Brett Kavanaugh exemplified  entitled white men acting like the new minority, howling about things being taken away, aggrieved at anything that saps their power. Photograph: Win McNamee/Pool/Reuters

I never thought it could be as brutal. The same Republican gargoyles who once tore Anita Hill limb from limb knew they had to tread gingerly, with wo(...)

Joe Arpaio: As sheriff of Maricopa County for more than 24 years, he built a nationwide reputation for a tough attitude to law enforcement. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Joe Arpaio remembers exactly where he was when he learned he had received a presidential pardon from US president Donald Trump. “It was my wife’s bir(...)

Anna Mae Blessing (92), who is accused of shooting her 72-year-old son because he planned to put her in a care home. Photograph: Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office

A 92-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting her 72-year-old son over his plans to put her in an assisted living facility has been arrested on susp(...)

 Donald Trump and former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio in Iowa in January 2016. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Donald Trump has defended his widely condemned decision to pardon Joe Arpaio, calling the former sheriff in Arizona a “patriot” and launching a counte(...)

Paul Ryan: ‘Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the US.’ File photograph: Justin Gilliland/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump should not have pardoned a former Arizona sheriff who was convicted of criminal contempt in a case of racial profiling, the (...)

Police use tear gas to break up protesters gathered outside of the Phoenix, Arizona, Convention Centre. Photograph: Laura Segall/AFP/Getty Images

Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by US president Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday as he revved up supporte(...)

Former  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been found guilty of criminal contempt. Photograph: Laura Segall/Reuters.

A former US sheriff committed a crime by defying a court order to stop detaining suspected unauthorised immigrants, a judge ruled Monday. It was the (...)

President-elect Donald Trump following his meeting with Mitt Romney at the weekend. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

President-elect Donald Trump, working to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on January 20th, was scheduled to hold talks in New (...)

US first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign rally for  Hillary Clinton in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 20th. Photograph: Ricardo Arduengo/Reuters

In most parts of the United States, a presidential election campaign is something that happens elsewhere. All the money and attention is lavished on a(...)

Joe Arpaio: “Maybe President Obama should be more supportive of cops instead of going after people every time they shoot a black person.” Photograph: Samantha Sais/New York Times

Joe Arpaio wonders whether bestiality is a problem in Ireland, given all the cattle in the country. He later autographs a photograph that has just bee(...)

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