US Politics

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.

Will doubling down on a culture war boost Trump’s political prospects?

June 25, 2018 2:35 pm

The Presidents inability to care what his critics think is paying off.

To the GOP: don’t walk away from the Golden State

June 22, 2018 6:59 pm

California is not a liberal fantasyland and conservatives exist in significant numbers.

What does the British government know about Trump and Russia?

June 21, 2018 2:44 pm

A British Member of Parliament thinks that the government has not always done all it can to assist the Mueller inquiry into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.

Will the next American officer to preside over Afghanistan bring an end to the war? Don’t count on it

June 21, 2018 1:44 pm

General Miller’s vision, to the extent that he has one, reduces to a single word: Persist.

How Trump uses women to soften his image on immigration

June 21, 2018 1:16 pm

‘My wife feels strongly about it. I feel strongly about it. Anybody with a heart would feel this way.’

I don’t want to keep pushing the Francis-Trump analogy. But the Pope makes it tough to resist the temptation

June 20, 2018 9:08 pm

In an interview with Reuters, the supreme pontiff uses Trumpian rhetoric to criticize the migrant children scandal.

Trump is still on the ‘offenseive’ over immigration

June 20, 2018 6:36 pm

As the President consolidates his hold on the GOP and defies his detractors, he is relying on women as a kind of protective force field.

The comic masterpiece of Donald J. Trump

June 20, 2018 4:49 pm

Conrad Black explains how the President consistently and hilariously outplays his enemies, provoking and then exploiting the friction between him and them to raise himself to ever greater heights.

Call 911! The Trump Resistance™ has lost its mind!

June 20, 2018 1:54 pm

Or is all the hysteria over migrant children just a way of hurting President Trump?

The American left is using children as political weapons

June 20, 2018 8:30 am

What does the American left do when a year of hyperbole about Russian subversion and full-blown fascism in the White…

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The fall of James Brien Comey

June 19, 2018 2:08 pm

Under investigation and with his own reputation in question, the former FBI director is no longer the reliable, trustworthy source he once seemed

On Germany, Trump is right about big picture, wrong on detail

June 19, 2018 11:33 am

Time was, a US President wouldn’t dream of criticising the government of one of its Nato allies in public –…

Why is the party of Trump comfortable with televised sadism?

June 19, 2018 8:36 am

The President isn’t Hitler. But the banality of his populist nationalism is eerily familiar

Trump is ‘vice-signalling’ over immigration – and it’s going to work

June 18, 2018 7:10 pm

Britain’s Windrush scandal shows how outrage over cruel policies can lead to positive polls

The Royals are Deplorables

June 18, 2018 6:40 pm

Is Prince Harry a Trumpist, as his father-in-law insinuates?

How splitting up families gave Trump the biggest crisis of his presidency

June 18, 2018 6:19 pm

Separating children from their parents at the border represents a repudiation of the core of the GOP.

How much are social justice warriors costing their colleges?

June 18, 2018 5:28 pm

It has become abundantly clear in recent years that becoming a Social Justice Warrior (SJW) is bad for your health.…

Why we need a big Trump-Putin summit

June 17, 2018 2:52 pm

Writing in his space last week, Jacob Heilbrunn quipped that President Donald Trump’s summit in Singapore with North Korea’s Kim…

Could Donald Trump have won without Paul Manafort?

June 16, 2018 9:40 pm

He was far more important to the election than the President makes out