Arizona senator Kyrsten Sinema: an enigma in US politics. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times

In her 2009 treatise, Unite and Conquer, Kyrsten Sinema suggests “letting go of the bear and picking up the Buddha”. An English translation, which is (...)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York: New York State  has millions of baptised Catholics, but the faithful are accustomed to tuning out messages from their bishops. Photograph: John Moore/Getty

In a sense it’s not surprising that a renewed debate about abortion would begin in New York State, which passed a law last week – since imitated, to m(...)

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Anger and rage ripped through the Republican Party’s national convention in Cleveland on Wednesday night when Texas senator Ted Cruz refused in his pr(...)

Donald Trump: not since Barry Goldwater has the Republican establishment so railed against a candidate as it has against Trump. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

“I warned that the Republican Party is in real danger of subversion by a radical, well-financed, highly disciplined minority,” the Republican governor(...)