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Never has America elected one so unsuited to top office - Bryan Gould. 

Donald Trump is by no means the first US president to take office with no prior experience of holding political office.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, for example, became president after a stellar career in the military, though his military service no doubt gave him some familiarity with the concept of public service. 724 more words

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How Chelsea Manning lifted lid on harsh facts of US wars and military justice - Ed Pilkington. 

“I was stripped of all clothing with the exception of my underwear. My prescription eyeglasses were taken away from me and I was forced to sit in essential blindness.” 448 more words

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Wild populism has a long history in US politics, but Trump is surely unique - Geoffrey Kabaservice. 

In the run-up to the US presidential election, pundits proclaimed that the outcome would be “historic”. What they meant, invariably, was that they expected Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to shatter precedent by becoming the country’s first woman president. 152 more words

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The Observer view on president-elect Donald Trump - Observer editorial. 

The inauguration of a US president is normally a moment of great hope. It is a celebration of representative democracy and the peaceful transfer of power. 126 more words

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Enough bleating, time to hold our lying leaders to account - Nick Cohen. 

Post-truth politics isn’t a coherent description of the world but a cry of despair. Propositions have not stopped being right or wrong just because of the invention of Facebook. 183 more words

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Women's March on Washington set to be one of America's biggest protests - Joanna Walters. 

It began as a spontaneous feminist rallying cry via social media. It has morphed into what is expected to be one of the largest demonstrations in American history – a boisterous march about a smorgasbord of progressive issues, and an extraordinary display of dissent on a president’s first day in office peppered with knit pink hats. 131 more words

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