US politics

Why does Donald Trump hate dogs?

13 January 2018 9:00

Here’s an aspect of Donald Trump’s personality that I’ve never got past: his hatred of dogs. When Trump tweeted on…

Donald Trump is right: the sale of the US embassy was a bad deal

13 January 2018 7:56

The anti-Trump forces have been having a field day on Twitter with the hashtag #ICancelledMyTriptoLondon – poking fun at Donald…

Britain’s epic vanity: do we really think Trump cares that much about coming here?

12 January 2018 10:14

Boris Johnson is absolutely right to say that his successor as London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has behaved like a ‘puffed…

Donald Trump’s greatest peril could soon become a reality

11 January 2018 15:00

Donald Trump is playing hard to get. Asked yesterday at the White House whether he would meet with Special Counsel…

New York’s fight against the oil giants is political posturing at its worst

11 January 2018 12:41

Was there ever a more pathetic piece of political posturing than the attempt by New York mayor Bill de Blasio…

Donald Trump’s evisceration of Steve Bannon is complete

10 January 2018 17:30

How the mighty have fallen! Only a year ago, Steve Bannon was being feted as the power behind the Trump…

What becomes of Breitbart without Steve Bannon?

10 January 2018 14:37

How quickly Steve Bannon’s dark star has collapsed. Not so long ago, friends and enemies talked him up as a media genius. He…

An Oprah Winfrey bid for the White House should trouble Trump

9 January 2018 10:39

Will the Trump presidency be replaced by the Winfrey one? The hunt is on for a celebrity to take on…

His critics can’t admit it, but Trump’s crazy tactics are succeeding

6 January 2018 8:30

Among the many new political maladies of our age, one has been left largely undiagnosed. This is Trump Derangement Syndrome,…

Hamilton: America 1776? Or Britain 2016?

6 January 2018 8:00

Hamilton is the most exciting American cultural export in decades. It’s now showing in London every to large, delighted audiences — and we Brits love…

Trump’s latest triumph could easily still end in tears

5 January 2018 16:04

The most piquant part of Michael Wolff’s gossipy new book, Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House, is the…

Fire and Fury of the Trump book ‘exclusives’

5 January 2018 15:56

It’s fair to say that Michael Wolff’s explosive biography of Donald Trump has caused a stir ahead of its publication.…

Iran’s uprising exposes the left’s shameful double standards

4 January 2018 17:49

Why is Jeremy Corbyn silent on the protests in Iran? A cynic might say that the Labour leader could hardly…

The end of liberalism

4 January 2018 11:38

In recent days we’ve seen inspiring demands for liberty from the oppressed citizens of Iran. Our situation in the West…

Donald Trump unleashes fire and fury on Steve Bannon

3 January 2018 21:08

Forget North Korea for a moment — President Donald J Trump today launched a devastating assault on Steve Bannon, his…

Steve Bannon’s thirst for revenge is a big worry for Trump

3 January 2018 15:10

Donald Trump is becoming increasingly unbuttoned. Last night, he tweeted referring to Kim Jong–un that: ‘I too have a Nuclear…

Donald Trump’s mad Twitter diplomacy is starting to work

3 January 2018 9:09

Say this for Donald Trump — if he does bring on nuclear apocalypse, at least he made it funny. Every…

Will Donald Trump be assassinated, ousted in a coup or just impeached?

31 December 2017 10:00

We’re closing 2017 by republishing our twelve most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 1: Paul Wood on whether Trump…

Five things that could go well for Donald Trump in 2018

31 December 2017 7:48

It has not gone unnoticed that a number of commenters to my occasional Spectator blogs harbour keen, if not outright…

Is Donald Trump a new Winston Churchill?

27 December 2017 18:30

Is Donald Trump a new Winston Churchill? Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, whose daughter Sarah serves as Trump’s press secretary,…

What explains the idiocy of the liberal elite? It’s their education

26 December 2017 10:00

We’re closing 2017 by republishing our twelve most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 6: James Bartholomew on the liberal elite’s…

America has sometimes stood proudest at the UN when it has stood alone

22 December 2017 14:52

Outvoted on a resolution on Israel, on the wrong side of international opinion, the United States ambassador responded with an…

Christmas in the Holy Land is once again overshadowed by politics

22 December 2017 13:00

Christmas in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth has, once again, been overshadowed by politics. The latest controversy surrounds Donald Trump’s decision…

The desperate struggle of the NeverTrump movement

22 December 2017 9:00

‘We ex-communists are the only people on your side who know what it’s all about’, Arthur Koestler declared in The…

Donald Trump desperately needs some outside help to save his presidency

21 December 2017 9:34

Donald Trump made a big deal about his new National Security Strategy (NSS), touting a new era of stalwart vigilance…