Former US presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush said America must always reject racial bigotry, antisemitism and hatred. Photograph: Getty

Former US presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have issued a joint statement that condemns “racial bigotry, antisemitism and hatred” as Donald (...)

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(...)

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 on August 11th. Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

“The past is never dead. In fact, it’s not even past.” So wrote the great Southern author William Faulkner. I was reminded of his quote as I watched t(...)

Torch-bearing white nationalists rally around a statue of Robert E Lee, the Confederate general, near the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

Eight years ago, as the nation’s first black president took office, pundits debated whether Barack Obama’s election marked the rise of a “post-racial (...)

 Mr Justice Brian McGovern said, because Ben Gilroy (above) admitted criminal contempt and had apologised and consented to a community service order, the court considered such an order, subject to a suitable report from a probation officer, the appropriate punishment instead of three months imprisonment.  File photograph: Alan Betson

A High Court judge has imposed a community service order on a man for admitted criminal contempt of court. The contempt related to Ben Gilroy having,(...)

Marge Simpson: the blue-haired great American mom who has nurtured her family of Homer, Bart, Lisa and baby Maggie

Good morning America, Happy Fourth of July. While smug Europeans may smile on indulgently, apparently oblivious as to how demented their fans have bee(...)

‘The mantra of politeness is robust and important’

Many people dislike references to Thomas Jefferson because he is, to quote that ubiquitous word, “problematic”. He was a polymath, draftsman of the US(...)

Grow your own: Michelle Obama took a spade to the White House’s South Lawn in 2009 to make a kitchen garden

Now that the Trump administration is ensconced in Washington, the question of whether the famous White House kitchen garden championed by Michelle Ob(...)

US president Donald Trump points to his wife, first lady Melania Trump, during a campaign rally on Saturday in Melbourne, Florida. Photograph: Chris O’Meara/AP

US president Donald Trump returned to campaign mode on Saturday in front of a 9,000-strong crowd in Florida, accusing the media of working to undermi(...)

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