US Politics

Comey pees on Trump

April 16, 2018 4:22 am

And we thought the FBI knows things that we don’t know. On Sunday night on ABC News, James Comey, who…

Is Emmanuel Macron Making France Great Again?

April 15, 2018 6:12 pm

Since Emmanuel Macron became president last year, he has unashamedly courted the world’s presidents, prime ministers, sheiks and chancellors. Much…

Review: Chappaquiddick – Ted Kennedy and the Fall of Dickarus

April 15, 2018 12:19 pm

They called Ted Kennedy the Lion of the Senate. He spent most of his time stuffed, satiated and asleep, and…

Mission accomplished? Easier said than done, Mr President

April 15, 2018 10:11 am

Donald Trump finally had something positive to say on Twitter. After nearly a week of dithering, the president made a…

James Comey comes back to haunt Trump

April 14, 2018 10:35 am

President Donald Trump must have a lot on his mind as an eventful week—even by the new standard he’s created…

Is Trump the Neville Chamberlain of our time?

April 13, 2018 8:39 pm

So Britain is responsible for staging the Syrian gas attack? According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov:…

Does President Trump have the authority to strike Assad without Congress?

April 13, 2018 4:31 pm

When it comes to military action against the Assad regime, the United States again confronts one of the most fundamental…

Bombing Syria would be a grave mistake

April 13, 2018 3:53 pm

‘The whole of the Balkans,’ Otto von Bismarck said, ‘is not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier.’ He…

The mind of Donald Trump, as explained by Anthony Scaramucci

April 13, 2018 12:01 pm

When Anthony Scaramucci announced that he was writing a book about his time with Donald Trump, the joke was that…

Random ‘do something’ laws on data are a bad idea

April 12, 2018 9:06 pm

Everybody wants Facebook to be grilled. But big tech firms will only gain from legislation.  

The FBI raid on Michael Cohen was strange, but then Michael Cohen is strange

April 12, 2018 12:56 pm

Almost from the moment Donald Trump was inaugurated the 45th president of the United States, his supporters have complained about…

Paul Ryan is out, and a new congressional Republican Party is waiting to be born

April 12, 2018 12:21 pm

The outgoing speaker was never able to connect with voters

The Trump Resistance™ is the greatest show in town

April 11, 2018 4:23 pm

Among the many occasions of unintended comedy that the election of Donald Trump has vouchsafed a grateful world, perhaps none…

Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing makes me fear for the future of democracy

April 11, 2018 4:20 pm

Mark Zuckerberg came to Washington this week. Just an ordinary, common-sense guy, with matching hoodies in his roll-on, and a…

Donald Trump’s love-in with Putin comes to an abrupt halt

April 11, 2018 2:45 pm

In his inimitable fashion, President Trump has put Russia on notice that the era of playing kissy-face with the Kremlin…

On foreign policy, Trump is more like Obama than he would like to admit

April 11, 2018 1:32 pm

Both presidents are easily led into conflicts that go against their better instincts

Trump has never been more endangered

April 10, 2018 2:15 pm

Good gracious! David Brooks, a charter member of the Never Trump movement, suddenly raises the white flag in his column…

America’s defeat in Syria is complete

April 9, 2018 3:52 pm

The Syrian civil war is in its endgame, and the ‘political solution’ that the leaders of the Western democracy talk…

Did John Kelly really think he could bring order to Trump’s chaotic White House?

April 9, 2018 2:02 pm

Anyone who hadn’t heard about the Washington Post story on the increasing problems facing White House chief of staff John…

What does Charles Koch want?

April 9, 2018 10:21 am

Charles Koch wants to be liked. Denounced by Senator Harry Reid as the reincarnation of the 19th century robber barons, demonised…

Martin Luther King’s vision is being betrayed by progressives

April 7, 2018 4:40 pm

Martin Luther King's vision was Christian, American, and liberal in a Jeffersonian way. Modern progressives conveniently forget this

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The fall of Milo Yiannopoulos

April 6, 2018 10:20 pm

Exhausting adventures with a fading right-wing phenomenon

Putin’s cronies take a hit from the US

April 6, 2018 6:40 pm

“I’m afraid we no longer have oligarchs. That was a concept of the ’90s,” Russia’s deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich…

In defence of Paul Manafort

April 6, 2018 10:43 am

Poor Paul Manafort. Manafort, who tried to extricate himself from the Mueller investigation by filing a civil case alleging prosecutorial…

Why won’t America join the war on plastic bags? 

April 6, 2018 9:32 am

Bangladesh was the first to ban them back in 2002. Other countries, from Rwanda to Macedonia, have followed and in many places they…