World

A Cheney imperiled

17 September 2021 2:23 pm

Kemmerer, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney has the political brain of a sucked egg, as her egregiously self-destructive decision to join…

The patriotism of CNN’s ‘magic wall’

17 September 2021 2:10 pm

It’s becoming spooky season, by which I mean not Halloween but elections — at least in Virginia and New Jersey,…

Democrats reluctantly backed Newsom: ‘It was more like taking out the trash’

17 September 2021 1:29 pm

In August, polls showed that Gavin Newsom’s chances of surviving a recall were slipping away. Many Democrats were so apathetic…

What the Aukus pact says about Britain's foreign policy

17 September 2021 8:52 am

While the foreign secretary changed in the last 24 hours, the most important announcement regarding the direction of UK foreign…

Is Harry and Meghan's Time profile a parody?

17 September 2021 8:32 am

Of course the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are named in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2021. And…

Macron's ambitions have been torpedoed by Aukus

17 September 2021 6:50 am

Today France is outraged. First, explicitly because Australia has broken a large contract to have a French company design their…

Boris Johnson's government shake-up continues

17 September 2021 1:00 am

After a rather quiet day, the reshuffle is back on, and Boris Johnson is proving to be even more brutal…

Jeopardy! is in trouble

16 September 2021 6:33 pm

THIS…iiiiiis Jeopardy! And it’s time now for today’s final answer. This pack of gibbering monsters is witlessly tearing down everything…

Should we listen to Shamima Begum's verdict on the hijab?

16 September 2021 5:00 pm

What should one make of Shamima Begum’s appearance on Good Morning Britain? The London schoolgirl left the UK in 2015 to…

Can we talk about Emma Raducanu's Christianity?

16 September 2021 4:36 pm

I’ve just been looking at photographs of Emma Raducanu again, this time focusing on her upper chest. She usually wears…

No one elected Mark Milley

16 September 2021 1:23 pm

A coup by any other name and maybe even a little light treason. Those are the accusations flying over revelations…

Will Biden deal with the Taliban?

16 September 2021 12:11 pm

When President Joe Biden tapped longtime aide Antony Blinken to be his secretary of state last November, Blinken landed his…

Gavin Newsom won in California, but so did Trumpism

16 September 2021 11:10 am

The California dream turned into a nightmare for Republicans on Tuesday night after a blowout victory saved the formerly embattled…

Afghanistan and climate change: the West’s twin failures

16 September 2021 10:35 am

The West’s humiliation in Afghanistan has an older brother: climate change. As siblings, the two share characteristics, most obviously an…

Harry and Meghan named world's most influential icons

16 September 2021 8:49 am

It’s still some months until awards season gears up but Mr S is happy to announce this year’s winner of the…

Saigon's sequel: Afghanistan and the failed lessons of Vietnam

16 September 2021 7:14 am

The greatest American defeat of modern times was — until very recently — Vietnam. The fundamental reason for the debacle…

Will vaccinating teenagers really prevent disruption to schools?

16 September 2021 6:23 am

After the JCVI recommended against offering vaccines to children aged 12 to 15 on health grounds, the government asked the…

Macron is playing Eric Zemmour’s tune

16 September 2021 3:10 am

In a big speech yesterday, Macron presented himself in almost Nixonian terms as guardian of law and order. He said…

Can doctors be 'neutral' on assisted dying?

16 September 2021 1:05 am

The British Medical Association (BMA) has dropped its opposition to assisted dying after a landmark vote. In doing so, it…

Boris Johnson's reshuffle, as it happened

15 September 2021 9:11 pm

Boris Johnson’s long-awaited cabinet reshuffle is over (at least for today). After weeks of rumours that the Prime Minister would…

The vanishing presidency

15 September 2021 4:37 pm

Joe Biden is beginning to feel like an ex-president after only nine months in office. The last two Democrats to occupy…

Nicki Minaj blasphemes against the woke

15 September 2021 3:49 pm

Nicki Minaj has weighed in on the coronavirus vaccine, and the nation hasn’t been this relieved since Katy Perry peer-reviewed…

The myth of the good Afghan war

15 September 2021 3:38 pm

There’s a disgusting scene I can’t stop thinking about. It comes about midway through This Is What Winning Looks Like,…

China’s #MeToo moment

15 September 2021 2:50 pm

The employee alleged that she was forced to drink heavily at a banquet during a business trip, then sexually assaulted…

AOC’s Met Gala dress is proof that the prosperity gospel lives

15 September 2021 12:33 pm

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looked radiant on the red carpet at the Met Gala. She looked elegant too, at least until she…