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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,…

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…

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…

Donald Trump fails to land the knockout punch he needs in last night’s final presidential debate

20 October 2016 7:57

Donald Trump needed to win bigly, as he would put it, in Las Vegas. He didn’t, and his campaign is…

There’s a massive loser in tonight’s presidential TV debate – and it isn’t Donald Trump

19 October 2016 17:07

Did you think, after the second presidential TV debate last week, that democracy couldn’t sink lower? Well, think again. Tonight’s…

How the Democrats infiltrated the Catholic Church

19 October 2016 14:52

Right-wing Americans see liberal conspiracies everywhere. Often their claims are fatuous — Donald Trump has just announced that the 2016…

Donald Trump isn’t out of the race yet

16 October 2016 9:01

Speaking of which, who will be President Trump’s treasury secretary, and does it matter? After this week’s ‘locker-room’ revelations, the…

Donald Trump has truly shown his nasty side

15 October 2016 9:06

Given all the outrageous things that Donald Trump has done and said already, why has he got into so much…

The future looks bright for Libertarians

13 October 2016 15:00

Not long ago, America’s Libertarians—that’s capital-L, the pros—were ecstatic. Never before had their party nominated such a heavy-hitting presidential ticket.…

Donald Trump’s sinister threat to jail Hillary should worry us all

12 October 2016 16:29

In the autumn of 2008, a gaggle of American conservatives gathered for a conference at that most godless of progressive…

Hollywood A-listers should stop shrieking and admit Trump was right – when you are a star, women let you do what you want

12 October 2016 12:32

As awful as Donald Trump is, as oafish his attitude to women, I think his celebrity haters are even worse.…

Forget Hillary vs Trump. Here’s why I’m voting for Evan McMullin

12 October 2016 9:18

To use Donald Trump’s own parlance, the Republican presidential nominee is getting ‘schlonged’ in the polls. Following the release of a…

Donald Trump did enough to win the debate, but not enough to save his campaign

10 October 2016 7:07

Donald Trump probably won the second presidential debate tonight, overall. But overall probably doesn’t matter. The clash between him and…