Democrats

Is Joe Biden the Democrat’s Jeb Bush?

2 July 2019 17:52

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when Joe Biden was the man to beat in the race to…

Beto O’Rourke is the big loser in the Democratic debate

27 June 2019 6:13

Notepads out, pencils in-hand, and water at the ready, a pack of Democratic presidential candidates did battle last night in…

Can gaffe-prone Joe Biden learn to act like a president?

21 June 2019 6:00

Joe Biden may have the nickname ‘Middle-Class Joe’ but in truth, the former vice president is a career politician. He…

What Democrats must do to defeat Trump

20 April 2019 9:00

When little known California congressman Eric Swalwell announced his decision to seek the Democratic presidential nomination this month, the former county prosecutor…

Working with Democrats: Donald Trump’s latest plot twist

16 September 2017 11:50

While Donald Trump seeks to cut a deal with the Democrats on immigration, his detractors on the right are starting…

Labour is now the party of the middle class

20 June 2017 16:26

I’m not sure I’ve ever been so pessimistic about this country’s future, and I’m not usually a barrel of laughs…

Donald Trump won’t be as bad as you think

9 November 2016 14:54

This piece is from the new issue of The Spectator, out tomorrow.  This week’s cover: Planet Trump, with @Freddygray31, Rod…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

Hillary will beat Trump. But her presidency will be hamstrung just like Obama’s

8 October 2016 16:01

The more you study history, the more you realise how hopeless it is to try predicting the future. Even sophisticated…

Was Britain banking on a Chris Christie presidency?

9 August 2016 15:56

A fun game for football fans involves trying to recall players who were earmarked as future Premier League stars and fell hilariously…

Hillary Clinton says ‘Love trumps hate’. But will that message win her the White House?

29 July 2016 8:19

One of Hillary Clinton’s biggest problems when she took to the stage last night was who had come before her:…

Bill Clinton tries to solve Hillary’s inauthenticity problem. Did it work?

27 July 2016 7:56

So there we have it: Bill has backed his ‘best friend’ and wife Hillary Clinton for President. That he would…

Bernie Sanders backs Hillary but not all Democrats are happy about it

26 July 2016 9:10

So after the glorious disunity of the Republican convention, now is the chance for the Democrats to pull together and…

Hillary Clinton crawls over the finish line in Democratic race

7 June 2016 8:02

Hillary Clinton has crawled over the finish line in the Democratic race. She has apparently now secured enough delegates to…

The horrific truth is that Donald Trump could actually win the US presidency

28 May 2016 15:49

Think Donald Trump is too vulgar, too crazy to actually make it to the White House? Then you probably thought…