US politics

Steve Bannon and the sanitisation of public life

4 September 2018 17:27

Well done, New Yorker, you have just empowered the mob. You have boosted the moral standing and arrogance of those…

Donald Trump’s WTO threat shows he is becoming predictable

31 August 2018 12:45

The obvious reaction to Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is that it…

WATCH AGAIN: John McCain’s brilliant concession speech in 2008

26 August 2018 9:27

I didn’t much like John McCain’s politics. He never saw a military intervention he didn’t like. He was bi-partisan in…

Books Podcast: How the 2008 crash changed the world

23 August 2018 16:26

In this week’s Books Podcast, I’m joined by the economic historian Adam Tooze, author of the new book Crashed: How…

Trumpworld is spinning out of control

22 August 2018 16:21

The fate of the Trump presidency now hangs on what Michael Cohen says

The sordid reality of the Trump presidency

22 August 2018 11:02

‘How ya like me now?’ tweeted Stormy Daniels last night — and, whatever else you might think about a porn…

Trump’s presidency has imploded – in less than two years

22 August 2018 7:21

This is the beginning of the end of the Donald Trump presidency. The double whammy of Michael Cohen, his former…

Angela Merkel prepares for a rematch with Vladimir Putin

16 August 2018 12:40

German chancellor Angela Merkel has a lot on her plate. In addition to keeping her rabble-rouser junior coalition partners in…

Has Donald Trump finally met a European leader he can work with?

31 July 2018 8:03

Donald Trump has finally met a European leader he can stand for more than a moment: Italy’s bookish new premier,…

How May, Macron and Merkel failed to tame Trump

18 July 2018 8:16

To conclude that relations between the United States and the Europeans are in quite a chaotic and unpredictable state is…

Will Donald Trump dare to challenge Putin over his political prisoners?

16 July 2018 12:56

From Nixon’s ‘détente’ to Obama’s ‘reset’, every new US administration makes one attempt at reconciliation with Moscow. Today it’s Donald…

Watch: Theresa May dodges Donald Trump’s handshake

11 July 2018 13:58

When Theresa May first met Donald Trump, she was pictured strolling arm-in-arm with the president through the grounds of the…

President Trump: UK is in turmoil, Boris is my friend

10 July 2018 13:26

Theresa May’s bad week just got worse. After two Cabinet Brexiteers – David Davis and Boris Johnson – resigned on…

Brett Kavanaugh is a Republican’s dream Supreme Court Justice

10 July 2018 10:19

After reciting the usual homilies about the need to interpret the American Constitution as it was written, President Trump appeared…

Why I won’t appear on the Guardian’s anti-Trump panel

4 July 2018 18:04

Should I help the Guardian to make money? The question arises because the paper’s emissaries have been badgering me to…

Donald Trump’s inability to care what his critics think is paying off

25 June 2018 14:55

Donald Trump is becoming a restaurant critic. This morning he weighed in on the Red Hen restaurant, which is located…

Trump is ‘vice-signalling’ over immigration – and it’s going to work

19 June 2018 12:45

The stories are filed, the pictures are posted, and the media verdict is almost unanimous: separating children from their parents…

On Germany, Trump is right about the big picture, wrong about the detail

19 June 2018 11:54

Time was, a US President wouldn’t dream of criticising the government of one of its Nato allies in public –…

How splitting up families gave Trump the biggest crisis of his presidency

19 June 2018 10:35

For the Democrats, the mounting furore over forcibly separating children from their parents at the border offers a golden opportunity…

Donald Trump’s migrant policy shows he has finally gone too far

18 June 2018 16:42

Historians will still be asking in 100 years’ time why public outrage did not do Donald Trump more harm. How…

James Comey is a man obsessed with his own myth

14 June 2018 18:13

Oh, dear. The myth that James Comey has sedulously cultivated of himself—the ascetic warrior for truth, the vigilant sentinel of…

Donald Trump’s dictator complex

12 June 2018 14:23

The reviews are coming in for Donald Trump’s performance in Singapore and they aren’t pretty. Nicholas Kristof of the New…

If this is a trade war, the United States will win

1 June 2018 15:10

Donald Trump is following through on his threat—or promise, as his voters see it—to impose steep tariffs on foreign goods…

Trump’s trade war is back on

31 May 2018 17:04

The threat of a global trade war is back. The Trump administration has announced that the US will impose tariffs…

The Spectator Podcast: the people vs the EU

31 May 2018 13:11

This week, the new Italian coalition’s proposed government was blocked by the Italian President, giving EU grandees in Brussels a…