The true cost of make-believe money

8 May 2021 9:00 am

I like Bill Maher. He’s a rare practising left-wing comic who’s actually funny. But last week, his routine on cryptocurrency…

The China model: why is the West imitating Beijing?

8 May 2021 9:00 am

From spending to lockdown, the West is copying Beijing

Portrait of the week: Covid retreats, raves resume and a £165,000 squid

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Home ‘I think we have got a good chance of being able to dispense with the one-metre-plus from 21 June,’…

The curious rise of cottagecore

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Cottagecore, not to be confused with cottaging, is an aspirational lifestyle trend. The word is relatively new —although you’ll find…

Britain is not America

25 April 2021 4:00 pm

‘If people in Wales had access to as much media coverage of decisions that affected Wales as they do of…

George Floyd was a victim of American gun culture

24 April 2021 3:30 pm

The triple guilty verdict on Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd was greeted with general relief across the…

What’s so great about ‘super’?

24 April 2021 9:00 am

‘Wizard,’ said William. ‘Super,’ said Ginger, in William and the Moon Rocket (1954). More recently we have had Alex Salmond,…

Putin’s on manoeuvres – are we ready?

24 April 2021 9:00 am

‘What follows plague?’ I asked a medieval historian at the start of the pandemic. ‘War,’ he replied. In recent days,…

The case against reparations for slavery

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Last week, a bill cleared the US House Judiciary Committee that would establish a 13-person commission to consider federal reparations…

Why Sikhs are worried about the Indianapolis mass shooting

20 April 2021 10:40 pm

Last week, the New York Times mapped the location and number of casualties of mass shootings that have occurred on US…

Portrait of the week: Duke of Edinburgh dies, Covid retreats and questions for Cameron

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Home The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to the Queen for 73 years, died at Windsor Castle, aged 99.…

Money to burn: shoppers, not the state, will lead our recovery

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Consumers, not ministers, will lead the recovery

Joe Biden’s party is over

17 April 2021 9:00 am

  Washington, DC The Democratic party is dying. That may be hard to believe since Democrats control both houses of…

America isn’t speaking our language

10 April 2021 9:00 am

I haven’t yet read the report published by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. But, looking at the recommendations,…

Why fear a society that’s tearing itself apart?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

In my teens, rubbishing the implacable edifice of the United States felt like kicking a tank in trainers. Richard Nixon’s…

How Prince Harry became celebrity frontman for a very questionable industry

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Prince Harry’s very questionable new job

After London lockdown, LA is like Disneyland

10 April 2021 9:00 am

When I arrived a month ago, one wouldn’t believe LA was suffering a major pandemic. The roads were still busy…

In America, politics has become a form of religion

3 April 2021 9:00 am

When I finally head back to church this weekend, after a year of Covid-avoidance, it is going to feel a…

Is Britain heading for war over Taiwan?

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Is Britain heading for war over Taiwan?

‘My’ truth about Meghan and Harry

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Caroline Rose Giuliani, the daughter of the former mayor of New York, Rudy, has been talking to the press about…

Hollywood can’t believe Harry’s dissed Queen Oprah

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Santa Monica is a soothing place to be locked down. I moved here from New York for four months in…

Here in Texas, Hell has frozen over

27 February 2021 9:00 am

 Austin ‘If I owned Texas and Hell,’ General Phil Sheridan famously said, ‘I would rent out Texas and live in…

Where will vaccine passports take us?

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Desperate to find someone to commemorate with a statue for having done great things, but who isn’t a white male,…

The decline of American journalism

20 February 2021 9:00 am

The US press has lost its way

China vs America: the struggle for south-east Asia

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Can Biden’s America contain China?