Politics

Trump is on a roll. But is it all artifice?

May 12, 2018 4:01 pm

On June 12 Donald Trump will meet Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Trump is ebullient. “World Peace” is what he will…

John McCain is right about Gina Haspel

May 11, 2018 10:20 am

John McCain is a victim of hypocrisy. His allies in Washington and admirers in the national media praise him as…

Europe’s leaders need Trump more than they wish to admit

May 10, 2018 4:16 pm

America, meet your European allies in the effort to contain Iran: Emmanuel Macron of France, Theresa May of Britain, and…

Thanks to Donald Trump, night is falling in Iran again

May 10, 2018 12:47 pm

In the White House on Tuesday, with the world just where he wanted it — eyes on the TV, transfixed…

Blankenship’s loss is an important victory for the Republican establishment

May 10, 2018 8:50 am

The midterm elections this November are bound to be a rough slog for a Republican Party desperately trying to keep…

Iran’s malevolent mullahs have been well and truly Trumped

May 9, 2018 3:12 pm

The only time I met Donald Trump was at a small event for politically mature journalists at the White House…

Why the Democrats will lose their battle to stop Gina Haspel

May 8, 2018 5:26 pm

Donald Trump is not known as a champion of women, but he thinks he should be.  The President wants the…

America’s winners are spiritually sick

May 7, 2018 10:03 pm

If Trump is rotten from the core, what the hell does that say about the popular culture we’ve all let flourish in the past few decades?

What happened to honour in American public life?

May 7, 2018 1:55 pm

‘Honour,’ the French poet Nicholas Boileau wrote in 1666, ‘is like a rocky island without a landing place; once we…

How John McCain lost the Republican Party

May 6, 2018 10:20 pm

The Arizona Senator could have been a Donald Trump-type figure. But he never was.

The truth about London knife crime – and the prejudice with which the world listens to Trump

May 6, 2018 5:45 pm

I would love to undertake a behavioural experiment in which a cohort of the public were asked to watch Donald…

A storm’s a coming for Trump over the ‘dirty ops’ allegations

May 6, 2018 5:37 pm

So aides to Donald Trump, the Observer reports, retained an Israeli intelligence organization to launch a ‘dirty ops’ campaign against…

Is Rudy Giuliani all there?

May 3, 2018 12:05 pm

The evidence suggests not

Nancy Pelosi says she isn’t going anywhere. But why not?

May 3, 2018 12:07 am

The House Democratic leader's interview in the Boston Globe came across more cocky than confident

Robert Mueller is out of control. He should be shut down. Now.

May 2, 2018 2:52 pm

Pop quiz: how many branches of government are there in the United States? If you said “Four,” go to the…

Peace in Korea doesn’t make war with Iran more likely

May 1, 2018 4:05 pm

Readers of Spectator’s USA’s mothership, the venerable yet sprightly London Spectator, will know that one of the secrets of the…

Trump’s presidency is in for a long, difficult summer

May 1, 2018 3:16 pm

So it’s true. Donald Trump is going bonkers. This morning he used the British term in a tweet slamming “phony…

Anarchy in the White House — it’s a good thing

May 1, 2018 9:07 am

Would Trump without John Kelly be any different from Trump with John Kelly?

Trump’s Korea pact could make a new war in the Middle East more likely

April 30, 2018 3:01 pm

The Trump administration may be heading into an infinity war. Europe is gearing up to retaliate against American on the…

It’s time to end the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

April 29, 2018 7:30 pm

You have to give it to Donald Trump. Not for pushing North Korea towards negotiations, or for holding China to…

michelle wolf

Michelle Wolf’s disgusting White House Correspondents’ dinner routine is another PR win for Team Trump

April 29, 2018 6:35 pm

The dinner isn’t just a private get-together when the elite get together for a laugh. It’s a gala for media self-importance

Trump is like those martial arts experts who use their opponents’ own strength against them

April 29, 2018 10:35 am

His critics keep going nuts over the rhetoric - meanwhile, Trump proceeds with his agenda

As a Catholic, I can’t really blame Paul Ryan for giving Fr Patrick Conroy the boot

April 28, 2018 8:28 pm

Like all stereotypes, the “sneaky Jesuit” is truer than not. And as a practicing Catholic, I’m grateful to the Society…

Are Macron and Merkel playing good cop, bad cop with Trump?

April 27, 2018 4:54 pm

For France and Germany, the contrast could scarcely be starker. For three days Emmanuel Macron was wooed and fêted by…

Kanye West won’t be the last celebrity to cross the left/right Rubicon in 2018 

April 27, 2018 10:40 am

In a culture war you can’t be too picky about who your friends are, even less your celebrities.  The stars never come…