US president Donald Trump at a roundtable discussion on immigration and border security in Calexico, California, on April 5th. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

“Poor Ike,” said Harry Truman of Dwight Eisenhower, his successor-elect as US president in 1952. “He’ll sit here and he’ll say ‘Do this! Do that!’ And(...)

Ian Poulter retrieves his ball out of Rae’s Creek, the water hazard that winds through Amen Corner, lovingly named for John Rae, the Irish-born fur trader, slave owner, and convicted murderer. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

In an alternate universe somebody in CBS will grab hold of a microphone at Augusta sometime over the next four days and go completely rogue. Ditching(...)

US senator Elizabeth Warren could be a nightmare for some on Wall Street. Photographer: Callaghan O’Hare/Bloomberg

In a country where “liberalism” means big government and “neoconservatism” implies utopian daring-do, the mangling of another abstract noun was probab(...)

Jeff Bezos: the Amazon boss   disclosed attempts to blackmail him by the publishers of the lurid tabloid, the National Inquirer. Photograph:  Joshua Roberts/Reuters  Jeff Bezos: the Amazon boss   disclosed attempts to blackmail him by the publishers of the lurid tabloid, the National Inquirer. Photograph:  Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Is there, we must repeatedly ask, anything new about the sleaziness of Donald Trump? The antics of Trump World, to which we have become inured, did a(...)

US soldiers attend a training session for the Afghan army in  Afghanistan,  February 2nd, 2019 Photograph: EPA/Jalil Rezayee

Zhou Enlai’s supposed judgment on the French Revolution has always looked unbeatable for magisterial long-termism. “Too soon to tell,” the Chinese pre(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping spent seven years in Liangjiahe living in primitive conditions. Photograph: Mark R. Cristino/EPA

In the cave in Liangjiahe where the 15-year-old Xi Jinping was sent in 1969 during the ravages of the Cultural Revolution, there is a felt mattress on(...)

The parliament buildings at Stormont are seen in Belfast, where the government is currently in limbo.

Eisenhower Fellowships is to assemble a group of 14 Irish people to travel to the United States to take part in exchanges of ideas around themes inclu(...)

The then US president Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 1st, 2015. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The Oscar for slickest use of violence in a political advertisement goes to Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. In a scene that evokes the target pr(...)

The Incredible Hulk and Lou Ferrigno at a celebrity red carpet event in Los Angeles, California, in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

In an otherwise long-forgotten episode of Celebrity Apprentice, Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilder turned actor, got into an argument with Lisa Lampanelli,(...)

 Christy Moore entertains some of the protesters at an Anti-Nuclear protest at Carnsore Point, Co Wexford, in August 1978. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

While the public war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un seems to have quietened down, for those who rememb(...)

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