US Politics

Trump’s presidency is in for a long, difficult summer

1 May 2018 3:16 pm

So it’s true. Donald Trump is going bonkers. This morning he used the British term in a tweet slamming “phony…

Anarchy in the White House — it’s a good thing

1 May 2018 9:07 am

Would Trump without John Kelly be any different from Trump with John Kelly?

Trump’s Korea pact could make a new war in the Middle East more likely

30 April 2018 3:01 pm

The Trump administration may be heading into an infinity war. Europe is gearing up to retaliate against American on the…

It’s time to end the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

29 April 2018 7:30 pm

You have to give it to Donald Trump. Not for pushing North Korea towards negotiations, or for holding China to…

Michelle Wolf’s disgusting White House Correspondents’ dinner routine is another PR win for Team Trump

29 April 2018 6:35 pm

A lot of Washingtonians think that, were it not for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, you wouldn’t have a Trump…

Trump is like those martial arts experts who use their opponents’ own strength against them

29 April 2018 10:35 am

His critics keep going nuts over the rhetoric - meanwhile, Trump proceeds with his agenda

As a Catholic, I can’t really blame Paul Ryan for giving Fr Patrick Conroy the boot

28 April 2018 8:28 pm

Like all stereotypes, the “sneaky Jesuit” is truer than not. And as a practicing Catholic, I’m grateful to the Society…

Are Macron and Merkel playing good cop, bad cop with Trump?

27 April 2018 4:54 pm

For France and Germany, the contrast could scarcely be starker. For three days Emmanuel Macron was wooed and fêted by…

Kanye West won’t be the last celebrity to cross the left/right Rubicon in 2018 

27 April 2018 10:40 am

In a culture war you can’t be too picky about who your friends are, even less your celebrities.  The stars never come…

The media believes that Macron’s visit was a Gallic triumph and a blow for Trump. That’s wrong.

26 April 2018 10:03 pm

Absorbing the handholding—we were not party to anything so standoffish as handshakes here—the kisses, and the hugs, I thought of Paradise Lost:…

Donald Trump’s visit is good news for Britain – even if you don’t like him

26 April 2018 5:36 pm

President Donald Trump and Brexit Britain have a spooky synergy. After all, the last time Donald Trump came to Britain…

The partisan Russian meddling cases are helping no one

26 April 2018 1:20 pm

There are two ways of looking at the multi-million dollar suit that the Democratic National Committee filed last week in…

Is Andrew Cuomo about to finally get his comeuppance?

26 April 2018 10:04 am

Almost a quarter of a century ago, New York voters, weary of Governor Mario Cuomo’s sanctimonious bullyragging, rejected the three-term…

Debbie Lesko’s narrow win shows Trump’s unpopularity is starting to bite

25 April 2018 2:29 pm

Debbie Lesko, a former Arizona state lawmaker, was jubilant over her victory for a seat in Congress last night against…

The new identity politics is conservative

25 April 2018 12:16 pm

Celebrity opinion, that awful juggernaut, is beginning to shift. It could take another 30 years before we see any great…

America’s media is letting Iran off the hook

25 April 2018 8:06 am

Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has spent the last few days in New York, using American media to make a…

Can Macron make his man crush with Trump pay off?

24 April 2018 4:28 pm

Call it the audacity of hope. Emmanuel Macron wants to become the savior of the West. Like Sartre, he wants…

Why did Rand Paul endorse Mike Pompeo?

24 April 2018 10:21 am

Rand Paul’s whole aim in foreign policy is to keep the U.S. out of unnecessary, unwinnable conflicts in which there…

The shaming of Shania Twain

23 April 2018 2:42 pm

Celebrity apologies are all the rage. Such is the power of Twitter, that stars without round-the-clock PR surveillance and teams…

What is social media’s problem with black conservatives?

22 April 2018 4:55 pm

Last week Dave Rubin (of The Rubin Report) sat down for a rare interview with Thomas Sowell.  For three quarters of…

Has Kim Jong-un finally grown up?

21 April 2018 12:52 pm

Given the mutual bluster, threats and sabre-rattling we got used to from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, it may be…

James Comey really seems to believe that he embodies the law

21 April 2018 10:37 am

In his book, the former FBI director shows a higher loyalty to himself

Can Rudy Giuliani handle the job every other high-powered lawyer turned down?

20 April 2018 9:49 pm

The former mayor of New York has at last secured himself a position in Trump's White House—but the role is an unenviable one

Is Anthony Scaramucci the new Roger Stone?

20 April 2018 9:04 pm

The ousted former Trump ally is following a starkly similar playbook to the master of the black arts

The war party is ready for its next campaign: Haley 2020

19 April 2018 11:38 pm

Nikki Haley is at war with Donald Trump. She may be his ambassador to the United Nations, but she wants…