US Politics

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The triumph of Melania Trump

October 17, 2018 10:28 am

The ABC interview was meant to demean the First Lady. Like so many press gambits these days, it backfired

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The heart of populism is identity, not race

October 17, 2018 9:10 am

Many voters are troubled by the fact that much of the new migration is illegal, and that the numbers are so large that assimilation will be difficult

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Let’s speak ill of Dennis Hof

October 17, 2018 8:00 am

The now dead Trumpist candidate was a vile creature for whom women were nothing but a commodity

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Kum ba yah, baby, and pass the ammo

October 16, 2018 2:16 pm

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

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Teepee or not teepee? That is the question

October 16, 2018 1:55 pm

It’s worrying that Elizabeth Warren finds herself compelled to publish evidence of atomic drops of Cherokee descent to declare herself a ‘minority’

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How Trump cleans up the Saudi mess

October 16, 2018 5:17 am

It’s a murky business. But the President can again prove his diplomatic skill

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Robert Mueller may have a November surprise for Trump

October 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Don’t expect much until after the midterms

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Libertarian think tank chief was accused of harassing gay people in the Eighties

October 15, 2018 11:18 am

Jerry Taylor was embroiled in the controversy during his time as a student at the University of Iowa

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Will Elizabeth Warren’s DNA results help her claim Trump’s scalp?

October 15, 2018 10:48 am

The Massachusetts senator has had her Native American heritage confirmed

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The party of Pelosi can win in November — but not in 2020

October 15, 2018 10:26 am

Midterms simply are not a reliable verdict on a president’s job performance or re-electability

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Oh no: Charles Koch’s favourite economist is a huge racist

October 13, 2018 8:08 pm

F. A. Harper loved Western Destiny, a magazine that vouched for repatriating black people to Africa

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Stormy Daniels’s honesty issues

October 13, 2018 7:08 pm

Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels reviewed

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Gavin McInnes: ‘Personally I think the guy was looking to get beat up for optics’

October 13, 2018 6:23 pm

The leader of the Proud Boys believes his group were provoked by ‘antifa’ activists

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Kanye West is winning Trump over with flattery. Does that make him a ‘madman’?

October 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Maybe he’ll seem less crazy down the line when federal subsidies arrive for ‘Yeezy ideation centres’

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For Max Boot, the road from Baghdad leads to the road to Damascus

October 12, 2018 11:43 am

Boot socks the Republicans and dips a toe among the Democrats, but can he find a footing?

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It’s that time again! Bloomberg considers White House run

October 12, 2018 5:22 am

The billionaire nanny is toying with his favourite idea once more

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If America needs a manager, Michael Bloomberg bids to be the man

October 11, 2018 11:24 pm

The 76-year-old is once again Hamlet-like in his pondering of a run for the presidency

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Thanks to Trump, the exclamation mark is having its best year! Ever!

October 11, 2018 11:03 pm

Thanks to Donald Trump, the oft-maligned punctuation mark is having its best year. Ever!

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Christine Blasey Ford is a poor role model for young women

October 11, 2018 6:04 am

The deferent and visibly fragile academic with a high, mousy voice makes a lousy feminist role model

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Women don’t need big government’s help to climb the corporate ladder

October 10, 2018 11:17 am

Jerry Brown may think he’s giving women a helping hand. But women are not children

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Will #MeToo come for Michael Bloomberg?

October 10, 2018 8:09 am

The New York billionaire has a history of making colourful remarks about women

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Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a Republican in disguise?

October 9, 2018 12:37 pm

The self-defeating Democratic campaign to undermine the Electoral College

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The staggering hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton

October 9, 2018 12:30 pm

Even by her standards, Clintons temerity in lecturing the Brits about shielding authoritarian governments is galling

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Is Nikki Haley jumping off a sinking ship?

October 9, 2018 12:28 pm

The outgoing UN Ambassador praised Javanka as she departed

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Hitler’s descendants think Trump is doing a bad job

October 9, 2018 10:50 am

The Führer’s great-nephew prefers Angela Merkel as a leader