US politics

Another election boost for Trump

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Last Thursday evening a companionable London dinner party was just wrapping up when our hostess returned to the table brandishing…

How would Athenians have dealt with Donald Trump?

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Has Humpty-Trumpty had a great fall, or a great bounce? That will depend on what the Great American Public thinks…

My message for Columbia’s protesting students

25 May 2024 9:00 am

There are several frustrating things about American college campuses, just one of which is the sheer volume of column inches…

Veep show: who will Trump pick for his running mate?

18 May 2024 9:00 am

We are in the fifth week of Donald Trump’s ‘hush money’ trial and the real scandal is that it’s all…

Trump has stolen a march on Biden

20 April 2024 9:00 am

The Democrats dare to hope that this week will be a study in contrasts. On their side stands President Joe…

Will Biden support Ukraine’s attacks on Russia?

13 April 2024 9:00 am

This time last year, Volodymyr Zelensky was touring western capitals, calling for weapons and money to launch a decisive summer…

Europe needs to step up on Ukraine

21 October 2023 9:00 am

Vasyl, a burly, tattooed infantry commander who lost a leg to a Russian mine on the eastern front, sits swinging…

Emergency on Planet Biden

30 September 2023 9:00 am

‘If aliens attacked Earth, do you think we would be safer under Joe Biden or Donald Trump?’ That’s a question…

Trumpvision: He’s making America watch again

26 August 2023 9:00 am

Trump no longer needs the TV networks

Does Biden actually care about gay rights?

31 May 2023 3:40 am

Joseph Robinette Biden, a practising Catholic, has travelled a long way when it comes to gay rights. In 1996, as Senator…

Ron DeSantis is the Republican party’s best hope

11 January 2023 5:53 pm

Florida governor Ron DeSantis is shaping up as the GOP’s best hope for next year’s US presidential election. Large parts…

You can't keep an American exceptionalist down

12 September 2021 7:34 am

Like millions of other Americans I was riveted by the images of chaos and despair at the Kabul airport as US…

My week with the baying Antifa mob

24 October 2020 9:00 am

 Portland, Oregon In the days when you could still watch a nature documentary without feeling as if you were sitting…

Why this lifelong Republican has to vote for Biden

17 October 2020 9:00 am

Why I’m voting for Biden

Let’s not forget all the decent cops out there

6 June 2020 9:00 am

One victim of police brutality is police decency. Our son has a tutor, J., who works with autistic kids in…

America is burning – and it could cost Trump the presidency

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Will civil unrest seal Trump’s downfall?

American police should not be above the law

6 June 2020 9:00 am

In Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed, a black entrepreneur had his bar destroyed before he even had a chance…

When will Joe Biden accept it’s all over?

23 February 2020 7:47 pm

In Iowa, Americans had to wait the entire night before a caucus winner was declared. Today in Nevada, the wait…

Ancient Athens would have been horrified by Trump’s impeachment

15 February 2020 9:00 am

An impeachment trial is overseen by Congress and Senate, who both make the law and (in this case) sit in…

Bloomberg’s billions could be his biggest liability

25 November 2019 10:34 pm

If all it took to become president of the United States was massive spending on television and digital advertisements, Mike…

Dear Nigel: Don’t become the man who reversed the referendum result

9 November 2019 9:00 am

 Dear Nigel Believe it or not, I’ve been your defender. I’ve often told Americans,  ‘Sure, he comes across as a…

The mesmerising mediocrity of Trump’s opponents

9 November 2019 9:00 am

If you believe the headlines, President Donald Trump is in deep trouble. The great impeachment saga is gathering pace. House…