US Politics

When it comes to Iran, Trump is surprisingly impotent

July 31, 2018 9:14 am

Post-Vietnam, the US has acted militarily like the proverbial school-yard bully, picking fights only with the weaklings who can’t fight back.

The Black Arrows come for Zadie Smith

July 31, 2018 5:46 am

The furore around the Teeth author’s latest short story shows the risk of keeping your politics slightly to yourself.

Spare a thought for the sufferers of Trump Anxiety Disorder

July 30, 2018 8:09 pm

If you dislike the President and think he’s completely reckless, then terror seems an entirely logical reaction.

Thanks to Mueller and Manafort, Trump faces a battle on all fronts

July 30, 2018 2:59 pm

The former campaign manager heads to trial tomorrow.

The countryside is not Trumpland: busting the myth of ‘rural values’

July 28, 2018 3:37 pm

Rural areas may lean more toward Trump, but they aren’t championing the President and his policies.

Yes, the GDP growth is great. But how much of that is down to Trump?

July 27, 2018 3:59 pm

The President is eager to claim economic prosperity as one of his many successes.

Would the Steve Bannon approach give Republicans a better chance of midterm victory?

July 27, 2018 9:11 am

Polls indicate his populist outlook is more in line with what voters want.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the kind of socialist only capitalism could produce

July 26, 2018 2:00 pm

The implementation of any of her proposed policies would seriously hurt American prosperity.

Boris Johnson: Why we sent the jihadi Beatles for trial in America

July 26, 2018 10:24 am

The diary of the former British Foreign Secretary.

Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t funny – especially when he’s mocking the powerless

July 26, 2018 10:02 am

I am troubled by the misuse to which he puts his considerable acting skills, quick brain and undoubted ballsiness.

Australia’s choice: Chinese trade – or American security?

July 26, 2018 9:04 am

Only 55 per cent of Australians trust Uncle Sam to ‘act responsibly in the world’ — the lowest level recorded in polls.

The more extreme the left’s screeches, the greater the populist surge

July 26, 2018 8:58 am

If the Democratic Party are wondering why they’re losing young white men, they need look no further than Sweden.

How significant are Trump’s trade talks with the EU?

July 25, 2018 9:22 pm

The President is declaring victory on the European front of his incipient trade war.

Trump betrays the elite sense that the US is always pure and democracy-loving

July 25, 2018 5:31 pm

Welcome to American post-exceptionalism .

Is Trump going supernova?

July 25, 2018 11:56 am

Tariffs and turncoat lawyers could soon dwarf the President’s other problems.

The Trump inauguration speech that wasn’t

July 25, 2018 8:27 am

Read the address that Stephen Miller rejected.

Does Stormy Daniels want her privacy to be respected?

July 24, 2018 2:55 pm

The adult film actress is preparing for a custody battle in court.

Who benefits from John Brennan’s security clearance?

July 24, 2018 7:50 am

It sure isn’t America.

How Donald Trump the Spectacle stirred up ‘the situation’

July 24, 2018 7:32 am

As we gasp in horror and astonishment or clap gleefully – depending which side of the line you are on – he absent-mindedly doodles our downfall.

How NATO became the most sacred cow in the barn

July 23, 2018 6:10 pm

Before Trump’s visit the Senate approved by a near-Soviet margin of 97-2 a resolution expressing ‘ironclad’ support for NATO.

Donald Trump is going full neocon

July 23, 2018 10:44 am

The president who campaigned on extricating Washington from wars in the Middle East seems intent on starting a fresh one.

Conservatism isn’t dead

July 23, 2018 10:34 am

It is reborn.

Trump escalates the anti-Iran rhetoric. But why now?

July 23, 2018 10:16 am

If we learned anything from the so-called Arab Spring, it’s that the victors in that part of the world are never the pro-Western ones we bet on.

Elon Musk: Genius or jerk?

July 23, 2018 7:19 am

Tesla has not turned a profit in 15 years, but its market capitalisation is bigger than Ford’s.

Will Trump’s CAPITAL LETTERS keep the world safe?

July 23, 2018 6:50 am

For the madman approach to work, it has to be unpredictable. Trump's Twitter aggression isn't.