US Politics

Donald Trump’s presidency lurches from embarrassment to disaster

December 6, 2017 3:30 pm

Here we go again. Donald Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal in October. Now, in another audacious foray into Middle…

Trump’s Jerusalem decision may extinguish hope in the Middle East

December 6, 2017 1:30 pm

Let’s face it, Jerusalem is politically, diplomatically and religiously special. It is important to the faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity…

Donald Trump gives Israel a Hanukkah present to remember

December 6, 2017 9:30 am

It’s Hanukkah next week, and President Donald J Trump has decided to give the state of Israel a big present.…

If you voted Remain, you’ll never ‘get’ Trump

December 2, 2017 9:00 am

How do you defend Donald Trump without coming across like a rabid lunatic? This was my challenge as the only…

Should Donald Trump be invited to the Royal Wedding?

December 2, 2017 9:00 am

Two golden rules of royal weddings. First, it’s always wonderful on the day. Second, there is always an almighty official…

Donald Trump’s tax cut has united the Republicans

December 2, 2017 8:30 am

President Donald J Trump likes nothing better than winning, and he has just had the first major legislative win of…

Now that Mueller has flipped Flynn, will he target Kushner next?

December 1, 2017 8:30 am

As I rode the metro to work this morning, an elderly gentleman holding a sign that read, `Manafort-Flynn. Who’s Next?’…

By sharing jihadi porn, Donald Trump plays into the Islamists’ hands

November 29, 2017 1:30 pm

Britain First hasn’t really taken off as a political movement in Britain, but it has caught the attention of the…

We might not like it, but Donald Trump really is a great global brand

November 18, 2017 9:00 am

It’s been a miserable two weeks for our Foreign Secretary. Not only did Boris Johnson trip up over the British…

Is the net closing in on Jared Kushner?

November 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Is the net closing in on Jared Kushner? It is now being reported that Trump’s son-in-law received a ‘Russian backdoor…

Special counsel Robert Mueller is closing in on Paul Manafort – and Trump should be worried

November 4, 2017 9:00 am

 Kiev Before he was Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort worked for the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych started…

His dark materials

October 14, 2017 10:00 am

In this giant, prodigiously sourced and insightful biography, John A. Farrell shows how Richard Milhous Nixon was the nightmare of…

The Democrats are on course to be Corbynised

October 13, 2017 3:00 pm

Donald Trump’s approval ratings have dropped in every single state. He has failed to repeal Obamacare, build a wall or move…

Donald Trump and Theresa May desperately need each other’s help

October 11, 2017 5:30 pm

In June, I mooted the possibility that Theresa May might consider emigrating to the United States to join the Trump…

‘Taking the knee’ is a flawed form of protest

October 5, 2017 3:00 pm

Kneeling, fundamentally an act of humility or deference, doesn’t seem the obvious protest against injustice when the National Anthem plays…

Rex Tillerson is the captain of a ghost ship

October 5, 2017 11:30 am

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s press conference yesterday was moronic. Earlier this week, NBC News broke the story that…

Donald Trump avoids gun debate in explicitly religious speech about Las Vegas shooting

October 3, 2017 5:00 pm

Donald Trump’s statement to the nation about Las Vegas was platitudinous. Speeches by leaders in the wake of such horrors…

Stricter gun controls won’t turn American into Denmark – but they’d certainly help

October 3, 2017 3:00 pm

There’s a scene in the touching Richard Linklater film Boyhood where the young Mason goes to visit the rural family…

How will Trump react to the Las Vegas attack?

October 2, 2017 10:00 am

President Donald J Trump, the man who never sleeps, hasn’t woken up to the awful news from Las Vegas. Or…

Tear down statues? At this rate, we’ll have to rename New York

September 23, 2017 9:00 am

Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina, I took the monuments around the state capitol for granted. The first Confederate soldier…