US Politics

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 special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District has ended in a photo finish. There are absentee ballots still to…

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

Sometimes it’s almost as if Donald Trump wants the world to think he’s a Russian patsy. Yesterday, Rex Tillerson, as…

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…

Why Bibi ♥ Trump

6 March 2018 9:59 am

Not many world leaders can claim to be on friendly personal terms with Donald Trump. There are fewer still who…

Bureaucracy is more dangerous than the AR-15

6 March 2018 9:44 am

Should taking rights away from innocent people be a first resort or a last resort—or no resort at all—in response…

Last week wasn’t President Trump’s worst so far – it was his best

5 March 2018 3:41 pm

If accounts in the press are to be believed, President Trump has reached a fresh nadir. “These are the darkest…

1,2,3,4 — Trump declares a trade war

2 March 2018 10:00 am

‘Whatever complicates the world more — I do,’ Donald Trump once said. As President, that still seems to be his…

Trump is serious about gun control

2 March 2018 9:23 am

A friend who works for a prominent, hardline conservative think tank writes: ‘So, can we all admit that Trump is…

Think being pro-Trump is bad? Try being pro-Brexit

1 March 2018 5:05 pm

When I mentioned on social media recently that I’d lost friends because of Brexit, I was quite surprised by the…

America’s involvement in the Yemen war is unconstitutional — and stupid

1 March 2018 10:53 am

Only very rarely in today’s Washington, D.C. is a cause so strong that it brings together America’s most famous progressive…

American Healthcare versus the British system

27 February 2018 6:39 pm

Donald Trump recently disparaged Britain’s National Health Service for “going broke and not working,” leading Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to…