Politics

Why are fake bombs sent to Democrats more shocking than real ricin packages to Republicans?

October 26, 2018 7:32 am

Democrats have a history of rhetoric that glorifies and encourages political violence

The pipe bombs could actually help Trump in the midterms

October 25, 2018 4:13 pm

It’s worth bearing Jo Cox in mind when thinking about the pipe bombs mailed to various Trump opponents this week

How Trump turned the Democrats into the nasty party

October 25, 2018 10:21 am

The US President has proved he is a rabble rouser. But the rabble he rouses most is the one that opposes him

After bomb threats to Democrats, Trump’s election strategy is in jeopardy

October 24, 2018 3:48 pm

It’s too much, too soon, too fast

The caravan of the saints

October 24, 2018 3:26 pm

This is what you get when you permit the impoverishment of an entire continent, and then exploit the undocumented labour of those able to escape

Bombs in Democratic mailboxes show how ugly American politics has become

October 24, 2018 11:00 am

Politics in America has been toxic for a long time now

The Democrats need a political entrepreneur

October 24, 2018 8:39 am

Reagan, Gingrich and Trump all transformed their parties. The Democrats don’t have anyone that can do that

Is the prospect of prison time enough to crack Roger Stone?

October 22, 2018 6:27 pm

Coming weeks may show whether Stone rolls on Trump or not

The invisible 2020 Democratic primary is already underway

October 22, 2018 10:02 am

Donors are being courted and small-dollar donor lists are being compiled and expanded

How the mob was made

October 21, 2018 11:07 am

What should we make of the erupting pustules of look-at-me violence and carefully staged disruption that are disfiguring our public life?

Hillary Clinton will run in 2020, Steve Bannon claims

October 20, 2018 4:08 pm

‘I don’t think she believes anyone today in this field matches up with her. She’s looking for a rematch

Horseface: Donald Trump and the American comedy circus

October 18, 2018 10:08 am

Trump knew exactly how the media would react to his jibe at Stormy Daniels

Beto O’Rourke may be the opposite of Trump – but is that what Texas wants?

October 17, 2018 4:01 pm

The boyish challenger is increasingly popular...among wealthy liberals in $2 million homes

Trump undaunted in the face of a midterm onslaught

October 17, 2018 3:10 pm

The Donald declares the last two years the ‘most successful’ a president has ever had. Cohen, Manafort and Khashoggi may disagree with him there

The triumph of Melania Trump

October 17, 2018 10:28 am

The ABC interview was meant to demean the First Lady. Like so many press gambits these days, it backfired

The heart of populism is identity, not race

October 17, 2018 9:10 am

Many voters are troubled by the fact that much of the new migration is illegal, and that the numbers are so large that assimilation will be difficult

Let’s speak ill of Dennis Hof

October 17, 2018 8:00 am

The now dead Trumpist candidate was a vile creature for whom women were nothing but a commodity

Teepee or not teepee? That is the question

October 16, 2018 1:55 pm

It’s worrying that Elizabeth Warren finds herself compelled to publish evidence of atomic drops of Cherokee descent to declare herself a ‘minority’

Will Elizabeth Warren’s DNA results help her claim Trump’s scalp?

October 15, 2018 10:48 am

The Massachusetts senator has had her Native American heritage confirmed

The party of Pelosi can win in November — but not in 2020

October 15, 2018 10:26 am

Midterms simply are not a reliable verdict on a president’s job performance or re-electability

Gavin McInnes: ‘Personally I think the guy was looking to get beat up for optics’

October 13, 2018 6:23 pm

The leader of the Proud Boys believes his group were provoked by ‘antifa’ activists

Kanye West is winning Trump over with flattery. Does that make him a ‘madman’?

October 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Maybe he’ll seem less crazy down the line when federal subsidies arrive for ‘Yeezy ideation centres’

It’s that time again! Bloomberg considers White House run

October 12, 2018 5:22 am

The billionaire nanny is toying with his favourite idea once more

If America needs a manager, Michael Bloomberg bids to be the man

October 11, 2018 11:24 pm

The 76-year-old is once again Hamlet-like in his pondering of a run for the presidency

Christine Blasey Ford is a poor role model for young women

October 11, 2018 6:04 am

The deferent and visibly fragile academic with a high, mousy voice makes a lousy feminist role model