US Politics

Is Donald Trump a new Winston Churchill?

27 December 2017 6:30 pm

Is Donald Trump a new Winston Churchill? Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, whose daughter Sarah serves as Trump’s press secretary,…

What explains the idiocy of the liberal elite? It’s their education

26 December 2017 10:00 am

We’re closing 2017 by republishing our twelve most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 6: James Bartholomew on the liberal elite’s…

America has sometimes stood proudest at the UN when it has stood alone

22 December 2017 3:00 pm

Outvoted on a resolution on Israel, on the wrong side of international opinion, the United States ambassador responded with an…

Christmas in the Holy Land is once again overshadowed by politics

22 December 2017 1:00 pm

Christmas in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth has, once again, been overshadowed by politics. The latest controversy surrounds Donald Trump’s decision…

The desperate struggle of the NeverTrump movement

22 December 2017 9:00 am

‘We ex-communists are the only people on your side who know what it’s all about’, Arthur Koestler declared in The…

Donald Trump desperately needs some outside help to save his presidency

21 December 2017 10:00 am

Donald Trump made a big deal about his new National Security Strategy (NSS), touting a new era of stalwart vigilance…

Donald Trump’s presidency now looks in danger of capsizing completely

13 December 2017 1:00 pm

It’s starting to look as though the historic mission of Donald Trump, who was a registered member of the Democratic…

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…

America has outrage overload

12 December 2017 8:30 am

It’s remarkable how fast the unthinkable becomes the expected. It felt almost routine to pick up the New York Post last Sunday…

Donald Trump is right: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

7 December 2017 3:30 pm

The Israelis are doing it again. That thing they do when someone, anyone, even a total nishtgutnick like Donald Trump,…

Donald Trump’s presidency lurches from embarrassment to disaster

6 December 2017 3:30 pm

Here we go again. Donald Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal in October. Now, in another audacious foray into Middle…

Trump’s Jerusalem decision may extinguish hope in the Middle East

6 December 2017 1:30 pm

Let’s face it, Jerusalem is politically, diplomatically and religiously special. It is important to the faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity…

Donald Trump gives Israel a Hanukkah present to remember

6 December 2017 9:30 am

It’s Hanukkah next week, and President Donald J Trump has decided to give the state of Israel a big present.…

Should Donald Trump be invited to the Royal Wedding?

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Two golden rules of royal weddings. First, it’s always wonderful on the day. Second, there is always an almighty official…

Donald Trump’s tax cut has united the Republicans

2 December 2017 8:30 am

President Donald J Trump likes nothing better than winning, and he has just had the first major legislative win of…

Now that Mueller has flipped Flynn, will he target Kushner next?

1 December 2017 8:30 am

As I rode the metro to work this morning, an elderly gentleman holding a sign that read, `Manafort-Flynn. Who’s Next?’…

By sharing jihadi porn, Donald Trump plays into the Islamists’ hands

29 November 2017 1:30 pm

Britain First hasn’t really taken off as a political movement in Britain, but it has caught the attention of the…

We might not like it, but Donald Trump really is a great global brand

18 November 2017 9:00 am

It’s been a miserable two weeks for our Foreign Secretary. Not only did Boris Johnson trip up over the British…

If China backs Trump on North Korea he won’t like the quid pro quo

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The first election day since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago brought a funereal mood to Washington that…

His dark materials

14 October 2017 10:00 am

In this giant, prodigiously sourced and insightful biography, John A. Farrell shows how Richard Milhous Nixon was the nightmare of…

Tech vs Trump: the great battle of our time has begun

14 October 2017 9:00 am

In the 1962 Japanese sci-fi classic King Kong vs Godzilla, the two giant monsters fight to a stalemate atop Mount…

The Democrats are on course to be Corbynised

13 October 2017 3:00 pm

Donald Trump’s approval ratings have dropped in every single state. He has failed to repeal Obamacare, build a wall or move…

Donald Trump and Theresa May desperately need each other’s help

11 October 2017 5:30 pm

In June, I mooted the possibility that Theresa May might consider emigrating to the United States to join the Trump…

We don’t need to talk about gun control. After the horror of Vegas, we need to be dumbstruck

7 October 2017 9:00 am

To my embarrassment, ever since my novel We Need to Talk About Kevin was published in 2003, I’ve been a…

‘Taking the knee’ is a flawed form of protest

5 October 2017 3:00 pm

Kneeling, fundamentally an act of humility or deference, doesn’t seem the obvious protest against injustice when the National Anthem plays…