America’s white backlash

Poor whites have long been derided and disenfranchised in their own country — as have their black counterparts. So why can’t they find common ground?

At home: Peter Fox-Penner

The energy expert hopes to see the US and the rest of the world cut its CO2 emissions – and he is starting with his 19th-century house

Don’t count Mitt’s wealth against him

From Mr Les Gapay. Sir, Regarding Mitt Romney’s wealth: I am a Democrat and am poor, but I am glad we didn’t rule out George Washington because of his wealth

Locke, stock and barrel

Liberals have been failing to live up to their ideals for centuries but we musn’t give up on liberalism, writes historian Peter Clarke