US Politics

March For Our Lives is another Children’s Crusade – and it’s time adults listened

March 25, 2018 10:24 pm

“Twenty-first century people shouldn’t be governed by eighteenth-century laws,” was the slogan on one of the home-made placards I saw…

Is Pete Hegseth really a suitable candidate for Secretary of Veterans Affairs?

March 24, 2018 3:18 pm

President Donald Trump insists that there is no shortage of talent wanting to fill posts in his administration. But would…

Why John Bolton is no warmonger

March 24, 2018 2:35 pm

The hysteria from the Left over Donald Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor to replace Lt. General…

John Bolton’s appointment is a warning to America’s enemies

March 23, 2018 5:54 pm

John Bolton – owner of the finest moustache in American politics since Teddy Roosevelt – has been appointed Donald Trump’s…

Did Trump appoint John Bolton to distract from his spending bill failure?

March 23, 2018 8:50 am

Another massive America news blizzard yesterday: Trump lawyer quits, tariffs tariffs tariffs, stock-market slide, former alleged mistresses of the President…

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…

Outlandish warhawk Ralph Peters resigns from Fox News in moral protest

March 22, 2018 5:37 pm

The age of Trump makes for strange bedfellows. This week retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters suddenly finds himself a darling…

John Dowd’s departure raises all kinds of questions

March 22, 2018 4:21 pm

John Dowd, a personal attorney of Donald Trump, stepped down today from his role as head of the legal team…

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…

Will Mark Zuckerberg now admit that Facebook is anti-social?

March 22, 2018 1:00 pm

Zuck speaks! He’s finally responded to the Cambridge Analytica debacle. To be honest, I could have predicted almost word-for-word this evening’s statement: It…

Remember the name Wayne Berman (amid talk of imminent John Kelly firing)

March 21, 2018 12:44 pm

Washington lobbyist and longtime Republican operative Wayne Berman is in the running to replace John Kelly as White House chief…

15 years after Iraq, regime change has come to Washington

March 21, 2018 12:28 pm

This week marks 15 years since the start of America’s war in Iraq. Regime change was George W. Bush’s objective,…

Will Trump take on Big Pharma and the insurance companies?

March 21, 2018 10:33 am

Yesterday, Donald Trump went to New Hampshire, the ‘Granite State’ or, as he calls it, a ‘drug-infested den’. He has…

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…

Sorry folks, but Donald Trump is funny. Intentionally funny

March 20, 2018 1:57 pm

Sooner or later even President Trump’s most ardent detractors are going to have to admit that he is capable of…

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Mike Pompeo, Joe Lieberman and the new bipartisan consensus against Iran

March 20, 2018 10:27 am

Since Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week, foreign policy talk in Washington has centered around the…

Not my president: meet the Chinese students standing up to Xi Jinping

March 19, 2018 4:18 pm

At last, some students in the West are campaigning for freedom and democracy. Following years of supposedly rad students banning…

Why Trump could regret targeting Mueller

March 19, 2018 3:35 pm

Throughout the course of the inquiry on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, White House lawyers have attempted…

Facebook’s privacy failings are no accident

March 19, 2018 3:26 pm

Remember Nudge? It was a 2008 book by Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard Law professor Cass Sunstein, full of bright…

Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook is straight from Obama’s playbook

March 18, 2018 5:34 pm

Every few weeks, it seems, Carole Cadwalladr drops a long piece for the Guardian or the Observer about how the…

The President vs the FBI

March 18, 2018 4:17 pm

It’s hard to stop watching cable news. Trump sues a former porn star, Stormy Daniels for $20m for saying they…

Meet Boris Titov: the man who wouldn’t be president

March 17, 2018 9:00 am

Boris Titov is running to be president of Russia, but he’s eager to talk himself out of the job. ‘I…

Tillerson shock? US Forces Korea officials knew about ‘Rexit’ last month

March 16, 2018 2:07 pm

But they'll miss the 'improvisational jazz' of the Tillerson-Trump partnership

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…