US Politics

Why does Donald Trump hate dogs?

January 13, 2018 9:00 am

Here’s an aspect of Donald Trump’s personality that I’ve never got past: his hatred of dogs. When Trump tweeted on…

Donald Trump is right: the sale of the US embassy was a bad deal

January 13, 2018 8:00 am

The anti-Trump forces have been having a field day on Twitter with the hashtag #ICancelledMyTriptoLondon – poking fun at Donald…

Britain’s epic vanity: do we really think Trump cares that much about coming here?

January 12, 2018 12:30 pm

Boris Johnson is absolutely right to say that his successor as London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has behaved like a ‘puffed…

Donald Trump’s greatest peril could soon become a reality

January 12, 2018 10:30 am

Donald Trump is playing hard to get. Asked yesterday at the White House whether he would meet with Special Counsel…

New York’s fight against the oil giants is political posturing at its worst

January 11, 2018 1:00 pm

Was there ever a more pathetic piece of political posturing than the attempt by New York mayor Bill de Blasio…

What becomes of Breitbart without Steve Bannon?

January 10, 2018 3:00 pm

How quickly Steve Bannon’s dark star has collapsed. Not so long ago, friends and enemies talked him up as a media genius. He…

Donald Trump’s evisceration of Steve Bannon is complete

January 10, 2018 3:00 pm

How the mighty have fallen! Only a year ago, Steve Bannon was being feted as the power behind the Trump…

An Oprah Winfrey bid for the White House should trouble Trump

January 9, 2018 11:00 am

Will the Trump presidency be replaced by the Winfrey one? The hunt is on for a celebrity to take on…

Where Trump succeeds

January 6, 2018 9:00 am

Among the many new political maladies of our age, one has been left largely undiagnosed. This is Trump Derangement Syndrome,…

Trump’s latest triumph could easily still end in tears

January 5, 2018 4:30 pm

The most piquant part of Michael Wolff’s gossipy new book, Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House, is the…

Fire and Fury of the Trump book ‘exclusives’

January 5, 2018 4:00 pm

It’s fair to say that Michael Wolff’s explosive biography of Donald Trump has caused a stir ahead of its publication.…

The end of liberalism

January 4, 2018 12:00 pm

In recent days we’ve seen inspiring demands for liberty from the oppressed citizens of Iran. Our situation in the West…

Donald Trump unleashes fire and fury on Steve Bannon

January 3, 2018 9:30 pm

Forget North Korea for a moment — President Donald J Trump today launched a devastating assault on Steve Bannon, his…

Steve Bannon’s thirst for revenge is a big worry for Trump

January 3, 2018 3:30 pm

Donald Trump is becoming increasingly unbuttoned. Last night, he tweeted referring to Kim Jong–un that: ‘I too have a Nuclear…

Donald Trump’s mad Twitter diplomacy is starting to work

January 3, 2018 9:30 am

Say this for Donald Trump — if he does bring on nuclear apocalypse, at least he made it funny. Every…

Five things that could go well for Donald Trump in 2018

December 31, 2017 8:00 am

It has not gone unnoticed that a number of commenters to my occasional Spectator blogs harbour keen, if not outright…

Is Donald Trump a new Winston Churchill?

December 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Is Donald Trump a new Winston Churchill? Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, whose daughter Sarah serves as Trump’s press secretary,…

What explains the idiocy of the liberal elite? It’s their education

December 26, 2017 10:00 am

We’re closing 2017 by republishing our twelve most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 6: James Bartholomew on the liberal elite’s…

America has sometimes stood proudest at the UN when it has stood alone

December 22, 2017 3:00 pm

Outvoted on a resolution on Israel, on the wrong side of international opinion, the United States ambassador responded with an…

Christmas in the Holy Land is once again overshadowed by politics

December 22, 2017 1:00 pm

Christmas in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth has, once again, been overshadowed by politics. The latest controversy surrounds Donald Trump’s decision…

The desperate struggle of the NeverTrump movement

December 22, 2017 9:00 am

‘We ex-communists are the only people on your side who know what it’s all about’, Arthur Koestler declared in The…

Donald Trump desperately needs some outside help to save his presidency

December 21, 2017 10:00 am

Donald Trump made a big deal about his new National Security Strategy (NSS), touting a new era of stalwart vigilance…

Donald Trump’s presidency now looks in danger of capsizing completely

December 13, 2017 1:00 pm

It’s starting to look as though the historic mission of Donald Trump, who was a registered member of the Democratic…

America has outrage overload

December 12, 2017 8:30 am

It’s remarkable how fast the unthinkable becomes the expected. It felt almost routine to pick up the New York Post last Sunday…

Donald Trump is right: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

December 7, 2017 3:30 pm

The Israelis are doing it again. That thing they do when someone, anyone, even a total nishtgutnick like Donald Trump,…