America

Michael Cohen: ‘I lied for Trump, but that doesn’t make me a liar’

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Michael Cohen on the cult of The Donald

The transatlantic mask divide

10 October 2020 9:00 am

Should we wear our masks? The question has been on my mind as I have been battered that way and…

Being pro-Trump has caused me more grief than being Bin Laden’s niece

10 October 2020 9:00 am

Americans are, in my experience, the warmest, most kind-hearted and open-minded people in the world. I have found this to…

What was missing from the vice presidential debate

8 October 2020 5:41 pm

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris is a former prosecutor. Vice President Mike Pence is a career politician. The debate between…

The US election is Joe Biden’s to lose

7 October 2020 5:00 pm

Donald Trump is back at the White House after a scary three-day stay at the Walter Reed medical complex. For…

Who started America’s presidential debates?

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Word for word US presidential debates are often traced back to the first televised debate, between Richard Nixon and John…

Letters: Lessons for Boris from the classroom

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Lessons for the government Sir: James Forsyth suggests that the Prime Minister wishes to avoid sounding as if he is…

American meltdown: a democratic disaster

3 October 2020 9:00 am

What if no one accepts the election result?

Sick, puerile, inappropriate and delicious: Amazon Prime's The Boys reviewed

3 October 2020 9:00 am

There’s a delicious scene in the new season of Amazon’s superheroes-gone-bad series The Boys. The chief superhero Homelander (Antony Starr)…

One zinger after another – but it’ll leave you cold: Trial of the Chicago 7 reviewed

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 — don’t worry, you haven’t missed six earlier films — is a…

Who rules supreme in America?

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Within hours of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Democrats and Republicans began fighting over how to fill her…

The myth of the ‘stolen country’

26 September 2020 9:00 am

The myth of the ‘stolen country’

My run-in with the New York Times

5 September 2020 9:00 am

It’s never a good sign when you’re watching a scene of street terror in yet another gut-churning YouTube video and…

As New Yorkers flee, the suburbs are under siege

5 September 2020 9:00 am

As New Yorkers flee, the suburbs are under siege

Portrait of the week: Case takes over civil service, Zoom profits rocket and Ocado adopts M&S

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Home Simon Case, aged 41, the private secretary to the Duke of Cambridge 2018-20, was appointed Cabinet Secretary and Head…

The best leader we never had

5 September 2020 9:00 am

I spent Monday afternoon with The Wake Up Call, a new book by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge that lambasts…

Protestors are clearing a path for Trump

29 August 2020 9:00 am

‘This city is not going to stop burning itself down until they [the protestors] know that this officer has been…

The Trump show: he could just win again

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Is Trump about to pull off his most spectacular trick yet?

Wholesome, intimate and suspiciously vague: The Michelle Obama Podcast reviewed

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Back in March, I made a long-odds bet that Michelle Obama would be the Democratic party’s vice-presidential nominee. I knew…

The difference between American and French wine-drinkers

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Is it safe to visit the continent? On the one hand, abroad is likely to be less crowded this August…

Heavy-handed satire and schmaltz: American Pickle reviewed

8 August 2020 9:00 am

American Pickle is a comedy based on a short story by Simon Rich, originally published in the New Yorker, and…

Cancelling Kindergarten Cop is a step too far

6 August 2020 9:58 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s late-Eighties to early-Nineties comedies have not gone down in history as great triumphs. Films like Junior and Twins…

Has Trump’s Covid-19 response really been so dire?

5 August 2020 6:25 pm

The sight of Donald Trump fumbling with charts during his interview on HBO this Monday has provided much ammunition for…

The real Joe Biden: what would his presidency look like?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

What should the world expect from a President Biden?

Tear gas Ted: the mayor manning Portland’s barricades

1 August 2020 9:00 am

The mayor manning Portland’s barricades