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US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping

Why is Trump being nice to China again?

7 April 2020 9:13 am

China hawks watched with hope when Trump ascended to the presidency in 2016. He spoke on the campaign trail of…

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What happens if Trump gets the coronavirus?

7 April 2020 2:16 am

The White House has announced that everyone coming into range of President Trump will be tested for COVID-19. Trump, meanwhile,…

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Big Pharma and free market orgs unite against Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order

26 March 2020 1:50 pm

The Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM), a trade association for major pharmaceutical manufacturers such as 3M, is drafting a letter…

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Are you feeling stimulated?

26 March 2020 2:06 am

Well, at least this isn’t socialism for the rich. The Trump administration’s gargantuan stimulus package — the third in response…

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How the media created its latest anti-Trump hit job

25 March 2020 6:13 am

I can’t believe I actually have to write these words, but President Trump is not to blame for a couple…

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Trump isn’t the only one to blame for our slack response to COVID-19

24 March 2020 3:00 am

One of the mantras for interpreting the nature of Donald Trump has always been to take him ‘seriously, but not…

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Coronavirus keeps the spotlight on Trump and away from Joe Biden

21 March 2020 6:17 am

Well, well, well. There was former White House press secretary Sean Spicer at today’s press conference in a new incarnation…

How coronavirus is changing America

17 March 2020 6:03 pm

The coronavirus is altering American life as we have never seen before. New York City’s restaurants and bars can now only…

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In praise of President Trump’s positive thinking

15 March 2020 10:08 pm

An opinion piece in the Washington Post by Helaine Olen suggests that President Trump believes that the coronavirus can be…

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Federal health agencies risk lives in their response to COVID-19

15 March 2020 2:39 pm

President Trump announced on Friday that the country is now in a state of emergency, due to the rapid pace…

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Karlie Kloss’s dad’s Facebook posts are now US government policy

14 March 2020 11:54 am

Cockburn was admittedly a bit skeptical yesterday when he heard that Jared Kushner was seeking out advice for a federal…

Crude tactics: Russia and Saudi Arabia are at war over oil prices

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Russia and Saudi Arabia have chosen this moment to go to war over oil prices

America’s love-hate relationship with Shakespeare

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Emma Smith examines the peculiarly disruptive effect of Shakespeare’s plays on American society over the centuries

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COVID-19 is terrifying — as a weapon of political propaganda

12 March 2020 11:26 pm

The president delivered an address last night about the Wuhan flu, aka novel coronavirus, aka (if you want to sound…

Trump cannot defeat a virus

12 March 2020 2:07 pm

There are no atheists in foxholes, and no libertarians in a pandemic. As the spread of the COVID-19 virus in…

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Trump could bury the Democrats for decades by embracing universal health coverage

11 March 2020 2:37 am

‘We’re going to have insurance for everybody.’ That was the promise Donald Trump made on healthcare in January 2017. ‘There was a…

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Donald Trump’s ‘hunch’ about coronavirus is likely correct

8 March 2020 3:43 am

Donald Trump is in the soup again, this time for appearing to reject the World Health Organisation’s estimate for the death…

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A short list of Biden backers who declared Trump mentally unfit for office

6 March 2020 1:30 am

If there ever were a theme to emerge from the Trump era it is this: hypocrisy. We’re all guilty, we…

Super Tuesday’s real winner was Donald Trump

5 March 2020 4:13 am

Was I wrong, or only early? After Joe Biden’s win in the South Carolina primary, I wrote that his victory…

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2020, the Year of the Drunken Uncle

5 March 2020 3:20 am

How in the world did Chris Matthews get himself fired? To be sure, the man did stick his foot in…

Could Joe Biden be the Hillary Clinton of 2020?

4 March 2020 10:31 pm

The 2020 struggle for the White House is shaping up to look a lot like the 2016 contest. Once more…

The best news for Bernie is that his rivals are so weak

29 February 2020 9:00 am

‘Bernie beats Trump! Bernie beats Trump!’ That’s what Bernie Sanders’s fans keep chanting, and they have the polls to prove…

President Trump Holds Press Conference With CDC Officials On Coronavirus

Donald Trump vs corona hysteria

29 February 2020 4:20 am

I like to keep a couple of books within easy reach of my desk to remind myself what sort of…

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What the new nationalism means

28 February 2020 5:19 am

This article is in The Spectator’s March 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. For most of the past 200 years, the left, whether…

Coronavirus could be ‘black swan event’ that costs Trump the presidency

27 February 2020 1:02 am

Donald Trump is, as we know, a noted germophobe. It would be richly ironic, then, if he missed out on…