US politics

Donald Trump is a free trade hero

22 September 2018 9:00 am

President Trump has stated on numerous occasions that he wants to increase trade. Under his wise rule, he assures us,…

What happens when Steve Bannon is given a platform?

22 September 2018 9:00 am

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the interesting question of whether or not the former chief strategist to…

Trump is ‘vice-signalling’ over immigration – and it’s going to work

23 June 2018 9:00 am

The stories are filed, the pictures are posted, and the media verdict is almost unanimous: separating children from their parents…

Donald Trump and Moon Jae-In (image: Getty)

Donald Trump’s murky past is catching up with him

26 May 2018 9:00 am

 Washington, DC It was a petulant Donald Trump who appeared at a White House press briefing on Tuesday with the…

Reagan, Trump... Oprah? Why Democrats are pinning their White House hopes on a celebrity-in-chief

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Reagan, Trump... Oprah? Democrats want to take back the White House – and they’re wheeling out the big guns. Damian Reilly examines the star-spangled race to the presidency

Tear down statues? At this rate, we’ll have to rename New York

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina, I took the monuments around the state capitol for granted. The first Confederate soldier…

Is Donald Trump a man we can do business with? An insider’s verdict

1 April 2017 9:00 am

How good a businessman is Donald Trump? Maybe the answer doesn’t matter, since barring death or impeachment he’ll be the…

Poison, spies and lies: a lunch with Trump’s old friend Roger Stone

11 March 2017 9:00 am

A conspiratorial lunch with Donald Trump’s old friend Roger Stone

Our high streets are reviving — don’t let bank closures mess them up

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Almost a decade after the financial crisis loomed, our high streets and town centres are full of life again: who…

Nigel Farage's groupies party in DC

28 January 2017 9:00 am

On Wednesday afternoon I went to the British embassy in Washington for ‘a tea and champagne reception’ to mark the…

Why does America inaugurate its presidents in January?

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Starting cold Why is US Presidential Inauguration Day always on 20 January? — The date was moved from 4 March…

No, he didn’t: Obama’s legacy

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The irony of Barack Obama’s presidency is that while it began at a time when it seemed America’s fortunes could…

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner – the most powerful people in the court of King Donald

14 January 2017 9:00 am

At the court of King Donald, Ivanka and Jared will be the couple to watch

The secret society that made ‘nativist’ an insult

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The title of America’s first woman bishop was claimed in 1918 by Bishop Alma White, leader of the Pillar of…

Aristophanes had Donald Trump’s number

3 December 2016 9:00 am

As self-important comics fantasise about unseating Donald Trump with their wit, they should remember the great Aristophanes. In 424 BC,…

Donald Trump won't be as bad as you think

12 November 2016 9:00 am

For 18 months, Donald Trump was amazingly useful to British politicians. Whatever their party, he provided them with the most…

Trump’s bad debate performance won’t stop Americans voting for him

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Monday night’s US presidential debate should convince a majority of American voters that Hillary Clinton is their only credible choice…

John R. MacArthur’s New York Notebook: the big Trump and Clinton show

1 October 2016 9:00 am

The first presidential debate was a disappointment. Half an hour into the big Trump-Clinton show on Long Island, many among…

The Americanism of Donald Trump

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Remain calm Sir: I am sorry that the redoubtable Martha Lane Fox is still angry at the exaggerations made by…

Letters

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Costume drama Sir: Could I remind Michael Buhagiar (23 July) that the great conflict in Jane Austen’s greatest novel is…

Why was it so hard for Anthony Weiner not to send dick pics? Weiner reviewed

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Anthony Weiner is the American politician who made a comeback after a sexting scandal and stood for New York mayor.…

Obama’s Brexit overreach is typical of his arrogance

23 April 2016 9:00 am

The US President is in no position to lecture the British about foreign policy

I'm no fan of Obama. But on Brexit, he does speak for America

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Don’t fool yourself about the anti-Brexit consensus in the US – or the excellent reasons for it

Coming to terms with Trump is like an early-stage cancer diagnosis

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Don’t blame the voters – this is a monster of the GOP’s making

Chris Mullin’s diary: The unexpected wisdom of Donald Trump

13 February 2016 9:00 am

While browsing in Barter Books, the wonderful secondhand bookshop in Alnwick that is fast becoming a national institution, I came…