Joe Biden

Kamala Harris and the problem of affirmative action

5 February 2022 9:00 am

In lauding Joe Biden’s promise to fill the upcoming vacancy on the US Supreme Court with a black woman, last…

Are Kamala Harris's days as Veep numbered?

1 February 2022 3:48 am

President Joe Biden promised last week to nominate the first black woman to the Supreme Court. ‘Long overdue,’ he says.…

No one should celebrate the decline of America

27 January 2022 10:22 pm

Where is America? Like an old friend who hasn’t been in touch for years, you wonder if its silence is…

Joe Biden’s Civil War re-enactment

22 January 2022 9:00 am

We can’t blame American progressives for yearning to relive the civil rights movement. Those were heady days. Opposition to segregation…

Does the world want America ‘back’?

15 January 2022 8:32 pm

American foreign-policy strategists used to promulgate doctrines. Now they dream up slogans. ‘America is back’ is the jingle under which…

Inside Joe Biden’s disastrous negotiations with Iran

1 January 2022 6:00 pm

One of the West’s great foreign policy failures of 2021 was the Iran nuclear negotiations, which remained bitterly unresolved as…

Will Trump's pro-vaccine stance prove his undoing?

29 December 2021 2:55 am

Donald Trump famously boasted that he could ‘stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody’ and still not lose voters. That…

Lockdown, protests, parties and Matt Hancock’s kiss

18 December 2021 9:00 am

January The United Kingdom found itself in possession of a trade agreement with the EU. Coronavirus restrictions were tightened. The…

Biden is losing America

29 November 2021 11:10 pm

Plummeting polls are sending a clear message to the Biden administration, but the President is deaf, dumb and blind to…

Biden isn't FDR

15 November 2021 9:40 am

With Biden sliding to 38 per cent approval in the polls, it’s finally time for everyone to stop calling him…

The best podcasts about money

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Stories about money are never about money. They are about pain, about family, about atrocity, about luck, about health, about…

A re-gift to Donald Trump

6 November 2021 9:00 am

For Democrats, like the ‘insurrection’ of January 6th, the Trump policy of separating illegal-immigrant parents from their children in 2018…

Superbad: Joe Biden’s plummeting presidency

6 November 2021 9:00 am

No wonder the President would rather be asleep

Joe Biden is making the world a more dangerous place

2 November 2021 11:17 pm

Less than a year into the Biden presidency the world suddenly is a very chaotic place. The hasty and botched…

Joe Biden is everything Trump wanted to be

22 September 2021 7:00 pm

Do you remember the president who gave Vladimir Putin everything he wanted in Europe? The president who consistently ignored the…

Boris pressgangs Biden at White House love-in

22 September 2021 12:05 pm

You can take the boy out of journalism but you can’t the journalism out of the boy. That’s the rule…

Boris is a mini-Biden

22 September 2021 4:00 am

It’s been said far too many times that Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have a lot in common. Trump himself…

You can't keep an American exceptionalist down

12 September 2021 7:34 am

Like millions of other Americans I was riveted by the images of chaos and despair at the Kabul airport as US…

The folly of American imperialism

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad Mercedes Benz heir Mick Flick and I have been friends for more than half a century. We both married…

When will Twitter treat Biden like Trump?

2 September 2021 4:12 pm

With the conclusion of the disastrously-executed Afghanistan withdrawal, the attention of Joe Biden and his loyal media apparatchiks has turned to…

The descent of Afghanistan

28 August 2021 7:45 am

The bomb attacks at Kabul airport were what US and allied commanders overseeing the mass evacuation had most feared. In…

Iran is an immediate winner of the Taliban takeover

25 August 2021 5:00 pm

A staple of observing politics is watching rhetoric curdle into reality. Operation Enduring Freedom, thought up and slapped together in…

Joe Biden must go

23 August 2021 8:10 am

Joe Biden is unfit to be President of the United States. It was obvious when he was running for office…

Afghanistan and the end of the American hegemony

21 August 2021 4:15 pm

We used to sneer at the way the Russians were chased out of Afghanistan by a ragtag of mujaheddin armed…

Afghanistan: The error of withdrawal

19 August 2021 4:05 pm

Like many veterans, this last week has been one that has seen me struggle through anger, grief and rage. The…