The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Party
By Margarida Madaleno - 17 August 15:36

The best party ever is back for its tenth year.

Las Vegas: the last honest place on earth
By David Flusfeder - 15 August 13:04

Poker is pure social Darwinism – a revelation of character as well as capacity. And where better to play it than Las Vegas, a city that is brutally upfront about its desire to separate you from your money?

New Statesman
Infographic: Cutting the Ryan way
By Alex Hern - 15 August 12:32

Where are the savings coming from, Ryan?

The ultra-conservative Paul Ryan is the target Obama wanted most
By Alec MacGillis - 15 August 11:19

Romney remains insecure about his conservative support.

If you thought Ryan's fiscal policy was bad, wait til you see his monetary policy
By Alex Hern - 14 August 12:29

"Sound money", raising interest rates and Ayn Rand: he's got it all.

Paul Ryan is the Republicans' "ideas man". Shame his ideas are nonsense
By Alex Hern - 13 August 9:49

To achieve his plan, Ryan would have to enact spending cuts which are "beyond draconian".

Who is Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate?
By Martha Gill - 11 August 10:45

A fan of Ayn Rand, for starters.

Romney confuses "Sikh" with "sheikh"
By George Eaton - 08 August 8:28

Republican candidate misspeaks in tribute to Wisconsin temple shooting victims.

The British left shouldn't write off Romney yet
By Denis MacShane - 02 August 15:25

The left underestimated Reagan and Bush. It may be making the same mistake about Romney.

Al Gore, who is definitely not dead.
Nine tweeters who think Al Gore died today
By Alex Hern - 01 August 15:42

Gore Vidal died today. Al Gore did not. Somebody tell these people.

Manning ally: "The antics of Assange ... reflect negatively on us all"
By Alex Hern - 31 July 16:17

David House, an ally of Private Manning, speaks out against Julian Assange

Mitt Romney visits Jerusalem
With his remarks in Israel, Mitt Romney is consolidating his hold on fringe voters
By John Stoehr - 31 July 9:03

Romney is behaving as if he's still fighting a Republican primary.

Wage stagnation in the US: more than meets the eye
By Alex Hern - 30 July 15:45

If you can, always look below the surface of data.

NBC cuts London bombings tribute because it is "not tailored to a US audience"
By Alex Hern - 30 July 9:23

Network airs interview with Michael Phelps instead

Top five racist Republican dog-whistles
By Alex Hern - 27 July 15:39

Sometimes, there's more to a "gaffe" than meets the eye.

Mitt Romney's visit to the UK hasn't exactly gone to plan
Quote of the day
By Caroline Crampton - 27 July 14:03

Nine-times Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis on Mitt Romney's shambolic trip to the UK.

David Cameron and Barack Obama
Why an Obama victory is in Cameron's interests
By Rafael Behr - 25 July 16:55

Recent evidence doesn't support the idea that Tories and Republicans are natural bedfellows.

Guns don't kill people - Americans do, says Michael Moore
By Helen Lewis - 22 July 17:12

The Bowling For Columbine director responds to the Aurora shootings.

Fox News shows you how to bury a poll
By Alex Hern - 19 July 10:52

Who's leading the election? Fox News would rather not say

Mitt Romney
As Taxmageddon approaches, Romney and Obama prepare for war
By Nicholas Wapshott - 18 July 17:10

The danger of falling off a “fiscal cliff” is real.

Mitt Romney's fractured reflection
Mitt Romney's biggest problem is... Mitt Romney
By John Stoehr - 18 July 9:25

The Republican's whiny "I'm rubber you're glue" attitude to Obama will alienate American voters.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
The art of smart power
By Hillary Clinton - 18 July 9:25

As the balance of world power shifts, the US is developing a novel range of diplomatic, social, economic, political and security tools to fix the world’s complex new geopolitical problems.

Did Obama's lawyers mess up the Affordable Care Act?
By Alex Hern - 17 July 13:10

A new paper from Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine suggests that a missing word in the Affordable Care Act, the 2000-page law which created Obamacare, may scupper a key provision of the plan.

Barack Obama
The US needs a debate on wages, not tax cuts
By admin - 13 July 11:34

Wages have stagnated for 30 years - people just don't have enough money.

Mitt Romney
It's an easy choice between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on tax
By John Stoehr - 11 July 11:54

Compared to Romney, Obama is downright folksy.

Mohamed Morsi
Morsi takes on Egypt's military
By Louisa Loveluck - 10 July 10:57

Was the new Egyptian president neutered before he even entered office?

Mitt Romney
Wanted: a universally-popular vice-presidential candidate
By Andrew Hammond - 09 July 16:38

Romney’s vice-presidential pick is the crucial next decision of White House race.