US politics

Democrat blood lust has energised Republicans ahead of the midterms

September 27, 2018 5:23 am

Anyone can see the Kavanaugh slanders for what they are: brass-knuckled, any weapon at hand, dirty dealing

Rod Rosenstein survives another day in Crazytown

September 24, 2018 1:56 pm

The Deputy Attorney General has become the bête noire of House Republicans and Trump’s inner circle is clearly thirsting to oust him

The pro-Kavanaugh pundits who make him look guilty

September 24, 2018 5:47 am

What won’t help Brett Kavanaugh are the kinds of arguments that many right-leaning commentators have made over the past week in response to Ford’s claims

Donald Trump is wrong about Germany being a ‘captive’ of Russia

July 12, 2018 3:24 pm

“What good is Nato if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy?” tweeted Donald Trump on…

Could Hillary Clinton take on Donald Trump again?

July 9, 2018 1:56 pm

It’s an outcome that would thrill Donald Trump and his supporters. The “it” is, of course, another Hillary Clinton run…

Trump’s Mideast ‘deal of the century’ turns out to be a big fat nothing burger

July 9, 2018 11:04 am

When Donald Trump promised a ‘deal of the century’ between Israelis and Palestinians, he didn’t mention which century he had…

Does WWE explain Donald Trump’s rise to power?

July 5, 2018 12:50 pm

In May, WWE professional wrestler Kane, whose real name is Glenn Thomas Jacobs, won the Republican primary for mayor in…

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,…

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…

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…

Donald Trump goes on the warpath with North Korea

May 24, 2018 3:15 pm

So much for the “World Peace” that Donald Trump bragged he would create at the June 12 Singapore summit. In…

The sorry state of Trump’s affairs

May 23, 2018 1:53 pm

At home and abroad, the President is suddenly beleaguered

CNN is struggling in the age of Trump. Really struggling.

May 21, 2018 10:27 am

Donald Trump is certainly right about one thing: CNN is failing. Its primetime lineup gets walloped by Fox News and MSNBC…

Israel is losing the war of images but winning the battle of reality

May 14, 2018 3:56 pm

The killing of dozens of Gazans in today’s assault on the Gaza-Israel border was not a surprise, but a strategy—certainly…

A storm’s a coming for Trump over the ‘dirty ops’ allegations

May 6, 2018 5:37 pm

So aides to Donald Trump, the Observer reports, retained an Israeli intelligence organization to launch a ‘dirty ops’ campaign against…

How Kanye West could become the next Republican president

May 3, 2018 12:27 am

On his new song, Yeezus claims he could be the next occupant of the White House - here's how he would do it

Trump’s presidency is in for a long, difficult summer

May 1, 2018 3:16 pm

So it’s true. Donald Trump is going bonkers. This morning he used the British term in a tweet slamming “phony…

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…

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

Tillerson shock? US Forces Korea officials knew about ‘Rexit’ last month

March 16, 2018 2:07 pm

But they'll miss the 'improvisational jazz' of the Tillerson-Trump partnership

Is Donald Trump, like Bush, being taken over by neocons?

March 15, 2018 11:35 am

The Trump administration’s foreign-policy team is beginning to look a lot like a Marco Rubio foreign policy team. It’s not…

After Pennsylvania, can the GOP win again?

March 14, 2018 10:03 am

The special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District has ended in a photo finish. There are absentee ballots still to…

Rex Tillerson’s sacking isn’t about Russia

March 13, 2018 1:39 pm

Sometimes it’s almost as if Donald Trump wants the world to think he’s a Russian patsy. Yesterday, Rex Tillerson, as…

Robert Mueller keeps everyone guessing

March 13, 2018 12:23 pm

Robert Mueller, the former Director of the FBI and special counsel in the soap opera that is the Russia collusion…

Is Donald Trump an ‘isolationist’? Or a ‘radical imperialist’? He can’t be both

March 12, 2018 10:44 am

For two years we’ve been hearing that Donald Trump is an ‘isolationist’, whatever that word is supposed to mean. Only…