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No, Britain shouldn’t invoke Article 5 of the NATO treaty

March 13, 2018 11:59 am

British Prime Minister Theresa May might regret using such strong language in her statement on the Skripal poisoned spy case…

What can Britain do to punish Russia? Not much

March 12, 2018 11:28 pm

Here is an idea as to how we Brits can respond to Russia over the poison spy case. It’s the…

Tech companies are trusts that need to be busted

March 12, 2018 3:24 pm

The World Wide Web is twenty-nine years’ old today, according to its Dr. Frankenstein, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Or is that…

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…

You can’t stop the Zombie baby boomers of Rolling Stone

March 10, 2018 2:00 pm

We were so close to getting rid of Jann Wenner. When his 51 per cent stake in Rolling Stone was…

The course of American empire

March 10, 2018 7:44 am

These days, the political climes of the United States are deeply unhappy. The weather, as if endorsing the pathetic fallacy…

Bring back our bitchy celebs!

March 9, 2018 2:51 pm

You would have to be quite odd not to approve of the sudden surge of solidarity amongst Hollywood stars of…

At last, an American president grasps the North Korean nettle

March 9, 2018 12:41 pm

Does Donald Trump deserve a Nobel Peace Prize?

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Why everyone should want America to defend its industrial base

March 9, 2018 8:50 am

If Donald Trump said it was a pretty day outside, his critics would claim he had just sexually harassed the…

Sarah Sanders’ loose lips could capsize the White House

March 9, 2018 7:41 am

There’s a veritable orgy of news coming out of the White House about former porn star Stormy Daniels. The latest…

Sorry folks, the populist revolution has just begun

March 8, 2018 10:00 am

Why aren’t British children called Roger any more? I wondered this when reading about the sad death of the English…

How Hollywood lost its shine

March 7, 2018 8:40 pm

Reading the lip-smacking reports of the latest troubled celebrity relationships  (Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux definitely high and dry, Cheryl…

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…

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…

The statue-topplers know not what they do

March 6, 2018 9:20 pm

Ah, this will be about empire. So I thought when I saw that the small city of Arcata, California, has…

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…

What if Pyongyang has a biological weapons ‘dead hand’ strategy?

March 6, 2018 4:46 pm

Donald Trump isn’t the only one to have prodded North Korea’s baby-faced dictator, Kim Jong-un. President Trump did it with…

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…

Christopher Steele comes up Trumps

March 5, 2018 6:37 pm

Crikey! Did the Kremlin put the kibosh on Mitt Romney’s hopes to become Secretary of State in the Trump administration?…

When Facebook’s fact-checking rings FALSE

March 4, 2018 5:45 pm

“To give one’s property to comedians is a great sin,” says Saint Augustine, as quoted by Aquinas under question 168…

Oscars 2018: and the winners are…

March 3, 2018 12:00 pm

Tomorrow night, TV viewers will take to their couches for a night of Hollywood glamour, razzmatazz and gross hypocrisy. A…

The all give and no take of US taxes

March 2, 2018 11:00 am

Last week, the New York Times ran a very un-New-York-Times-y article, ‘Resentment Grows Over Who Gets Health Care Aid’. It…

Why are young Americans having less sex?

March 2, 2018 10:46 am

Parson Weems, the popular author of the early American republic who invented the apocryphal story of George Washington and the…

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…

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…