Jonn Elledge is the editor of the New Statesman's sister site CityMetric. He is on Twitter as @JonnElledge.

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International Politics
07 November 2008
I need to confess something. Five months ago, I couldn't stand Barack Obama. During the primaries I was rooting for...
World Affairs
06 November 2008
Imagine that Britain's favourite religious fundamentalist, Stephen Green, had, due to some catastrophic administrative...
World Affairs
05 November 2008
It was Pennsylvania when things started to get crazy. We were in a bar somewhere on Capitol Hill, where a crowd of...
International Politics
04 November 2008
It takes a certain strength of character to vote against just about everyone of your skin colour because of something...
International Politics
04 November 2008
"Do you know what the life expectancy of an Obama-Biden yard sign is 'round here?" a Tennessee Democrat asked me last...
International Politics
04 November 2008
Ever wonder what you do if you're charged with campaigning for a presidential candidate in a state you know you can't...
International Politics
04 November 2008
So a girl walks through midtown New York wearing an Obama t-shirt. And a middle aged guy standing outside a bar yells...
North America
03 November 2008
"Are there many jobs in London?" This is Dusty, who's in his early twenties with a neck covered in tattoos, and is...
Business
03 November 2008
"It don't bother me that he's black. But I do worry that he's a muslim." It's a guy sat at the counter of a bar in...
Politics
31 October 2008
Supporting Barack Obama? Troubled by halitosis? Then the gift stores of Chicago have just the product for you. 'Mints...
North America
30 October 2008
If John McCain somehow pulls it out the bag next Tuesday, it will be thanks to people like Jon Stainbrook. A former...
International Politics
29 October 2008
Back in May, Friends of the Earth endorsed Barack Obama. By August they were putting out statements attacking his...
World Affairs
28 October 2008
Anyone going to their mailbox in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, the other day was in for a nasty shock: a flyer featuring a...
International Politics
27 October 2008
To judge from the level of interest their city is giving the two candidates, New Yorkers could be forgiven for thinking...
International Politics
27 October 2008
'So Sarah's now saying she wants to fund scientific research that'll benefit kids. But-' 'Who's Sarah?' 'Sarah Palin...

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