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Democrat Ilhan Omar, an immigrant born in a Kenyan-Somali refugee camp, was elected. Photograph: Craig Lassig

The election of two Muslim women to the US House of Representatives as well as the Democratic Party’s success in taking back control of the chamber ha(...)

 Stacey Abrams, the Demcratic candidae for governor of Georgia: “In a civilised nation, the machinery of democracy should work for everyone, everywhere.” Photograph: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

The US midterm elections brought significant gains for Democrats, who retook the House of Representatives and snatched several governorships from the (...)

The result of the US midterm elections redraws the battle lines on Capitol Hill for the second half of Donald Trump’s presidency, but it also creates a situation fraught with danger for the Democrats. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images

Yes, the outcome was broadly in line with pre-election opinion polls. Yes, it’s one of the iron laws of US politics that voters use the midterms to pu(...)

Supporters of congressional candidate Harley Rouda watch Nancy Pelosi speak on a big screen in Newport Beach, California. Photograph: New York Times

Tuesday’s US congressional elections ended with what might be called a split decision. Democrats gained more than enough seats to take control of the (...)

US senator Joe Manchin is one of 10 Democrats defending Senate seats in states that Donald Trump won in 2016. Photograph:  Michael Mathes/ AFP/ Getty Images

The leaves are beginning to turn in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. Here, just west of the Shenandoah River in West Virginia a key battle(...)

Members of DCU’s students’ union campaign to prevent the deportation of student Shepherd Machaya.

Students at Dublin City University are campaigning to prevent the deportation of a scholarship student who is mid-way through his college degree. Shep(...)

Resistance is not futile: Michael Moore takes on Donald Trump in Fahrenheit 11/9. Montage: The Irish Times

It’s the middle of the London Film Festival and Michael Moore is a little dampened. I mean that literally. It’s been lashing for a few days and he’s h(...)

Anita Lo and her cauliflower chaat for one, in her New York apartment. Photograph: Daniel Krieger/The New York Times

Cookbook covers can be like optical illusions. Take Microwave Cooking for One, which features the author, Marie T. Smith, alone with some platters of (...)

Every inch of the new US-built GT has been considered and designed to serve a purpose. Even the glorious buttresses are hollow to help channel air to the engine and improve aerodynamics

Forget the hype: no one mentions Ford in the same breath as Ferrari, Bugatti or Lamborghini. It’s ridiculous to even countenance such a thought. The f(...)

Michael Moore returns to his hometown of Flint and looks into the extraordinary capitalist banditry that led to the poisoning of the city’s water supply.

It seems as if we’ve been complaining about Michael Moore preaching to the converted since he turned up to pester Benedict Arnold for betraying the Re(...)

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