Obama

No, Barack Obama is not the Second Coming of George McGovern

26 October 2011 0:01

On the other hand, Rich Lowry – editor of National Review and therefore a man who should know better –…

How Good is Barack Obama at Politics?

25 October 2011 23:23

Not as good as you might think, argues Ramesh Ponnuru: Last year, President Barack Obama issued a warning to Republicans.…

Perry Punches Himself Out

20 October 2011 15:15

There appears to be widespread agreement that Rick Perry’s performance in Tuesday’s debate in Las Vegas was his best yet.…

Mitt Romney’s Haggis Problem

12 October 2011 18:42

Michael Kinsley begins his latest Bloomberg column with an observation so old it’s even been made in these parts: If…

Obama’s Re-Election Campaign Begins

9 September 2011 12:24

And so they’re off: Barack Obama’s speech to Congress last night was the beginning of his re-election campaign. This is…

President Tin Cup

25 August 2011 13:59

It’s August so you could be forgiven for thinking Thomas Friedman’s latest column offering pony-in-the-sky advice to Barack Obama is…

Obama: My Opponents Are Beastly

16 August 2011 12:44

I think it’s ridiculous to argue that Obama is comparing himself to Lincoln here and his remarks about the Old…

Ames to Oblivion

12 August 2011 16:46

Being a dreadful sucker for these things I stayed up to watch the Republican presidential debate in Iowa last night.…

Provocation of the Day

5 August 2011 15:17

Andrew Sullivan issues it: Obama reminds me of a one-nation Tory, refitted for the austerity era. David Cameron would fit…

Department of Bad Ideas: Polly Toynbee Writes About American Politics

2 August 2011 12:18

Surprise! Polly Toynbee’s column on the Tea Party today is a mess. You wouldn’t expect La Doyenne to agree with…

Obama Loses

1 August 2011 15:08

Hurrah! We have a deal! Financial meltdown has been avoided! Well done Congress! As has to be the case in…

Tim Pawlenty: Generic Republican

29 June 2011 19:50

Tim Pawlenty’s Presidential campaign may be stranger than any of his rivals’. For some candidates – Gingrich, Cain – running…

Abusing Winston

23 June 2011 17:00

Whenever an American conservative uses Winston Churchill to make a cheap political point you can be sure there’s nincompoopery on…

Huntsman 2012: The Wrong Guy in the Wrong Race

21 June 2011 16:24

The most important thing about Jon Huntsman is that he’s a much better general election candidate than he is a…

Is Palin readying a run?

29 May 2011 17:42

With David Cameron in Ibiza and Ed Miliband on honeymoon, British politics is relatively quiet. But something fascinating is happening…

Department of Peevish Pedantry

27 May 2011 0:26

A small series: 1. I was annoyed but not surprised when Barack Obama referred to Westminster as “The Mother of…

HMQ & BHO

26 May 2011 15:07

A lovely picture of Her Majesty with the Obamas. Captions please! (Also, what joke is Prince Philip keeping to himself?)…

1967 And All That

24 May 2011 8:05

How do you reconcile these comments? Argument A: “Abbas and co have had a laughably free pass despite their serial…

No, Obama Did Not Throw Israel "Under the Bus"

20 May 2011 13:42

President Obama’s speech yesterday confirmed that the main thrust of American foreign policy in the middle east may now fairly…

Obama Men & Bush Measures?

12 May 2011 15:00

Ross Douthat and Andrew Sullivan have been debating the extent, if any, to which Barack Obama’s foreign policy has broken…