Donald Trump

At last, America has a gaffe-prone president again

23 January 2021 9:00 am

The welcome return of the gaffe-prone president

Where will the American right turn now?

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Here’s a trick question: who said the following, and when? ‘Serious questions have arisen about the accuracy and reliability of…

How cults crumble

23 January 2021 9:00 am

There’s something creepy about the way we call Donald Trump fans a cult, then watch them hungrily, hoping they’ll do…

Can Joe Biden heal America?

23 January 2021 9:00 am

The challenges ahead for President Biden go beyond governing

Biden's trans rights agenda is bad news for women and girls

22 January 2021 1:36 am

Joe Biden has wasted little time grabbing rights from women and girls across America. On day one, he signed an Executive Order…

A Trump comeback? Don't bet on it

21 January 2021 6:13 am

He did it. Donald Trump made it through four years, not an accomplishment many of his detractors thought he would…

Good luck to Joe Biden. He'll need it

21 January 2021 5:49 am

It’s official: the inauguration is over, the speeches have been given, and political power in the United States has been…

Trump's exit is an opportunity to ditch the nuclear 'football'

20 January 2021 6:00 pm

Among the most alarming episodes during Donald J. Trump’s tumultuous final weeks in the White House was an announcement by…

What will Joe Biden do about North Korea?

19 January 2021 6:30 pm

Kim Jong-un marked the new year by treating North Koreans to several days of lengthy speeches followed by a display…

Trauma has become as American as apple pie

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad Lord Belhaven and Stenton, a wonderful man and the quintessential English gentleman, died at 93 just before the end…

The political power of America’s First Dogs

16 January 2021 9:00 am

From the moment Donald Trump’s presidency began, he was lacking something. But Joe Biden is about to make up for…

My memories of Sir David Barclay

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Even with its 27 amendments, the US Constitution is only 7,591 words. I keep it beside me, and find in…

From Trumpism to lockdown, people believe in the craziest things

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Following his disgruntled supporters’ rampage through the Capitol, Donald Trump’s fate hangs in the balance. But one artefact of this…

The tech supremacy: Silicon Valley can no longer conceal its power

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Can anyone stand up to big tech?

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…


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