US Presidential election 2016

Trump vs Clinton: The verdicts on the final debate

20 October 2016 10:10

Donald Trump grabbed the headlines in last night’s debate by refusing to say whether he’d accept the result in the…

Donald Trump did enough to win the debate, but not enough to save his campaign

10 October 2016 7:07

Donald Trump probably won the second presidential debate tonight, overall. But overall probably doesn’t matter. The clash between him and…

Mike Pence won the vice-presidential debate, but it’s still bad news for the Donald

5 October 2016 9:25

Governor Mike Pence can debate — who knew? Donald J Trump’s running mate has been fairly invisible so far this…

It’s hard to #followthemoney if Trump won’t release his tax returns

2 October 2016 11:34

Even Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s normally ebullient campaign manager, must be thinking it’s been an awful week. There was his…

Can Katy Perry stop Donald Trump?

28 September 2016 13:58

Recall that eight years ago a number of actors brought out a video of unspeakable dreadfulness called I Pledge, calling on…

Last night’s debate was Donald Trump vs Himself. And Trump lost

27 September 2016 12:47

As a general rule, presidential debates don’t change much. The winning and the losing matters much less than you think.…

Trump’s people: The Donald and white nationalism

18 September 2016 16:11

The fit, or fugue, that Hillary Clinton suffered during a 9/11 memorial service in Manhattan on Sunday left mysteries in…

Hillary Clinton’s health crisis was a victory for conspiracy theorists – on 9/11, of all days

12 September 2016 15:58

‘Can we just stop talking about Hillary Clinton’s health now?’, snapped Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post on September 6.…

The Donald Trump phenomenon is nothing new in American politics

5 September 2016 11:36

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have a strong opinion about Donald Trump. But it’s worth lowering the emotional…

Trump’s immigration rhetoric is more subtle than his opponents realise

1 September 2016 13:07

To say Donald Trump ‘double-downed’ last night on his border rhetoric would be an understatement. He went full anti-illegal immigration…

How Donald Trump shacked up with the alt-right

23 August 2016 20:17

When Donald Trump hired Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of the right-wing media site Breitbart, to head his campaign last…

Was Britain banking on a Chris Christie presidency?

9 August 2016 15:56

A fun game for football fans involves trying to recall players who were earmarked as future Premier League stars and fell hilariously…

The most shocking aspect of Donald Trump fans? Their decency

23 July 2016 9:22

You might find them abhorrent. You might think them stupid for having fallen for such a charlatan. You might be…

The Spectator podcast: Brexit – the first 100 days

11 June 2016 9:00

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The Spectator podcast: Brexit – the first 100 days

9 June 2016 8:14

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Hillary Clinton crawls over the finish line in Democratic race

7 June 2016 8:02

Hillary Clinton has crawled over the finish line in the Democratic race. She has apparently now secured enough delegates to…