US presidential election 2016

The consolations of sports geekery

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Sports geekery is a comfort in dark times – like, say, now

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,…

America's capital has become a pit of despair

26 November 2016 9:00 am

 Washington DC Washington has been, for the past two weeks, indescribably depressed. When I walked into the deli down the…

Trump, the pick-up artist who seduced America

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Many years ago, when I was a mere slip of a features journalist, I spent a weekend learning how to…

What wine is worthy of white truffle? It took us a few tries to be sure

19 November 2016 9:00 am

A few days ago, on the Dorset/Somerset marches, autumn was still in orderly retreat. Although a pear tree’s leaves had…

Hey Donald, here are the walls to beat

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Also in our Barometer column: the other popular-vote winners who didn’t get the presidency; immigration; internships

What Thucydides would have thought of Donald Trump

19 November 2016 9:00 am

‘America’s journey into the great unknown’, screamed a headline greeting Donald Trump’s election as next President of the United States.…

In Houston, even the oil men won’t admit to voting Trump

19 November 2016 9:00 am

 Houston, Texas It’s hard to find anyone in polite society here who admits to having voted for Trump, even among…

Mike Pence

Could vice-president Mike Pence be the most powerful man in America?

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Veep Mike Pence is the new president’s link to his party

Why Trump's victory isn't like Brexit

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Donald Trump predicted that his election would be ‘Brexit times ten’ — which, as far as the stockmarket reaction was…

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…

An Orgreave inquiry would have turned history into a trial

5 November 2016 9:00 am

It is a great relief that there will be no inquiry into the ‘Battle of Orgreave’ in 1984. The weirdness…

What’s wrong with early voting

5 November 2016 9:00 am

 Washington The outcome of America’s elections might become clear in the first minutes of vote-counting next Tuesday night. That is…

Pumpkins and Trumpkins: autumn in California

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The mood in California was apologetic. Most people we met seemed embarrassed that their country’s dirty laundry was being aired…

‘The woman is a disaster!’: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton

29 October 2016 9:00 am

The iconoclastic professor discusses the presidential election, feminism and date rape

Brexit will hurt in the hotels of Majorca – but not the private peninsula

15 October 2016 9:00 am

This column comes from Puerto Pollensa in Majorca, my favourite off-season watering-hole. The hotel is full of elderly Daily Mail…

Chris Mullin’s diary: The air lobby always gets what it wants

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Any day now, the government will make its long delayed announcement on whether a third runway should be built at…

Why I joined the list of intellectuals for Trump

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Why conservative intellectuals are backing the Donald

Trump is right about America’s rigged system

17 September 2016 9:00 am

The sense of grievance he has tapped into is real – and justified

Hillary should have paid attention to Britain’s referendum

17 September 2016 9:00 am

It’s been a very patriotic weekend, ablaze with Union flags. In London there was the Last Night of the Proms…

Harold Evans on the damage done by Donald Trump

10 September 2016 9:00 am

At weekends in our summerhouse at Quogue on Long Island, we go out to buy the newspapers and paper-cup coffee…

The power of Hillary hate

1 September 2016 4:00 am

Never underestimate Hillary’s ability to make people hate her

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…

The brilliant Donald Trump deserves to win

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Why The Donald deserves to win

Black Lives Matter could win it for Trump

16 July 2016 9:00 am

A summer of anti-police rage could swing the presidency for Donald Trump