US Politics

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…

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Why everyone should want America to defend its industrial base

March 9, 2018 8:50 am

If Donald Trump said it was a pretty day outside, his critics would claim he had just sexually harassed the…

The McMaster disaster

March 8, 2018 8:51 pm

In recent days and weeks, nominally respectable media outlets in the United States have repeatedly announced that Lieutenant General H.R.…

What if Donald Trump is the Steve Jobs of politics?

March 7, 2018 5:15 pm

I can understand some people not liking the current president of the United States. As Conrad Black put it recently,…

John Bolton’s campaign to be National Security Adviser

March 7, 2018 4:53 pm

In my reporting on John Bolton, the hardline former US Ambassador to the UN, I have noticed a trend. Bolton…

Immigration hardliner blocked as Homeland Security Chief

March 7, 2018 12:46 pm

Immigration hardliner Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State, was offered and then denied the position of Homeland Security Secretary,…

Trumpism is taking the GOP back to its industrialist roots

March 7, 2018 8:30 am

The weeping and wailing that is greeting Trump’s imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum products entering the US is…