2020 election

blame

Trump isn’t the only one to blame for our slack response to COVID-19

24 March 2020 3:00 am

One of the mantras for interpreting the nature of Donald Trump has always been to take him ‘seriously, but not…

tulsi

Why Tulsi backed Biden

20 March 2020 12:04 pm

Though neither her supporters and detractors wanted to hear it, Tulsi Gabbard was always clear that she would support the…

vermin supreme

Vermin Supreme’s quest to win hearts, minds and the Libertarian primaries

19 March 2020 2:48 am

Vermin Supreme has ‘been running for president for over 30 years’. His two most recent bids polled at third and…

biden

Biden bus rolls over Bernie in Florida, Illinois and Arizona

18 March 2020 12:04 pm

Joe Biden is projected to win all three states that voted in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night, advancing his…

Coughing crotchety codgers at a dull DC coronavirus debate

16 March 2020 1:01 pm

Two gentlemen considered at ‘high risk’ of contracting COVID-19 met tonight in the Washington DC studio of CNN, to pitch…

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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…

squad

The circular failing Squad

12 March 2020 2:27 am

The history of socialism being one of high hopes and rude repudiations, everyone could see that Bernie Sanders was about…

Bernie Sanders

Bedtime for Bernie

11 March 2020 2:08 pm

Dosvedanya, Bernie. The honeymoon with the Democratic primary has come to as decisive an end as his old romance with…

Joe Biden

Biden is the comeback kid — but is he ready for Trump?

11 March 2020 1:30 pm

Former vice president Joe Biden had an impressive showing on ‘Mini Tuesday’, crushing the delegate count and potentially sticking the…

goldwater rule

Time to scrap the Goldwater Rule

11 March 2020 3:01 am

This article is in The Spectator’s April 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. There are few ironclad rules in…

universal health coverage

Trump could bury the Democrats for decades by embracing universal health coverage

11 March 2020 2:37 am

‘We’re going to have insurance for everybody.’ That was the promise Donald Trump made on healthcare in January 2017. ‘There was a…

twitter

Twitter is manipulating the election

10 March 2020 9:17 am

Twitter announced last month it would start flagging content the company and moderators decided was manipulated to deceive their users.…

joe biden

Joe Biden, restoration man

8 March 2020 9:33 am

The results of Super Tuesday show that while Joe Biden can’t be described as coherent, the Biden campaign has found…

elizabeth warren

Are you suffering from Elizabeth Warren Denial Syndrome?

7 March 2020 6:55 am

Elizabeth Warren did not die in a tragic accident yesterday. But judging by the reactions of America’s journalists and academics,…

coronavirus

Coronavirus is Bernie Sanders’s running mate

7 March 2020 4:11 am

Donald Trump claimed his response to the coronavirus could ‘help, not hurt’ him in the 2020 election, but Cockburn suspects…

warren endorse

Warren’s decision not to endorse a candidate is a kind of endorsement

6 March 2020 3:44 am

She wanted to be the Tin Lizzie of the presidential race, chugging to victory as the champion of the middle-class.…

warren

Warren stops persisting

6 March 2020 3:10 am

Being president just wasn’t in Elizabeth Warren’s DNA. The New York Times’s favorite candidate has nevertheless stopped persisting. After finishing…

mentally

A short list of Biden backers who declared Trump mentally unfit for office

6 March 2020 1:30 am

If there ever were a theme to emerge from the Trump era it is this: hypocrisy. We’re all guilty, we…

Super Tuesday’s real winner was Donald Trump

5 March 2020 4:13 am

Was I wrong, or only early? After Joe Biden’s win in the South Carolina primary, I wrote that his victory…

drunken uncle

2020, the Year of the Drunken Uncle

5 March 2020 3:20 am

How in the world did Chris Matthews get himself fired? To be sure, the man did stick his foot in…

joe biden

Is Joe Biden really a sure thing?

5 March 2020 1:15 am

How quickly the campaigns of Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar — all billed as moderates — have assimilated…

super thursday

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 Democratic primary is now a two-man race between Biden and Bernie

4 March 2020 4:48 pm

With the votes still being accumulated and the final counts in California and Texas still to be determined, it’s a…

joe biden

Joe Biden could torch Trump

4 March 2020 2:46 pm

The luck of the Irish was finally with Joseph Biden. Dismissed as a loser by much of the political class,…

michael bloomberg

What is Michael Bloomberg thinking?

4 March 2020 1:54 pm

There are lies, damned lies, and data in politics. Everyone presumed a man as well-resourced as Michael Bloomberg had run…