US Politics

Donald Trump is desperate for a North Korea deal

18 April 2018 5:19 pm

Uh-oh. President Trump is wading into diplomatic waters in North Korea that he may have trouble navigating. Yesterday, he proudly…

Barbara Bush was a feminist’s nightmare

18 April 2018 10:07 am

Barbara Bush, who has died at the age of 92, was a feminist’s nightmare. She dropped out of Smith College,…

This is no time for Senate dallying over Mike Pompeo’s nomination

17 April 2018 8:17 pm

Angus King said today that he hasn’t made up his mind about President Donald Trump’s new pick for secretary of…

Are we really in the ‘last phase of the Trump Presidency’?

16 April 2018 4:39 pm

It’s shrinking. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll indicates that the Democrats’ edge over the Republicans in the forthcoming midterm election…

Mission accomplished? Easier said than done, Mr President

15 April 2018 10:11 am

Donald Trump finally had something positive to say on Twitter. After nearly a week of dithering, the president made a…

James Comey comes back to haunt Trump

14 April 2018 10:35 am

President Donald Trump must have a lot on his mind as an eventful week—even by the new standard he’s created…

Is Trump the Neville Chamberlain of our time?

13 April 2018 8:39 pm

So Britain is responsible for staging the Syrian gas attack? According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov:…

Does President Trump have the authority to strike Assad without Congress?

13 April 2018 4:31 pm

When it comes to military action against the Assad regime, the United States again confronts one of the most fundamental…

Bombing Syria would be a grave mistake

13 April 2018 3:53 pm

‘The whole of the Balkans,’ Otto von Bismarck said, ‘is not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier.’ He…

The mind of Donald Trump, as explained by Anthony Scaramucci

13 April 2018 12:01 pm

When Anthony Scaramucci announced that he was writing a book about his time with Donald Trump, the joke was that…

The FBI raid on Michael Cohen was strange, but then Michael Cohen is strange

12 April 2018 12:56 pm

Almost from the moment Donald Trump was inaugurated the 45th president of the United States, his supporters have complained about…

Paul Ryan is out, and a new congressional Republican Party is waiting to be born

12 April 2018 12:21 pm

The outgoing speaker was never able to connect with voters

Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing makes me fear for the future of democracy

11 April 2018 4:20 pm

Mark Zuckerberg came to Washington this week. Just an ordinary, common-sense guy, with matching hoodies in his roll-on, and a…

Donald Trump’s love-in with Putin comes to an abrupt halt

11 April 2018 2:45 pm

In his inimitable fashion, President Trump has put Russia on notice that the era of playing kissy-face with the Kremlin…

On foreign policy, Trump is more like Obama than he would like to admit

11 April 2018 1:32 pm

Both presidents are easily led into conflicts that go against their better instincts

Trump has never been more endangered

10 April 2018 2:15 pm

Good gracious! David Brooks, a charter member of the Never Trump movement, suddenly raises the white flag in his column…

America’s defeat in Syria is complete

9 April 2018 3:52 pm

The Syrian civil war is in its endgame, and the ‘political solution’ that the leaders of the Western democracy talk…

Did John Kelly really think he could bring order to Trump’s chaotic White House?

9 April 2018 2:02 pm

Anyone who hadn’t heard about the Washington Post story on the increasing problems facing White House chief of staff John…

In defence of Paul Manafort

6 April 2018 10:43 am

Poor Paul Manafort. Manafort, who tried to extricate himself from the Mueller investigation by filing a civil case alleging prosecutorial…

Why won’t America join the war on plastic bags? 

6 April 2018 9:32 am

Bangladesh was the first to ban them back in 2002. Other countries, from Rwanda to Macedonia, have followed and in many places they…

Why does nobody seem to care that Isis has used chemical weapons?

5 April 2018 9:41 am

A new era of chemical warfare is upon us—an era of chemical warfare as psychological warfare. The poisoning of Russian…

Why the Democrats won’t win big in November

5 April 2018 8:00 am

Is a big blue Democratic wave poised to sweep the Republicans out of Congress in the 2018 mid-term election?  To…

Does Donald Trump wish he owned a newspaper?

4 April 2018 6:04 pm

Edward Luce warns today in the Financial Times that Donald Trump’s fusillades at Amazon and its proprietor Jeff Bezos are…

Mohammad bin Salman’s fake news

4 April 2018 10:53 am

Some people will believe anything, so other people will say anything, especially if they’re desperate. The headline news in Saudi…

Does Melania’s cold shoulder explain Trump’s Twitter tantrums?

4 April 2018 9:32 am

The First Lady has far more influence than her critics realise