2 November 2011

No more room for ‘the huddled masses’

While New York celebrates the anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, America shows little desire to welcome immigrants.

26 October 2011

The horrors of Halloween advice

Why is the US health-and-safety brigade scaring kids about everything from inflammable costumes to poisonous treats?

20 October 2011

Turning protest into a freakfest

Why do the great and good of America want to be best friends with the Occupy Wall Street oddballs?

20 October 2011

The disenfranchised majority kicks back

Occupy Wall Street may be incoherent, but it’s a long overdue reaction to an out-of-touch political class.

12 October 2011

The rage of hip consumers

When Ben & Jerry’s, owned by Unilever, offers support to Occupy Wall Street, you know this ain’t no revolution.

7 October 2011

The iMourning for Steve Jobs

The reaction to the death of the Apple boss shows how thoroughly mainstream Princess Di-style public weeping has become.

6 October 2011

The wannabe tyrants of Wall Street

Disdainful and conspiracy-minded, the protesters claiming to speak for all Americans are acting like teenage despots.

3 October 2011

The culture war over ‘Foxy Knoxy’

The pro-Amanda Knox campaign is far from saintly, what with its Italy-bashing and whispers about backward European men.

21 September 2011

Is this Monty Python’s Occupy Wall Street?

The surreal protests in New York’s financial district will certainly leave the system shaking. With laughter.

15 September 2011

How a few burqa-clad militants terrified the West

The so-called ‘Kabul offensive’ by the Taliban was nothing like the Tet Offensive in Vietnam – but it’s telling that the two are being compared.