US Election

The Spectator podcast: The new normal

17 November 2016 11:44

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the ‘new normal’ that’s emerged in world politics, how Trump’s election went down in…

Donald Trump is creating a cabinet of grotesques

17 November 2016 11:18

Around 10:30 on election night, I found myself denying the consequences of a political reality I’ve been hurling at indifferent…

Will Trump produce merchandise for his ‘basket of deplorables’?

17 November 2016 8:43

When, in September, Mrs Clinton consigned ‘half’ of Mr Trump’s supporters to what she called the ‘basket of deplorables’, I…

What now for the neocons in Trumpland?

16 November 2016 9:30

Former State Department official Eliot A. Cohen is a prominent neoconservative who has led the ‘Never Trump’ faction of the…

Can the liberal worldview survive?

15 November 2016 16:19

There is a latent consensus among political scientists and highbrow columnists that the liberal era is over and that, following…

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…

Donald Trump is going to be a dreadful president. Let’s not suddenly pretend otherwise

14 November 2016 17:12

Life, like they say, comes at you fast. Just a week ago the reality-based world worried that the American people…

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…

Donald Trump’s latest White House appointment is shockingly conventional

13 November 2016 22:40

The news that Donald Trump has appointed Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee Chairman, as his Chief of Staff is…

It’s time to trust Donald Trump. After all, what other choice do we have?

12 November 2016 22:26

Most commentators see Donald Trump’s election as a stiff middle finger to the elites, and a rejection of the neoliberal…

It’s absurd to call Trump a fascist

11 November 2016 10:02

Many thousands of words have been written and many more will now be written by the liberal intelligentsia on trying 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…

Seven things we can expect from a Trump presidency

10 November 2016 22:14

Even before Donald Trump takes the oath of office on 20 January next year, he has already made the history…

The Spectator podcast: Planet Trump

10 November 2016 17:14

With Donald Trump’s shock victory in the US election dominating headlines this week, the Spectator podcast takes an opportunity to…

How President Trump threatens the world order

10 November 2016 15:47

Though power has flowed from West to East in recent years, the United States remains a lynchpin of the world…

America elected a man who believes in nothing but himself

10 November 2016 14:49

In the aftermath of disaster, it is always easy – and perhaps even psychologically necessary – to suppose matters cannot…

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…

Donald Trump’s victory marks the death of liberalism

10 November 2016 10:16

On election day, I left my apartment on the east side of Manhattan, walked one block to my polling station,…

Could Le Pen win in France? After Trump, it’s foolish to rule it out

10 November 2016 9:45

France’s centre-right newspaper, Le Figaro, is running a poll on its website asking readers if they’re happy to see Donald…

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…