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A Facebook app logo displayed on a smartphone in Los Angeles. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

Europe’s failure to produce a Twitter or Snapchat endears the continent to me. I don’t think I have ever made an Instagram or Facebook post. I found t(...)

Liz Cheney, the third-most-powerful House Republican: It has been a dizzying fall for the scion of one of the most powerful political families in the land. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times

I miss torturing Liz Cheney. But it must be said that the petite blonde from Wyoming suddenly seems like a Valkyrie amid halflings. She is willing to (...)

Republican senator Lisa Murkowski speaking to reporters in Washington. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

I’ve been waiting for this moment. The moment when some on the left would react indignantly to journalists doing their job. It was so enthralling and (...)

US senator Lindsey Graham: found himself encircled and jeered. Photograph:   Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

It was a Republican, vice-president Mike Pence, who most exercised the crowd in the US Capitol last week. It was another, senator Lindsey Graham, who (...)

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris: would  be the first woman of colour to hold the US’s second-highest office. Photograph: Michael Perez

Kamala Harris is a serial breaker of glass ceilings but the 2020 US election will shatter the highest ceiling of her political career so far as the fi(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: Should he make it to the White House, Biden would have completed the longest marathon in US political history. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

It was late afternoon on February 2nd, the eve of the Iowa caucuses. We were jammed into a high-school gymnasium in Des Moines, the state capital, for(...)

Geraldine Ferraro and Walter Mondale campaign at the Democratic Convention in 1984 in San Francisco. She later said she  was not “prepared for the depth of the fury, the bigotry, and the sexism my candidacy would unleash”.  Photograph: Sonia Moskowitz/Images/Getty Images

On the cusp of Joe Biden teaming up with a woman, I am casting back to my time covering the first woman who was a serious contender for veep. The fem(...)

US president Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

These are far from certain to be Donald Trump’s last months in the White House. The US president’s deficit in national and state polls is daunting but(...)

Mike Wallace: Probed harder and more flamboyantly than his contemporaries at evasive subjects

There are some gaps in our knowledge of American culture. We recognise their novelists, pop stars and comedians. We certainly know their movie stars. (...)

Sarah Cooper’s home-made lip-syncs of Donald Trump’s ramblings are the most effective impression of him yet

Donald Trump is having his infamous ideas about fighting coronavirus. “We hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerf(...)

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