US Politics

Are Macron and Merkel playing good cop, bad cop with Trump?

April 27, 2018 4:54 pm

For France and Germany, the contrast could scarcely be starker. For three days Emmanuel Macron was wooed and fêted by…

Kanye West won’t be the last celebrity to cross the left/right Rubicon in 2018 

April 27, 2018 10:40 am

In a culture war you can’t be too picky about who your friends are, even less your celebrities.  The stars never come…

The media believes that Macron’s visit was a Gallic triumph and a blow for Trump. That’s wrong.

April 26, 2018 10:03 pm

Absorbing the handholding—we were not party to anything so standoffish as handshakes here—the kisses, and the hugs, I thought of Paradise Lost:…

The Ronny Jackson fiasco is embarrassing because it was so preventable

April 26, 2018 8:19 pm

The former Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee is a victim of a bureaucracy that is woefully incompetent but resistant to change

Donald Trump’s visit is good news for Britain – even if you don’t like him

April 26, 2018 5:36 pm

President Donald Trump and Brexit Britain have a spooky synergy. After all, the last time Donald Trump came to Britain…

The partisan Russian meddling cases are helping no one

April 26, 2018 1:20 pm

There are two ways of looking at the multi-million dollar suit that the Democratic National Committee filed last week in…

Is Andrew Cuomo about to finally get his comeuppance?

April 26, 2018 10:04 am

Almost a quarter of a century ago, New York voters, weary of Governor Mario Cuomo’s sanctimonious bullyragging, rejected the three-term…

Debbie Lesko’s narrow win shows Trump’s unpopularity is starting to bite

April 25, 2018 2:29 pm

Debbie Lesko, a former Arizona state lawmaker, was jubilant over her victory for a seat in Congress last night against…

The new identity politics is conservative

April 25, 2018 12:16 pm

Celebrity opinion, that awful juggernaut, is beginning to shift. It could take another 30 years before we see any great…

America’s media is letting Iran off the hook

April 25, 2018 8:06 am

Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has spent the last few days in New York, using American media to make a…

Can Macron make his man crush with Trump pay off?

April 24, 2018 4:28 pm

Call it the audacity of hope. Emmanuel Macron wants to become the savior of the West. Like Sartre, he wants…

Why did Rand Paul endorse Mike Pompeo?

April 24, 2018 10:21 am

Rand Paul’s whole aim in foreign policy is to keep the U.S. out of unnecessary, unwinnable conflicts in which there…

The shaming of Shania Twain

April 23, 2018 2:42 pm

Celebrity apologies are all the rage. Such is the power of Twitter, that stars without round-the-clock PR surveillance and teams…

What is social media’s problem with black conservatives?

April 22, 2018 4:55 pm

Last week Dave Rubin (of The Rubin Report) sat down for a rare interview with Thomas Sowell.  For three quarters of…

Macron-Trump bromance blossoms as the sun sets on Special Relationship

April 22, 2018 4:45 pm

The French President has shown himself to be someone who can focus on the bigger picture, despite political differences

Has Kim Jong-un finally grown up?

April 21, 2018 12:52 pm

Given the mutual bluster, threats and sabre-rattling we got used to from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, it may be…

A reek of imperial failure and War-on-Terror resentment: Beirut reviewed

April 21, 2018 12:42 pm

Is Jon Hamm’s name really Jon Hamm? Or is it a stage name, meant to telegraph his acting style? When…

James Comey really seems to believe that he embodies the law

April 21, 2018 10:37 am

In his book, the former FBI director shows a higher loyalty to himself

Can Rudy Giuliani handle the job every other high-powered lawyer turned down?

April 20, 2018 9:49 pm

The former mayor of New York has at last secured himself a position in Trump's White House—but the role is an unenviable one

Is Anthony Scaramucci the new Roger Stone?

April 20, 2018 9:04 pm

The ousted former Trump ally is following a starkly similar playbook to the master of the black arts

The war party is ready for its next campaign: Haley 2020

April 19, 2018 11:38 pm

Nikki Haley is at war with Donald Trump. She may be his ambassador to the United Nations, but she wants…

Donald Trump is desperate for a North Korea deal

April 18, 2018 5:19 pm

Uh-oh. President Trump is wading into diplomatic waters in North Korea that he may have trouble navigating. Yesterday, he proudly…

Barbara Bush was a feminist’s nightmare

April 18, 2018 10:07 am

Barbara Bush, who has died at the age of 92, was a feminist’s nightmare. She dropped out of Smith College,…

This is no time for Senate dallying over Mike Pompeo’s nomination

April 17, 2018 8:17 pm

Angus King said today that he hasn’t made up his mind about President Donald Trump’s new pick for secretary of…

Are we really in the ‘last phase of the Trump Presidency’?

April 16, 2018 4:39 pm

It’s shrinking. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll indicates that the Democrats’ edge over the Republicans in the forthcoming midterm election…