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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…

Of course president Trump was acquitted

6 February 2020 5:59 pm

The impeachment of President Trump was unfounded in law and in fact and was never anything but a smear-job organised…

Trump’s Iran strategy has finally won over the ‘Never Trumpers’

8 January 2020 7:05 pm

As a general rule, neoconservatives and hawkish Republican foreign policy officials don’t respect President Donald Trump’s capacities as commander-in-chief. They…

Iran’s generals are weeping for Qasem Soleimani. But soon they will prepare to fight

4 January 2020 9:56 pm

It has been 24 hours since America droned Qasem Soleimani near Baghdad airport. Now both Iran and the United States…

The Soleimani assassination is Donald Trump’s biggest gamble yet

3 January 2020 7:31 pm

Ever since Donald Trump was elected president on a non-military interventionist platform, sceptics have questioned his commitment to withdrawing troops…

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Where did the money come from for Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine operations?

10 December 2019 3:35 am

Donald Trump is about to become only the third US president to be impeached —or charged with a crime —…

Republicans can’t make up their minds on how to save Trump from impeachment

19 November 2019 4:51 am

It didn’t take long after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump for the…

Praise be to Mary MacLeod Trump. [Photo: The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images]

If we do get a good Anglo-American trade deal, we should thank Trump’s mother

26 October 2019 9:00 am

In an uncharacteristic fit of almost-robustness, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has said she is ‘open-minded’ about scrapping the BBC licence…

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Brace yourselves for the impeachment frenzy

28 September 2019 7:09 am

We’re told over and over by fairweather Constitutional scholars that impeachment is a ‘political process.’ Which is to say: it’s not…

Why 80 per cent of young people in this Macedonian town have turned to posting ‘fake news’

7 September 2019 9:00 am

It’s such a relief to turn on the radio and hear the voice of Neil MacGregor. That reasoned authority, his…