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Friday 01 May 2009
It's been called one of the most revolutionary acts committed to film.
Wednesday 29 April 2009
Overall, I think our new president has been doing a fine job, and polls show that about two thirds of Americans agree with me. In some areas, he has really knocked the ball out of the park: restoration of science's rightful place in policy, re-engagement with the international community and especially re-thinking our insane Cuba stance. There's been the passage of a significant economic stimulus bill, and an ambitious, generally well-considered budget proposal.
Wednesday 01 April 2009
What ambitious architecture it is in the upper reaches of St Paul's, above the pillars, hidden galleries and white statues.
Saturday 31 January 2009
Wednesday 21 January 2009
The wind cut to the bone as close to two million ordinary people poured into downtown Washington yesterday. All of them ticketless, they were upbeat and happy as they headed to the great frozen expanse of parkland known as the National Mall.
Sunday 23 November 2008
Saturday 08 November 2008
Thursday 06 November 2008
Sunday 02 November 2008
Sarah Palin unwittingly took a prank call from a Canadian comedian who posed as French president Nicolas Sarkozy and told her she would make a good US leader one day.
Friday 31 October 2008
Wednesday 03 September 2008
The US Embassy says US Vice President Dick Cheney has arrived in Azerbaijan as part of a tour in support of Russia's southern neighbours.
Tuesday 02 September 2008
Republican party strategists were scrambling last night to make gold out of the mud left by Hurricane Gustav, recasting their curtailed convention in St Paul as a call to arms for Americans to open their hearts and wallets to victims of the storm, and painting Senator John McCain as a responsive and compassionate leader.
Wednesday 23 July 2008
The Weekend's TV: The Conspiracy Files: 9/11 – The Third Tower, Sun, BBC2<br />George Gently, Sun, BBC2
Monday 07 July 2008
Monday 16 June 2008
Officially, Hillary Clinton did not concede defeat in her presidential bid until 7 June. In fact, the obituary that mattered had been pronounced exactly a month earlier. "We now know who the [Democratic] nominee will be, and no-one's going to dispute it," Tim Russert, NBC News' top political commentator, declared on the night of her stinging defeat by Barack Obama in the North Carolina primary – and she might as well have thrown in the towel there and then.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let’s see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 3 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn