US Politics

Donald Trump has got a point about the NHS

February 6, 2018 12:00 pm

Donald Trump has found himself in the midst of another international spat, fuelled this time by his attack on the…

The GOP is now the Party of Trump

February 5, 2018 12:30 pm

There was a time not so long ago when the political establishment of the Republican Party – the Mitt Romneys,…

Trump is working

February 3, 2018 9:00 am

In London last week I had the opportunity to talk about President Donald Trump with several politically mature friends. Most…

Trump vs Trump

February 3, 2018 9:00 am

It’s easy to see why Donald Trump gets angry. He is presiding over a robust economy, growing at the fastest…

Trump’s State of the Union address will change very little

February 1, 2018 8:30 am

Donald Trump had a lot to prove during his first ever State of the Union address this week. He had to demonstrate…

Trump’s State of the Union address shows he is ready for war. But who with?

January 31, 2018 7:30 am

It was a sound move by Donald Trump to single out the North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho in his first…

Trump’s State of the Union goodwill won’t last long

January 30, 2018 3:30 pm

The real story about Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech today may not be what he says, but that…

Trumponomics is working

January 30, 2018 12:00 pm

As Donald Trump makes his State of the Union address this evening his many opponents have an increasingly large problem:…

China vs America: the espionage story of our time

January 29, 2018 1:00 pm

Why aren’t spy stories sexy anymore? The revelations last year that Beijing destroyed America’s espionage ring inside China a few years ago,…

Donald Trump’s interview with Piers Morgan: full transcript

January 29, 2018 8:00 am

PM: Mr President, how are you? DT: I’m good thank you, Piers. PM: It’s been a while! DT: It has,…

Rex Tillerson has a simple way of dealing with Donald Trump’s tweets

January 27, 2018 9:00 am

I am hugely enjoying editing a paper with a much longer history than the Washington Post or, indeed, most British…

Donald Trump (sort of) says the hardest word

January 26, 2018 9:00 am

Wow. As far as I know, Donald Trump has only apologised twice since he emerged as a presidential candidate in…

Theresa May is back in the President’s Club

January 25, 2018 5:30 pm

Donald Trump is in love again. Theresa May can’t guarantee Trump an effusive welcome if he visits Great Britain and…

Brexit Britain is putty in Trump’s hands

January 25, 2018 4:30 pm

President Donald Trump, famously, has two modes: flattery and hostility. Theresa May had a taste of the latter following Trump’s…

Will white supremacy always haunt America?

January 25, 2018 2:00 pm

I found Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book We Were Eight Years in Power surprisingly engaging. It combines a calm, friendly voice with…

How seriously should we take this new pro-Trump conspiracy theory?

January 25, 2018 11:00 am

What if the great smoking gun in the Trump-Russia enquiry is not Donald Trump’s collusion with the Kremlin? What if the…

Donald Trump will feel right at home in Davos

January 23, 2018 3:30 pm

After a prolonged dry spell, the Donald, to borrow from Billy Bush’s memorable taped remark, has finally scored again. For…

US shutdown: how the ‘Common Sense Coalition’ saved the day

January 23, 2018 12:00 pm

Compared to previous instances in US history when political paralysis and dysfunction shut down Washington for weeks at a time,…

The Donald Trump show enters season two

January 20, 2018 2:30 pm

Next up on America, it’s the season two premiere of The Donald Trump Show. All your favorite characters are back—or…

If you think it’s just ‘elites’ complaining about Trump, think again

January 20, 2018 10:30 am

After one year in office, Donald Trump is winning bigly. The stock market is up. North Korea and South Korea…

Trump, May, and the sinking of the so-called ‘Special Relationship’

January 19, 2018 10:35 am

Another week, another blow to the so-called Special Relationship. The latest sorry news is that Number 10 has been trying…

Announcing…the BAD TRUMP TWEETS AWARDS

January 18, 2018 11:45 am

Journalists can guffaw at the silliness of President Donald’s Trump’s Fake News Awards as much as they like. The truth…

The Trump exodus could cost the Republicans dearly

January 14, 2018 8:30 am

The Trump presidency has been a disorienting moment in American political life. Imagine a time traveller starting in the year…

Michael Wolff said the US needed a market-charming president: now it has one

January 13, 2018 9:00 am

I once commissioned Michael Wolff —currently the world’s most talked-about journalist as the author of the White House exposé Fire…

Diary

January 13, 2018 9:00 am

Like every journalist in Washington, I’m enthralled by the new Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury, which depicts Donald Trump…