America

The brilliance of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Four years ago, I bought a ranch in Wyoming. Not that I was tired of New York, but I’m fascinated…

Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

25 July 2020 9:00 am

How Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

How many people would refuse a Covid vaccine?

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Worth a shot? How worried should we be about people refusing to have a Covid-19 vaccine if one is developed?…

We’re spending lockdown defending a family of mice

11 July 2020 9:00 am

 Austin My first Independence Day in the US for many years. Usually I’d be in Paris avoiding Texas heat. My…

Trump is taking on the historical revisionists

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Donald Trump is fighting back against America’s historical revisionists

This ‘revolution’ isn’t what it looks like

4 July 2020 9:00 am

This is no leftist revolution

Why Biden might be better for Brexit Britain

27 June 2020 9:00 am

At the best of times, US presidential elections require the British government to walk a tightrope. In 1992, a Tory…

Who is most likely to be killed by police in the US?

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The Colston chronicles Who, exactly, was Sir Edward Colston? Colston was born into a family of merchants and spent the…

The truth about America’s police culture

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The truth about America’s police culture

Messy but absolutely necessary: Da 5 Bloods reviewed

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods is about four African-American vets who return to Vietnam to locate the body of their…

In defence of liberalism: resisting a new era of intolerance

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Our public figures must rediscover the true spirit of liberty

Marching against racism is too easy

13 June 2020 9:00 am

When I first saw the footage of George Floyd being asphyxiated by a policeman’s knee on his throat, my reaction…

American police should not be above the law

6 June 2020 9:00 am

In Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed, a black entrepreneur had his bar destroyed before he even had a chance…

Hiding Biden is the best way to get him elected

9 May 2020 9:00 am

The less voters see the Democratic nominee, the more they like him

Real problems erase fake ones

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Last week, a friend quoted a two-year-old email of mine: ‘I’m starting to root for a plague or world war…

In New York’s hospitals, we need all the help we can get

11 April 2020 9:00 am

 New York I hear it said now and again that Covid-19 is just a nasty winter bug, nothing more than…

The West is failing to rise to the challenge of coronavirus

26 March 2020 11:43 pm

Having apparently shaken off the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda machine is now in…

When will Joe Biden accept it’s all over?

23 February 2020 7:47 pm

In Iowa, Americans had to wait the entire night before a caucus winner was declared. Today in Nevada, the wait…

Portrait of the week: Britain leaves the EU, coronavirus evacuations and a great day for Trump

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

Home The United Kingdom quietly left the European Union at 11 p.m. GMT on 31 January. Boris Johnson, the Prime…

After Iowa, Donald Trump looks invincible

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

The Democrats have gifted Trump his best week since taking office

The history, power and beauty of infographics

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

on the history, power and beauty of infographics

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…

What is a ‘tergiversation’?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Last year, someone at US dictionary Merriam-Webster noticed that lots of people were looking up the word tergiversation online. It…

Full of fascinating data and excellent comedy: Messiah at Stratford Circus reviewed

21 December 2019 9:00 am

I’ve joined the Black Panthers. At least I think I have. I took part in an induction ceremony at the…

Scorsese at his most leisurely, meandering and engrossing: The Irishman reviewed

9 November 2019 9:00 am

The Irishman is Martin Scorsese’s three-and-a-half-hour epic — a mobster-a-thon, you could say — starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino,…