United States

The Republicans are ready to win – once they’ve dumped Donald Trump

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Once the Republicans end their embarrassing summer romance, they’re surprisingly well placed to beat Hillary Clinton

Croquet is a sport that makes you want to cheat and kill

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I have always been what I suppose one could call a weed, and a cowardly one at that. I never…

My letter from Harper Lee

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Avoiding publicity doesn’t stop her being sharp-eyed, curious and impeccably well-mannered. I have the evidence

Britain needs to get fracking

4 July 2015 9:00 am

That democracy is a superior form of government to any other goes without saying. But in order to function, it…

Charles Moore’s notes: Does Chuck Blazer exist?

6 June 2015 9:00 am

We in the West all hate Sepp Blatter, so we pay too little attention to the manner in which the…

Why Saudi Arabia is kicking back against the USA

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Why America’s once-cautious ally suddenly looks so skittish

How the other half of the press parties – a war correspondent’s letter from Washington

9 May 2015 9:00 am

This week has been all about the election, the US presidential election that is. It is 18 months away but…

The birth of a royal baby is hardly an exciting event

25 April 2015 9:00 am

There are already people camping outside St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, to await the birth shortly of another royal baby, the…

Left-wing populism is on the rise - and may take Ed Miliband to No10

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Would-be leaders of the left are harnessing the mood of angry populism

Forget Geneva: the real US-Iran carve-up is happening in Iraq

21 March 2015 9:00 am

While Obama talks centrifuges in Geneva, Iranian-backed militia are redrawing the map of Iraq

The spirit of Prohibition lives (if you’re a haggis)

31 January 2015 9:00 am

It is an old adage, but still pertinent. ‘Every generalisation about India is true, and so is the opposite.’ The…

What Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t understand about ‘coloured’

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Benedict Cumberbatch apologised at length: ‘devastated’, ‘shaming’, ‘offended’, ‘inappropriate’. What had he done? Been caught in a compromising situation or…

The war on frat culture

24 January 2015 9:00 am

An unruly American tradition may be coming to an end

Dallas’s art deco Fair Park

Dallas, city of culture

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Dallas has reinvented itself as a major arts destination, says Hugh Graham

Joan Collins’s diary: The joy of fake Christmas trees

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Every year Christmas comes earlier and earlier in America. Cards, baubles and imitation trees were being sold in the big…

Pacific-sized love

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Flying from Hawaii and my grandfather

Richard Madeley’s diary: Forgetting Tom Conti’s name, and other harrowing experiences

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Oh God, it’s happened again. Another evening where I’m surrounded by people I know personally or have interviewed, and I…

Fort Lauderdale’s law against feeding the homeless still isn’t America’s dumbest

15 November 2014 9:00 am

States of criminality A 90-year-old Florida man feeding the homeless was arrested under a Fort Lauderdale law which makes it…

Why I’m glad there’s no British Las Vegas

15 November 2014 9:00 am

I didn’t realise that the Rialto Bridge has a moving walkway and muzak, that the gondolas beneath it float on…

Hug a hoodie: can there really be a kinder, gentler Ku Klux Klan?

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The Ku Klux Klan is trying to rebrand

Sidney Bechet in 1939

Blue Note's 75 years of hot jazz

8 November 2014 9:00 am

This is a big book, a monumental text with 800 illustrations, 400 of them in colour, to be contemplated more…

Europe will reconcile with Russia, and soon. It can’t afford not to

18 October 2014 9:00 am

The West will have to drop sanctions on Russia – or face another global economic crash

The US military should be winning wars, not fighting Ebola

11 October 2014 9:00 am

In the case of America, the answer is now practically everything – except perhaps winning wars

Impeaching Obama would be crazy. But the Republicans will probably try

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The Republicans would be crazy to try and impeach the lame-duck President. It would only revive him