Jacob Heilbrunn

Donald Trump goes on the warpath with North Korea

24 May 2018 3:15 pm

So much for the “World Peace” that Donald Trump bragged he would create at the June 12 Singapore summit. In…

The sorry state of Trump’s affairs

23 May 2018 1:53 pm

At home and abroad, the President is suddenly beleaguered

Trump is getting ‘schlonged’ by America’s enemies

21 May 2018 3:46 pm

So much for the Nobel Peace Prize that Donald Trump said “everyone thinks” he should receive. The New York Times…

Could John Bolton cost Trump his Nobel Peace Prize?

16 May 2018 2:38 pm

My, my, my. North Korea is in a snit over National Security Adviser John Bolton who urged it to follow…

Sorry Europe, President Trump doesn’t have an Iran plan

8 May 2018 9:37 pm

Despite the high-profile visits of recent weeks, it's the American influence of Bolton that has won out.

A storm’s a coming for Trump over the ‘dirty ops’ allegations

6 May 2018 5:37 pm

So aides to Donald Trump, the Observer reports, retained an Israeli intelligence organization to launch a ‘dirty ops’ campaign against…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Donald Trump’s ‘bimbo eruptions’ are mounting

26 March 2018 8:31 am

Bimbo eruptions is the term that Betsey Wright, Bill Clinton’s longtime gubernatorial aide, coined to describe the multifarious women who…

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…

Trump vs Biden could be the Donald’s biggest ratings winner yet

22 March 2018 1:37 pm

Old men, Shakespeare said in Henry V, forget. Not in America, they don’t. Instead, they try to get even. “I…

Donald Trump is the best thing to happen to his enemies

20 March 2018 2:14 pm

Let’s face it: Donald Trump remains the best thing to happen to his enemies. Former FBI director James Comey’s forthcoming…

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…