Freddy Gray

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

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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…

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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…

Battle of the billionaires: Trump vs Bloomberg could be the nastiest election ever

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

‘Mini Mike’ is the only candidate rich enough to intimidate the President

Is Trump scared of Crazy Bernie Sanders?

15 February 2020 9:00 am

 Manchester, New Hampshire Democrats almost all agree that Donald Trump is ruining America and must be removed from the White…

Is Trump scared of Crazy Bernie?

13 February 2020 6:09 am

Manchester, New Hampshire Democrats almost all agree that Donald Trump is ruining America and must be removed from the White…

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Bernie wins New Hampshire — and Klobuchar replaces Warren as the race’s leading lady

12 February 2020 12:24 pm

Two big stories have emerged from New Hampshire. The first is not surprising: Bernie Sanders looks like he’ll win. The…

After Iowa, Donald Trump looks invincible

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

The Democrats have gifted Trump his best week since taking office

After Iowa, Donald Trump looks invincible

6 February 2020 1:54 am

Any future history of the decline and fall of the American Republic ought to include a page or two on…

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Bernie devours Warren

24 January 2020 5:47 am

Just four months ago, Elizabeth Warren seemed to poised to storm the Democratic nomination. In the first days of October,…

Nobody cares who The New York Times endorses

21 January 2020 2:35 am

There’s conceit, there’s pomposity, and then there’s the New York Times editorial board. Yesterday, the Grey Lady wiggled her well-connected bottom,…

Is there method – or madness – behind Trump’s actions in Iran?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Leaders are often accused of escalating a conflict abroad in order to distract from headaches at home. On Tuesday, before…

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So much for de-escalation

8 January 2020 11:56 am

‘We are not looking to start a war with Iran,’ said defense secretary Mark Esper today. ‘We are looking to…

Ten handy phrases for bluffing your way through the coming Iran crisis

4 January 2020 8:42 pm

That gathering drumbeat you hear could be the sound of World War III, or it could be 10,000 journalists still…

Does the truth about Ukrainegate even matter?

14 December 2019 9:00 am

If you think the election here has been a disorientating exercise in post-truthiness, try following the latest twists in Washington.…

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Ukrainegate is destined to fall flat

12 December 2019 5:23 am

In the coming days Donald Trump will become the third American president to be impeached. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker,…

Tories shouldn’t be terrified by Trump’s trip to London

28 November 2019 10:35 pm

Never mind the polls, Conservative insiders are more terrified about something else at the moment. The Donald is coming. CCHQ…