US politics

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…

Even in New York they’re going nuts over Brexit

26 October 2019 9:00 am

At the New Yorker Festival party in mid-October, my astute colleague hardly needed the caution. But you know how at…

Britain’s political system is broken. America’s isn’t

14 September 2019 9:00 am

American liberals perceive it as a jarring inconsistency: my opposition to Trump and support for Brexit. Especially outside the UK,…

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In Houston, Biden got his teeth into Sanders

13 September 2019 4:33 pm

To the extent Joe Biden is capable of actually formulating coherent sentences – a questionable proposition – he delivered an…

Don’t blame snowflakes – grown-ups are the idiots

31 August 2019 9:00 am

San Francisco must be the virtue capital of the world. (The latest: just across the bay, Berkeley’s city council voted…

Forget Greenland, Donald Trump should buy Scotland

24 August 2019 2:24 am

Donald Trump’s attempted purchase of Greenland may have fallen through but if he’s still in the market, there’s some prime…

Never Trumpers are back. Here’s why they will fail again

22 August 2019 7:58 pm

From the moment Donald Trump stepped onto the escalator in Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president of the…

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Joe Biden won’t win

19 August 2019 7:06 pm

Joe Biden has led Democratic polls since day one, holding the kind of consistent lead within his party that Donald…

Portrait of the week: US shootings, a dam emergency and a rubbish straw policy at McDonald’s

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Home If the government lost a confidence motion when parliament sits again in September, it could call an election for…

Were the US shootings racially motivated?

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Who wrote ‘Our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country … creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s new role, England’s cricket victory and the world’s steepest street

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Home In a televised debate between the rivals for election by members of the Conservative party as their new leader…

The rise and fall of Beto O’Rourke

18 July 2019 5:26 pm

It wasn’t so long ago when Beto O’Rourke, the punk-rock band member and three-term congressman from West Texas, was the…

Can Boris Johnson make Anglo-American relations great again?

13 July 2019 9:00 am

It seems a fitting end to an ill-fated premiership. As Theresa May prepares to leave No. 10, a major quarrel erupts…

Britain will soon have to pick a side in the US-Iran spat

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Crises in the Gulf and Conservative leadership elections come around with unnerving regularity. It is not unknown for both to…

Trump vs Xi: the new Cold War is hotting up

29 June 2019 9:00 am

It will be all smiles when Donald Trump meets President Xi Jinping this week in Osaka at the annual meeting…

Why won’t the Democrats impeach Trump?

15 June 2019 9:00 am

 New York For leftist anti-Trumpers like me, the Mueller report was initially a godsend, though not for the more obvious…

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Why won’t the Democrats impeach Trump?

13 June 2019 1:42 pm

For leftist anti-Trumpers like me, the Mueller report was initially a godsend, though not for the more obvious reasons. I…

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Donald Trump should not stoop to Sadiq Khan’s level 

3 June 2019 7:12 pm

In July last year, when Trump last visited Britain, I wrote a post saying ‘Admit it, Donald Trump is right…