United States

From the archive: Brothers-in-arms

26 May 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The new crusade’, 25 May 1918: It is curious to think how great must soon have been the spiritual…

It is a sin to die in the Land of the Depraved

21 April 2018 9:00 am

New York Remember when the internet, Twitter, Facebook and other such useless gimmicks were supposed to usher in an era…

Donald Trump has a genius for damaging his own reputation

3 February 2018 9:00 am

It’s easy to see why Donald Trump gets angry. He is presiding over a robust economy, growing at the fastest…

I wanted Ted Cruz to be President, but Donald Trump is working

3 February 2018 9:00 am

In London last week I had the opportunity to talk about President Donald Trump with several politically mature friends. Most…

His critics can’t admit it, but Trump’s crazy tactics are succeeding

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Among the many new political maladies of our age, one has been left largely undiagnosed. This is Trump Derangement Syndrome,…

Despite everything, America is beautiful — especially at West Point

18 November 2017 9:00 am

What is left to say after the church shooting in the Home of the Depraved? Those killed in Texas included…

General rule

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Dwight Eisenhower was right to warn Americans in 1961 of the ‘military industrial complex’, but perhaps it is now the…

You’re fired!

5 August 2017 9:00 am

 Washington D.C. Even a reality show needs good plot twists, and Donald Trump has delivered them like the master he…

High life

5 August 2017 9:00 am

I’ve stayed far away from the new barbarians with their choppers, tank-like cars, home theatres on board, and fridge-shaped super…

High life

26 November 2016 9:00 am

New York   If only my wordsmith friend Jeremy Clarke had been with me. What fun he’d have had with…

Could vice-president Mike Pence be the most powerful man in America?

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Let’s take stock. Donald Trump, until last week, had never done a government job or held an elected office. He…

One night in the backwoods

4 June 2016 9:00 am

When I was 38, I let a drunk pick me up in a bar. You know, just to see if…

‘Wanna come to Prince’s house?’

30 April 2016 9:00 am

This is only interesting, well a bit interesting, because the poor man died last Thursday and for a few short…

Obama’s Brexit overreach is typical of his arrogance

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Nobody could describe Donald Trump as lacking in self-confidence, but the billionaire egomaniac is emotional jelly compared with King Barack.…

I'm no fan of Obama. But on Brexit, he does speak for America

23 April 2016 9:00 am

You don’t like Barack Obama’s foreign policy? Fine, I don’t either. You are impatient to know who the next president…

The Republican establishment has finally found a way to get Donald Trump

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Washington DC In La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Monday night, Donald Trump said, ‘If we do well here, folks, it’s over.’…

Why the Republican elite couldn’t stop Donald Trump

19 March 2016 9:00 am

If the Republican party were a company, it would now file for bankruptcy. Donald Trump, arguably the most grotesque candidate…

Who killed murder?

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Pity the poor crime writers. Our earnings, like those of all authors, are diminishing for reasons far beyond our control.…

The gilded prisons of America’s elderly rich

12 March 2016 9:00 am

I have been driving many hundreds of miles across America, interviewing Vietnam veterans for a book. Though I have been…

Who is more undemocratic, Putin or Brussel? I say Brussels — by far

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The rich are under attack nowadays, never more so than in America, where The Donald continues to trump his critics,…

A local leader of the Mara gang (photo: Getty)

The new mafias that rule the world

30 January 2016 9:00 am

You may not have heard of the Maras. Or Barrio 18. Or the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, or the Zatas,…

On Europe, Iraq and Syria why can’t our politicians just tell the truth?

9 January 2016 9:00 am

It has been over a month since Parliament voted to bomb Isis in Syria, yet in that time there have…

What I learned from arguing about gun control with my Texan uncle

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Whenever there’s another mass shooting in America, like the massacre in San Bernardino last month, I think immediately of my…

The pretend war: why bombing Isil won't solve the problem

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Not so long ago, David Cameron declared that he was not some ‘naive neocon who thinks you can drop democracy…

Robert Peston has got it all wrong about ties —viewers want broadcasters to look humbly respectful

3 October 2015 8:00 am

When Robert Peston, the economics editor of the BBC, interviewed George Osborne on television in an open-necked shirt with collar…