Gerard Baker

Sarah Palin

Governor Palin may be inexperienced but she owes her huge popularity in Alaska to getting things done

Joe Biden

Barack Obama's running mate is vastly experienced in getting foreign policy decisions wrong

American Revolution

Barack Obama has the mood, the momentum and the money in his favour - but John McCain's character and record could yet swing November's presidential election for the Republicans

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"