Freddy Gray

Freddy Gray is deputy editor of The Spectator. He was formerly literary editor of The American Conservative.


Trump takes on anti-nationalism

4 July 2020 9:44 pm

Even the most ardent Trumpist must admit that it has been a bad few months for the President. The COVID-19…

John Bolton is a greedy hack

18 June 2020 10:39 pm

Bolton is a peculiar and stubborn man – you can tell that from his moustache. He’s also a greedy hack.…


Society isn’t systemically racist. It is systemically woke

15 June 2020 4:30 am

Structural, systemic, systematically — we’re hearing these words a lot at the moment. Racism isn’t individual. It is structural or…

America is burning – and it could cost Trump the presidency

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Will civil unrest seal Trump’s downfall?


Lady Luck has deserted Trump

4 June 2020 1:39 pm

‘The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end,’ said Donald Trump on July…

America’s immune system is failing

30 May 2020 6:48 pm

‘This American carnage stops right here and stops right now,’ said President Donald Trump in his inauguration speech on January…

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Twitter spreads riot porn — but censors a President vowing to restore law and order

29 May 2020 8:44 pm

If you have been following the Minneapolis riots on Twitter or Facebook, you may have come across an edgy new…

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Biden’s mental frailty makes him a Teflon candidate

23 May 2020 2:52 am

President Trump gets away with a lot because much of the world thinks he’s a buffoon. Former vice president Joe…

Hiding Biden is the best way to get him elected

9 May 2020 9:00 am

The less voters see the Democratic nominee, the more they like him

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Hiding Biden is the best way to get him elected

7 May 2020 1:09 pm

So Mrs American Voter, which septuagenarian sex abuser do you want to be President? The whole ‘#MeToo’ business probably should…

Why are people taking Trump's disinfectant comments seriously?

25 April 2020 1:44 am

Every time you think Donald Trump has lost his talent for making people’s heads explode, he somehow excels himself. His…

President Bill Clinton speaks in the Rose Garden, May 24, 2000 in Washington, D.C. after the China trade vote in Congress.

How Bill Clinton junked America’s supremacy

18 April 2020 8:00 pm

‘This is a good day for America,’ said President Bill Clinton on May 24, the Year of Our Lord 2000.…

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Trump should shutdown his press conferences, now

14 April 2020 9:19 pm

What do you do when you are in an argument with an impossible child who sees you as the enemy?…

Confessions of a Covid-19 truther

12 April 2020 3:24 am

According to psychologists, denial is a common defence mechanism. We humans reject truths which we find too uncomfortable to bear.…

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Bernie lost because he’d already won

9 April 2020 4:04 am

So — it turns out there are no socialists in pandemic elections. Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign, which in…

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Frightened people love their leaders

1 April 2020 2:09 am

‘The Trump presidency is over’, said Peter Wehner, in the Atlantic. The great wizards of liberal punditry stroked their beards…

Let’s applaud mothers — the real key workers

30 March 2020 2:59 am

Our daughter Clementine, 5, has just decided what she wants to be when she grows up. ‘A cleaner …. and…


Are you feeling stimulated?

26 March 2020 2:06 am

Well, at least this isn’t socialism for the rich. The Trump administration’s gargantuan stimulus package — the third in response…

America has a choice between two kinds of crazy

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Sanity no longer seems a useful quality in US presidential candidates

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Biden vs Trump: may the craziest man win!

12 March 2020 2:53 am

‘We are the United States of Amnesia,’ said Gore Vidal in 2004. These days, it’s more the United States of…

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It’s time to take Joe Biden seriously

11 March 2020 12:14 pm

Everybody knows that Joe Biden’s mental health is a concern. We all understand that he is not the Democratic Party’s…

Joe’s Super Thursday

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Biden’s campaign is back from the dead

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Joe’s Super Thursday!

5 March 2020 12:57 am

I met Joe Biden last month, after one of his town hall events in New Hampshire. His team had turned…

The best news for Bernie is that his rivals are so weak

29 February 2020 9:00 am

‘Bernie beats Trump! Bernie beats Trump!’ That’s what Bernie Sanders’s fans keep chanting, and they have the polls to prove…

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Sanders, Trump and the populist juju

27 February 2020 3:53 am

‘Bernie beats Trump! Bernie beats Trump!’ That’s what Bernie Sanders’s fans keep chanting, and they have the polls to prove…