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Why did Justin Amash give up?

18 May 2020 12:13 am

Three weeks after announcing his bid for the Libertarian party presidential nomination, Justin Amash has called it off. What went…

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Justin Amash: a study in vanity

29 April 2020 9:53 pm

Every Democrat’s favorite ex-Republican has just announced he’s going to seek the Libertarian Party nomination for president. If he gets…

David Koch’s ‘dark money’ was misunderstood

25 August 2019 12:37 am

Here’s a shocker: people are more complicated than the caricatures disseminated by their enemies suggest.  Witness the stupefyingly rich David…

Sorted for E’s and whizz: revellers at a Tribal Dance rave, M25 Orbital, East Grinstead, August 1989

Acid reign

12 August 2017 9:00 am

In 1988–9, British youth culture underwent the biggest revolution since the 1960s. The music was acid house, the drug: Ecstasy.…

Is Steve Bannon really pulling the strings in Team Trump?

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Donald J. Trump always keeps everyone guessing. Is the president-elect ditching his crazy act in order to bring in a…

Why the Spanish may be better off without a government

30 April 2016 9:00 am

The Spanish seem to be doing better without one

Virtual reality versus real reality: wisdom (and motorcycle maintenance) from Matthew Crawford

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Bit of Kant, bit of Kierkegaard, bit of motorcycle maintenance. That’s one take on The World Beyond Your Head, Matthew…

Rand Paul is like Nigel Farage – except he might win

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Rand Paul combines a dull, reassuring manner with a Ukip-like insurgent appeal. It could take him to the presidency

Does Ukip believe in anything any more?

7 June 2014 9:00 am

I’m worried about Ukip. It’s possible that my concerns are entirely misplaced but let me give you some examples of…

Why are journalists so scared of giving people what they want?

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Since I landed my new job as executive editor at Breitbart London, my old Fleet Street friends and colleagues have…

When trolling pressure groups cause real harm

18 January 2014 9:00 am

My grandmother, Nanny Nancy, is 99 and going strong. But it can’t be denied that while she’s all there mentally,…