US Politics

Will Mark Zuckerberg now admit that Facebook is anti-social?

22 March 2018 1:00 pm

Zuck speaks! He’s finally responded to the Cambridge Analytica debacle. To be honest, I could have predicted almost word-for-word this evening’s statement: It…

15 years after Iraq, regime change has come to Washington

21 March 2018 12:28 pm

This week marks 15 years since the start of America’s war in Iraq. Regime change was George W. Bush’s objective,…

Will Trump take on Big Pharma and the insurance companies?

21 March 2018 10:33 am

Yesterday, Donald Trump went to New Hampshire, the ‘Granite State’ or, as he calls it, a ‘drug-infested den’. He has…

Not my president: meet the Chinese students standing up to Xi Jinping

19 March 2018 4:18 pm

At last, some students in the West are campaigning for freedom and democracy. Following years of supposedly rad students banning…

Facebook’s privacy failings are no accident

19 March 2018 3:26 pm

Remember Nudge? It was a 2008 book by Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard Law professor Cass Sunstein, full of bright…

Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook is straight from Obama’s playbook

18 March 2018 5:34 pm

Every few weeks, it seems, Carole Cadwalladr drops a long piece for the Guardian or the Observer about how the…

The President vs the FBI

18 March 2018 4:17 pm

It’s hard to stop watching cable news. Trump sues a former porn star, Stormy Daniels for $20m for saying they…

Tillerson shock? US Forces Korea officials knew about ‘Rexit’ last month

16 March 2018 2:07 pm

But they'll miss the 'improvisational jazz' of the Tillerson-Trump partnership

Mueller subpoenas Trump Organisation’s Russia documents

15 March 2018 8:43 pm

When Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, went to Moscow in 2006, she did all the usual tourist things: walked around Red…

Donald Trump finally announces sanctions against Russia

15 March 2018 5:33 pm

Donald Trump today called it a ‘very sad situation.’ The ‘it’ in question is of course the chemical weapons attack…

Is Donald Trump, like Bush, being taken over by neocons?

15 March 2018 11:35 am

The Trump administration’s foreign-policy team is beginning to look a lot like a Marco Rubio foreign policy team. It’s not…

Rand Paul denounces Trump’s ‘crazy neocons’

14 March 2018 5:45 pm

President Trump continues to shake up his White House team. As early as tomorrow he plans to name Larry Kudlow,…

‘I’m fascinated by Mussolini’

14 March 2018 1:00 pm

We are in a hotel suite at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich when Stephen K. Bannon tells me he adores…

After Pennsylvania, can the GOP win again?

14 March 2018 10:03 am

The Republicans are half-born, half-dying and facing extinction in November

With Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, Trump will be more hawkish

13 March 2018 1:48 pm

The surprising thing isn’t that Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It is that it took this long.…

Rex Tillerson’s sacking isn’t about Russia

13 March 2018 1:39 pm

The Secretary of State's departure has been a long time coming

Robert Mueller keeps everyone guessing

13 March 2018 12:23 pm

Robert Mueller, the former Director of the FBI and special counsel in the soap opera that is the Russia collusion…

Is Donald Trump an ‘isolationist’? Or a ‘radical imperialist’? He can’t be both

12 March 2018 10:44 am

For two years we’ve been hearing that Donald Trump is an ‘isolationist’, whatever that word is supposed to mean. Only…

The McMaster disaster

8 March 2018 8:51 pm

In recent days and weeks, nominally respectable media outlets in the United States have repeatedly announced that Lieutenant General H.R.…

What if Donald Trump is the Steve Jobs of politics?

7 March 2018 5:15 pm

I can understand some people not liking the current president of the United States. As Conrad Black put it recently,…

John Bolton’s campaign to be National Security Advisor

7 March 2018 4:53 pm

In my reporting on John Bolton, the hardline former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., I have noticed a trend. Bolton…

Donald Trump and the unreality of a two-state solution

7 March 2018 8:52 am

The AIPAC conference, that annual celebration of the triangular romance between America, Israel and American Jews, concluded last night with…

Trumpism is taking the GOP back to its industrialist roots

7 March 2018 8:30 am

The weeping and wailing that is greeting Trump’s imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum products entering the US is…

Surprise, surprise — here comes the tariffs retreat

7 March 2018 7:00 am

We should by now be used to Trump’s modus operandi. But we aren’t. We should all know the art of…

Red alert: Texas turns blue!

6 March 2018 9:07 pm

Is Texas, the Lone Star State, about to get a little lonesome for the GOP? There’s been lots of talk…