Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks during a town hall campaign stop  in Hudson, New Hampshire. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Americans work longer hours than their counterparts in just about every other wealthy country; we are known, among those who study such things, as the(...)

Oscar winner: Wilde is ranked World’s No 1 Irishman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Who is the most famous Irish person who has ever lived? Or the most famous Irish person alive? We’ll come to an answer in a few paragraphs, bec(...)

Paul Ryan, chairman of the House budget committee and the GOP’s de facto intellectual leader, is an expert at sounding like he knows what he’s talking about. Photograph: Reuters

So it’s comical, in a way, to see Ryan trying to explain away some recent remarks in which he attributed persistent poverty to a “cultur(...)