US Politics

What I learned from arguing about gun control with my Texan uncle

February 15, 2018 11:00 am

Whenever there’s another mass shooting in America, like the one in Florida yesterday, I think immediately of my Uncle Bill…

The conservative case against Catalonia’s separatist narrative

February 14, 2018 12:34 pm

Daniel Hannan has written, compellingly and eloquently as usual, about the constitutional crisis taking place in my country, Spain. In…

Donald Trump

Trump’s genius? Self-destruction!

February 14, 2018 11:48 am

There was a time not so long ago when the political establishment of the Republican Party – the Mitt Romneys,…

Trump Globe

Trump’s sunbed optimism is rubbing off on the world

February 14, 2018 11:45 am

Donald J Trump’s State of the Union was as expected: long, boastful, cheesy — and largely right. Trump says he…

stock crash

This is the stock market crash we needed

February 14, 2018 11:34 am

Since the crash ten years ago, stock markets the world over have been steadily recovering. The Dow Jones, a bellwether…

Obama’s drab portrait is a fitting metaphor for his presidency

February 12, 2018 5:30 pm

Has Barack Obama become a flower child? His new presidential portrait, which is over seven feet high, depicts him on…

Mike Pence missed a diplomatic opportunity at the Winter Olympics

February 11, 2018 10:30 am

The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea was a miraculous site.  The lights.  The fireworks.…

Beware the rise of the officious little Trumps

February 11, 2018 8:30 am

Returning to the United States a short while ago I received a stern talking to from an immigration officer. Why…

Republicans would be wise to listen to Rand Paul before it’s too late

February 9, 2018 6:00 pm

‘I can’t in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my party is now…

Donald Trump has got a point about the NHS

February 6, 2018 12:00 pm

Donald Trump has found himself in the midst of another international spat, fuelled this time by his attack on the…

The GOP is now the Party of Trump

February 5, 2018 12:30 pm

There was a time not so long ago when the political establishment of the Republican Party – the Mitt Romneys,…

Trump is working

February 3, 2018 9:00 am

In London last week I had the opportunity to talk about President Donald Trump with several politically mature friends. Most…

Trump vs Trump

February 3, 2018 9:00 am

It’s easy to see why Donald Trump gets angry. He is presiding over a robust economy, growing at the fastest…

Trump’s State of the Union address will change very little

February 1, 2018 8:30 am

Donald Trump had a lot to prove during his first ever State of the Union address this week. He had to demonstrate…

Trump’s State of the Union address shows he is ready for war. But who with?

January 31, 2018 7:30 am

It was a sound move by Donald Trump to single out the North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho in his first…

Trump’s State of the Union goodwill won’t last long

January 30, 2018 3:30 pm

The real story about Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech today may not be what he says, but that…

Trumponomics is working

January 30, 2018 12:00 pm

As Donald Trump makes his State of the Union address this evening his many opponents have an increasingly large problem:…

China vs America: the espionage story of our time

January 29, 2018 1:00 pm

Why aren’t spy stories sexy anymore? The revelations last year that Beijing destroyed America’s espionage ring inside China a few years ago,…

Donald Trump’s interview with Piers Morgan: full transcript

January 29, 2018 8:00 am

PM: Mr President, how are you? DT: I’m good thank you, Piers. PM: It’s been a while! DT: It has,…

Rex Tillerson has a simple way of dealing with Donald Trump’s tweets

January 27, 2018 9:00 am

I am hugely enjoying editing a paper with a much longer history than the Washington Post or, indeed, most British…

Donald Trump (sort of) says the hardest word

January 26, 2018 9:00 am

Wow. As far as I know, Donald Trump has only apologised twice since he emerged as a presidential candidate in…

Theresa May is back in the President’s Club

January 25, 2018 5:30 pm

Donald Trump is in love again. Theresa May can’t guarantee Trump an effusive welcome if he visits Great Britain and…

Brexit Britain is putty in Trump’s hands

January 25, 2018 4:30 pm

President Donald Trump, famously, has two modes: flattery and hostility. Theresa May had a taste of the latter following Trump’s…

Will white supremacy always haunt America?

January 25, 2018 2:00 pm

I found Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book We Were Eight Years in Power surprisingly engaging. It combines a calm, friendly voice with…

How seriously should we take this new pro-Trump conspiracy theory?

January 25, 2018 11:00 am

What if the great smoking gun in the Trump-Russia enquiry is not Donald Trump’s collusion with the Kremlin? What if the…