US Election

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…

Ten handy phrases for bluffing your way through US election night

7 November 2016 8:27

What can you say about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton that hasn’t been said a million times? The 2016 election…

What would happen to the conspiracy theories if Donald Trump won?

6 November 2016 14:33

It’s all fixed! Julian Assange, Infowars, Russia Today, millions of Internet users, and even Trump himself are convinced that ‘the…

Don’t expect Trump or Clinton to stick around for a second term

6 November 2016 14:00

Whichever unappealing candidate wins the US Presidential election next week, one thing seems to be pretty certain: they are almost certainly going…

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.…

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…

Donald Trump’s sense of humour might win it for him

4 November 2016 20:45

Forget your state-by-state polling; your analysis of the voting preferences of suburban mothers in Pennsylvania; never mind your understanding of…

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…

Trump or Clinton: how might financial markets react?

2 November 2016 14:43

In the final week of the US Presidential campaign, City Index explore how financial markets might react to Trump and Clinton…

Donald Trump is a masterpiece of American melancholy

2 November 2016 13:23

The ‘pursuit of happiness’—an infinitely debatable formulation to describe a distinctively American activity. As Jefferson wrote the phrase as the…

How Donald Trump won over Hindu nationalists

1 November 2016 16:15

‘I am a big fan of Hindu… Big, big fan’ yelled Donald Trump during a brief appearance at a bizarre…

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,…

How the FBI email investigation could end up helping Hillary Clinton

31 October 2016 12:49

If Hillary Clinton does somehow lose the 2016 US presidential election, FBI director James Comey might turn into one of…

America’s political decadence has become an ugly spectacle

29 October 2016 8:35

Last night I sat at a dinner gala in New York and listened as Andrew Roberts—not only a distinguished historian…

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,…

Don’t be smug, Hillary Clinton. It could still cost you the election

27 October 2016 14:59

Hillary Clinton is infinitely wiser than Donald Trump, or so we are lead to believe. You might think, then, that…

Donald Trump and the shallow limit of Silicon Valley’s tolerance

27 October 2016 8:30

How long before Silicon Valley drags its nerdy workers one by one into a dark room and demands of them:…

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…

Donald Trump has plunged the Republicans into an intellectual and moral abyss

22 October 2016 9:31

Poor Donald Trump. Even Utah, which has voted for Republican presidential candidates with metronomic regularity since 1964 and which I’m…