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My despair at those who weep for Quassem Soleimani

9 January 2020 7:01 pm

A few hours into the new year, pro-Assad forces targeted a school in southern Idlib with a cluster bomb. The bombing took…

Soleimani’s assassination has exposed the EU’s big weakness

8 January 2020 11:02 pm

What a difference a day makes. When I went to bed on 2 January what seemed to be the most…

Could Iran’s retaliation against the United States lead to war?

8 January 2020 7:11 pm

So it happened. Iran has just struck back against the United States for its killing of Quds force chief Qassem…

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The case for Genghis Trump

8 January 2020 1:50 am

This article is in The Spectator’s January 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. America has a problem, and it’s not Donald Trump. Suicides…

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Why Trump will win again in 2020

2 January 2020 7:44 pm

This article is in The Spectator’s January 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. My reasons for thinking Trump was going to be…

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Trump and the troops

29 December 2019 3:34 am

This article is in The Spectator’s January 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. Thanksgiving Day, the most American of holidays, found President Trump…

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The ‘impeachment’ of Donald Trump

23 December 2019 5:07 am

Did we just witness an historic event, the impeachment of only the third president in the entire history of the…

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The real impeachment scandal

19 December 2019 8:29 pm

I am so glad that Nancy Pelosi has finally come to her senses and declared — on the floor of…

Andrew Sullivan: The evidence against Trump is overwhelming

14 December 2019 9:00 am

When people ask me what the mood is in DC these days, the only word I can come up with…

Does the truth about Ukrainegate even matter?

14 December 2019 9:00 am

If you think the election here has been a disorientating exercise in post-truthiness, try following the latest twists in Washington.…

Dave Eggers’s satire on Trump is somewhat heavy-handed: The Captain and the Glory reviewed

14 December 2019 9:00 am

A feckless moron is appointed to the captaincy of a ship, despite having no nautical experience. The Captain has a…

Trump’s impeachment can only go one way – in his favour

11 December 2019 9:55 pm

After 17 witnesses, weeks of closed-door depositions and public hearings and a lot of heated back-and-forth between the parties, it…

Portrait of the week: Terror in London, Trump in London and a resignation in Malta

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Home Usman Khan, aged 28, out of prison on licence after serving eight years of a 16-year sentence for preparing…

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Pelosi’s rush to impeachment

6 December 2019 4:54 am

‘Breaking news’ sirens sounded over the Twitter webs when Nancy Pelosi announced she is instructing House Democrats to draft articles…

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Impeachment really is a pathetic clown show 

6 December 2019 4:14 am

First it was COLLUSION! Can you believe it? Trump was colluding with the Russians to steal the election from its…

Trump flies home as Tories breathe a sigh of relief

5 December 2019 5:37 am

Donald Trump is on his way back to the US, and—as Katy says —they’ll be breathing a large sigh of…

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Trump is saving Nato

5 December 2019 4:32 am

It’s almost Nato as usual when Emmanuel Macron calls Nato ‘brain dead’. It’s Nato as usual, and Donald Trump as…

Trump’s visit couldn’t come at a worse time – for Boris and for Nato

30 November 2019 9:00 am

In the next few days, on 3 and 4 December, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host a grand international conference…

Tories shouldn’t be terrified by Trump’s trip to London

28 November 2019 10:35 pm

Never mind the polls, Conservative insiders are more terrified about something else at the moment. The Donald is coming. CCHQ…

Ben Lerner’s much hyped latest novel reads like an audit of contemporary grievances

16 November 2019 9:00 am

Things keep recurring in the novels of Ben Lerner — snatches of conversation, lines of poetry, Lerner himself. But in…

The mesmerising mediocrity of Trump’s opponents

9 November 2019 9:00 am

If you believe the headlines, President Donald Trump is in deep trouble. The great impeachment saga is gathering pace. House…

The story behind Donald Trump’s fake withdrawal from Syria

2 November 2019 9:00 am

That noise you can hear is Donald Trump flip–flopping in the sand. Last week, American troops and dozens of tanks…

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Why the left wants a political advertising ban

2 November 2019 1:45 am

An easy, crowd-pleasing opinion column would maintain that banning political adverts from social media platforms is wrong because it implies…

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The impeachment horror show

1 November 2019 5:25 am

Is President Donald Trump spooked? The Democrats just pushed through a Halloween raft of impeachment rules. Nancy Pelosi’s smile has…

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Stop all the clocks, Baghdadi is dead

29 October 2019 5:08 am

Bright eyes, burning like fire Bright eyes, how can you close and fail? How can the light that burned so…