Catholic Monsignor William Lynn (r) entering the court in Philadelphia
First senior US Catholic official found guilty of covering up sexual abuse
By Caroline Crampton - 23 June 12:26

Former cardinal’s aide tasked with investigating abuse claims faces up to seven years in prison for endangering children.

Joe the Plumber Godwins gun control
By Alex Hern - 21 June 11:15

"Obama is Literally Hitler" he didn't say, but may as well have.

Obama heckled during speech: Journalist or douchebag?
By John Stoehr - 20 June 7:42

A self-styled reporter heckled President Obama as he announced a major shake-up in immigration policy.

Mitt Romney's new rich-guy problem
By Alex Hern - 19 June 15:14

He's done a Cameron: Got in trouble for a horse.

Jehovah's Witnesses sing at a ceremony in France
Secrets and lies have no place when dealing with child abuse
By Caroline Crampton - 18 June 12:08

Jehovah's Witnesses in the US ordered to pay $28m to abuse victim in landmark ruling

New Statesman
Michigan Democrat barred from state legislature for saying "vagina"
By Alex Hern - 15 June 10:45

"And finally, Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested my vagina, but 'no' means 'no.'"

God's Peculiar People
By Nelson Jones - 14 June 12:11

British identity is much less linked to religion than it used to be - where does this leave the established church?

Romney has much to gain from a deal with Ron Paul
By John Stoehr - 14 June 10:36

Paul could aid Romney's attempt to win over sceptical conservatives.

Geert Wilders
Geert Wilders tries to break America
By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed - 09 June 19:38

Luckily, his anti-Muslim tract gains little traction in the US.

Trolls overwhelm Republican online campaign
By Alex Hern - 08 June 7:48

"Adolf Hitler", "Miso Horney" and "BonerDude SixtyNine" sign petition.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney’s big problem isn’t Trump or Obama, it’s Mitt Romney
By Nicholas Wapshott - 06 June 12:46

Flip-flopping is deemed a mortal sin in American politics.

Elizabeth Warren and the "controversy" that never was
By John Stoehr - 05 June 9:53

Conservative attacks attempt to draw our attention away from what's truly important.

New Statesman
"Amercia is with Mitt"
By Alex Hern - 30 May 11:51

Gaffe-tastic Romney fails with launch of official app

The stakes are high in the US
The stakes are high in the US
By Guy Lodge and Will Paxton - 25 May 11:44

Obama's victory is far from certain - and a Romney win would have far reaching effects.

Joe Biden is Obama's secret weapon
Joe Biden is Obama's secret weapon
By John Stoehr - 22 May 10:35

Mitt Romney has a credibility problem.

Yasser Arafat, Ariel Sharon.
"Sharon and Arafat must solve Middle East conflict"
By Samira Shackle - 17 May 9:42

US congressman offers some out of date advice on Israel/Palestine.

Ron Paul supporters at the University of Maryland. March 2012.
Ron Paul is done, almost
By John Stoehr - 16 May 8:00

The idea of liberty with a capital "L" is animating young Americans in a way not seen since Obama's

New Statesman
It's time for the US to rethink its AfPak strategy
By Ali Miraj - 10 May 12:27

The Afghanistan-Pakistan approach: a five point plan for Obama.

Why gay marriage won't hurt Obama
By John Stoehr - 10 May 8:03

Independent voters are more concerned about the economy.

Obama on gay marriage, Al Green, and why America is not post-racial
By Samira Shackle - 09 May 17:18

Four key points from the president's interview with <em>Rolling Stone</em>.

US President Barack Obama
As president, Obama lost his voice – but Al Green helped him get it back
By Nicholas Wapshott - 09 May 15:33

Beneath his cool veneer the US President is at last perceived as being sympathetic.

Ron Paul, US Republican presidential candidate
Why Ron Paul could still rain on Romney's parade
By John Stoehr - 07 May 8:59

The libertarian candidate who won't go quietly.

Home Secretary Theresa May
John Pilger on totalitarianism: You're all suspects now . . .
By John Pilger - 07 May 8:12

Now that the US is at permanent war with the rest of the world, we are all in the firing line.

New Statesman
US press: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 04 May 11:40

The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.

The world that America built
The world that America built
By Mark Leonard - 02 May 11:48

Three new books by major commentators ask what a planet without US leadership would look like.

New Statesman
Video: Obama's White House correspondent's dinner speech
By New Statesman - 30 April 10:41

"I had a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the secret service home in time for their new

New Statesman
Gingrich's influence will still be felt
By John Stoehr - 26 April 12:14

The Republican's with-us-or-against-us rhetoric will endure.