You can't discuss Richard Nixon without mentioning his downfall. But on the 50th anniversary of his inauguration, IAN WALKER considers his other legacy, as the man who fired the first shots of America's culture wars.
Our diary focuses on the TV journalists competing for David Cameron's on screen regrets about Brexit, the ousted Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre's unlikely casting as a sex god and how the former Tory MP James Wharton has got Gavin Williamson out of his trademark navy blue suit.
From the Civil War to the civil rights movement, US politics has a long history of hatred, anger and violence. As a deeply divided America goes to the polls amid heightened tensions, Pulitzer prize-winning writer ALBERT SCARDINO, asks what can bridge the country's great schism?