Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12.
Ken v Boris just got very interesting. The former mayor has much more than a fighting chance come May.
Without a focused and consistent message, any political party is stuck. Voters make decisions based not on specific party policies or positions, but on larger "frames" or metaphors.
I can count on two hands the number of regular staff columnists over the 16 years since, with fixed slots on the comment pages of the British press, who have looked similar to me, says Mehdi Hasan.
The New Statesman profiles the leading American progressives who are keeping the cause alive.
Damian Thompson and others on the right are trying to demonise me for reporting a story that Santorum's baby died at childbirth.
“New atheists” like Richard Dawkins are wrong to insist that modern science can no longer be reconciled with relegion.
The New-Labour, me-too approach on cuts is a political and economic dead end.
My brief response to Oborne's silly Telegraph column.
There seems scant hope of an economic revival in the year ahead.
The Zombie PM