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iran

Can Trump break the cycle of mistrust with Iran?

July 19, 2019 11:37 am

It might seem improbable. But then again, there isn’t much with Trump that doesn’t

mueller

What to ask Mueller

July 19, 2019 6:47 am

The special counsel, like Garbo, just wants to be left alone. But his report leaves some very important questions unanswered

stranger things

Stranger Things’s third season is self-indulgent

July 18, 2019 11:33 am

Where season one had the creeping menace of Alien, the mood here is closer to Scooby-Doo

free speech hate speech

The best response to hate speech is free speech

July 17, 2019 11:24 pm

It’s time to give up on the idea that we can legislate niceness

national conservatism conference

Confusion and chickenhawkery at the National Conservatism Conference

July 17, 2019 2:49 pm

Foreign policy was little more than an afterthought

nationalist

The nationalist surprise

July 17, 2019 1:18 pm

The movement is beginning because conventional politics is at an end

faceapp

We FaceApp aged Democrats to see if they’re really the party of the future

July 17, 2019 12:46 pm

Most of them look exactly the same

donkey dow lulla-biden

Donkey Dow: Joe Lulla-biden

July 15, 2019 3:18 pm

The front-runner turns policy-heavy and puts us all to sleep

squad

Donald Trump’s stupid smart attack on ‘the Squad’

July 15, 2019 9:19 am

All he needs to do is push the Democrats left of the American mainstream

mike gravel detroit

Could Mike Gravel make the Detroit debate?

July 12, 2019 1:48 pm

The 89-year-old former senator is within 2,500 donors

acosta

Adios, Acosta! Labor secretary resigns

July 12, 2019 11:21 am

Trump goes from one Hispanic cabinet member to zero

anglo-american

Boris Johnson can make Anglo-American relations great again

July 11, 2019 12:11 am

In topsy-turvy Trumpworld, everything is possible

ben garrison

Did Trump really invite Ben Garrison to the White House?

July 10, 2019 4:39 pm

Take the Trump-for-a-day test

sir kim darroch

‘We will no longer deal with him’ was the end of Sir Kim Darroch

July 10, 2019 2:41 pm

Serious people in Britain should focus their attention on discovering the person or persons who leaked the cables

ross perot

Ross Perot was the man on horseback

July 9, 2019 8:12 pm

He was Tea Party before it was cool to be Tea Party

ross perot

Ross Perot was the populist who betrayed populism

July 9, 2019 2:54 pm

By failing to team up with Pat Buchanan, he set back his cause by 20 years

trump-uk

It’s time for a positive Trump-UK relationship

July 8, 2019 3:39 pm

May couldn’t handle the 45th president. Her successor should fare better

eric swalwell

The amazing awfulness of the failed Eric Swalwell campaign

July 8, 2019 3:17 pm

A look back at the Russia-crazy congressman’s greatest hits

political soccer

Here comes political soccer

July 7, 2019 1:55 pm

Big money means big politics

adam schiff

Democratic insider: the epic selfishness of Adam Schiff

July 7, 2019 12:08 pm

A Democratic party insider tells Cockburn that impeachment may be blocked by one congressman’s ego

jeffrey epstein

Jeffrey Epstein is a pervert for our times

July 7, 2019 10:38 am

The rich are different because we like it that way

nigel farage

Could Nigel Farage still be Britain’s man in Washington?

July 7, 2019 9:55 am

There’s almost no chance he will be ambassador — but the next British government may take advantage of his closeness to the president

david letterman kanye

Kanye wipes the floor with David Letterman

July 6, 2019 12:51 pm

I can’t think of a single other celebrity in the world who would have had the balls to do what Kanye does in this interview

stephanie grisham

Korea row proves Stephanie Grisham is the right woman for the job

July 6, 2019 11:15 am

Don’t mess with the new White House comms director

biden middle

Biden and Trump converge on the middle ground

July 5, 2019 1:34 pm

The president stuck to the script yesterday, while Biden struck out against AOC