US politics

Britain’s political system is broken. America’s isn’t

14 September 2019 9:00 am

American liberals perceive it as a jarring inconsistency: my opposition to Trump and support for Brexit. Especially outside the UK,…

Don’t blame snowflakes – grown-ups are the idiots

31 August 2019 9:00 am

San Francisco must be the virtue capital of the world. (The latest: just across the bay, Berkeley’s city council voted…

Portrait of the week: US shootings, a dam emergency and a rubbish straw policy at McDonald’s

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Home If the government lost a confidence motion when parliament sits again in September, it could call an election for…

Were the US shootings racially motivated?

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Who wrote ‘Our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country … creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s new role, England’s cricket victory and the world's steepest street

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Home In a televised debate between the rivals for election by members of the Conservative party as their new leader…

Can Boris Johnson make Anglo-American relations great again?

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Can Boris Johnson forge a brand-new transatlantic alliance?

Britain will soon have to pick a side in the US-Iran spat

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Crises in the Gulf and Conservative leadership elections come around with unnerving regularity. It is not unknown for both to…

Trump vs Xi: the new Cold War is hotting up

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Trump’s strategy towards China could work

Why won’t the Democrats impeach Trump?

15 June 2019 9:00 am

Why won’t the Democrats impeach Trump?

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Roger Stone: I will be vindicated

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Undisclosed location, Florida In January, when heavily armed FBI agents swarmed my south Florida home to arrest me for a…

Jeff Bezos isn’t a resistance hero – he’s a ruthless monopolist

16 February 2019 9:00 am

The Amazon founder is no friend of the free press

Could Kamala Harris be the Democrats' dream antidote to Trump?

2 February 2019 9:00 am

 Washington, DC It’s no secret that President Donald Trump has women problems. His relationship with his wife seems strained. Feminists…

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…

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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