Yesterday's emphatic win for the Israeli prime minister offers renewed hope to progressives and the Palestinians.
The US election has exposed a growing conflict between two world views. Can they co-exist in one country?
Read Jonathan's special report from New Jersey on The Guardian's website
Many have joined the craze to trace long-lost ancestors, but the stories of those closest to us have more meaning.
The ISG report should prompt fury about the war, not yawns.
Blair's mastery of political blood sports has given him the edge. But Brown's record may yet trump him.
No prime minister has ever announced his plans for his own future the way Tony Blair did yesterday. Either they deflect the question, pretending they want to do the job forever, or they announce their resignation, effective immediately. Mr Blair opted for an unprecedented position - somewhere between the two.