US politics

Donald Trump has got a point about the NHS

6 February 2018 11:19

Donald Trump has found himself in the midst of another international spat, fuelled this time by his attack on the…

The GOP is now the Party of Trump

5 February 2018 12:10

There was a time not so long ago when the political establishment of the Republican Party – the Mitt Romneys,…

Donald Trump has a genius for damaging his own reputation

3 February 2018 8:30

It’s easy to see why Donald Trump gets angry. He is presiding over a robust economy, growing at the fastest…

Trump’s State of the Union address will change very little

1 February 2018 8:22

Donald Trump had a lot to prove during his first ever State of the Union address this week. He had to demonstrate…

Trump’s sunbed optimism is rubbing off on the world

31 January 2018 8:18

Donald J Trump’s State of the Union was as expected: long, boastful, cheesy — and largely right. Trump says he…

Trump’s State of the Union address shows he is ready for war. But who with?

31 January 2018 7:27

It was a sound move by Donald Trump to single out the North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho in his first…

Trump’s State of the Union goodwill won’t last long

30 January 2018 15:02

The real story about Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech today may not be what he says, but that…

Trumponomics is working

30 January 2018 12:00

As Donald Trump makes his State of the Union address this evening his many opponents have an increasingly large problem:…

China vs America: the espionage story of our time

29 January 2018 12:42

Why aren’t spy stories sexy anymore? The revelations last year that Beijing destroyed America’s espionage ring inside China a few years ago,…

Donald Trump’s interview with Piers Morgan: full transcript

29 January 2018 7:22

PM: Mr President, how are you? DT: I’m good thank you, Piers. PM: It’s been a while! DT: It has,…

Rex Tillerson has a simple way of dealing with Donald Trump’s tweets

27 January 2018 9:00

I am hugely enjoying editing a paper with a much longer history than the Washington Post or, indeed, most British…

Donald Trump (sort of) says the hardest word

26 January 2018 8:37

Wow. As far as I know, Donald Trump has only apologised twice since he emerged as a presidential candidate in…

Theresa May is back in the President’s Club

25 January 2018 17:06

Donald Trump is in love again. Theresa May can’t guarantee Trump an effusive welcome if he visits Great Britain and…

Brexit Britain is putty in Trump’s hands

25 January 2018 16:28

President Donald Trump, famously, has two modes: flattery and hostility. Theresa May had a taste of the latter following Trump’s…

Will white supremacy always haunt America?

25 January 2018 14:00

I found Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book We Were Eight Years in Power surprisingly engaging. It combines a calm, friendly voice with…

How seriously should we take this new pro-Trump conspiracy theory?

25 January 2018 11:00

What if the great smoking gun in the Trump-Russia enquiry is not Donald Trump’s collusion with the Kremlin? What if the…

Donald Trump will feel right at home in Davos

23 January 2018 15:24

After a prolonged dry spell, the Donald, to borrow from Billy Bush’s memorable taped remark, has finally scored again. For…

US shutdown: how the ‘Common Sense Coalition’ saved the day

23 January 2018 11:03

Compared to previous instances in US history when political paralysis and dysfunction shut down Washington for weeks at a time,…

US government shutdown: Trump’s presidency begins to resemble Obama’s

21 January 2018 10:51

Donald Trump had hoped to mark his first anniversary as president basking in surprisingly positive media headlines and enjoying a…

The Donald Trump show enters season two

20 January 2018 14:08

Next up on America, it’s the season two premiere of The Donald Trump Show. All your favorite characters are back—or…

The problem with America is not Donald Trump

20 January 2018 10:57

Something has gone horribly wrong in America, but it isn’t Donald Trump. The 45th president’s first year has in fact…

If you think it’s just ‘elites’ complaining about Trump, think again

20 January 2018 10:30

After one year in office, Donald Trump is winning bigly. The stock market is up. North Korea and South Korea…

Trump, May, and the sinking of the so-called ‘Special Relationship’

19 January 2018 10:35

Another week, another blow to the so-called Special Relationship. The latest sorry news is that Number 10 has been trying…

Announcing…the BAD TRUMP TWEETS AWARDS

18 January 2018 11:45

Journalists can guffaw at the silliness of President Donald’s Trump’s Fake News Awards as much as they like. The truth…

The Trump exodus could cost the Republicans dearly

14 January 2018 8:30

The Trump presidency has been a disorienting moment in American political life. Imagine a time traveller starting in the year…