Jacob Heilbrunn

Republicans would be wise to listen to Rand Paul before it’s too late

February 9, 2018 6:00 pm

‘I can’t in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my party is now…

Trump’s State of the Union address shows he is ready for war. But who with?

January 31, 2018 7:30 am

It was a sound move by Donald Trump to single out the North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho in his first…

Trump’s State of the Union goodwill won’t last long

January 30, 2018 3:30 pm

The real story about Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech today may not be what he says, but that…

Theresa May is back in the President’s Club

January 25, 2018 5:30 pm

Donald Trump is in love again. Theresa May can’t guarantee Trump an effusive welcome if he visits Great Britain and…

Donald Trump will feel right at home in Davos

January 23, 2018 3:30 pm

After a prolonged dry spell, the Donald, to borrow from Billy Bush’s memorable taped remark, has finally scored again. For…

If you think it’s just ‘elites’ complaining about Trump, think again

January 20, 2018 10:30 am

After one year in office, Donald Trump is winning bigly. The stock market is up. North Korea and South Korea…

Donald Trump’s evisceration of Steve Bannon is complete

January 10, 2018 3:00 pm

How the mighty have fallen! Only a year ago, Steve Bannon was being feted as the power behind the Trump…

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…

Trump’s latest triumph could easily still end in tears

January 5, 2018 4:30 pm

The most piquant part of Michael Wolff’s gossipy new book, Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House, is the…

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…

Is Donald Trump a new Winston Churchill?

December 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Is Donald Trump a new Winston Churchill? Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, whose daughter Sarah serves as Trump’s press secretary,…

The desperate struggle of the NeverTrump movement

December 22, 2017 9:00 am

‘We ex-communists are the only people on your side who know what it’s all about’, Arthur Koestler declared in The…

Donald Trump desperately needs some outside help to save his presidency

December 21, 2017 10:00 am

Donald Trump made a big deal about his new National Security Strategy (NSS), touting a new era of stalwart vigilance…

Donald Trump’s presidency now looks in danger of capsizing completely

December 13, 2017 1:00 pm

It’s starting to look as though the historic mission of Donald Trump, who was a registered member of the Democratic…

Donald Trump’s presidency lurches from embarrassment to disaster

December 6, 2017 3:30 pm

Here we go again. Donald Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal in October. Now, in another audacious foray into Middle…

Now that Mueller has flipped Flynn, will he target Kushner next?

December 1, 2017 8:30 am

As I rode the metro to work this morning, an elderly gentleman holding a sign that read, `Manafort-Flynn. Who’s Next?’…

Is the net closing in on Jared Kushner?

November 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Is the net closing in on Jared Kushner? It is now being reported that Trump’s son-in-law received a ‘Russian backdoor…

Donald Trump and Theresa May desperately need each other’s help

October 11, 2017 5:30 pm

In June, I mooted the possibility that Theresa May might consider emigrating to the United States to join the Trump…

Rex Tillerson is the captain of a ghost ship

October 5, 2017 11:30 am

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s press conference yesterday was moronic. Earlier this week, NBC News broke the story that…