Obama

Obama’s Polish Blunder

31 May 2012 12:01

In Washington, as Andrew Sullivan reminds us, a gaffe is when a politician inadvertently blurts out what they actually believe.…

Will Obama Dump Biden for Hillary?

22 May 2012 13:39

Mike Tomasky enters the Veepstakes with a variation on a well-worn theme: Will Barack Obama replace Joe Biden with Hillary…

Obama’s Evolution

10 May 2012 12:29

Yesterday, Barack Obama came out of the closet and acknowledged what we’d all suspected for a long, long time: he…

The Limits of Political Speech: Talking About Everything Just Makes It Worse

20 March 2012 17:37

The Sunday Telegraph was sensible enough to publish a pleasing article by Brother Hoskin last weekend in which our man…

Today in Stupidity: Who Lost Syria?

15 March 2012 19:38

Perhaps I should apologise to Leon Wieseltier? His recent column is not a patch on Jennifer Rubin’s latest screed which…

War Games: Syria & Iran Edition

15 March 2012 16:06

The past is always a different, better place and never more so than when commentators dip into American history to…

Cameron & Obama Play Winston Churchill Bingo

13 March 2012 8:47

If you thought Winston Churchill wouldn’t be mentioned until the second sentence of today’s “Obama-Cameron” op-ed in the Washington Post…

Shocker! Cameron Snubs Republicans!

12 March 2012 18:30

Nile Gardiner is always good for a laugh and his latest contribution to the Telegraph is no exception. Apparently David…

Afghanistan Isn’t Working

12 March 2012 14:03

For years now, Afghanistan policy has been governed by a simple question: Do the unknown costs of leaving Afghanistan trump…

Mitt Romney: The Man From Nowhere

29 February 2012 0:59

In as much as it is possible to feel sympathy for a man seeking the American presidency while possessing a…

2012: Last Chance Republicanism?

28 February 2012 2:06

How large are the stakes in this year’s American presidential election? Pretty huge if you’re a Republican. Jon Chait has…

Rick Santorum: As Electable As George Wallace

15 February 2012 18:57

On the other hand, Jonathan Chait makes an argument that, though “electability” is notionally Mitt Romney’s greatest strength, there’s reason…

Halftime in America

7 February 2012 11:58

Is this Chrysler ad, aired during the Superbowl, political? Sure it is, in the way that almost any call to…

Ed Miliband is No Teddy Roosevelt

10 January 2012 15:27

This is, I know, a statement of the obvious but Ed Miliband is no Teddy Roosevelt. There are two reasons…

Boringly, Mitt Romney is the Republican Party’s Presidential Nominee

5 January 2012 17:19

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” So said Sherlock Holmes and…

Newt Gingrich is Not John Kerry. That’s His Problem.

12 December 2011 17:46

In the end your view of the battle for the Republican party’s presidential nomination comes down to the degree of…

The Difficult Matter of Praising George W Bush

5 December 2011 22:44

Will Inboden is frustrated that Barack Obama so rarely has anything nice to say about President George W Bush even…

The Political X-Factor: Empathy

30 November 2011 17:43

In the midst of a piece explaining how Jon Huntsman bungled his Presidential campaign, Ross Douthat offers this: Voters don’t…

Lessons in Leadership from the Eurocrisis

15 November 2011 14:00

Paul Krugman has a good paragraph on the euro: [T]his incident exemplified something that was going on all along the…

George Osborne Slays the Tobin Tax

8 November 2011 22:59

George Osborne was filmed laying into the idea of a Tobin Tax on financial transactions at today’s Ecofin meeting in…