Bill Clinton

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Ross Perot was the populist who betrayed populism

10 July 2019 4:54 am

Ross Perot, who has just died at age 89, is wrongly remembered as the man who cost George H.W. Bush…

exoneration

We should celebrate Mueller’s exoneration of Trump

28 March 2019 5:18 am

It is worth rejoicing at Robert Mueller’s exoneration of the president, even if you do not like Donald Trump. Wherever…

Partying with the Clintons

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Gstaad   The bells are ringing, the bells are ringing, ding dong, ding dong. The cows are down from up…

The truth is we prefer to lie

6 October 2018 9:00 am

There are no necessary truths any more. Everything is contingent. And those contingencies are the consequence not of what happens…

A gripping new play with a Michael Fish-y narrative: Pressure reviewed

14 April 2018 9:00 am

David Haig’s play Pressure looks at the Scottish meteorologist, James Stagg, who advised Eisenhower about the weather in the week…

High life

21 October 2017 9:00 am

I may have spoken too soon last week when I defended my old friend Harvey Weinstein. It now looks very…

Yes, Donald Trump is grotesque. But I will never vote for Hillary Clinton

26 March 2016 9:00 am

   New York ‘Does this mean we have to vote for Hillary?’ asked my wife. It was early morning 16…

Sidney Blumenthal: peddler of tired old clichés about British politics

12 September 2015 9:00 am

I remember Sidney Blumenthal from my time in Washington in the late 1980s when I was there as the first…

Take it from Taki — Hillary Clinton will be the next US president

6 June 2015 9:00 am

The last week in Gotham was exceptional fun. I saw a Broadway play, Finding Neverland, compliments of the producer, my…

Why Hillary Clinton always seems to have an inbox full of scandal

14 March 2015 9:00 am

   Washington DC To the trained eye something is up on the Clinton front. Of course, there are the stories,…

Two ways to disgrace a president

8 November 2014 9:00 am

On 21 October Ben Bradlee, the famous ex-editor of the Washington Post, died, aged 93. The day before that, on…

My electrifying 'Führer Kontakt' with Alex Salmond

20 September 2014 9:00 am

It was just after the Tory party conference last year that I met Alex Salmond. Not alone, obviously, but as…

The profitable delusion shared by Bill Clinton and Tony Blair

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Tony Blair and Bill Clinton must be very happy about how they have fared since leaving political office, for each…

Hillary, Obama, Osama — and a hapless Bill

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The actor David Niven was once badgered by the American columnist William F. Buckley to introduce him to Marc Chagall,…