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US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: His advanced age means it is quite likely his running mate may ultimately become president. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

“The primary role of the vice-president of the United States of America is to support the president of the United States of America, give that preside(...)

Deceptively radical? Former US vice-president and now candidate for the presideny Joe Biden. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Soviet Union used to alternate between bald leaders and ones with formidable hair. The US, which is seldom ruled by the smooth of pate, swings aro(...)

Lady Gaga performs at the 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10th, 2019. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Fandom is the worst thing to happen to popular culture in the 21st century. Obviously, that’s not true. But soak yourself in enough hysterical ov(...)

As the US mulls the political ramifications of the recent protests over the killing of George Floyd, those who hoped that this new awakening about rac(...)

The then US national security adviser John Bolton stands alongside Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting  in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC in May  2018. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump was willing to halt criminal investigations to “give personal favors to dictators he liked”, according to a new book written(...)

Joe Biden speaks via video link  at the funeral service for George Floyd inHouston, Texas, on Tuesday. Photograph: David J Phillip/EPA

Until now, Joe Biden has made a dry and quiet case for his election as US president. He may not have pledged a “return to normalcy” (a tainted phrase (...)

Mariana Mazzucato: The pandemic is a wake-up call

This weekend The Irish Times presents a series of articles on remaking Ireland after the pandemic. As part of this, Prof Mariana Mazzucato of the Univ(...)

Joe Biden: may feel a need to improve his credentials with the African-American community after  gaffe made during  an interview  with popular nationally-syndicated radio show the Breakfast Club. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

When speculation surfaced last year that Joe Biden was considering a run for president, critics were quick to jump on his flaws. His age and mental ag(...)

Amazon is unquestionably the world’s most essential retailer, hiring 100,000 extra staff to manage its quarantine-related demand surge. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

Contact apps that trace where we have been and who we have touched; software that tells bosses how hard we’re working from home; face masks that light(...)

Democrat candidate Joe Biden: supporters point out he is  running on a much more progressive platform than is generally thought. Photograph: Tracie Van Auken

This week marked a year since former US vice-president Joe Biden entered the presidential race, launching his campaign in a union hall in Pittsburgh. (...)

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