US politics

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…

Donald Trump’s presidency now looks in danger of capsizing completely

13 December 2017 12:46

It’s starting to look as though the historic mission of Donald Trump, who was a registered member of the Democratic…

The Democrat victory in Alabama is a huge blow for Trump

13 December 2017 7:50

These really are wild times in American politics. A Democrat, Doug Jones, just won the Senate Race in Alabama. A…

Sadiq Khan should tell Trump the truth about multicultural London

12 December 2017 18:31

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, likes to make a stand. Specifically he likes to present himself (and the city…

Donald Trump is right: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

7 December 2017 15:30

The Israelis are doing it again. That thing they do when someone, anyone, even a total nishtgutnick like Donald Trump,…

Donald Trump’s presidency lurches from embarrassment to disaster

6 December 2017 15:29

Here we go again. Donald Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal in October. Now, in another audacious foray into Middle…

Trump’s Jerusalem decision may extinguish hope in the Middle East

6 December 2017 13:30

Let’s face it, Jerusalem is politically, diplomatically and religiously special. It is important to the faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity…

Donald Trump gives Israel a Hanukkah present to remember

6 December 2017 9:17

It’s Hanukkah next week, and President Donald J Trump has decided to give the state of Israel a big present.…

Should Donald Trump be invited to the Royal Wedding?

2 December 2017 9:00

Two golden rules of royal weddings. First, it’s always wonderful on the day. Second, there is always an almighty official…

Donald Trump’s tax cut has united the Republicans

2 December 2017 8:24

President Donald J Trump likes nothing better than winning, and he has just had the first major legislative win of…

Now that Mueller has flipped Flynn, will he target Kushner next?

1 December 2017 20:08

As I rode the metro to work this morning, an elderly gentleman holding a sign that read, `Manafort-Flynn. Who’s Next?’…

What the papers say: Should Trump’s state visit go ahead?

1 December 2017 8:28

Donald Trump’s January visit to Britain now looks to be in doubt following the furore over his tweets. Diplomats in…

By sharing jihadi porn, Donald Trump plays into the Islamists’ hands

29 November 2017 13:07

Britain First hasn’t really taken off as a political movement in Britain, but it has caught the attention of the…