US Politics

What happened to honour in American public life?

7 May 2018 1:55 pm

‘Honour,’ the French poet Nicholas Boileau wrote in 1666, ‘is like a rocky island without a landing place; once we…

How John McCain lost the Republican Party

6 May 2018 10:20 pm

The Arizona Senator could have been a Donald Trump-type figure. But he never was.

The truth about London knife crime – and the prejudice with which the world listens to Trump

6 May 2018 5:45 pm

I would love to undertake a behavioural experiment in which a cohort of the public were asked to watch Donald…

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…

The ‘facts’, according to Stormy Daniels

5 May 2018 6:49 pm

Do the American people believe the porn star or the President?

Why is Robert Mueller so curious about Roger Stone?

4 May 2018 8:39 pm

The self-professed king of dirty tricks could find himself in the sights of the special counsel's investigation

Bannon: Giuliani and Flood brought in for ‘emergency triage’ on Mueller case

3 May 2018 6:00 pm

The former White House chief strategist says the new legal team is ‘buying time to regroup’

Is Rudy Giuliani all there?

3 May 2018 12:05 pm

The evidence suggests not

How Kanye West could become the next Republican president

3 May 2018 12:27 am

On his new song, Yeezus claims he could be the next occupant of the White House - here's how he would do it

Nancy Pelosi says she isn’t going anywhere. But why not?

3 May 2018 12:07 am

The House Democratic leader's interview in the Boston Globe came across more cocky than confident

Robert Mueller is out of control. He should be shut down. Now.

2 May 2018 2:52 pm

Pop quiz: how many branches of government are there in the United States? If you said “Four,” go to the…

Robert Mueller is ready for a showdown, questions show

1 May 2018 8:23 pm

The Special Counsel wants to talk about Russia and obstruction of justice. But will Trump play ball?

Peace in Korea doesn’t make war with Iran more likely

1 May 2018 4:05 pm

Readers of Spectator’s USA’s mothership, the venerable yet sprightly London Spectator, will know that one of the secrets of the…

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…

Anarchy in the White House — it’s a good thing

1 May 2018 9:07 am

Would Trump without John Kelly be any different from Trump with John Kelly?

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…

It’s time to end the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

29 April 2018 7:30 pm

You have to give it to Donald Trump. Not for pushing North Korea towards negotiations, or for holding China to…

Michelle Wolf’s disgusting White House Correspondents’ dinner routine is another PR win for Team Trump

29 April 2018 6:35 pm

A lot of Washingtonians think that, were it not for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, you wouldn’t have a Trump…

Trump is like those martial arts experts who use their opponents’ own strength against them

29 April 2018 10:35 am

His critics keep going nuts over the rhetoric - meanwhile, Trump proceeds with his agenda

As a Catholic, I can’t really blame Paul Ryan for giving Fr Patrick Conroy the boot

28 April 2018 8:28 pm

Like all stereotypes, the “sneaky Jesuit” is truer than not. And as a practicing Catholic, I’m grateful to the Society…

Merkel and Trump make nice at joint White House presser

27 April 2018 8:40 pm

What a difference a year makes, as the German Chancellor and President present a united front

Are Macron and Merkel playing good cop, bad cop with Trump?

27 April 2018 4:54 pm

For France and Germany, the contrast could scarcely be starker. For three days Emmanuel Macron was wooed and fêted by…

Kanye West won’t be the last celebrity to cross the left/right Rubicon in 2018 

27 April 2018 10:40 am

In a culture war you can’t be too picky about who your friends are, even less your celebrities.  The stars never come…

The media believes that Macron’s visit was a Gallic triumph and a blow for Trump. That’s wrong.

26 April 2018 10:03 pm

Absorbing the handholding—we were not party to anything so standoffish as handshakes here—the kisses, and the hugs, I thought of Paradise Lost:…

The Ronny Jackson fiasco is embarrassing because it was so preventable

26 April 2018 8:19 pm

The former Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee is a victim of a bureaucracy that is woefully incompetent but resistant to change