US Politics

Welcome to Scripps College – a place of campus craziness

June 16, 2018 11:30 am

What sort of college sanctions a pool party from which white students are banned, and which welcomes members of the…

James Comey is a man obsessed with his own myth

June 14, 2018 6:20 pm

Oh, dear. The myth that James Comey has sedulously cultivated of himself—the ascetic warrior for truth, the vigilant sentinel of…

Donald Trump does Brexit, Part 1

June 14, 2018 2:24 pm

‘Imagine Trump doing Brexit — what would he do?’ asked the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, at that dinner which was…

Why does the commentariat so despise Trump’s success?

June 13, 2018 2:40 pm

While the Anti-Trump Mandarins of the Commentariat (ATMC, for short) are busy untwisting their knickers after the President’s historic summit…

We are all globalnationalists now

June 13, 2018 1:47 pm

Let's move past the false dichotomy of nationalism vs globalism

How Donald Trump eclipsed the ‘libertarian moment’

June 13, 2018 10:59 am

Yesterday was another bad day for the “libertarian moment” and for Sen. Rand Paul in particular. The candidate Paul endorsed…

Donald Trump’s dictator complex

June 12, 2018 5:36 pm

The reviews are coming in for Donald Trump’s performance in Singapore and they aren’t pretty. Nicholas Kristof of the New…

Donald Trump’s real-estate politik is working

June 12, 2018 1:45 pm

Barack Obama tried to be the first Pacific President. He attempted to pivot America’s grand strategy eastwards in order to…

Ignore the Trump haters: his meeting with Kim Jong-un is a victory for peace

June 12, 2018 10:30 am

You can tell when Donald Trump has just achieved something: he starts being strangely amiable, and his critics start frothing…

Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-Un is his big chance to prove his critics wrong

June 11, 2018 8:13 am

Donald Trump means different things to different people. To his core supporters, he’s the man who will make America great…

Maybe Trump can sign a free-trade pact with Russia and North Korea to replace Europe, Mexico and Canada

June 9, 2018 9:46 am

Well, well, well. So Melania had a “big operation” that lasted four hours, did she? President Trump revealed this little…

The new Atlanticist extremists

June 7, 2018 12:49 pm

Other people’s worries are no different from yours. Just as you worry about how to pay the bills, and wonder…

Are Trump’s tariffs a good idea? The arguments for and against

June 7, 2018 12:35 pm

Yes Supporters of the global free-trade regime that has been built up over the past 25 years like to think…

Is Joe Manchin one of the last Blue Dogs still barking?

June 7, 2018 7:52 am

Joe Manchin sends his regrets. The Democratic senator from West Virginia now concedes it was “a mistake politically” to support Hillary…

Steve Bannon on ‘masturbatory’ Emmanuel Macron, elites, and old Etonians

June 7, 2018 12:32 am

A conversation with the former White House chief strategist in Rome.

What’s the real reason Jared Kushner lost his security clearance?

June 6, 2018 3:47 pm

Qatari ministers, Chinese conglomerates and 666 Fifth Avenue could have something to do with it.

Welcome to the jungle: Centrist Democrats charge through California primaries

June 6, 2018 3:16 pm

Moderates held off challenges from the far-left and right through their state’s unorthodox electoral system.

How Trump changed his tune on Saudi Arabia and Qatar

June 5, 2018 12:45 pm

Today marks the first anniversary of an ongoing embargo more familiar to the 19th Century than the 21st. Last June, Saudi…

Gavin Newsom is an oil slick on the crest of the so-called ‘Blue Wave’

June 5, 2018 12:24 am

Tomorrow Californian Democrats will anoint the straight, white progressive prince of the San Francisco Bay as their chosen one.

Sorry Ron Radosh, Spygate really is the biggest political scandal in the history of the United States

June 5, 2018 12:18 am

If your pet conspiracy turns out to be real, as sometimes does happen, then you are no longer a ‘conspiracy theorist.’

Should Germany expel American ambassador Richard Grenell?

June 4, 2018 8:10 pm

The diplomat’s comments to Breitbart have caused German politicians to question his suitability.

Dinesh D’Souza’s pardon may be political, but that isn’t Donald Trump’s fault

June 2, 2018 8:41 pm

The president is showing loyalty to conservatives who believe he was wrongfully prosecuted and punished.

If this is a trade war, the United States will win 

June 1, 2018 10:25 am

Donald Trump is following through on his threat—or promise, as his voters see it—to impose steep tariffs on foreign goods…

Jeff Sessions is the loneliest man in Washington

May 31, 2018 9:18 pm

The Attorney General was supposed to catch the snakes slithering into the White House.

Where in the world is Melania Trump?

May 31, 2018 9:09 pm

FLOTUS hasn’t been seen in over two weeks.