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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…

Tony Slattery is still a miraculously gifted comedian

24 August 2019 9:00 am

Some of the marketing efforts by amateur impresarios up in Edinburgh are extraordinary. I was handed a leaflet for a…

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‘Doubling down’ is Donald Trump’s greatest triumph

24 July 2019 8:42 pm

For three years, we have been told what Donald Trump is. We have been told that he is a racist,…

Kanye wipes the floor with David Letterman

6 July 2019 9:00 am

My plan to cut the BBC out of my life entirely is working well. Apart from the occasional forgivable lapse…

A torpid seminar on why Trump is the Antichrist: Shipwreck reviewed

2 March 2019 9:00 am

When reviewers call a work ‘important’ they mean ‘boring’ and ‘earnest’. And in those terms Shipwreck is one of the…

Pro-Trump propaganda at the Donmar Warehouse by Lynn Nottage. Photo: Johan Persson

A masterpiece of pro-Trump propaganda: Sweat at the Donmar Warehouse reviewed

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Sweat, set in the Pennsylvanian rust belt, looks at a blue-collar community threatened by a factory closure. The script uses…

The Somme battlefield today. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Radio 3 had the most simple yet effective way of reflecting on war’s impact

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Amid all the remembrance, Radio 3 came up with a simple yet effective way of reflecting on war’s impact. Threaded…

A hedge-fund protagonist – Gary Shteyngart takes aim in Lake Success

29 September 2018 9:00 am

‘We lived in a country that rewarded its worst people. We lived in a society where the villains were favoured…

The Democrats’ dilemma: should they impeach President Trump?

1 September 2018 9:00 am

 Washington, DC The Democrats will face a dilemma if they win control of the House of Representatives in November’s midterm…