US Politics

Is Jared Kushner’s power really waning?

27 February 2018 11:00 am

It was always ridiculous that Jared Kushner, an amiable 37-year-old who had no diplomatic, political or military experience, should have…

The unstoppable gun reform lobby

27 February 2018 9:55 am

He did not address how he might respond to the inevitable debate that will now consume America over the legality…

Justin Trudeau’s Captain Snowflake tour of India

26 February 2018 6:58 pm

If your week was less than fun, spare a thought for Justin Trudeau. The Canadian Prime Minister’s seven-day visit to…

American conservatives look to Europe for inspiration

26 February 2018 6:48 pm

Three years ago at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) just outside Washington, I convened in a large room…

Trump’s polls slump is yuge

26 February 2018 6:32 pm

With the drop in his poll ratings to around 35 percent, Donald Trump faces a fresh peril. A further erosion…

Citizenship is dead

23 February 2018 2:00 pm

Once in a while some Socialist Worker people set up a stall outside my local Tesco to shout slogans at…

Billy Graham’s legacy of Christian unity

21 February 2018 4:00 pm

As I write this, my Twitter timeline is filling up with tributes to Billy Graham, who has died at the…

What is Marion Le Pen doing in America?

21 February 2018 9:02 am

The news that Marion Maréchal-Le Pen will share a stage this week with US conservatives, addressing the annual Conservative Political…

Donald Trump should be worried by the latest twist in the Russia inquiry

21 February 2018 8:30 am

‘If Mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances, unrelated to Russia — is that a red line?’…

Churchill was all in favour of a united Europe — as long as it didn’t include Britain

20 February 2018 9:28 pm

Dr Felix Klos is an extremely personable, highly intelligent American-Dutch historian who has undertaken much archival research, worked extremely hard…

Never mind Russia. The great threat to America is China

20 February 2018 10:51 am

One of the most memorable moments of the 2012 Presidential debates came when the candidates were asked what they believed…

Mitt Romney is back. Will he be a thorn in Trump’s side?

15 February 2018 5:35 pm

One of President Donald Trump’s chief political foils in the Republican Party — a party that increasingly resembles a Trump fan…

Will Donald Trump’s dangerous war of words with Pyongyang go nuclear?

15 February 2018 3:41 pm

Wednesday marked the 72nd anniversary of the dropping of the bomb on Nagasaki. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki prompted…

In defence of Christopher Steele

15 February 2018 12:31 pm

There are two Trump-Russia ‘conspiracies’. In one, the US President is bought or blackmailed by the Kremlin. In the other,…

Trump’s sunbed optimism is rubbing off on the world

14 February 2018 11:45 am

Donald J Trump’s State of the Union was as expected: long, boastful, cheesy — and largely right. Trump says he…

Trump’s State of the Union address will change very little

1 February 2018 8:30 am

Donald Trump had a lot to prove during his first ever State of the Union address this week. He had to demonstrate…

US government shutdown: Trump’s presidency begins to resemble Obama’s

24 January 2018 12:21 am

Donald Trump had hoped to mark his first anniversary as president basking in surprisingly positive media headlines and enjoying a…

The problem with America is not Donald Trump

23 January 2018 2:47 pm

Something has gone horribly wrong in America, but it isn’t Donald Trump. The 45th president’s first year has in fact…

Why does Donald Trump hate dogs?

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Here’s an aspect of Donald Trump’s personality that I’ve never got past: his hatred of dogs. When Trump tweeted on…

What becomes of Breitbart without Steve Bannon?

10 January 2018 3:00 pm

How quickly Steve Bannon’s dark star has collapsed. Not so long ago, friends and enemies talked him up as a media genius. He…

An Oprah Winfrey bid for the White House should trouble Trump

9 January 2018 11:00 am

Will the Trump presidency be replaced by the Winfrey one? The hunt is on for a celebrity to take on…

Steve Bannon’s thirst for revenge is a big worry for Trump

3 January 2018 3:30 pm

Donald Trump is becoming increasingly unbuttoned. Last night, he tweeted referring to Kim Jong–un that: ‘I too have a Nuclear…

Five things that could go well for Donald Trump in 2018

31 December 2017 8:00 am

It has not gone unnoticed that a number of commenters to my occasional Spectator blogs harbour keen, if not outright…

The Democrat victory in Alabama is a huge blow for Trump

13 December 2017 8:00 am

These really are wild times in American politics. A Democrat, Doug Jones, just won the Senate Race in Alabama. A…