Politics

Tillerson shock? US Forces Korea officials knew about ‘Rexit’ last month

March 16, 2018 2:07 pm

But they'll miss the 'improvisational jazz' of the Tillerson-Trump partnership

Mueller subpoenas Trump Organisation’s Russia documents

March 15, 2018 8:43 pm

When Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, went to Moscow in 2006, she did all the usual tourist things: walked around Red…

Donald Trump finally announces sanctions against Russia

March 15, 2018 5:33 pm

Donald Trump today called it a ‘very sad situation.’ The ‘it’ in question is of course the chemical weapons attack…

Is Donald Trump, like Bush, being taken over by neocons?

March 15, 2018 11:35 am

The Trump administration’s foreign-policy team is beginning to look a lot like a Marco Rubio foreign policy team. It’s not…

Rand Paul denounces Trump’s ‘crazy neocons’

March 14, 2018 5:45 pm

President Trump continues to shake up his White House team. As early as tomorrow he plans to name Larry Kudlow,…

‘I’m fascinated by Mussolini’

March 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Steve Bannon talks fascism

After Pennsylvania, can the GOP win again?

March 14, 2018 10:03 am

The special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District has ended in a photo finish. There are absentee ballots still to…

With Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, Trump will be more hawkish

March 13, 2018 1:48 pm

The surprising thing isn’t that Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It is that it took this long.…

Rex Tillerson’s sacking isn’t about Russia

March 13, 2018 1:39 pm

Sometimes it’s almost as if Donald Trump wants the world to think he’s a Russian patsy. Yesterday, Rex Tillerson, as…

Robert Mueller keeps everyone guessing

March 13, 2018 12:23 pm

Robert Mueller, the former Director of the FBI and special counsel in the soap opera that is the Russia collusion…

Is Donald Trump an ‘isolationist’? Or a ‘radical imperialist’? He can’t be both

March 12, 2018 10:44 am

For two years we’ve been hearing that Donald Trump is an ‘isolationist’, whatever that word is supposed to mean. Only…

The McMaster disaster

March 8, 2018 8:51 pm

In recent days and weeks, nominally respectable media outlets in the United States have repeatedly announced that Lieutenant General H.R.…

What if Donald Trump is the Steve Jobs of politics?

March 7, 2018 5:15 pm

I can understand some people not liking the current president of the United States. As Conrad Black put it recently,…

John Bolton’s campaign to be National Security Adviser

March 7, 2018 4:53 pm

In my reporting on John Bolton, the hardline former US Ambassador to the UN, I have noticed a trend. Bolton…

Donald Trump and the unreality of a two-state solution

March 7, 2018 8:52 am

The AIPAC conference, that annual celebration of the triangular romance between America, Israel and American Jews, concluded last night with…

Trumpism is taking the GOP back to its industrialist roots

March 7, 2018 8:30 am

The weeping and wailing that is greeting Trump’s imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum products entering the US is…

Surprise, surprise — here comes the tariffs retreat

March 7, 2018 7:00 am

We should by now be used to Trump’s modus operandi. But we aren’t. We should all know the art of…

Red alert: Texas turns blue!

March 6, 2018 9:07 pm

Is Texas, the Lone Star State, about to get a little lonesome for the GOP? There’s been lots of talk…

Why Bibi ♥ Trump

March 6, 2018 9:59 am

Not many world leaders can claim to be on friendly personal terms with Donald Trump. There are fewer still who…

Bureaucracy is more dangerous than the AR-15

March 6, 2018 9:44 am

Should taking rights away from innocent people be a first resort or a last resort—or no resort at all—in response…

Last week wasn’t President Trump’s worst so far – it was his best

March 5, 2018 3:41 pm

If accounts in the press are to be believed, President Trump has reached a fresh nadir. “These are the darkest…

1,2,3,4 — Trump declares a trade war

March 2, 2018 10:00 am

‘Whatever complicates the world more — I do,’ Donald Trump once said. As President, that still seems to be his…

Trump is serious about gun control

March 2, 2018 9:23 am

A friend who works for a prominent, hardline conservative think tank writes: ‘So, can we all admit that Trump is…

Think being pro-Trump is bad? Try being pro-Brexit

March 1, 2018 5:05 pm

When I mentioned on social media recently that I’d lost friends because of Brexit, I was quite surprised by the…

America’s involvement in the Yemen war is unconstitutional — and stupid

March 1, 2018 10:53 am

Only very rarely in today’s Washington, D.C. is a cause so strong that it brings together America’s most famous progressive…