US politics

Donald Trump’s presidency now looks in danger of capsizing completely

13 December 2017 12:46

It’s starting to look as though the historic mission of Donald Trump, who was a registered member of the Democratic…

The Democrat victory in Alabama is a huge blow for Trump

13 December 2017 7:50

These really are wild times in American politics. A Democrat, Doug Jones, just won the Senate Race in Alabama. A…

Sadiq Khan should tell Trump the truth about multicultural London

12 December 2017 18:31

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, likes to make a stand. Specifically he likes to present himself (and the city…

Donald Trump is right: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

7 December 2017 15:30

The Israelis are doing it again. That thing they do when someone, anyone, even a total nishtgutnick like Donald Trump,…

Donald Trump’s presidency lurches from embarrassment to disaster

6 December 2017 15:29

Here we go again. Donald Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal in October. Now, in another audacious foray into Middle…

Trump’s Jerusalem decision may extinguish hope in the Middle East

6 December 2017 13:30

Let’s face it, Jerusalem is politically, diplomatically and religiously special. It is important to the faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity…

Donald Trump gives Israel a Hanukkah present to remember

6 December 2017 9:17

It’s Hanukkah next week, and President Donald J Trump has decided to give the state of Israel a big present.…

Should Donald Trump be invited to the Royal Wedding?

2 December 2017 9:00

Two golden rules of royal weddings. First, it’s always wonderful on the day. Second, there is always an almighty official…

Donald Trump’s tax cut has united the Republicans

2 December 2017 8:24

President Donald J Trump likes nothing better than winning, and he has just had the first major legislative win of…

Now that Mueller has flipped Flynn, will he target Kushner next?

1 December 2017 20:08

As I rode the metro to work this morning, an elderly gentleman holding a sign that read, `Manafort-Flynn. Who’s Next?’…

What the papers say: Should Trump’s state visit go ahead?

1 December 2017 8:28

Donald Trump’s January visit to Britain now looks to be in doubt following the furore over his tweets. Diplomats in…

By sharing jihadi porn, Donald Trump plays into the Islamists’ hands

29 November 2017 13:07

Britain First hasn’t really taken off as a political movement in Britain, but it has caught the attention of the…

Is the net closing in on Jared Kushner?

17 November 2017 14:18

Is the net closing in on Jared Kushner? It is now being reported that Trump’s son-in-law received a ‘Russian backdoor…

America has outrage overload

12 November 2017 8:30

It’s remarkable how fast the unthinkable becomes the expected. It felt almost routine to pick up the New York Post last Sunday…

All you need is Kompromat! Did the New York Times fall for a great Trump-Russia hoax?

6 November 2017 10:37

The big story that British journos are now desperate to break is ‘How Russia hacked Brexit’. Once that rolls out,…

New York now refuses to be terrorised

1 November 2017 15:38

I am marvelling at the resilience of New York City. Yesterday afternoon a real monster visited Lower Manhattan, weaponising a…

New York suffers its deadliest terror attack since 9/11: what we know so far

1 November 2017 7:49

Eight people have been killed in yesterday’s terror attack in New York – the deadliest such incident in the city…

Richard Nixon: the nightmare president of his age

14 October 2017 10:00

In this giant, prodigiously sourced and insightful biography, John A. Farrell shows how Richard Milhous Nixon was the nightmare of…

The Democrats are on course to be Corbynised

13 October 2017 14:17

Donald Trump’s approval ratings have dropped in every single state. He has failed to repeal Obamacare, build a wall or move…

Donald Trump and Theresa May desperately need each other’s help

11 October 2017 17:09

In June, I mooted the possibility that Theresa May might consider emigrating to the United States to join the Trump…

Russia damaged Turkey’s economy in the name of diplomacy. Is the US about to do the same?

11 October 2017 11:33

Istanbul President Erdogan has spent much of this year slinging muck at Europe’s heads of state, and he has damaged…

The Bombardier dispute could actually bring down May’s government

9 October 2017 15:01

When governments fall it often comes from an unexpected quarter. Thirty eight years ago, James Callaghan’s government fell not as…

‘Taking the knee’ is a flawed form of protest

5 October 2017 14:34

Kneeling, fundamentally an act of humility or deference, doesn’t seem the obvious protest against injustice when the National Anthem plays…

Rex Tillerson is the captain of a ghost ship

5 October 2017 11:30

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s press conference yesterday was moronic. Earlier this week, NBC News broke the story that…

Stricter gun controls won’t turn American into Denmark – but they’d certainly help

3 October 2017 14:36

There’s a scene in the touching Richard Linklater film Boyhood where the young Mason goes to visit the rural family…