US politics

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…

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…