US politics

Donald Trump is a gift for the progressive narrative

30 June 2017 12:58

With all the awfulness in Britain this year, it’s been easy to forget about what’s happening across the pond, which…

Merkel is right about Trump – so where does that leave Britain?

30 May 2017 11:46

Angela Merkel has never been a showboating politician. Public speaking isn’t her forte – she prefers to work behind the…

The strange similarity between Donald Trump and Pope Francis

24 May 2017 17:38

Donald Trump’s verdict on his audience with Pope Francis – ‘fantastic meeting’, ‘honor of a lifetime’ – may disappoint those…

Pope Francis’s liberal fan club visibly upset after he hits it off with Trump

24 May 2017 16:15

Pope Francis met President Trump this morning and they appear to have hit it off. After a 30-minute meeting in…

Does Donald Trump have dementia?

17 May 2017 14:05

This is an extract from Lionel Shriver’s diary, available in the new issue of the magazine, which is out tomorrow.…

Private Manning’s freedom comes at the expense of US security

17 May 2017 12:07

Barack Obama’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Private Manning was a final, disgraceful undermining of American interests by…

What’s Donald Trump’s Russia secret?

16 May 2017 10:31

Donald Trump either has nothing to hide about his relationship with Russia — or he is hiding in plain sight,…

Where is the evidence that Donald Trump is an anti-Semite?

2 March 2017 11:49

Several months ago, after his election victory, I asked for any proof that Donald Trump is – as some of…

Are Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin fast becoming enemies?

14 February 2017 10:58

It’s been said a lot that, for all the supposed closeness between Russia and the new US administration, the Trump-Putin…

Trump’s 2020 campaign has kicked off – and Starbucks seem to be running it

30 January 2017 15:12

I am no fan of Donald Trump, but I can stand far enough back from his presidency to see that…

Donald Trump’s inner dictator starts to stir

24 January 2017 17:13

It is of course nonsense to describe Donald Trump as a fascist or a dictator, as his opponents like to…

The New York tabloid which turned for Trump

24 January 2017 14:31

It has been claimed that Jared Kushner masterminded the success of a seemingly impossible campaign. He was the rational voice behind…

Obama’s decision to free Private Manning disgraces America

17 January 2017 22:34

Barack Obama’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Private Manning is a final, disgraceful undermining of American interests by…

Trump’s press conference: will the Russian kompromat story ever go away?

11 January 2017 18:11

Donald Trump hasn’t given a press conference for 167 days, but this was some comeback appearance. The President-elect came out…

American progressives couldn’t be bothered to protest when it mattered

25 November 2016 12:29

It wasn’t long after Donald Trump had appeared on election night to thank his supporters for delivering him an extraordinary victory…

Seven things we can expect from a Trump presidency

10 November 2016 22:14

Even before Donald Trump takes the oath of office on 20 January next year, he has already made the history…

Hillary Clinton delivered a classy defeat speech. But would Sanders have delivered a victory speech?

9 November 2016 17:18

Hillary Clinton may have been a woeful candidate, but she just delivered a classy defeat speech. She did what everybody…

Can Mike Pence defend the Donald in tonight’s vice-presidential debate?

4 October 2016 17:48

Being Vice President of the US ranks as one of the worst jobs in the world. It comes with practically no…

Trump’s immigration rhetoric is more subtle than his opponents realise

1 September 2016 13:07

To say Donald Trump ‘double-downed’ last night on his border rhetoric would be an understatement. He went full anti-illegal immigration…

How Donald Trump shacked up with the alt-right

23 August 2016 20:17

When Donald Trump hired Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of the right-wing media site Breitbart, to head his campaign last…

JFK airport’s terror scare felt like a metaphor for modern America

16 August 2016 11:12

I was crammed into the narrow cupboard of the Alitalia Business Class lounge at John F. Kennedy airport, along with…

Boring Corbyn has got it all wrong on personality politics

6 August 2016 8:00

Brits sometimes think that ‘personality politics’ is a bad thing. Jeremy Corbyn has certainly suggested as much; just before he…

Who does Bernie Sanders think he is?

27 July 2016 12:24

You have to admire Bernie Sanders’s chutzpah. For almost the entirety of his over 40-year career in politics, Sanders pointedly abstained…

We can’t ignore the religion of the Orlando gay club gunman

12 June 2016 16:15

Last night a gunman attacked a gay club in Orlando, Florida. At present at least 50 people are confirmed dead…

Is Bernie Sanders’ zombie campaign hurting Hillary Clinton — or helping her?

9 June 2016 12:50

Washington, DC The Bernie Sanders campaign has always been touched by irony. Now it is turning into a mad joke.…