Thomas Frank

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 Jonathan Kodjia scores Aston Villa’s second goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match against  Stoke City at Villa Park. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Leeds leapfrogged Norwich to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 win at Bolton. United substitute Patrick Bamford, back after three month(...)

Former president Barack Obama congratulates Donald Trump after the latter’s inauguration speech. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

When I was in Reykjavik in August, Icelanders were bragging about putting the corrupt bankers who ravaged their economy in prison. In the US, it works(...)

Hillary Clinton addresses staff and supporters  as husband Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea and son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky look on.  Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

“As I was standing in the street, as quiet as can be, A great big ugly American came up and tied his horse to me.” These lines might be running thro(...)

Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill: she was the wrong choice of candidate for the Democrats.  Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A month ago I tried to write a column proposing mean nicknames for president-elect Donald Trump, on the basis that it would be funny to turn the table(...)

Members of the Economic Club of New York wait at their tables to hear US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen speak in New York March. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Planet Business

Image of the week: At the Club It’s a sea of suits, most of them male, and they’ve got food on the table but they’re all distracted by something el(...)

‘Racial hatred is still a potent force in US society, as we’ve just been reminded to our horror.’ People attend an interfaith candlelit vigil in solidarity with the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston,  South Carolina, in Brooklyn, New York. Photograph: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

America is a much less racist nation than it used to be, and I’m not just talking about the still remarkable fact that an African-American occupies(...)