Donald Trump: last week’s testing of the market suggests that he has a hard core of tens of millions of followers now fully committed to the destruction of American democracy. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

There’s an American cliché: Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes. It emerged from the advertising industry in the Mad Men era. It’s what you do (...)

Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, speaks to the media in the US Capitol early on Thursday. Photograph:  Erin Scott/Bloomberg

Simon & Schuster has said it would cancel the publication of an upcoming book by senator Josh Hawley, one of several members of Congress who tried(...)

Outgoing US president Donald Trump: there is much speculation that he could embark on some kind of media venture.  Photograph:   Getty Images

As the sun sets on Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States continues to reel from one of the most divisive presidential terms in its history. The(...)

US president Donald Trump’s physician, Dr Sean Conley, said he anticipated  Trump would be able to return to public engagements on Saturday, after initially suggesting that the president might not be able to return to public life until Monday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump, who is still recovering from Covid-19, has suggested he might organise a rally in Florida on Saturday, while continuing to ignore questi(...)

Rutger Bregman argues for a 15-hour working week, a world without borders and a basic salary for every citizen. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

First, Rutger Bregman came for the globalists. In late January at Davos, the Swiss resort where the world’s political and financial elites gather eac(...)

Fox News reporter John Roberts asks a question of Donald Trump  as CNN’s Jim Acosta (centre) looks on. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

This week may have been one of the most difficult of Donald Trump’s presidency as the White House struggled to contain the political fallout from his (...)

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox will be split, with the mogul hanging onto much-criticised Fox News. Photograph: Mark Lennihan / AFP

Wholesome Disney has gained what might yet be the definitive edge in its battle with Comcast to buy the entertainment assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st (...)