Washington Correspondent Matt Frei leads coverage of the Americas, from business and culture to the US foreign policy and its view of the world.
As President Obama tries to persuade Americans that government is good, the news that it has snooped on US citizens’ digital lives on a massive scale is sobering.
After two fatal terrorist attacks in the space of two months, it is time to ask how we can stop thousands of potentially angry young men from being turned to terrorism.
America has been split over what to do about Syria. Arm the rebels – or do nothing? President Obama wants to pull troops out – not put more in. But it could all become a nightmare.
The more severe weather stories I cover in the US the more I realise how much big weather fuels big faith here, writes Washington Correspondent Matt Frei from Oklahoma City.
The controversy over David Cameron’s EU referendum pledge has highlighted the lack of chemistry between Britain’s prime minister and the US president.
The fallout from the Boston Marathon bombing has been a new line of communication between Russia and the USA. But can it help bring a diplomatic push to end the Syria crisis?
You can compare President Obama’s second term with the fate of the cicada swarms that hit Washington in May: a lot of preparation, but within weeks the frenzy has gone.
Deadly bombings, fire disasters and ricin threats remain less toxic to the US psyche than the bitter argument over gun control, writes Matt Frei in Boston.
Despite an outpouring of public anguish after the Newtown massacre, gun control measures called for at the time now seem impossibly ambitious in the face of US political realities.