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
17 January 2005
They say that a presidential inauguration sets the tone for the forthcoming term in office. How depressing if that...
Politics
10 January 2005
I spent Christmas in Florida, at one of the country's most exclusive retreats for wealthy Wasps; it is a leafy and...
Human Rights
01 January 2005
It is not often, here in Washington, that you go to a holiday party - that is what we must now call a Christmas party,...
Politics
13 December 2004
This will be the 16th consecutive Christmas and New Year I have spent in the United States. I will listen to the...
Culture
06 December 2004
I still remember what happened on one of my first visits to Portland, Oregon. I always follow the same pattern when I...
World Affairs
29 November 2004
If you think that the number of law and order bills in Tuesday's Queen's Speech shows that Britain is becoming...
Politics
22 November 2004
The malady so many of us are suffering from is called "Post-Election Selection Trauma" (Pest). I know this because more...
Politics
15 November 2004
I sometimes marvel at the ease with which the media, both here and in Britain, are led. I give you an example. Two days...
International Politics
08 November 2004
How I despair of this country sometimes. I predicted last summer that John Kerry would lose the election unless Bush...
International Politics
01 November 2004
My favourite election spoof this year was sent to me from a Democrat in Colorado, a former US colonel who is not...
UK Politics
25 October 2004
The most baffling news item I have read in a long time came from the recent Labour party conference. "Blair was greeted...
TV and Radio
18 October 2004
So what was that mysterious bulge under George W Bush's jacket? Is he on medication? Why did he blink repeatedly during...
Global Issues
11 October 2004
I must thank readers who have written to me to express indignation about the treatment of 55-year-old Sue Niederer, the...
World Affairs
04 October 2004
This is about the atmosphere at Bush-Cheney rallies and how, increasingly, rallies are defining the 2004 presidential...
World Affairs
27 September 2004
I've talked to Dick Cheney only once since he became vice-president. It was at a reception and he said, "Hello, Andrew...

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