US Politics

What does Ronan Farrow want next?

25 May 2018 8:12 pm

The ‘Hollywood prince who torched the castle’ is to this decade what Samantha Power was to the last.

Meet Orbannon — the hottest couple in populism right now…

25 May 2018 6:53 pm

Steve Bannon and Viktor Orban snapped together in Hungarian Parliament.

For your eyes only: A short history of Democrat-spy collusion

25 May 2018 5:56 pm

How highly placed members of one administration mobilised the intelligence services to undermine their successors.

Spectator Books: Behold, America

25 May 2018 11:01 am

Is the “American Dream”, as Donald Trump claims, dead? Is “America First” a policy of national pride or a dogwhistle…

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.

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…

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 sorry state of Trump’s affairs

23 May 2018 1:53 pm

At home and abroad, the President is suddenly beleaguered

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…

CNN is struggling in the age of Trump. Really struggling.

21 May 2018 10:27 am

Donald Trump is certainly right about one thing: CNN is failing. Its primetime lineup gets walloped by Fox News and MSNBC…

Why America First beats the party of Bernie Sanders

21 May 2018 10:07 am

As the mid-terms approach, the Democrats are divided and dwindling. The GOP's hand is getting stronger.

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.

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.

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.

Silicon Valley has entered the culture war to ‘make the world a better place’

17 May 2018 8:42 pm

By ceasing its promotion of R. Kelly and XXXTentacion's music, Spotify aims to show its users that they are headed towards the moral promised land.

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.

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…

Roll up, roll up — the Robert Mueller Circus is the most fantastical show on earth!

15 May 2018 11:02 pm

It boasts attractions such as redacted documents and Michael Avenatti's chequered past.

Why Christopher Steele should spill the beans

15 May 2018 4:36 pm

Lawyers representing the ex-spook-turned-private-investigator Christopher Steele were in action yesterday at London’s High Court. In a rather convoluted turn of…

John Bolton really is in charge

15 May 2018 2:20 pm

The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem was nothing short of a dark Mass. A ceremony that should have marked…

Will Trump end the Mueller inquiry or will the Mueller inquiry end Trump?

15 May 2018 8:10 am

May 17, 2017 started out as any other day in Donald Trump’s Washington. Men and women in suits with briefcases…