US election

Another mad day in Trumpland

23 November 2016 7:27

Yesterday was another mad day in Trumpland — or America, as it used to be called. The president-elect started the…


Donald Trump and the five stages of libertarian grief

22 November 2016 16:21

If you think Theresa May has made life difficult for ‘right-wing libertarians’ in the UK, spare a thought for the…

How social media won the day for the Donald

19 November 2016 9:00

There are plenty of theories about how Donald Trump pulled off his shock victory. But however he did manage to…

The Trump revolution is doomed to fail

19 November 2016 9:00

Sunday brunch at Hugo’s, a bustling Mexican restaurant with a mariachi band and a multi-ethnic clientele: at the next table,…

Is Donald Trump Making Journalism Great Again?

17 November 2016 14:40

Is Donald Trump about to do the impossible? No, I don’t mean become President of the United States. That’s in…

A 'Never Trump' demonstrator in New York

What now for the ‘Never Trump’ Republicans?

15 November 2016 9:07

Plenty of Republicans were not in the mood to celebrate on election night. About 200 gathered at the Lincoln Restaurant in…

Trump’s immigration policies aren’t all that different from Obama’s

14 November 2016 14:21

Bit by bit, Donald Trump’s policies and priorities are emerging into view. We know who his chief of staff is to…

The glaring hypocrisy of the anti-Trump protests

11 November 2016 8:41

In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, many embittered Democrats are crying foul. It’s a case of…

President Elect Donald Trump protests

Join my campaign to demand a second US election

10 November 2016 10:35

Racists, homophobes and bigots decided the result of the US presidential election. Racists, homophobes and bigots are not democratic, and…

Hillary Clinton concedes to Donald Trump – ‘he must be given a chance to lead’

9 November 2016 17:30

Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. Hillary Clinton conceded defeat, telling supporters that Trump must be given…


‘Vote for the one you dislike least’: What the US papers are saying on election day

8 November 2016 9:16

Americans will finally head to the polls today after one of the most fractious Presidential contests in the country’s history.…

Liberal ideology created Donald Trump

8 November 2016 8:45

Dear Democrat voters, You are probably the most influential and powerful segment of the human race today. In terms of…

Would Donald Trump build a wall along the Canadian border?

8 November 2016 8:30

We’ve heard a lot about what a Trump victory tomorrow night means for Mexico, little of which seems good. He’s…

Donald Trump Opens His New Golf Course At Turnberry

A Donald Trump presidency would be better for Britain

7 November 2016 16:00

If Trump wins, I wonder if the BBC will be as exultant as it was in 2008, when Obama won?…

‘Saved at the bell’: How the US press reacted to the FBI clearing Clinton (again)

7 November 2016 10:04

Hillary Clinton is, not for the first time, in the clear. The FBI announced last night its investigation into the latest…

Is Donald Trump a fascist?

7 November 2016 8:39

The essence of Trumpism is vitalism, the belief that energy is the key political virtue. Don’t worry about my specific…

Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington DC

We’ll miss Trump when he’s gone

6 November 2016 10:00

This weekend at the Edenbridge bonfire in Kent, near where I live, an effigy of Donald Trump will be burned.…

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are far from the only candidates running for the White House

Meet the transhumanist candidate taking on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

5 November 2016 14:35

‘I don’t actually feel attracted to robots.’ Presidential candidates have to deny all kinds of things, but only Zoltan Istvan…


Secularism is wiping out Christian America. That’s why Trump could win

4 November 2016 10:49

We’re four days away from the presidential election, and America’s evangelical Christian leaders are still supporting a thrice-married man who boasts…

Hillary Clinton’s bad luck with sex scandals

3 November 2016 16:17

It is such bad luck for Mrs Clinton that her last-minute troubles have come upon her because of the curious…

The simple explanation for Donald Trump’s pro-Putin twaddle

1 November 2016 11:45

Once upon a time Republicans routinely accused Democrats of being soft on Russia. Irving Kristol, writing in Commentary in 1952,…


Trump’s big mistake? Turning the election into a personality contest

28 October 2016 9:00

If, on the night of Monday September 26, a US presidential election had been held instead of a televised debate,…

Former CIA agent Evan McMullin announces his presidential campaign as an Independent candidate in Salt Lake City, Utah, in August

How the Mormons dumped Trump

26 October 2016 15:22

Evan McMullin is running for president of the United States. A Mormon from Utah, a former CIA undercover agent, he…

Trump vs Clinton: The verdicts on the final debate

20 October 2016 10:10

Donald Trump grabbed the headlines in last night’s debate by refusing to say whether he’d accept the result in the…


Donald Trump last night exposed himself as Chavez without the beret

20 October 2016 8:53

Much has been made of Donald Trump’s character but the big problem is not that he is a bad person…