Antonin Scalia

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Capitol Hill, the seat of the United States Congress: might Trump’s success  inspire a counter-movement aiming not just to restore the status quo but to fulfil the best ideals of American democracy?

Donald Trump’s shocking election as president represents the gravest threat to American democratic institutions in our lifetime. During his campaign, (...)

Demonstrators protest against US president-elect Donald Trump in Oakland, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/EPA

Despite the shock of politicians, pundits and observers around the world, it should come as no surprise that Donald Trump was elected president of th(...)

Lock her up: Donald Trump supporters protest against Hillary Clinton in the run-up to this week’s US presidential election. Photograph: Damon Winter/New York Times

The late Democratic governor of New York Mario Cuomo famously remarked about political promises that you campaign in poetry but govern in prose. Dona(...)

Supporters of Donald Trump react after his election this week. Photograph: Max Whittaker/New York Times

Kathryn Stellmack expects the world from Donald Trump. After listening to his speeches and casting her vote for him, she expects Mr Trump to toughen(...)

A crowd marches from New York’s Union Square to Trump Tower in protest over Donald Trump’s election. Photograph: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

In early 2013, when senior figures in the Republican Party kicked over the embers of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to see what insights could be(...)

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the election results as the US vice-president, Joe Biden, listens in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

President-elect Donald Trump will take up an invitation from President Barack Obama to visit the White House on Thursday as the political establishmen(...)

‘The idea of this country is one thing, and the reality is another.’ Comedian and writer Maeve Higgins, who has lived in the US for three years, beside the Brooklyn Bridge. Photograph by Michael Nagle

It is as clichéd as the bowl of shamrock on St Patrick’s Day to say that Ireland and the United States of America always had a unique relationship. B(...)

US senator Roy Blunt  greets newly elected Missouri attorney general Josh Hawley prior to speaking to supporters after winning his campaign for Missouri senator. Photograph: Michael B Thomas/Getty Images

Republicans retained their six-year control of both the Senate and House of Representatives, with their losses in the House running to less than a thi(...)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego,” she said when asked for her view on    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump  in an interview on CNN. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she regrets ill-advisedly calling Republican presidential contender Donald Trump a “faker” and exp(...)

Pro-choice supporters celebrate outside the US supreme court after it struck down the requirement of doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, among other restrictions. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US supreme court has struck down a 2013 law in Texas setting restrictions on abortion clinics in a major victory for abortion rights campaigners.(...)

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