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What happens when you give Steve Bannon a platform? Fascinating television, apparently

24 May 2018 8:31 pm

The BBCs segment with the former White House strategist wasnt a gotcha interview and it was the better for it.

Trump is having a very loud public meltdown – all thanks to Michael Cohen

24 May 2018 7:46 pm

Between Ukraine and his associate Evgeny Freidman, its heating up for the president's former lawyer.

Ireland’s abortion referendum has been horrifically one-sided

24 May 2018 7:04 pm

The debate has been characterised as a step into the 21st century – but the reality is far from it.

I like a fight too much. That’s why I’ll never go on social media

24 May 2018 6:19 pm

Twitter outrage about a few sectarian mugs has left Lionel Shriver glad to be in her fantasy world offline

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…

Europeans are hurting themselves on Iran — and the US

23 May 2018 5:37 pm

Will France, Britain and Germany really pay the price of guaranteeing the international order? Of course not — they can’t afford it

Did Ukraine bribe its way into the White House?

23 May 2018 5:20 pm

Michael Cohen's Kiev connection could spell more trouble for his former boss.

The sex-mad genius of Philip Roth

23 May 2018 12:12 pm

A few years ago I asked Martin Amis about Philip Roth. “All his dildos,” he replied, “he’s not letting it…

USC should fire its president – and every bureaucrat who could have stopped George Tyndall’s campaign of abuse

23 May 2018 4:54 am

A gynaecologist at one of America’s top universities is in the midst of a sexual assault scandal. Now its students and faculty are demanding change.

Are reports of Mohammed bin Salman’s death greatly exaggerated?

22 May 2018 9:20 pm

Has Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman been assassinated, had a breakdown, or gone into hiding? Or is that…

Bernard Lewis was right about ‘the return of Islam’

22 May 2018 10:54 am

When Edmund Burke died, he asked that his grave be hidden, so that his enemies wouldn’t disinter him and defile…

Mike Pompeo doesn’t know how Iran works

21 May 2018 9:09 pm

In his first speech, the Secretary of State seemed more confused than competent.

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…

The hollowing out of a monarchy

20 May 2018 4:00 pm

It is my sad task to introduce a discordant note into the hosannahs of excited self-congratulation that greeted the wedding…

This is monarchy for the Netflix generation

20 May 2018 9:36 am

The less we hear about the Royal family, the better. With Meghan and Harry, this is exactly the reverse of what we’ll get.

Trump’s ZTE talks have Congress wondering if he’s putting America first

18 May 2018 10:19 pm

Finally House Republicans are standing up to the president  and all it took was a Chinese phone company.

Italy turns populist

18 May 2018 8:59 pm

It looks indeed as if Italy — the beating pulse of European civilisation — will be the first country in…

Justin Trudeau embraced viewpoint diversity in his NYU commencement speech

18 May 2018 8:44 pm

The Canadian Prime Minister told some of the most liberal students in America about the courage to open themselves to another conviction.

Why do prettier sex-pest men get away with it?

18 May 2018 7:15 pm

Because we're living under the New Misogyny

Six facts about the royal wedding you really didn’t need to know

18 May 2018 12:45 pm

There are less than 24 hours to go until Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle. It is the wedding that no…

How the British royal family became a very American obsession

18 May 2018 12:16 am

The nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle show the depth of American royalism.

The stubborn old Hanoverians saw new Gunpowder Plots everywhere

17 May 2018 7:26 pm

Even after Emancipation, anti-Catholic prejudice was entrenched in the monarchy, right up to the coronation of George V

Is Donald Trump really bonkers?

17 May 2018 7:02 pm

John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, has a way with words. During the invasion of Iraq in 2003…

Why do powerful men love to be spanked?

17 May 2018 6:39 pm

Spanking is back in the news. Le vice anglais was meant to be a dying art — a vestige of…

Is prejudice against conservatives similar to racism? Kind of…

17 May 2018 5:51 pm

Political ideology appears to function in the same way as race when it comes to marginalisation.