US Politics

Cynthia Nixon and the growing celebritisation of US politics

3 April 2018 6:03 pm

She was the angry one from Sex in the City, and now Cynthia Nixon is venting her spleen on behalf…

Parkland’s secular saints shouldn’t be immune to criticism

3 April 2018 11:42 am

Oh America, what have you done to your kids? Consider David Hogg, the 17-year-old survivor of last month’s massacre at…

Gina Haspel’s nomination to head the CIA is a new low

3 April 2018 11:13 am

Mere days after 9/11, Dick Cheney said the United States would have to work “the dark side” to prevent future…

Can Scott Pruitt win his battle against the Green Blob?

3 April 2018 8:10 am

Scott Pruitt is the greatest-ever Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. To be fair, though, the competition was never exactly stiff. The…

Why are Harvard and MIT selling out to the Saudis?

2 April 2018 6:40 pm

It’s all relative with Saudi Arabia. Everyone who matters is related to everyone else. Even relative to the degraded standards…

The perfect recipe for a Trump meltdown

2 April 2018 6:10 pm

President Trump has invited Russian president Vladimir Putin to the White House. This news is rocking Washington, but it shouldn’t…

Are you a winner or a loser in Trump’s trade war?

2 April 2018 4:26 pm

China’s imposition today of tariffs on 128 imports from the US was inevitable – and is no doubt exactly the…

A trade war with China sounds terrifying – but the US is doing the right thing

2 April 2018 2:44 pm

Nobody likes the sound of trade war, and rightly so. China’s new retaliatory tariffs against US products feel like the…

If Trump is Bertie Wooster, who is Jeeves?

30 March 2018 4:19 pm

California, once a citadel of conservatism, now a bastion of liberal progressivism, continues to harbour a few intellectual redoubts on…

On guns and porn, morally elevated citizens should tell the busybodies to buzz off

30 March 2018 12:27 pm

Will foreign pornographers be the last defenders of the Bill of Rights? America is going through one of its periodic…

Trump’s new VA Secretary has worked for four successive presidents. The media doesn’t care

29 March 2018 12:29 am

Context is everything. But if you’re a busy person trying to navigate the personal and professional traps of modern life…

Why isn’t Donald Trump tweeting about expelling Russian diplomats?

27 March 2018 3:38 pm

“President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russian…

Revealed: Cambridge Analytica and the passport king

27 March 2018 2:15 pm

The Cambridge Analytica story is full of hot air. Everybody delights in talking about how scary Facebook is, and lots…

Donald Trump turns on Putin

26 March 2018 5:37 pm

It seems like only yesterday Donald Trump was buttering up Vladimir Putin. His congratulations on Putin’s victory and failure to…

Why John Bolton is no warmonger

24 March 2018 2:35 pm

The hysteria from the Left over Donald Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor to replace Lt. General…

Did Trump appoint John Bolton to distract from his spending bill failure?

23 March 2018 8:50 am

Another massive America news blizzard yesterday: Trump lawyer quits, tariffs tariffs tariffs, stock-market slide, former alleged mistresses of the President…

Isolationist? Donald Trump appears to be assembling a war cabinet

22 March 2018 11:47 pm

Is the third time the charm? President Trump has already run through Mike Flynn, who enjoyed the shortest tenure in…

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