Andrew Stephen was appointed US Editor of the New Statesman in 2001, having been its Washington correspondent and weekly columnist since 1998. He is a regular contributor to BBC news programs and to The Sunday Times Magazine. He has also written for a variety of US newspapers including The New York Times Op-Ed pages. He came to the US in 1989 to be Washington Bureau Chief of The Observer and in 1992 was made Foreign Correspondent of the Year by the American Overseas Press Club for his coverage.

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International Politics
12 September 2005
We know, now, that there was not even a Prescott in charge in Washington. President Bush was exorcising heaven-knows-...
Politics
05 September 2005
First of it all, it is not a "ranch", any more than the Kennedy family houses in Hyannis Port or Palm Beach were ever "...
Politics
29 August 2005
Who is the latest darling of Rupert Murdoch? Who is now a committed supporter of the war in Iraq and even an advocate...
Politics
22 August 2005
I arrived back in Washington last week after what was, for me, an unusually long break in Europe. Far from being...
TV and Radio
25 July 2005
This week I did something that very few Americans do: I listened to "liberal" talk radio, the supposed antidote to the...
Politics
18 July 2005
I always feel strangely sympathetic to George W Bush whenever I see him in person. In the flesh, he is suddenly...
North America
11 July 2005
George W Bush headed off for what the Washington Post called "an international conference" with a sheaf of papers at...
International Politics
04 July 2005
If you were to stop a thousand Americans in the street now and ask them about the G8 and Gleneagles, I doubt whether...
Politics
27 June 2005
Watching the presidential election unfold last year, I had a recurring premonition. I could not go to a Kerry rally...
Human Rights
20 June 2005
I have avoided Santa Maria as I would the plague for the past three months, refusing to have any part in the Michael...
Politics
13 June 2005
Watching George Bush and Tony Blair holding forth for 24 minutes in the East Room of the White House last Tuesday, I...
Global Issues
06 June 2005
You have to live in the US for years before you can distinguish between the various American bank holidays and how they...
International Politics
30 May 2005
Very few people, I wager, bothered to read a brief item that appeared in the "Periscope"section of Newsweek earlier...
World Affairs
23 May 2005
There is always a time lag, I find, between British fantasies of what life in America is like and the realities. A myth...
TV and Radio
16 May 2005
If you visit the White House these days, you find that the television screens scattered throughout the building are...

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