Painful extraction: a painting of early sadistic dentisty.

Plug was the nickname of an erudite teacher who taught me Latin. Like one of the Bash Street Kids, he was named for the prominence of his front teeth.(...)

Despite ongoing rebukes over his defence of white supremacists, US president Donald Trump defiantly returned to his campaign’s nativist themes on Thursday. Photograph: Matt Cardy/PA Wire.

Despite ongoing rebukes over his defence of white supremacists, US president Donald Trump defiantly returned to his campaign’s nativist themes on Thu(...)

Jason Charter, of Washington stands at the site where Heather Heyer was killed during a white nationalist rally, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. Charter was at the scene when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting the rally. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump the neo-Nazi sympathizer has achieved what Donald Trump the president has singularly failed to do: unite the nation. An immensely fractu(...)

White nationalist Richard Spencer (C) speaks to select media in his home office on August 14th, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Standing in front of a portrait of George Washington at the White House on Monday, Donald Trump finally denounced the hate groups that had rallied in (...)

A Sheriff’s deputy stands near the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier in  Durham, North Carolina. Photograph: Kate Medley/Reuters

President Donald Trump is not generally known as a student of history. But on Tuesday, during a combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower in Ne(...)

Torch-bearing white nationalists rally around a statue of Thomas Jefferson near the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

Within hours of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the fight between white supremacists and everyone else moved from the streets to the digita(...)

Kim, originally from Kentucky: “For me and my family, the main election issue was coalmining.”

In the second part of her series "Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump's America", Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to eastern Tennessee . .(...)

Former US president John F Kennedy: “The informing spirit of the American character has always been a deep religious sense.” Photograph: JFK Library/National Archives/Reuters

July 4th is a religious holiday. For this insight, thank John F Kennedy. On July 4, 1946, Kennedy – then 29 years old, the Democratic nominee for a Ma(...)

US president Donald Trump with Taoiseach Enda Kenny after Trump’s remarks to a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The queue snaked around the corner of 15th Street at the southeast entrance to the White House. In the bright, glistening air of the bitterly cold M(...)

 President Donald  Trump accepts a bowl of shamrock from  Taoiseach Enda Kenny  during a reception in the East Room of the White House, March 16th, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

For two comical, chaotic minutes, pandemonium reigned in the Oval Office. It was not what we expected and yet . . . And yet, when Donald met Enda, i(...)

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