Hard times
By Sophie Elmhirst - 20 August 8:40

Suicide rates rose at shocking speed after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 – and have done with each r

Diary: Bonnie Greer
By Bonnie Greer - 20 August 8:40

I love Fox News. What it stands for, I’m against

The election will not be televised
By Steve Richards - 20 August 8:40

The internet will revolutionise the parties’ general election campaigns. For our leading politicians

An end to dizzying pay
By Sunny Hundal - 18 August 16:32

Excessive pay at the top encourages massive risk-taking. We need a High Pay Commission to limit casi

Our military presence in Afghanistan is part of the problem, not the solution
By Staff blogger - 13 August 8:24

Britain should follow Canada's lead and set a date for withdrawal from Afghanistan. It is time we ac

The NS interview: Ed Butler

The retired brigadier, original mastermind of Britain's strategy for fighting the Taliban, now belie

Cameron’s Blond moment in Corfu
By Gideon Donald - 13 August 8:24

My growing concerns over Dave's new "favourite thinker"

Farmers are still hungry for change
By Rose Prince - 13 August 8:24

Reviving UK food production is impossible without undoing policies and laws hostile to producers

The struggle for survival
By Frank Field - 13 August 8:24

Whitehall needs a new Securities Department that will deal
with the growing threats beyond terrori

"Some in the UK believe the fight is not worth it"
By Bob Ainsworth - 13 August 8:24

The Defence Secretary says that opposing war in Afghanistan is "defeatism"

Never work for a liberal boss
By Peter Wilby - 13 August 8:24

. . . on MPs’ wages, Sunday newspapers and being too soft on oldies

“No one is safe there now”
By Henry Sands - 13 August 8:24

Henry Sands talks to a Welsh Guards captain following a bloody tour of duty in Helmand

David must goad the Guardianistas
By Gideon Donald - 06 August 9:11

The Guardian has played into the Tories' hands by threatening to close the Observer

Our opposition to torture must be non-negotiable
By Staff blogger - 06 August 9:11

A series of disturbing revelations suggests that collusion and complicity in torture may be the dark

John Pilger on the radical works which can make sense of our times
By John Pilger - 06 August 9:11

Extroadinary times call for extroadinary art. John Pilger rounds up the exceptional works which have stuck with him.

The death of ideas
By Dominic Sandbrook - 06 August 9:11

We are at a political watershed, and are hungry for initiatives that will remake our world. But not

All “sizzle” and no substance
By James Macintyre - 06 August 9:11

There is increasing anxiety within the Obama administration over the foreign policy of Cameron, a ma

Cocaine madness
By Jeremy Sare - 06 August 9:11

Why do our politicians always use the word "scourge" when they talk about drugs?

A private affair
By Peter Wilby - 06 August 9:11

. . . on a legal muddle, ranting historians and the wretched Rantzen

Get out of the ghetto
By Anna Minton - 06 August 9:11

It seems churlish at first sight to criticise Alan Milburn's recent research on social mobility, with its helpful suggestions for paid internships and careers advice.

Trust the filly to go bonkers
By Staff blogger - 06 August 9:11

Economics research is on the side of the "literally bonkers" Harriet Harman

Tories in disarray as US questions Cameron's links to "respectable fascism"
By Denis MacShane - 03 August 16:10

Furore builds over Conservative alliance with European anti-Jewish far right

The Clarkson-shaped hole in our Chablis strategy
By Gideon Donald - 30 July 10:53

Clarkson has more input into current Tory thinking than most members of the shadow cabinet

A tale of two depressions
By Martin Jacques - 30 July 9:03

Come the next catastrophe, we will rue governments’ cowardice
in failing to reform the banks

Let this be the fifth – and final – inquiry into the Iraq catastrophe
By Staff blogger - 30 July 9:03

The Chilcot inquiry must lead a revolution in honesty and tell us how Britain and the US came to col

Too little, too late
By Steve Richards - 30 July 9:03

Even as the government has lost all confidence, its policies have grown bold. But is anybody listeni

Jewish leaders turn on Tories
By James Macintyre - 30 July 9:03

Europe's Jewish leaders express concern over the Tories' links with Polish MEP Michal Kaminski

Brown’s Churchill moment
By Peter Wilby - 30 July 9:03

. . . on affordable debt, the dangers of exercise, and cricketing legends

Did the Clunking Fist engineer the recession?
By Gideon Donald - 23 July 13:00

For centuries it has been traditional for the Donald family to spend the third week of July in Cornwall.

Labour may be struggling but there is more intellectual energy on the left than for a generation
By Staff blogger - 23 July 13:00

There are signs that the centre left is slowly emerging from the intellectual deep freeze in which i