Jacob Heilbrunn

Trump is getting ‘schlonged’ by America’s enemies

May 21, 2018 3:46 pm

So much for the Nobel Peace Prize that Donald Trump said “everyone thinks” he should receive. The New York Times…

Could John Bolton cost Trump his Nobel Peace Prize?

May 16, 2018 2:38 pm

My, my, my. North Korea is in a snit over National Security Adviser John Bolton who urged it to follow…

Sorry Europe, President Trump doesn’t have an Iran plan

May 8, 2018 9:37 pm

Despite the high-profile visits of recent weeks, it's the American influence of Bolton that has won out.

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…

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…

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…

Debbie Lesko’s narrow win shows Trump’s unpopularity is starting to bite

April 25, 2018 2:29 pm

Debbie Lesko, a former Arizona state lawmaker, was jubilant over her victory for a seat in Congress last night against…

Can Macron make his man crush with Trump pay off?

April 24, 2018 4:28 pm

Call it the audacity of hope. Emmanuel Macron wants to become the savior of the West. Like Sartre, he wants…

Donald Trump is desperate for a North Korea deal

April 18, 2018 5:19 pm

Uh-oh. President Trump is wading into diplomatic waters in North Korea that he may have trouble navigating. Yesterday, he proudly…

Are we really in the ‘last phase of the Trump Presidency’?

April 16, 2018 4:39 pm

It’s shrinking. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll indicates that the Democrats’ edge over the Republicans in the forthcoming midterm election…

Is Trump the Neville Chamberlain of our time?

April 13, 2018 8:39 pm

So Britain is responsible for staging the Syrian gas attack? According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov:…

Donald Trump’s love-in with Putin comes to an abrupt halt

April 11, 2018 2:45 pm

In his inimitable fashion, President Trump has put Russia on notice that the era of playing kissy-face with the Kremlin…

Trump has never been more endangered

April 10, 2018 2:15 pm

Good gracious! David Brooks, a charter member of the Never Trump movement, suddenly raises the white flag in his column…

In defence of Paul Manafort

April 6, 2018 10:43 am

Poor Paul Manafort. Manafort, who tried to extricate himself from the Mueller investigation by filing a civil case alleging prosecutorial…

Does Donald Trump wish he owned a newspaper?

April 4, 2018 6:04 pm

Edward Luce warns today in the Financial Times that Donald Trump’s fusillades at Amazon and its proprietor Jeff Bezos are…

The perfect recipe for a Trump meltdown

April 2, 2018 6:10 pm

President Trump has invited Russian president Vladimir Putin to the White House. This news is rocking Washington, but it shouldn’t…

If Trump is Bertie Wooster, who is Jeeves?

March 30, 2018 4:19 pm

California, once a citadel of conservatism, now a bastion of liberal progressivism, continues to harbour a few intellectual redoubts on…

Donald Trump turns on Putin

March 26, 2018 5:37 pm

It seems like only yesterday Donald Trump was buttering up Vladimir Putin. His congratulations on Putin’s victory and failure to…

Donald Trump’s ‘bimbo eruptions’ are mounting

March 26, 2018 8:31 am

Bimbo eruptions is the term that Betsey Wright, Bill Clinton’s longtime gubernatorial aide, coined to describe the multifarious women who…

Isolationist? Donald Trump appears to be assembling a war cabinet

March 22, 2018 11:47 pm

Is the third time the charm? President Trump has already run through Mike Flynn, who enjoyed the shortest tenure in…

Trump vs Biden could be the Donald’s biggest ratings winner yet

March 22, 2018 1:37 pm

Old men, Shakespeare said in Henry V, forget. Not in America, they don’t. Instead, they try to get even. “I…

Donald Trump is the best thing to happen to his enemies

March 20, 2018 2:14 pm

Let’s face it: Donald Trump remains the best thing to happen to his enemies. Former FBI director James Comey’s forthcoming…

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…

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,…

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.…