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New York’s vaccine passport scheme could have a nasty side effect

4 August 2021 7:11 pm

The latest French export to the United States is a requirement that people show proof of vaccination to visit indoor bars,…

Biden must learn from Trump's mistakes on North Korea

4 March 2021 5:30 pm

Anniversaries are usually celebratory occasions, but not this one. It’s now been two years since the infamous Hanoi summit between Donald…

Welcome to Trump’s second term

3 March 2021 2:41 am

President Biden’s emphatic assertion that ‘America is back’ at the Munich Security Conference last month was met with a lukewarm…

No, Spike Lee: Donald Trump is not like Hitler

26 January 2021 2:48 am

I wish people would stop comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. Not because I’m worried about Trump’s feelings — he’s…

Joe Biden’s plan to keep the Democrats in power

20 January 2021 8:24 pm

Today the Trump administration ends. The first time a President has failed to win re-election since 1992. The first time…

The toxic side-effect of the Trump Twitter ban

19 January 2021 1:33 am

Almost two weeks on from the storming of the US Capitol it’s becoming plainer that the most substantive changes 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…

Trump has given the Democrats a chance in Georgia

6 January 2021 7:12 am

Senate runoffs are being held today in Georgia, due to a peculiar state law which says that if no candidate…

Has Spitting Image ever been funny?

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Thank you, Spitting Image, for the nostalgia trip! Your new series on BritBox has rekindled with almost Proustian fidelity those…

A cautionary tale about how democracy can subvert itself: Bunga Bunga reviewed

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Italy has long captivated romantics from rainy, dreary, orderly northern Europe. Goethe, Stendhal, Keats and Shelley all flocked to Italy…

What was missing from the vice presidential debate

8 October 2020 5:41 pm

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris is a former prosecutor. Vice President Mike Pence is a career politician. The debate between…

Wholesome, intimate and suspiciously vague: The Michelle Obama Podcast reviewed

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Back in March, I made a long-odds bet that Michelle Obama would be the Democratic party’s vice-presidential nominee. I knew…

Michaela Coel's dazzling finale reminds me of Philip Roth: I May Destroy You reviewed

18 July 2020 9:00 am

It might seem a bit of a stretch to see deep similarities between Michaela Coel (young, female, black and currently…

President Trump grants clemency to Roger Stone

11 July 2020 6:18 pm

Well, he finally did it. After months of anticipation, President Donald Trump has signed ‘an Executive Grant of Clemency commuting…

A documentary about the M25 that will make your heart soar

4 July 2020 9:00 am

When a 90-minute documentary is introduced with the words ‘This is the M25’, you’d be within your rights not to…

The art of the incel

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The roots of incel subculture – and its magnificent memes – stretch back to Goethe’s Werther and beyond, says Nina Power

It is a pity both Trump and Twitter can’t lose

30 May 2020 5:22 pm

It may be the ultimate Kissinger Dilemma: Donald Trump versus the platform that helped make Donald Trump president. Contemplating war…

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Here comes Ukraine again

22 May 2020 8:02 pm

The news about Joe Biden from Ukraine has gone strangely unnoticed in most American media. Cockburn imagines that’s because everyone…

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It isn’t necessarily the economy, stupid!

18 May 2020 7:59 pm

‘It’s the economy, stupid!’ With those now famous words, the Democratic strategist James Carville summarized the 1992 election between President…

Kayleigh McEnany is winning the 2020 election

16 May 2020 11:46 pm

Well, isn’t she lovely? Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s new press secretary, is already winning the hearts and minds of locked-down males…

Covid statistics are just politics by other means

5 May 2020 9:57 pm

Statistics is the continuation of politics by other means, to misquote Clausewitz. One hundred and fifty years after the crushing…

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Trump should shutdown his press conferences, now

14 April 2020 9:19 pm

What do you do when you are in an argument with an impossible child who sees you as the enemy?…

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The problem is a lot bigger than Trump

6 April 2020 10:20 pm

It’s incredibly easy to blame President Trump for the coronavirus hell we’re all living in. The president doesn’t help himself…

The West is failing to rise to the challenge of coronavirus

26 March 2020 11:43 pm

Having apparently shaken off the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda machine is now in…

The death of populism has been greatly exaggerated

8 February 2020 8:00 pm

Have we reached peak populism? This is the question being asked after a recent regional election in Italy delivered a…