Return of Ryan to Republican fray falls flat as Trump’s hackles rise
Once the golden boy of the Republican Party, Paul Ryan’s comeback last Thursday night exposed him as yesterday’s man – and enraged Donald Trump in the process
Eugene Kiernan: Inflation and high prices? Probably. But don’t panic, it’s temporary
Many economists are raising alarm bells in the US over how high prices will go and for how long, but companies themselves are taking a more sanguine view
Editorial: Bustling Biden needs global support for ambitious vision
As it approaches its 100th day in office, the Biden adminstration must work with countries such as China and India in order to address the likes of the climate crisis and global tax regimes
Will justice for George Floyd lead to lasting change for Black America?
As a white police officer is finally held to account for a black man’s murder, there is some hope that it might be the beginning of the end of systemic racism in law enforcement – but change will be slow
The 100-day war: Biden battles to put his stamp on presidency
The new US president is implementing an audacious and ambitious agenda as he approaches a century of days in office
Editorial: Biden is right to pull US troops out of Afghanistan, now the west must help it rebuild
Two decades after 9/11, America’s excuses for violating the sovereignty of the Afghan people have worn thin
NRA’s bankruptcy plea backfires as its financial affairs come to light
Wayne LaPierre has held an iron grip on the National Rifle Association for decades, but that may be coming to end as a lawsuit has thrown up allegations of fraud, mismanagement and the squandering of tens of millions of dollars
Editorial: Biden’s plan puts Irish corporate tax regime back into focus again
The most objectionable aspect of Ireland’s corporate tax regime in the eyes of its critics is not the 12.5 per cent rate, but the jungle of loopholes and special arrangements that flourish beneath and around it.
Fear and loathing in Palm Beach: Trump’s fight to stay in Florida
Donald Trump plans to pick up his post-White House life at Mar-a-Lago, his gaudy golden mansion in Florida, but the locals don’t want him or his boisterous supporters in town. Will a 1993 agreement stop the former US president in his tracks?
America in Retreat: How the US let China get ahead in the race for world domination
A lucid and succinct chronicle of the US’s decline in status as world leader and the rise of China to take its place
Comment: US-China trade relations need a reset post-Trump
Relations between the two countries are openly hostile but Joe Biden has an opportunity to change that by seeking cooperation and mutual gain when possible and resolving confrontation through multilateral forums
A change is gonna come: the slow but sure arrival of the green energy age
The extreme snowstorms ravaging Texas and failure of the state’s electricity supply are a reminder that the fossil fuel era is on borrowed time
Comment: The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment is too little too late
In deciding whether to approve the deal, Europe should think hard about the Chinese authorities’ history of abandoning their trade commitments and violating human rights
Comment: The world no longer places a premium on US power
For many years, America enjoyed outsized influence in countries and regions around the world but this is no longer the case, as is clear from the EU’s deal with China. Can Joe Biden refurbish its global image?
Editorial: Biden begins a huge clean-up job on a country in crisis
The new American president has his work cut out on every imaginable front
Ireland will take a back seat as Biden seeks to fix America
Joe Biden’s misty-eyed rhetoric about the old country won’t necessarily translate into better business deals between the US and Ireland
A legacy of conspiracies, extremism and cultural divisions
While many Trump supporters will grudgingly accept the US presidential result, right-wing militia, conspiracy theorists and white supremacists continue to call for a violent uprising
Elaine Byrne: Can this consummate politician somehow save America from itself?
Joe Biden is as experienced as they come, but he has his work cut out as he assumes the US presidency