US politics

Rashida Tlaib’s comments about Palestine are blatantly misleading

16 May 2019 12:48

Rashida Tlaib is a victim, and not just any victim – she’s a righteous one. The freshman Democrat from Michigan’s…

The United States Senate is dying

15 May 2019 12:16

Picture a forum where some of America’s most prominent men and women assemble in a healthy, civilised way to discuss and…

In the Democratic primaries, the goal is to go viral

8 May 2019 12:49

Everybody knows who Joe Biden is, the former six-term senator from Delaware and Barack Obama sidekick. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders,…

Donald Trump couldn’t care less about Jeremy Corbyn’s snub

26 April 2019 16:25

One doubts very much that Donald Trump knows who Jeremy Corbyn is. So the Labour Party leader’s decision to ‘snub’…

Joe Biden’s bid for the top job could tear the Democrats apart

25 April 2019 18:32

The old dog has announced. And he is in it to win it. After endless rumours about whether he will throw…

Democrats are tearing themselves apart over Trump – again

22 April 2019 13:33

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted, public report is nearly a week old, but the Democratic Party in Washington is still…

What Democrats must do to defeat Trump

20 April 2019 9:00

When little known California congressman Eric Swalwell announced his decision to seek the Democratic presidential nomination this month, the former county prosecutor…

What to expect from the Mueller report

18 April 2019 8:43

President Trump seems to be enjoying his presidency, for a change. His Twitter feed betrays none of the nervousness of…

The Trump 2020 campaign is much more formidable than 2016

15 April 2019 18:09

Almost every day, somebody somewhere recycles the idea that President Donald J. Trump doesn’t want to be president. He never…

Some Russians think Britain’s bungled Brexit is just an illusion

12 April 2019 9:00

It’s hardly a surprise that Russian and American views of the world differ sharply. But there is one area of unexpected…

Britain’s liberals have fallen out of love with democracy

10 April 2019 14:45

Every now and then there is a political moment, some event or comment, that reveals just how much society has…

Could Donald Trump unexpectedly triumph in his bid for peace in the Middle East?

4 April 2019 6:50

Could Donald Trump win the Nobel Peace Prize? He would be following in the footsteps of his predecessor but unlike Barack…

How did the media get the Trump-Russia story so wrong?

27 March 2019 15:39

REVERSE FERRET! When he edited the Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie used to throw open his office door and bellow this at…

It’s time for Democrats to face up to the truth about Donald Trump

25 March 2019 17:45

If you follow the US president on Twitter, you might think that every day is Donald Day. But Sunday was…

Why didn’t Europe do more to help Trump strike a deal with Kim?

28 February 2019 12:34

‘Sometimes you have to walk’, said Donald Trump this morning as talks between him and Kim Jong-un broke down. With…

Donald Trump faces a big problem in his meeting with Kim Jong-un

27 February 2019 11:23

Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un in Hanoi is a diplomatic triumph for Pyongyang. For the second time in under a year,…

Bernie Sanders’ rivals will struggle to defeat him

19 February 2019 13:35

The Democratic nomination process for 2020 is a race and Bernie Sanders should be the overwhelming favourite. He’s just announced…

Trump is divisive. He splits his opposition perfectly

6 February 2019 15:26

Washington, DC Donald Trump, the unity president — doesn’t sound right, does it? Trump is, we know, divisive. Under his…

Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech changes nothing

6 February 2019 8:15

Donald Trump takes no punches. He prides himself on being a counter-puncher, a person who won’t think twice about hitting…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunt backfires

4 February 2019 15:59

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the left’s rising political star. The 29-year-old is the youngest women ever to serve in the US Congress…