Trump

Farewell Obama, a president who promised unity but left a legacy of rancour and division

20 January 2017 10:53

The irony of Barack Obama’s presidency is that while it began at a time when it seemed America’s fortunes could…

Question Time’s golden moment

13 January 2017 8:52

As David Dimbleby decamped to Solihull for the first Question Time of the year, it was Donald Trump’s washing habits that…

America won’t forget Obama’s message of hope

12 January 2017 16:16

Those who sneer at Obama for promising more than he could deliver have little understanding of the nature of moral…

What the papers say: Donald Trump hits back

12 January 2017 8:42

Donald Trump is dominating the headlines once again after he hit back furiously at reports that Russia had compromising videos…

Can Donald Trump really be a compromised agent of Russian influence?

11 January 2017 20:25

During the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, American parents found politics to be a painfully embarrassing subject to discuss in front of their…

Will we see a different Donald Trump at today’s press conference?

11 January 2017 8:20

When Donald Trump steps from his golden elevator in Trump Tower to address the assembled ranks of the world’s media…

Donald Trump is right to take action against China

10 January 2017 11:33

It’s a mistake to think of Donald Trump as a protectionist, as Boris Johnson will have discovered during his recent…

Is Trump rowing back on his threat to make Mexico pay for the wall?

6 January 2017 14:24

When Donald Trump began his run for the White House, he put building a wall with Mexico at the heart…

What the papers say: Britain’s booming economy and ‘whinging’ Whitehall

6 January 2017 8:24

The front page of the Times makes happy reading for the Government this morning with its news that Britain’s economy…

The ‘Women’s March’ on Washington is a protest against democracy

5 January 2017 10:33

The ‘Women’s March’ on Washington might not have actually happened yet but it can already be judged a success. Few demonstrations…

Star Wars is the perfect analogy for the decline of America

31 December 2016 12:01

Star Wars is a generational thing and older people think my cohort are mentally subnormal for enjoying it, but it’s…

‘The woman is a disaster!’: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton

31 December 2016 12:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 1: Emily Hill’s interview with Camille…

The sneering response to Trump’s victory reveals exactly why he won

30 December 2016 12:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 2: Brendan O’Neill’s blog post in…

Yes, Trump is grotesque. But I would never have voted for Hillary

22 December 2016 12:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 10: John R. MacArthur on why…

What Donald Trump’s taste tells us about him

22 December 2016 11:00

Elsie de Wolfe was the pioneer interior designer whose motto was ‘plenty of optimism and white paint’. She banished brown…

A rash hothead in the White House is a problem to trouble us all

17 December 2016 9:00

Novelists can’t merely tell cracking tales. We’re supposed to save the world. At the University of Kent, a student implored…

‘Putinites on the web’ are the new ‘Reds under the bed’

15 December 2016 8:30

Wounded Remainers in Britain and the Hillary set in the US love banging on about ‘post-truth politics’. Lies are everywhere,…

Donald Trump is going back on his promise to ‘drain the swamp’

15 December 2016 8:00

Donald Trump has a method for making his Cabinet picks. Parade the contenders in and out of Trump Tower and…

Donald Trump is doing more to undermine himself than any Democrat

13 December 2016 15:00

America may need to ‘vote again,’ says former CIA operative Robert Baer – preferably in a plebiscite not orchestrated by…

Not all Muslims are despairing at a Donald Trump presidency

10 December 2016 11:00

The immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s surprise election victory brought a slew of comparisons with 9/11. In New York, my liberal…