David Axelrod

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US president Joe Biden: Many who were sick of Trump chaos and ineptitude are now sick of Biden chaos and ineptitude. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

In Shakespeare, when characters want to fulfil their desires, they escape to what’s been called the Green World. And that’s what Democrats promised vo(...)

 Barack Obama: “Did the world really need Renegades, his duet with Bruce Springsteen?” Photograph:  Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images

Jay Gatsby gave big, lavish, new-money parties at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. He wanted Daisy to notice him. B(...)

Honduran immigrant Nani (10) is greeted by her aunt Saiyda Gonzalez upon her arrival to Louisville, Kentucky. The unaccompanied minor had been released that day from US Health and Human Services custody after spending nearly eight weeks in shelters. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

This week, newspapers and websites in the United States carried heart-warming photographs of estranged family members reuniting. In San Ysidro, south(...)

 US president Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally  in Wisconsin.  Photograph: EPA/Kamil Krzaczynski

During the Barack Obama comet streak in 2008, a lot of Americans were electrified by the idea of leaping into modernity with a brainy, young, black co(...)

US president Donald Trump. His  ‘warped view of masculinity has warped the US’s response to a deadly pandemic’. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

Macbeth has his doubts. But his wife taunts him about his manliness until he bloodies his country. It’s hard to believe, four centuries after Shakes(...)

Joe Biden: Biden’s gaffes, logorrhoea, puffery and handsiness are part of the messy package that is Uncle Joe. So are his empathy, sentimentality and loyalty. Photograph: Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP

Sleepy Joe and Creepy Joe haven’t worked. So now they’re trying Sticky-Fingered Joe. After Joe Biden gave his big economic speech in Dunmore, Pennsylv(...)

At this point, John Legend has won almost every major music award, collaborated with everyone from Jay Z to Lauryn Hill and cemented his place in the (...)

 Donald Trump: is despicably turning the dead into the undead, trying to figure out how to claim they weren’t lost.  Photographer: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg

This is not a good time for vampires. Or bats. That’s disorienting for me because, as a lifelong aficionado of vampires, I have a big collection of ba(...)

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren on stage during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston, Texas, on Thursday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

He’s in our heads. Even more than we knew. It isn’t just that he hovered over the Democratic debate on Thursday night: should the candidates attack hi(...)

Former US vice president Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris debate racial issues as Senator Bernie Sanders listens during the second night of the first US Democratic presidential election debate in Miami, last Thursday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

In January, a reporter contacted the nascent Biden campaign to request an interview. She wanted to ask the former US vice president about lingering cr(...)

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