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Obama’s disappearing legacy

25 July 2020 1:56 am

This article is in The Spectator’s August 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. The presidency of Barack Obama was heralded…

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What will Biden do?

22 July 2020 1:48 am

The oddities of Joe Biden’s third presidential campaign are impossible to ignore. He is the oldest man ever nominated by…

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Biden offers no change and no hope

21 July 2020 12:10 am

For too long, Republicans and the media refused to take Joe Biden seriously as a presidential candidate. It’s hard to…

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J’Accuse Barack Obama!

27 June 2020 3:04 am

When President Obama was in his 75-day transition to the Presidency, he initiated correspondence with Supreme Leader Khamenei of Iran…

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Rod Rosenstein’s devastating admissions

9 June 2020 2:33 am

Rod Rosenstein’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was quiet, calm, almost bemused. But the tale he told was devastating…

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Obama should apologize to Trump

24 May 2020 2:13 am

Anyone who has children understands the importance of teaching them to say ‘sorry’ when they’ve done wrong. Apologizing for causing…

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Obama’s political police

21 May 2020 11:56 pm

In the beginning there was a clandestine ‘surveillance’ and ‘unmasking’ program by operatives in the Obama executive branch, targeting figures…

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Joe Biden’s broken record

12 May 2020 7:40 am

‘Get your words straight, Jack!’ As Joe Biden campaigns for the Oval Office, the 77-year-old frequently recounts his five decades…

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What Biden’s recent endorsers said about Kavanaugh and #MeToo

28 April 2020 10:37 am

Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer for Joe Biden, claimed in an interview last month that the former vice president…

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Barack Obama’s endorsement of Joe Biden is comedy gold

15 April 2020 4:28 am

Anyone who doubts that Barack Obama has a sense of humor should take a look of his endorsement of Joe Biden…

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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…

Sordid confessions of a Centrist Dad

16 November 2019 9:00 am

I have a shameful secret. I’ve been watching these… videos online. Amazing what you can get in a couple of…

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Barack Obama helped create cancel culture. Now he condemns it

1 November 2019 3:06 am

Like many others, I was very struck by recent footage of Barack Obama criticizing cancel culture. Less than three years…

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Joe Biden is a Trump Republican

8 June 2019 3:24 am

If Joe Biden snatches the White House from Donald Trump in 2020, he will govern as a modern liberal. This…

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Why Joe won’t blow it

11 May 2019 4:54 am

A common fallacy circulating among the pundit class is that every presidential election cycle will be as ‘disruptive’ as 2016…

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Joe Biden is Obama without hope 

24 April 2019 7:04 pm

Joe Biden’s inevitable 2020 presidential candidacy is a strange, strange thing. Biden has longed to be president all his political…

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Democrats, not Republicans, will dismantle Obama’s legacy

16 April 2019 3:45 am

Last week Barack Obama, grayer, wearier and older in every way, was in Berlin at one of his foundation’s conferences for ‘emerging…

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The question isn’t if Joe Biden will screw up: it’s when

15 March 2019 2:46 am

Joe Biden seems on the verge of announcing he will run for president. He begins in a strong position, leading…

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Michelle Obama: ‘I was happy that Barack’s career came first’

1 December 2018 9:00 am

‘To me, he was sort of like a unicorn,’ writes Mrs Obama, looking back on her courtship days with Barack.…

A Weekend in New York, by Benjamin Markovits, reviewed

30 June 2018 9:00 am

I wrote foul-mouthed marginalia throughout Benjamin Markovits’s A Weekend in New York. Not because Markovits is a bad writer —…

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Lend me your ears

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Complaints about the decline and fall of political oratory are nothing new. Back in 1865 a British reporter branded the…

Italy’s heading for its own Brexit moment

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Though he is a big fan of the European Union, Barack Obama brings bad karma to it. So perhaps he…

Portrait of the week

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Home The government published a Treasury analysis warning that an exit from the EU would plunge Britain into a year-long…

Portrait of the Week: doctors on strike, President Obama’s Brexit threat

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Home Junior doctors went on strike for two days, refusing to provide even emergency treatment. The 96 Liverpool fans who…

Michael Dobbs’s diary: Talking House of Cards with President Xi

30 April 2016 9:00 am

I’m a lucky man. My novel House of Cards transformed my life, yet I wrote it almost by accident nearly…