Spectator USA Blue State

A farewell to Armistice

November 12, 2018 11:27 am

The movable feast of Veterans Day

Governor-elect Gavin Newsom’s baptism by fire in California

November 11, 2018 6:20 am

Difficult politics amid the flames of Ventura County

Rumors of war in Virginia

November 5, 2018 11:35 am

The memory of the Civil War helped make Woodrow Wilson the ambivalent wartime leader he proved to be

The (congress)man who wasn’t there

October 29, 2018 3:09 pm

The invisible candidacy of Chris Collins

My night of hostile sexism in the Beaver State

October 23, 2018 2:09 pm

A tight gubernatorial race in Oregon, and an evening of performative machismo

Kum ba yah, baby, and pass the ammo

October 16, 2018 2:16 pm

What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?

All or nothing in Maryland

October 9, 2018 6:58 am

Maryland millionaires set sights on Washington, but Governor Hogan leads the polls

Brett Kavanaugh as political football

October 2, 2018 7:32 am

In the private sector, we get blitzed

Brainless in Seattle

September 28, 2018 5:21 am

Musky clouds of skunk roll over the homes of rich and poor alike

Status Cuomo in New York

September 18, 2018 9:44 am

...in the land the Democrats forgot

Andrew Cuomo’s last chance saloon in Buffalo

September 12, 2018 1:16 pm

The New York governor makes a trip out west and tries to talk tough to Trump

Is San Francisco’s homeless problem really getting worse?

September 11, 2018 8:01 am

From dead Beats to deadbeats on the streets of San Francisco

Julia Salazar’s identity politics

September 10, 2018 7:37 am

There aren’t many situations in which identifying as a Jewish Latina immigrant socialist would give you a competitive advantage

The Massachusetts primaries will tell a tale of two Democratic parties

September 3, 2018 1:04 pm

The difference, as is invariably the case in American politics, is a matter of tone — not just skin colour, but also sex and generation, and generally in that order

John McCain: the man from nowhere who unleashed a deathstorm

September 1, 2018 1:37 pm

The rooted ask the great unasked question in American foreign policy: What does this war mean for my block, my neighbourhood, my town?

‘How would you feel if you killed your baby?’

August 27, 2018 12:10 pm

Are doctors the moral arbiters of Blue State life — and death?

Breaking up is impossible to do in California

August 20, 2018 1:59 pm

As Tim Draper has learned...

Chris Collins, we hardly knew ye

August 9, 2018 3:01 pm

Blue State: Republicans gone rogue...

Gavin Newsom is an oil slick on the crest of the so-called ‘Blue Wave’

June 5, 2018 12:24 am

Tomorrow Californian Democrats will anoint the straight, white progressive prince of the San Francisco Bay as their chosen one.