US Politics

The Western alliance is dead

July 8, 2018 10:06 am

The Trump era will mark the demise of NATO, but the cause of the collapse of the political West goes beyond The Donald.

Conservatives are wrong about free speech

July 6, 2018 4:04 pm

The consensus is that we all have to watch what we say. But is it true?

The duty of England and the American crisis

July 6, 2018 3:53 pm

On the outbreak of the American Civil War, the magazine opposed the rest of the British press and supported the North against the slave-owning South.

Why I won’t appear on the Guardian’s anti-Trump panel

July 5, 2018 1:16 pm

Should I help the Guardian to make money? The question arises because the paper’s emissaries have been badgering me to…

How the Supreme Court became the most dangerous branch of government

July 4, 2018 5:30 pm

The Left is apoplectic about the prospect of a genuinely conservative replacement for Anthony Kennedy.

The incredible silliness of Britain’s Stop Trump movement 

July 4, 2018 3:03 pm

If protesters in London think they can send the President a message, they are mistaken

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Alan Dershowitz is winning in the Trump era

July 4, 2018 2:53 pm

The trials of Alan Dershowitz, who alleges that he is being shunned and ostracised by former friends on Martha’s Vineyard,…

Give Chuck Schumer a break – he’s about to mess up no matter what he does

July 3, 2018 10:42 pm

The Senate Minority Leader is fcomfortable cajoling, persuading, and coddling his colleagues – but that won't be enough for progressives.

Sure, Donald Trump is uncultured – but is that such a bad thing?

July 3, 2018 10:19 pm

The president may be averse to the arts, but he’s hardly shaking the republic to its core.

The Trump-Netanyahu honeymoon appears destined to end

July 3, 2018 12:58 am

The president has already demonstrated his impatience with ‘little things’ that stand between him and a great political or diplomatic victory.

What does Michael Cohen know?

July 3, 2018 12:41 am

He kept the President’s secrets about Russia as well as ‘the women.’

Is Mitt Romney considering another run for the presidency?

July 2, 2018 5:43 pm

A man ruthless enough to strap his dog Seamus to the roof of his station wagon on a family road trip to Canada has to be taken seriously.

Is John Kelly on his way out of the White House?

June 29, 2018 9:04 pm

The Chief of Staff shares some of Trump’s impulses and had the chance to channel them more effectively — but he has not done so.

Wallowing in self-loathing with Milo Yiannopoulos

June 29, 2018 5:11 pm

Revisiting my notes from my April profile, it seems clear that his feuds are mere projection of his hatred for himself.

The crusade to abolish ICE is as pathetic as it is misguided

June 29, 2018 2:35 pm

Don’t we want the President to enforce the laws of the land?

There’s a reason restaurants everywhere are failing: Red Hen Syndrome

June 28, 2018 3:54 pm

It may be that we’ve had all we can take, especially when these outlets are suffused with such self-importance.

Justice Kennedy’s retirement allows Trump to become the restorer of GOP values

June 27, 2018 10:37 pm

Whomever he picks will surely move rapidly to overturn the key decisions that Kennedy, often a decisive swing vote, supported on abortion and gay rights.

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Milo Yiannopoulos sends coded neo-Nazi message to New Yorker fact-checker

June 27, 2018 6:39 pm

Talia Lavin received $14.88 from the provocateur.

Is Trump’s ‘space force’ really such an insane idea?

June 27, 2018 3:25 pm

Donald Trump’s demand to have a new sixth branch of the US armed services is about protecting America’s satellites and cyber capabilities. A worthy goal.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s success will shake the Democratic party to its core

June 27, 2018 8:00 am

Seven months ago, 28-year old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was pouring customers’ drinks at a local New York City restaurant. Now, she is one…

David Lynch and the new Trumpian counter culture

June 26, 2018 6:23 pm

The director recognises Trump’s startling originality and willingness to look beyond the taken-for-granted modus operandi of the Washington Establishment.

Trump is behaving like a caudillo in trying to intimidate Harley-Davidson

June 26, 2018 5:19 pm

Tariffs are a huge political gamble, one that the GOP is eyeing with mounting apprehension.

Today’s protests in Iran suggest revolution is brewing

June 25, 2018 10:32 pm

Anyone who supports the struggle for freedom should find the sounds and images coming from Tehran thrilling.

Michael Avenatti resembles the ‘manager’ who takes an inordinate slice of a working girl’s earnings

June 25, 2018 7:33 pm

The crusading lawyer waves the sword of justice around in order to distract us from the sleaze behind his shield.

What are the odds of Trump going to jail?

June 25, 2018 6:07 pm

Runners and riders for Mueller’s next arrest.