Freddy Gray

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

Nikki Haley isn’t running to win

28 February 2024 11:02 pm

Commentators find it tedious to keep pointing out that Donald Trump has won yet another primary by yet another huge…

Nikki Haley’s candidacy is Never Trumpism’s last stand

25 February 2024 10:54 pm

‘I’m a woman of my word,’ said Nikki Haley after another humiliating defeat last night. ‘I’m not giving up this…

How badly will Nikki Haley lose in South Carolina?

24 February 2024 8:57 pm

Will Nikki Haley defy expectations and only lose by 20 points today? That seems to be closest thing to a…

Letitia James is helping Trump get re-elected

18 February 2024 1:44 am

“Donald Trump may have authored the Art of the Deal,” said the New York attorney general Letitia James, doing her best…

Joe Biden isn’t working

10 February 2024 12:06 am

Joe Biden isn’t working. That much has been clear to anyone who has followed American politics for the past four…

Nobody can stop Vladimir Putin… from talking

9 February 2024 5:30 pm

The trouble with ageing authoritarians is not necessarily that nobody dares tell them they are wrong. It’s that nobody ever…

Why shouldn’t Tucker Carlson interview Vladimir Putin?

5 February 2024 9:44 pm

In September, 1934, William Randolph Hearst, the most famous journalist and publisher in the world, visited Berlin and interviewed Adolf…

America is getting closer to open conflict with Iran

3 February 2024 9:48 pm

‘Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy,’ said Sun Tzu. The Biden administration takes the opposite approach. America’s Commander-in-Chief spent much of…

Is Taylor Swift ‘profoundly powerful’ when it comes to politics?

30 January 2024 9:35 pm

It’s not yet February, and already we have a clear idea of what Joe Biden’s re-election will be all about:…

Trump is right – the world is less stable under Biden

29 January 2024 8:24 pm

Donald Trump said yesterday that we’re ‘on the brink of world war three’ after a suicide drone killed three US…

Donald Trump swallows New Hampshire

24 January 2024 5:52 pm

Donald Trump has, like a boa constrictor, squeezed the life out of the Republican primary cycle. Last night, he swallowed New…

Will Nikki Haley pull out on Wednesday?

23 January 2024 1:28 am

New Hampshire votes tomorrow and today Nikki Haley has just two planned events. She has a morning meet-and-greet in the…

Ron DeSantis’s cursed campaign

22 January 2024 1:50 am

Ron DeSantis’ political action committee is called ‘Never Back Down.’ Well, he just did. A week ago, he said of…

Nikki Haley says being Trump’s vice president is ‘off the table’

20 January 2024 7:13 am

The theory that Donald Trump will pick Nikki Haley as his vice president refuses to die – in spite of…

Everything is falling into place for Donald Trump

16 January 2024 7:42 pm

Vivek Ramaswamy, the impressive podcast guest who has spent the last few months pretending to be a serious Republican presidential…

Why Trump can’t be stopped

13 January 2024 9:00 am

Donald Trump has dominated Republican politics for so long that it can be hard to remember the time when he…

Biden’s phony January 6 memorialization

6 January 2024 3:13 am

It’s fright month in Joe Biden’s America, folks. Today, January 5, the president will travel to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to…

Biden’s cynical attempt to memorialise 6 January

5 January 2024 7:51 pm

It’s fright month in Joe Biden’s America, folks. Today, 5 January, the US President will travel to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania,…

Get ready for the 2024 Great Election Freak-Out

29 December 2023 10:00 am

“If Trump wasn’t running,” said Joe Biden last week, “I’m not sure I’d be running.” That’s a curiously uninspiring remark…

The lawfare against Donald Trump is increasingly farcical

20 December 2023 8:50 pm

Does kicking a popular candidate off the electoral ballot protect democracy? Or is that in fact deeply anti-democratic? These are…

Nikki Haley’s popularity is probably because of media desperation

18 December 2023 11:31 pm

Nikki Haley is now the favourite ‘not Donald Trump’ candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.…

Hunter Biden’s MAGA attack won’t throw Republicans off the scent

14 December 2023 9:30 pm

Hunter Biden was lost and now he’s found. That was the quasi-Biblical subtext of the president’s prodigal son’s speech outside…