mr President
By Justin Webster - 20 May 13:00

Justin Webster meets Hugo Chavez, the in-out-in ruler of Venezuela, and finds he still fears for his

US hits the poor
By Barbara Gunnell - 20 May 13:00

Observations on trade

Mark Thomas
By Mark Thomas - 20 May 13:00

President Bush has declared a War on Hormones and is set to do battle with every teenage erection, s

America - Andrew Stephen on 50 years for stealing Snow White
By Andrew Stephen - 13 May 13:00

In California, a man stole a few kids' videotapes from his local Kmart. Now the US Supreme Court wil

Stealing beauty
By Liam Kennedy - 06 May 13:00

Photography - Liam Kennedy on how Ground Zero has been captured by both the lens and the propagandis

America - Andrew Stephen on Washington hawks and Iraq
By Andrew Stephen - 06 May 13:00

US intelligence firmly suggests that there is no link between al-Qaeda and Iraq, but the hawks, igno