Articles by James Crabtree
His unusual background and his ability to use it to articulate a hopeful version of the American dream have turned Barack Obama into a political star. But is the US ready for its first black...
The new speaker of the House of Representatives is tough and disciplined. But the Democrats still have a vision problem
The American right is a coalition of millionaires and trailer park dwellers stitched together by cultural anger. It is ascendant but not invincible