US politics

The Spectator Podcast: Campus tyranny

24 August 2017 13:54

On this week’s episode of The Spectator Podcast we look at the issue of ‘safe spaces’ on campuses and beyond. We…

Trump’s Arizona speech gave his fans what they wanted: Trumpism

23 August 2017 10:10

Ignore the usual bleating about Trump having ‘lost control’ and not being ‘fit’ for the presidency following his attention-grabbing speech…

The Trump revolution is devouring its own children

20 August 2017 9:22

Steve Bannon is out. H.R McMaster is in. It’s now starting to dawn upon some of Donald Trump’s most ardent…

Is Donald Trump now at war with Trumpism?

18 August 2017 21:15

Ding dong Steve Bannon is gone – and all the liberal world order is cock-a-hoop. As Democrat congressman Tim Ryan…

Yet again, Trump’s presidency has conformed to a Saturday Night Live sketch

18 August 2017 19:10

The statement from the White House makes little attempt to disguise what happened. ‘White House Chief of Staff John Kelly…

The true nature of Trumpism can no longer be denied

16 August 2017 14:38

There is a strain of wickedness so contagious that it infects every pore of the places it touches. It can…

The violent product of identity politics

15 August 2017 17:25

Identity politics is turning violent. It’s been brewing for a while. Anyone who’s witnessed mobs of students threatening to silence…

Trump’s presidency will stain America for years to come

15 August 2017 16:45

It is amazing what a crowd – or a basket – of deplorables can do. Sometimes they can even strip…

This is the moment for Donald Trump’s motor mouth

15 August 2017 10:38

Here are some of the many insults that Donald Trump has ladled out over the years. On Senator John McCain: ‘He’s…

This is what happens when you compare Donald Trump to Jeremy Corbyn

14 August 2017 10:41

When you tweet as often as I do, you learn to take the rough with the smooth. Even though it…

The alt-right have widened the rift between Trump and the Republican establishment

13 August 2017 20:10

On Sunday morning the White House, in an unsigned statement, came out swinging against ‘nephew-nazi and all extremist groups.’ Leave…

Trump is treating Kim Jong-un like a rival New York real estate developer

11 August 2017 16:09

When I first heard Donald Trump threaten North Korea with “fire and fury,” I immediately despaired—because I’m sick and tired…

The method behind Donald Trump’s fire-and-fury madness

11 August 2017 15:20

Donald Trump’s latest eruption – saying that his threat of fire and fury didn’t go far enough – will have…

The Spectator Podcast: Fire and fury

10 August 2017 11:26

On this week’s episode, we’re discussing the war of words between President Trump and North Korea, and asking whether it…

What the papers say: The danger of Trump’s war of words

10 August 2017 8:09

Donald Trump’s fighting talk has the world worried. But his promise to bring ‘fire and fury’ to North Korea will…

Is Trump really about to rain down ‘fire and fury’ on North Korea?

9 August 2017 6:47

Today is the 72nd anniversary of the America atomic bombing of Nagasaki, a lovely port city that also served as…

How Britain should handle a Trump visit, by the former ambassador to Washington

5 August 2017 10:06

For reasons I find hard to fathom the French did not come out in force to riot against the recent…

Mueller’s grand jury could bring down Trump’s presidency

4 August 2017 14:37

Donald Trump has a yuge problem in special prosecutor Robert Swan Mueller III. The American president’s anger at having this…

Trump is right to be worried about the breakdown in US-Russia relations

3 August 2017 16:57

Imagine the gale-force political winds that it takes to make Donald Trump do something he doesn’t want to do. Yet…

What the papers say: Trump is good news for Britain

3 August 2017 8:35

Jeremy Corbyn might be ‘on a high’ but he shouldn’t be allowed to forget his party’s ‘highly inconsistent, profoundly confusing’…

Farewell, the Mooch. It was fun while it lasted

1 August 2017 19:05

How are things in your country? In mine, we’ve spent the last week and a half being governed by a…

Anthony Scaramucci looked doomed from the outset

31 July 2017 21:31

That was fast. Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director before he could even really begin communicating Donald…

Scaramucci sacked, as John Kelly starts to reshape the White House

31 July 2017 20:38

So farewell, the Mooch. One of the most bizarre figures to walk on to the stage of the Trump tragicomedy…

Reince Priebus’s departure shows Trump is tiring of the Republican establishment

28 July 2017 23:23

Poor Reince Priebus. Or maybe not so poor. A munificent book deal surely looms in which he can chronicle his…

Anthony Scaramucci will keep us entertained all summer

28 July 2017 12:07

Give it to the scriptwriters of the epic comedy that is The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, they…