US Politics

What if Pyongyang has a biological weapons ‘dead hand’ strategy?

March 6, 2018 4:46 pm

Donald Trump isn’t the only one to have prodded North Korea’s baby-faced dictator, Kim Jong-un. President Trump did it with…

Christopher Steele comes up Trumps

March 5, 2018 6:37 pm

Crikey! Did the Kremlin put the kibosh on Mitt Romney’s hopes to become Secretary of State in the Trump administration?…

Last week wasn’t President Trump’s worst so far – it was his best

March 5, 2018 3:41 pm

If accounts in the press are to be believed, President Trump has reached a fresh nadir. “These are the darkest…

Why Trump’s ‘trade war’ makes strategic sense

March 2, 2018 12:00 pm

Has Donald Trump sparked off a trade war? His plans for a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10…

What Washington is really like

March 2, 2018 12:00 pm

A couple of months ago, I moved to the capital of the United States. I had one year of university…

Who is blocking John Bolton?

March 2, 2018 10:43 am

U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is blocking former Ambassador John Bolton from taking over as National Security Advisor, Cockburn has…

1,2,3,4 — Trump declares a trade war

March 2, 2018 10:00 am

‘Whatever complicates the world more — I do,’ Donald Trump once said. As President, that still seems to be his…

Trump is serious about gun control

March 2, 2018 9:23 am

A friend who works for a prominent, hardline conservative think tank writes: ‘So, can we all admit that Trump is…

America’s involvement in the Yemen war is unconstitutional — and stupid

March 1, 2018 10:53 am

Only very rarely in today’s Washington, D.C. is a cause so strong that it brings together America’s most famous progressive…

American gun reform is close to happening

March 1, 2018 9:00 am

WASHINGTON It seems a perverse fate that Donald Trump, the bogeyman of progressive America, should turn out to be the…

Trump loses 4th spin doctor as Hope Hicks quits

March 1, 2018 7:30 am

Every week is extraordinary in the Trump administration — but this week seems stranger than most. Matters are rumbling in…

Bruce on Broadway – and out of touch

February 27, 2018 1:53 pm

Bruce Springsteen promised that he was ‘Born To Run’, and now, like Judy Garland and Ethel Merman before him, he…

Is Jared Kushner’s power really waning?

February 27, 2018 11:00 am

It was always ridiculous that Jared Kushner, an amiable 37-year-old who had no diplomatic, political or military experience, should have…

The unstoppable gun reform lobby

February 27, 2018 9:55 am

He did not address how he might respond to the inevitable debate that will now consume America over the legality…

Trump’s polls slump is yuge

February 26, 2018 6:32 pm

With the drop in his poll ratings to around 35 percent, Donald Trump faces a fresh peril. A further erosion…

Citizenship is dead

February 23, 2018 2:00 pm

Once in a while some Socialist Worker people set up a stall outside my local Tesco to shout slogans at…

Billy Graham’s legacy of Christian unity

February 21, 2018 4:00 pm

As I write this, my Twitter timeline is filling up with tributes to Billy Graham, who has died at the…

Donald Trump should be worried by the latest twist in the Russia inquiry

February 21, 2018 8:30 am

‘If Mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances, unrelated to Russia — is that a red line?’…

Is Donald Trump heading for his Monica Lewinsky moment?

February 16, 2018 6:00 pm

The stories about Donald Trump’s sex life keep coming. First, it was Stormy Daniels who stated that she had an…

Sod the Second Amendment

February 16, 2018 4:30 pm

I just wonder how many more school massacres it will take before four words, which I am sure are already…

What I learned from arguing about gun control with my Texan uncle

February 15, 2018 11:00 am

Whenever there’s another mass shooting in America, like the one in Florida yesterday, I think immediately of my Uncle Bill…

Obama’s drab portrait is a fitting metaphor for his presidency

February 12, 2018 5:30 pm

Has Barack Obama become a flower child? His new presidential portrait, which is over seven feet high, depicts him on…

Mike Pence missed a diplomatic opportunity at the Winter Olympics

February 11, 2018 10:30 am

The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea was a miraculous site.  The lights.  The fireworks.…

Beware the rise of the officious little Trumps

February 11, 2018 8:30 am

Returning to the United States a short while ago I received a stern talking to from an immigration officer. Why…

Republicans would be wise to listen to Rand Paul before it’s too late

February 9, 2018 6:00 pm

‘I can’t in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my party is now…