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Trump’s sunbed optimism is rubbing off on the world

February 14, 2018 11:45 am

Donald J Trump’s State of the Union was as expected: long, boastful, cheesy — and largely right. Trump says he…

Trump’s State of the Union address will change very little

February 1, 2018 8:30 am

Donald Trump had a lot to prove during his first ever State of the Union address this week. He had to demonstrate…

US government shutdown: Trump’s presidency begins to resemble Obama’s

January 24, 2018 12:21 am

Donald Trump had hoped to mark his first anniversary as president basking in surprisingly positive media headlines and enjoying a…

Richard Nixon in September 1968

Encounters with eight presidents

January 23, 2018 3:15 pm

I feel a bit of a fraud writing about the ‘presidents I knew’, since journalists do not really get to…

The problem with America is not Donald Trump

January 23, 2018 2:47 pm

Something has gone horribly wrong in America, but it isn’t Donald Trump. The 45th president’s first year has in fact…

Why does Donald Trump hate dogs?

January 13, 2018 9:00 am

Here’s an aspect of Donald Trump’s personality that I’ve never got past: his hatred of dogs. When Trump tweeted on…

What becomes of Breitbart without Steve Bannon?

January 10, 2018 3:00 pm

How quickly Steve Bannon’s dark star has collapsed. Not so long ago, friends and enemies talked him up as a media genius. He…

An Oprah Winfrey bid for the White House should trouble Trump

January 9, 2018 11:00 am

Will the Trump presidency be replaced by the Winfrey one? The hunt is on for a celebrity to take on…

Steve Bannon’s thirst for revenge is a big worry for Trump

January 3, 2018 3:30 pm

Donald Trump is becoming increasingly unbuttoned. Last night, he tweeted referring to Kim Jong–un that: ‘I too have a Nuclear…

Five things that could go well for Donald Trump in 2018

December 31, 2017 8:00 am

It has not gone unnoticed that a number of commenters to my occasional Spectator blogs harbour keen, if not outright…

The Democrat victory in Alabama is a huge blow for Trump

December 13, 2017 8:00 am

These really are wild times in American politics. A Democrat, Doug Jones, just won the Senate Race in Alabama. A…