Donald Trump

The cult of Donald Trump

16 January 2021 9:00 am

The thing we most need to understand right now is how you deprogram people who have been in a cult.…

Portrait of the week: Queen gets vaccinated, Trump supporters riot and gorillas catch Covid

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Home The government, in the face of overwhelming numbers of people with Covid-19 being admitted to hospital, told everyone to…

What does Trump want now? Revenge — and a second term

15 January 2021 6:30 pm

The figure of the ex-president is one of the most endearingly republican features of American politics. He who was the…

Donald Trump is impeached again – now what?

14 January 2021 9:48 am

Today Donald Trump became the first president in United States history to be impeached twice. He was first impeached in…

free speech

Donald Trump and the limits of free speech

13 January 2021 3:21 am

Is Donald Trump’s expulsion from Twitter an attack on free speech? A great many Republicans are saying so. You certainly…

jack dorsey

@jack is the giant

13 January 2021 3:09 am

Where is Jack? You know, Jack-the-Giant-Killer? The little fellow who caught the giant Cormaran in a deadfall and dispatched him…

yeltsin

America’s Yeltsin moment

13 January 2021 1:12 am

The end of the Cold War was as great a shock to US politics as it was to the Soviet Union’s. The…

overlords benevolent

Praise be to our benevolent Big Tech Overlords

11 January 2021 4:11 am

It is done. The Dark Lord has been vanquished. His threatening aura has been purged from Twitter, along with many…

Joe Biden’s Big Tech takeover

9 January 2021 7:26 pm

Twitter’s banning of Donald Trump is like bolting the stable door after the QAnon shaman has gone. The damage was…

Portrait of the week: New year, new lockdown

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, announced harsher coronavirus restrictions in England, resembling those last March, except that bubbles continued.…

The left-wing takeover of America

9 January 2021 9:00 am

The Democrats have taken control of America

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The end game

9 January 2021 8:07 am

January 6, 2021 is a day that will live in infamy. On that day, our Capitol was assaulted by a…

mike pence

The honorable Mike Pence

9 January 2021 6:30 am

Who would want to have been in Vice President Mike Pence’s shoes on Wednesday? In recent weeks, the more manic…

nevertrump fantasy universe

We are living in a NeverTrump fantasy universe

7 January 2021 6:50 pm

Last July, Cockburn had this to say: ‘Commentators daydream of the moment Trump is dragged out, like Saddam Hussein from…

Only Trump is to blame for the Capitol chaos

7 January 2021 6:33 pm

On a recent visit to Central Europe I heard a joke that was going around in those parts, as well…

remove

Remove Donald Trump now

7 January 2021 11:59 am

Enough is enough. There really is no other way to contextualize perhaps the darkest day for America since airplanes hit…

republic

This is not what a constitutional republic looks like

7 January 2021 10:21 am

When a violent mob broke into the Capitol building, they did more than breach the barriers of House and Senate…

gravedigger

Trump is the gravedigger of the GOP

7 January 2021 9:37 am

Congratulations, President Trump! It took a while but you’ve finally achieved the American carnage that you purported to descry in…

house

This scene shows how a democracy ends

7 January 2021 9:06 am

This is the house that Trump trashed. The President claimed that the election had been stolen. He pressed elected officials…

capitol

What’s happened to Trumpism?

7 January 2021 7:36 am

Is this the death of mainstream Trumpism? Trump supporters left a peaceful rally near the White House on Wednesday afternoon…

inauguration

Why Trump must attend Biden’s inauguration

4 January 2021 8:00 pm

Recent political talk has focused almost entirely on January 5 (the Georgia Senate runoffs) and January 6 (congressional certification of…

Trump supporters never stood a chance

23 December 2020 3:01 am

New York There are times, living in this here dump, when I doubt if anyone’s heard of the word magnanimity.…

A conciliatory P.J. O’Rourke is not the satirist we know and love

19 December 2020 9:00 am

There was an acidic bravura and beauty in P.J. O’Rourke’s early journalism and a gleefulness in the ease with which…

nevertrumpers

The never-ending smugness of the NeverTrumpers

19 December 2020 3:32 am

In March 2016 as Donald Trump looked likely to be the Republican party’s nominee to run for president, more than 100 foreign…

internet donald

Farewell, Donald

16 December 2020 7:11 am

Madeleine Kearns To Trump or not to Trump? Whether ’tis nobler on the page to be a morbid cynic or a self-righteous…