US Politics

What happens when you give Steve Bannon a platform? Fascinating television, apparently

24 May 2018 8:31 pm

The BBCs segment with the former White House strategist wasnt a gotcha interview and it was the better for it.

Trump is having a very loud public meltdown – all thanks to Michael Cohen

24 May 2018 7:46 pm

Between Ukraine and his associate Evgeny Freidman, its heating up for the president's former lawyer.

Donald Trump goes on the warpath with North Korea

24 May 2018 3:15 pm

So much for the “World Peace” that Donald Trump bragged he would create at the June 12 Singapore summit. In…

Did Ukraine bribe its way into the White House?

23 May 2018 5:20 pm

Michael Cohen's Kiev connection could spell more trouble for his former boss.

Why America First beats the party of Bernie Sanders

21 May 2018 10:07 am

As the mid-terms approach, the Democrats are divided and dwindling. The GOP's hand is getting stronger.

Why Christopher Steele should spill the beans

15 May 2018 4:36 pm

Lawyers representing the ex-spook-turned-private-investigator Christopher Steele were in action yesterday at London’s High Court. In a rather convoluted turn of…

John Bolton really is in charge

15 May 2018 2:20 pm

The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem was nothing short of a dark Mass. A ceremony that should have marked…

Will Trump end the Mueller inquiry or will the Mueller inquiry end Trump?

15 May 2018 8:10 am

May 17, 2017 started out as any other day in Donald Trump’s Washington. Men and women in suits with briefcases…

Is Trump preparing to sell out South Korea?

14 May 2018 3:19 pm

Maybe President Trump has finally given up on his cherished dream of Vladimir Putin as his new best friend. It…

Trump is on a roll. But is it all artifice?

12 May 2018 4:01 pm

On June 12 Donald Trump will meet Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Trump is ebullient. “World Peace” is what he will…

John McCain is right about Gina Haspel

11 May 2018 10:20 am

John McCain is a victim of hypocrisy. His allies in Washington and admirers in the national media praise him as…

Europe’s leaders need Trump more than they wish to admit

10 May 2018 4:16 pm

America, meet your European allies in the effort to contain Iran: Emmanuel Macron of France, Theresa May of Britain, and…

Thanks to Donald Trump, night is falling in Iran again

10 May 2018 12:47 pm

In the White House on Tuesday, with the world just where he wanted it — eyes on the TV, transfixed…

Blankenship’s loss is an important victory for the Republican establishment

10 May 2018 8:50 am

The midterm elections this November are bound to be a rough slog for a Republican Party desperately trying to keep…

Iran’s malevolent mullahs have been well and truly Trumped

9 May 2018 3:12 pm

The only time I met Donald Trump was at a small event for politically mature journalists at the White House…

Why the Democrats will lose their battle to stop Gina Haspel

8 May 2018 5:26 pm

Donald Trump is not known as a champion of women, but he thinks he should be.  The President wants the…

America’s winners are spiritually sick

7 May 2018 10:03 pm

If Trump is rotten from the core, what the hell does that say about the popular culture we’ve all let flourish in the past few decades?

What happened to honour in American public life?

7 May 2018 1:55 pm

‘Honour,’ the French poet Nicholas Boileau wrote in 1666, ‘is like a rocky island without a landing place; once we…

How John McCain lost the Republican Party

6 May 2018 10:20 pm

The Arizona Senator could have been a Donald Trump-type figure. But he never was.

The truth about London knife crime – and the prejudice with which the world listens to Trump

6 May 2018 5:45 pm

I would love to undertake a behavioural experiment in which a cohort of the public were asked to watch Donald…

A storm’s a coming for Trump over the ‘dirty ops’ allegations

6 May 2018 5:37 pm

So aides to Donald Trump, the Observer reports, retained an Israeli intelligence organization to launch a ‘dirty ops’ campaign against…

Is Rudy Giuliani all there?

3 May 2018 12:05 pm

The evidence suggests not

Nancy Pelosi says she isn’t going anywhere. But why not?

3 May 2018 12:07 am

The House Democratic leader's interview in the Boston Globe came across more cocky than confident

Robert Mueller is out of control. He should be shut down. Now.

2 May 2018 2:52 pm

Pop quiz: how many branches of government are there in the United States? If you said “Four,” go to the…

Peace in Korea doesn’t make war with Iran more likely

1 May 2018 4:05 pm

Readers of Spectator’s USA’s mothership, the venerable yet sprightly London Spectator, will know that one of the secrets of the…