US presidential election 2016

Will Brexit be Britain’s antidote to The Donald?

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Is Donald Trump an idiot or a genius or a mad idiot genius? He seems driven by some demented force…

My dog and chickens have got it right on Brexit

2 July 2016 9:00 am

The Brexit vote has thrust this country into chaos. It has left it with neither a government nor an opposition…

Entrepreneurs have the answer to voter insanity

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Good news: ‘My sources in the Gulf tell me they’re poised with big cash to buy into sterling, UK equities…

Lionel Shriver: The Trump election is starting to feel like a civil war

11 June 2016 9:00 am

When an old friend X came to dinner in London, I sampled what it must have been like during the…

Think Americans are angry now? Wait until Hillary’s in charge

21 May 2016 9:00 am

What to expect if – when – a second Clinton finally hacks her way to the top

Jeeves and a Man called The Donald

21 May 2016 9:00 am

A story about Bertie Wooster and a man called The Donald, with apologies to P.G. Wodehouse

The view from New York tells me that Trump can win it

21 May 2016 9:00 am

   New York I have never seen anything like it. If Adolf Hitler were running for president, he would match…

Donald Trump is an awkward ginger snob – and he owes me £20

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I am no admirer of Donald Trump — not because he is a doomsayer and professional patriot but because he…

Meet the Donald Trump of ancient Athens (he won)

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Why does the Republican party loathe Donald Trump? Because Trump is the ultimate loose cannon, beholden to no one. And…

Would you like to buy an American’s vote?

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Killing time in a Heathrow first-class lounge, I notice how many men adopt an unmistakable ‘first-class lounge’ persona. They stand…

Why the Republican elite couldn’t stop Donald Trump

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The political climate that brought about his rise is in fact a worldwide phenomenon

The gilded prisons of America’s elderly rich

12 March 2016 9:00 am

I have been driving many hundreds of miles across America, interviewing Vietnam veterans for a book. Though I have been…

Flying from Donald Trump to the beautiful ruins of another empire

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Just as the presidential race in America started to get really crazy, I left for India. On the morning of…

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…

Sorry, America, but it looks like Joe Biden is your next president

10 October 2015 9:00 am

I have a sinking feeling that Joe Biden might be the next president of the United States. In a brilliant…

Why Carly Fiorina (probably) can’t save the Republicans

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Is Carly Fiorina the woman to see off Donald Trump – and Hillary Clinton?

Political betting in the age of Jeremy Corbyn

3 October 2015 9:00 am

The Speculator

Ben Carson has an amazing story. How about policies?

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Republican surprise package Dr Ben Carson has an amazing story to tell. Asking him about policy is a little harder

‘Keep out the Mexicans and al-Qaeda’: with Donald Trump and his fans at the Iowa State Fair

22 August 2015 9:00 am

 The Iowa State Fair ‘Donnnaaallldd!!! Donnnaaaaallldd!!!’ Donald Trump was surrounded by fans. He looked happy. He took a bite out of…

Hillary Clinton (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty)

Hillary Clinton is a hopeless candidate – and Democrats are finally realising

8 August 2015 9:00 am

 New York Remember the fizz around Gordon Brown’s election campaign in 2010? The excitement he brought to the trail? The…

The Republicans are ready to win – once they’ve dumped Donald Trump

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Once the Republicans end their embarrassing summer romance, they’re surprisingly well placed to beat Hillary Clinton

Take it from Taki — Hillary Clinton will be the next US president

6 June 2015 9:00 am

The last week in Gotham was exceptional fun. I saw a Broadway play, Finding Neverland, compliments of the producer, my…

How Hillary Clinton found her populist side (and why she’ll have to lose it)

18 April 2015 9:00 am

If you want to be the Democratic nominee, it’s populism or bust

Rand Paul is like Nigel Farage – except he might win

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Rand Paul combines a dull, reassuring manner with a Ukip-like insurgent appeal. It could take him to the presidency