US Politics

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…

California is the unexpected antidote to censorious liberalism

March 15, 2018 5:28 pm

If I needed a safe space, I would nominate California. Against most odds this seedbed of censorious liberalism has thrown…

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…

The Special Relationship still trumps Putin

March 15, 2018 10:57 am

For a president who usually tweets first and asks questions later, Donald Trump’s initial reaction to the Salisbury attack has…

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,…

Democrats should look closer to home to find collusion with Russia

March 14, 2018 4:52 pm

For Donald Trump, yesterday was a bad day to bury good news. While Rex Tillerson’s resignation as Secretary of State…

‘I’m fascinated by Mussolini’

March 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Steve Bannon talks fascism

Angela Merkel is back in office but not back in power

March 14, 2018 10:36 am

How did she do it? How has Angela Merkel hung on for a fourth term as German Chancellor after being…

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…

In defence of Rex Tillerson

March 13, 2018 10:00 pm

Being Trump's Secretary of State is an impossible job

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 wild, wild world of Sheriff David Clarke

March 11, 2018 9:08 pm

David Clarke, former sheriff of Milwaukee County, seemed made for Trump-era celebrity politics. Black, bearded and Stetson-wearing, he made his…

Kudlow vs. Navarro? The Race To Replace ‘Globalist Gary’

March 9, 2018 4:16 pm

Cockburn has learned that Lawrence Kudlow, the CNBC star, former Reagan official and financier, is a major candidate to replace…

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…

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…

Gary Cohn couldn’t outmanoeuvre his boss

March 7, 2018 7:28 am

A certain conventional wisdom in Washington has it that a sober triad is alone keeping the White House—and hence the…

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…