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What’s the purpose of Trump’s forthcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin?

13 July 2018 4:44 pm

A diligent press corps is trying to force him to say what he will do or say when he meets his Russian chum. But Trump himself may not really know.

Donald Trump’s press conference was a comic masterpiece

13 July 2018 4:25 pm

The Commander-in-Chief reduces world politics to an amazing farce, and it’s hard not to kind of love for him for it.

‘President Pussy Grabber’ has his way with the GOP

12 July 2018 3:17 pm

A new book argues that Trump could destroy the Republican Party.

The masochistic perversity of the Special Relationship

12 July 2018 8:25 am

London The American president is coming! All over Britain, people are putting up the bunting, cutting the crusts off the…

Jacob Rees-Mogg: What I’d do as UK Home Secretary

10 July 2018 3:50 pm

‘It’s mad to have an immigration system that doesn’t allow people in who you actually need, and does allow people in who you don’t need.’

Brett Kavanaugh is the establishment Republican’s dream Supreme Court Justice

10 July 2018 4:11 am

Like Neil Gorsuch, he appears to be your standard issue hard-line conservative but not a judicial Robespierre.

The British government is in crisis, again. Enter Trump, stage right, again

9 July 2018 5:00 pm

The president knows leverage when he sees it, and he’ll have masses over Theresa May this week.

If the Green Blob thought Scott Pruitt was bad, just wait till they meet his replacement

9 July 2018 2:18 pm

The EPA chief’s departure will make little if any difference to the MAGA agenda – at least not where energy and the environment are concerned.

Could Hillary Clinton take on Donald Trump again?

9 July 2018 1:56 pm

It’s an outcome that would thrill Donald Trump and his supporters. The “it” is, of course, another Hillary Clinton run…

Trump’s Mideast ‘deal of the century’ turns out to be a big fat nothing burger

9 July 2018 11:04 am

When Donald Trump promised a ‘deal of the century’ between Israelis and Palestinians, he didn’t mention which century he had…

The incredible silliness of Britain’s Stop Trump movement 

4 July 2018 3:03 pm

If protestors in London think they can send the President a message, they are mistaken.

Alan Dershowitz is winning in the Trump era

4 July 2018 2:53 pm

The trials of Alan Dershowitz, who alleges that he is being shunned and ostracised by former friends on Martha’s Vineyard,…

Is Mitt Romney considering another run for the presidency?

2 July 2018 5:43 pm

A man ruthless enough to strap his dog Seamus to the roof of his station wagon on a family road trip to Canada has to be taken seriously.

Freaky Friday for the sex wars: Netflix’s I Am Not an Easy Man reviewed

1 July 2018 12:19 pm

You know the feeling. One minute, you’re an oversexed adman, strolling the streets of Paris and propositioning every woman you…

Congratulations, America, on missing the World Cup

29 June 2018 2:06 pm

The opening round of the soccer World Cup is under way in Russia. If you’re lucky, you won’t have noticed.…

There’s a reason restaurants everywhere are failing: Red Hen Syndrome

28 June 2018 3:54 pm

It may be that we’ve had all we can take, especially when these outlets are suffused with such self-importance.

Justice Kennedy’s retirement allows Trump to become the restorer of GOP values

27 June 2018 10:37 pm

Whomever he picks will surely move rapidly to overturn the key decisions that Kennedy, often a decisive swing vote, supported on abortion and gay rights.

Trump is behaving like a caudillo in trying to intimidate Harley-Davidson

26 June 2018 5:19 pm

Tariffs are a huge political gamble, one that the GOP is eyeing with mounting apprehension.

Michael Avenatti resembles the ‘manager’ who takes an inordinate slice of a working girl’s earnings

25 June 2018 7:33 pm

The crusading lawyer waves the sword of justice around in order to distract us from the sleaze behind his shield.

Will doubling down on a culture war boost Trump’s political prospects?

25 June 2018 2:35 pm

The Presidents inability to care what his critics think is paying off.

Film review: Westwood – Punk, Icon, Activist

24 June 2018 11:39 am

This is a golden age for documentaries, if you have time to view them. Digital film and editing have reduced…

A reply to my critics: Don’t fight racism with racism

22 June 2018 1:39 pm

Dear 2016 WriteNow mentees, Thanks so much for your open letter to me. It seems only good manners for me…

What does the British government know about Trump and Russia?

21 June 2018 2:44 pm

A British Member of Parliament thinks that the government has not always done all it can to assist the Mueller inquiry into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.

Trump is still on the ‘offenseive’ over immigration

20 June 2018 6:36 pm

As the President consolidates his hold on the GOP and defies his detractors, he is relying on women as a kind of protective force field.

The club sandwich: three slices of white supremacy?

20 June 2018 3:35 pm

Is ‘the perfect American food’ soaked in imperialism and all-male white chumminess?

The American left is using children as political weapons

20 June 2018 8:30 am

What does the American left do when a year of hyperbole about Russian subversion and full-blown fascism in the White…

Trump is ‘vice-signalling’ over immigration – and it’s going to work

18 June 2018 7:10 pm

Britain’s Windrush scandal shows how outrage over cruel policies can lead to positive polls

The Royals are Deplorables

18 June 2018 6:40 pm

Is Prince Harry a Trumpist, as his father-in-law insinuates?

How splitting up families gave Trump the biggest crisis of his presidency

18 June 2018 6:19 pm

Separating children from their parents at the border represents a repudiation of the core of the GOP.