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Past articles by Richard:

George Santos calls federal charges a ‘witch hunt’ and refuses to resign following arrest

The New York Republican has been accused of a litany of lies during his congressional campaign → Read More

Give him some credit, George Santos has performed a valuable public service

There is a distinct divide between local Republicans and their colleagues in Washington DC → Read More

George Santos arrested in New York after surrendering himself to authorities

The New York Republican had been accused of a litany of lies during his congressional campaign → Read More

Federal prosecutors file criminal charges against New York congressman George Santos

Authorities have reportedly been investigating the congressman for campaign finance violations → Read More

Elon Musk appears to entertain conspiracy theory that Texas shooting was a ‘psyop’

This isn’t the first time Mr Musk has entertained conspiracy theories about violence inspired by right wing actors. → Read More

Tucker Carlson told everyone who he was and no one believed him. Now will they listen?

The big question here is: why was Carlson’s racism was accepted by Fox News executives for so long? → Read More

‘They were trying to erase us’: Inside a Texas town’s chilling effort to ban LGBT+ books

This Texas town tried to impose one of the most severe book bans in the country. LGBT+ students fought back. Richard Hall reports from Granbury, Texas → Read More

The town torn apart by books

The quaint Texan town of Granbury found itself at the centre of controversy when its school district tried to impose one of the most sweeping book bans in the United States — an effort that overwhelmingly targeted books containing LGBT+ themes. It led students to protest, caused rowdy school board meetings, tore families apart, and brought a first-of-its-kind civil rights investigation by the… → Read More

Tucker Carlson’s legacy at Fox News is that he was a giant phony

A recent lawsuit exposed Carlson as a performer who promoted opinions that he knew to be false. That is his legacy → Read More

The book ban surge gripping America’s schools and libraries

A nationwide surge in restrictions against library materials under the auspices of a “parental rights” campaign runs parallel to legislation targeting LGBT+ people and honest discussions of race and racism, sowing chaos for educators and chilling speech in schools across the US. Richard Hall and Alex Woodward report → Read More

Senator John Fetterman released from Walter Reed hospital after receiving treatment for depression

Pennsylvania senator sought inpatient treatment for depression → Read More

New Yorkers react to Trump indictment with celebration and relief: ‘A great day in American history’

Trump predicted death and destruction if he was indicted. On the day it happened, none of his supporters turned up. Alex Woodward, Richard Hall and Ariana Baio report → Read More

As a Trump indictment looms, Fox News mounts a full-throated defence of the former president

Broadcaster goes to bat for the former president, even as their relationship is more strained than ever → Read More

Former Guantanamo prisoner: Ron DeSantis watched me being tortured

Mansoor Adayfi says the brutal force-feeding methods employed on Guantanamo prisoners like him amounted to torture. He tells Richard Hall that Ron DeSantis watched it happen → Read More

The imposter in Congress

George Santos made waves on the political scene of Washington D.C. by flipping New York’s 3rd congressional district seat in the November midterms, a once reliable Democratic seat. But, soon, reports emerged that many things in his résumé and the life story told to the public wasn’t all strictly true. Santos is refusing to stand aside as the controversy mounts but how long can that position… → Read More

President Joe Biden: ‘Miraculous’ dealmaker or ‘consistently inconsistent’? What experts say two years in

As Joe Biden enters his third year in office, The Independent digs deep into how the president did on key issues like labour, climate, legislation, inflation, Covid and civil rights. Josh Marcus introduces the series → Read More

‘Actions speak louder than words’: Labour movement loses patience over Biden’s ‘lip service’

Joe Biden faced a test of his pro-union claims with a threatened strike on the railroad. Some believe he failed it, Richard Hall reports. → Read More

Is an ‘open border’ to blame for America’s fentanyl crisis?

Republicans blame poor border security for America’s fentanyl crisis, but experts tell a different story. Richard Hall reports → Read More

Railroad workers were given a ‘one-two punch’ from the White House and Republicans. They say they aren’t giving up.

Rail workers tell Richard Hall why they are disappointed in the Biden administration for blocking strike action and imposing a deal that left out paid sick leave. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi says her family is ‘traumatized’ in first public comments since attack on her husband

Paul Pelosi was brutally attacked in his home by an intruder on Friday evening → Read More