US Election

Reince Priebus’s departure shows Trump is tiring of the Republican establishment

28 July 2017 23:23

Poor Reince Priebus. Or maybe not so poor. A munificent book deal surely looms in which he can chronicle his…

Sean Spicer’s resignation suggests that Team Trump is tearing itself apart

21 July 2017 21:37

These days nobody much bothers denying that the Trump administration is chaotic, aside that is from the Donald’s inner circle…

Has Steve Bannon been sidelined?

5 April 2017 18:13

Perhaps Steve Bannon isn’t quite as all-powerful within the Trump administration as everybody believed. He’s just been removed from the…

Trump may lose this legal battle – but he can still win the political war

10 February 2017 10:44

Donald Trump now looks the weakest US president of recent times. His approval rating is historically low for a new…

The New York tabloid which turned for Trump

24 January 2017 14:31

It has been claimed that Jared Kushner masterminded the success of a seemingly impossible campaign. He was the rational voice behind…

Only the right kind of women are invited to march against Donald Trump

21 January 2017 9:39

The Women’s March on Washington is going to be big. Officials say 1,800 buses have been registered to park in…

Trump’s performance will have delighted Putin

11 January 2017 18:48

After 167 days without a press conference, Donald Trump’s performance in Trump Tower didn’t disappoint. He abused journalists, denounced a…

Watch: Donald Trump vs ‘fake news’

11 January 2017 17:33

Given that Donald Trump’s day got off to a bad start thanks to Buzzfeed‘s decision to publish an ‘unverified and potentially…

Jared Kushner’s Israel connection will delight Benjamin Netanyahu

11 January 2017 10:47

Why, do you suppose, are people getting worked up about the nepotism angle of Donald Trump appointing his son-in-law, Jared…

The ‘Women’s March’ on Washington is a protest against democracy

5 January 2017 10:33

The ‘Women’s March’ on Washington might not have actually happened yet but it can already be judged a success. Few demonstrations…

How Donald Trump emerged as Israel’s unflinching champion

29 December 2016 13:33

On Wednesday John Kerry managed to attract more attention with what amounted to a declaration of failure than any success…

Trump Grill could be the best representation of America

16 December 2016 12:33

I have a confession to make. I go to Trump Tower in New York a lot. It’s an easy jaunt for…

How California could be heading for its own version of Brexit

11 December 2016 11:30

On the face of it, Brits and Californians don’t have much in common: one prefers a spot of Earl Grey, the…

The fashion world had no moral compass – until Melania Trump came along

7 December 2016 11:38

Will someone please dress Melania Trump? She looks like something out of The Only Way is Essex in those tight-fitting,…

Forget diplomacy. Donald Trump wants to talk tough to China

5 December 2016 12:16

It might be better for everyone if, in the spirit of Yuletide Fake News, we all pretended that Donald Trump’s Twitter account…

Is democracy in danger?

3 December 2016 9:30

Is democracy in danger? This is the belief of a Harvard lecturer called Yascha Mounk whose thesis was profiled in…

Rust Belt rallies and Twitter spats: it’s business as usual for President-elect Donald Trump

30 November 2016 11:05

After three weeks as the president-elect, we are starting to get a sense of what a Trump presidency will look…

Welcome to the world of right-wing gateway drugs. Are you ready for the ride?

29 November 2016 12:33

Even in its twilight years the Guardian remains the gift that keeps on giving.  As the tin-shaking below the pieces…

Donald Trump can expect the Berlusconi treatment

27 November 2016 8:00

Those in charge of civilisation have been quick to compare Donald Trump to Silvio ‘bunga bunga’ Berlusconi as part of…

Fidel Castro was a cruel dictator. Ignore the revisionists

26 November 2016 12:46

Why are left-wing dictators always treated with more reverential respect when they die than right-wing ones, even on the Right?…

Donald Trump could lead a new revolution in Cuba

26 November 2016 12:13

Sola mors tyrannicida est, wrote Thomas More: death is the only way to get rid of tyrants. And so it…

It’s Black Friday, so Donald Trump is flogging off America’s reputation

25 November 2016 17:55

Donald Trump loves a great deal. You know that by now, right? A great, fantastic, beautiful deal. Big-league or bigly, whichever…

American progressives couldn’t be bothered to protest when it mattered

25 November 2016 12:29

It wasn’t long after Donald Trump had appeared on election night to thank his supporters for delivering him an extraordinary victory…

How The Spectator saved Thanksgiving

24 November 2016 15:47

When a Spectator editor, who shall remain nameless, emailed months ago to ask for an article on the business of post-mortem tattoo…

JFK picked his own British ambassador. Why shouldn’t Trump?

24 November 2016 15:18

It is not self-evidently ridiculous that Nigel Farage should be the next British ambassador to the United States. The wishes…