US politics

The new Cold War?

13 November 2010 17:55

In his recent cover story for The Spectator, the Financial Times’ Gideon Rachman talked about how, in the United States,…

Playing with fire

11 November 2010 9:07

As the G20 summit begins in Seoul, the emphasis in much of the papers is on the economic hostility between…

Ten more highlights from the Bush serialisation

10 November 2010 11:23

You know the drill: the second part of the Times’s Bush serialisation (£) is out today, so here are ten…

Stop dreaming of Leo McGarry

9 November 2010 18:03

The West Wing has an amazing hold over Fleet Street. The TV series has not only taught a generation of…

Ten highlights from the Bush serialisation

9 November 2010 9:17

Number 43 is back. And judging by his interview (£) with the Times editor James Harding – and that paper’s…

Bush’s Indian legacy

8 November 2010 22:45

It is appropriate that the US president will be in India on the day that President Bush’s memoirs are published.…

Lessons from the midterms for the AV referendum

4 November 2010 15:26

Amid all the excitement of the US midterms, a small, local ballot took place which has important lessons for the…

In this week’s Spectator

4 November 2010 14:39

The latest edition of The Spectator is now out on iPad (click here for more info) and the newsagents (or…

The rise of Marco Rubio

4 November 2010 9:07

Of all the good news that the American Right is savouring at the moment, Marco Rubio’s victory must be near…

Obama’s Hurt Locker

3 November 2010 14:05

The backlash that Barack Obama is now experiencing seemed almost impossible when the neophyte senator swept into the White House.…

Republicans take control of the House, Democrats cling on in Senate

3 November 2010 6:43

The Democrats have lost control of the House of Representatives. The Republican party looks to have picked up more than…

Early signs are that it will be a good night for the Republicans and an awful one for Obama and his agenda

3 November 2010 0:50

It is early in the night but things are looking good for the Republicans. Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American son of…

California Dreamin’

2 November 2010 17:29

Amidst the Democrats’ doom and gloom over the US midterm elections, there is one race that will give Obama hope,…

A conservative revival in the States

1 November 2010 15:30

Election night two years ago was not a good night for the GOP. Not only had it lost the White…

Reading the Tea Party

30 October 2010 18:49

Copyright BBC Tea Party America with Andrew Neil, Renegade Pictures for the BBC This Tuesday we will find out the…

Barack Obama: suspicious packages contained explosives

29 October 2010 21:33

The terror scare surrounding two planes in the UK’s East Midlands Airport and Dubai is now, officially, serious. In a…

From the archives: The Cuban Missile Crisis

29 October 2010 14:06

48 years ago this week, the Cuban Missile Crisis came to an end. Here are the two Spectator leading articles…

Eat your heart out, Fukuyama

27 October 2010 16:33

Russia and Nato are now allies, or birds of a feather at least. The Independent reports that the twentieth century’s…

Cameron the ‘Tea Party Tory’

26 October 2010 13:19

David Cameron’s cuts agenda is winning him some unusual praise from the American hard Right — from the sort of…

The insidious fingers of Iran are all over Iraq

23 October 2010 14:35

Wikileaks is the story of the day. The Guardian has extensive coverage of unsubstantiated allegations made by unnamed Iraqis. That…

Obama 2.0

14 October 2010 17:16

The piece in the New York Times magazine this weekend on the Obama presidency illustrates how far he has fallen.…

The X-Factor

2 October 2010 16:24

Bob Woodwood could write a cookbook and it would be a bestseller, but Obama’s Wars, his latest book, will wreak…

‘It’s a bit of a riddle’

21 September 2010 18:55

Perhaps Donald Rumsfeld was right: the Coalition should not have gone for the ‘hard slog’ in Afghanistan (or Iraq). Hindsight…

Burning the Koran

8 September 2010 9:15

The US constitution cannot stop Pastor Terry Jones from burning 100 Korans to mark the 9th anniversary of 11 September, and…

General Conway versus the Commander-in-Chief

25 August 2010 12:18

President Obama’s folly in setting a fixed date to start troop withdrawals from Afghanistan has been highlighted by the US…